Discovering Italy is a journey of joy and we have villas in Italy for rent and boutique hotels to excite. Along the sparkling canals of Venice, to the splendour of Florence, the cradle of renaissance, up through the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria with their charming castellated hilltop villages, through the ruins of Ancient Rome and finally down to the vibrant south to Amalfi and Puglia with its conical-roofed trulli houses, Italian villa holidays enchant.

Not to be forgotten are Italian lakes holidays on the lovely lakes of Como, Garda, Iseo, Orta and Maggiore rich with historic palazzos and gardens of stately trees, flowering shrubs, manicured lawns all framing the lake views and mountains to the north.

Whether the Eternal City pulls at your cultural heartstrings, you dream of Amalfi Coast holidays, or escaping to a historic hill town is your dream, we have villas in Italy where you can uncover all the delights that one of the best holiday destinations in Europe has to offer.

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However, the major cities are not the exclusive repository of these riches. Lots of luxury Italian villas are located near towns that offer elaborately painted duomos, rich histories and medieval antiquities. Thanks to the Etruscans, Romans and the Renaissance; Italy is considered the art capital of the world. Extraordinary paintings, sculpture, frescoes, Byzantine mosaics and architectural masterpieces in Rome, Florence and Venice form this astounding cultural treasury.

And what would a luxury holiday to Italy be without its food? Through the centuries, invasions by the Greeks, Arabs and Spanish, other political upheavals and even the discovery of the New World influenced its development. Italian food as we know it started to form after the fall of the Roman Empire when cities separated and developed their own traditions. Today regions are known for certain cuisine: the north for risotto and osso bucco, the central provinces for tortellini and the south for pizza and spaghetti.

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    Flight time from London
    2.5 hours
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    Time Zone
    UTC +2
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    Currency
    Euro
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    Best Time to go
    April - October
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    Average Temperature
    3°C - 27°C

Featured Italian Villas

Villa San Barberino

5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10
from £ 7,035 | $ 9,280
Per Week
Exterior of Villa San Barberino, Tuscany Gambassi Terme, Tuscany

Summer days are perfect sitting by the infinity pool, overlooking vineyards and olive groves between the hilltop ramparts of Volterra and the towers of San Gimignano.

Monticello

3 Bedrooms - Sleeps 6
from £ 4,083 | $ 5,386
Per Week
Swimming pool and exterior of Monticello, Umbria Murlo, Umbria

Part of a large estate, Monticello is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Umbria. The latest villa to be restored on the estate, Monticello also has the best views.

Villa Capricosa

5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10
from £ 15,154 | $ 19,974
Per Week
The coast pool and garden of Villa Capricosa, Italy Ischia, Amalfi & Campania

Elegantly positioned in the vibrant centre of Ischia, Villa Capricosa is a unique property offering classical interiors and stunning views over the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the island of Procida.

Villa dell'Abate

5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 9
from £ 6,345 | $ 8,370
Per Week
Montalcino, Tuscany

Superbly positioned villa in one of the most attractive areas of Southern Tuscany providing access to the Val d'Orcia and many of the other highlights of the region.

Featured Italian Luxury Hotels

Facade and swimming pool of Grand Hotel Portovenere, Italy Tremezzo, Italian Lakes

On the shores of Lake Como, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is steeped in history, surrounded by fabulous gardens with unparalleled views over the lake to Bellagio and the Grigne Mountains.

Capo dOrso

££££
The swimming pool of Capa d'Orso, Italy Capo d'Orso, Sardinia

Situated in a pristine corner amidst wild olive and juniper trees in the Cala Capra Park, the Capo d'Orso Thalasso & Spa is one of the finest hotels on Sardinia's northeast coast.

Panorama overlooking Castello del Nero, Italy Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, Tuscany

In the heart of Chianti amidst Tuscany's rolling hills, Castello del Nero is ideally situated to explore the surrounding countryside and there are wonderful views over the vineyards and olive groves.

Hotel de Russie

£££££
The vatican seen from Hotel de Russie, Italy Rome, Rome & Lazio

Located between the Spanish Steps and the Piazza del Popolo in the heart of Rome, the De Russie is within easy walking distance of Rome's iconic landmarks and fashion houses.

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    A.M. - Villa in Tuscany
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