Home to an array of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, rich culture, mouth-watering cuisine and stunning coastlines – it’s no wonder Italy is the 5th most visited country in the world! So, whether you want to explore historical monuments some days and catch a tan the next, there’s something for everyone here. And it gets better, our luxury villas in Italy can take your Italian escape to new heights. If you’re in need of sun in Sicily, a villa with a pool in Puglia or a tremendous Tuscan view; our top 10 popular villas in Italy won’t disappoint – bellisima!
1. Villa La Ganza, Sicily
You want the best of the best, right? Well, the uber-modern Villa La Ganza is just that. Perched on a quiet hill, you can soak up the panoramic views of Sicily’s coastline from the privacy of your pool. Of course, when you’ve had your fix of sun and scenery, it’s a must to take a cruise down to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ragusa, Modic and Scicli. Then when you’ve tired yourself out exploring, kick back in your hot tub and unwind – come on, you deserve it!
Price from: £33pppn
2. Tenuta Montanaro, Puglia
Surrounded by vineyards and manicured gardens, Tenuta Montanaro is a holiday home in the traditional conical shape of Puglia. When you arrive at the property, you’ll find some chilled bottles of local white wine from the vineyards, which is the perfect way to begin your Italian adventure. The holiday home gives off a real family feel, and the owner is more than happy to give you some local tips on the area. Picture-perfect Locorotondo is only 4km away and is a great place to spend the day winding around laneways of whitewashed houses, cafes and charming churches.
Price from: £26pppn
3. Casa Fiastrone, Le Marche
The epitome of a countryside retreat, Casa Fiastrone is set amongst a stunning backdrop of the Sibillini Mountains, surrounded by lush green vistas. There’s plenty of space to explore – 1.5 hectares of private countryside is great for when the little ones want to head off on an adventure, while the adults relax back at the pad. The exterior of the villa plays home to a beautiful private pool and lovely dining spaces for alfresco BBQ meals. The villa itself has an open-plan design – the bright and airy spaces allow everyone to spread out, which is ideal for those large group getaways! Read a book on one of the hammocks, soak up the sun on a pool lounger, or take a stroll in the countryside… you’re sure to come back from Casa Fiastrone relaxed and ready to take on the world!
Price from: £20pppn
4. Villa Livia, Tuscany
Located in the lovely residential village of Quercianella is Villa Livia, the ideal spot for a more authentic Italian experience. Sit back in style under the shade of palm trees or catch a tan in the Sicilian sun. There’s plenty more great hang out spots including the games room and bar, so you and your clan can come together and make some memories! Whether you want to crack open a bottle and share laughs until dawn or you fancy putting your feet up and chilling out – you’ll feel entirely at home here.
Price from: £38pppn
5. Trulli La Pietrina, Puglia
When travelling to Puglia, there’s nothing more special than shacking up in a traditional Trulli – a cone-shaped holiday home. Trulli La Pietrina is one of the best, it’s been lovingly restored while emphasising the original character. Surrounded by olive trees which are still hand-harvested and set on two hectares of land, a stay in this Trulli is an authentic experience; pick ingredients for bruschetta in the herb garden and small vegetable patch, dine alfresco on the panoramic roof terrace or cool off in the private pool.
Price from: £30pppn
6. Villa Amina, Sicily
A countryside villa near the sea of the west coast of Sicily, the elegantly decorated Villa Amina is all about relaxing. Boasting ornamental gardens, a huge swimming pool, sun loungers and a full outdoor kitchen – it’s all about outdoor living. Hop on a bicycle and head to the nearby beach or the historic town of Mazara del Vallo, which is only 3km away, before coming back to soak in the jacuzzi bath. Plus, pets are welcome – so feel free to bring your furry friend!
Price from: £56pppn
7. Villa Todari, Umbria
This traditional 19th-century stone villa is the idyllic Italian countryside retreat; surrounded by gardens, olive groves and rolling hills but only 45-minutes from Rome, it offers the best of both worlds. Stone walls and terracotta tiles adorn the interiors, with stylish furnishings and tons of character. The private swimming pool overlooks the gorgeous views, and there’s plenty of space for alfresco meals and sunset cocktails.
Price from: £54pppn
8. Villa Bahia, Amalfi Coast
Villa Bahia is oozing utter Italian romance! Within the charming coastal town of Sorrento where cafe-lined streets and narrow alleys call for exploration. Take in the awe-inspiring views of the Amalfi coast from your pool or terrace with the scent of roses in the air and a bottle of wine – truly dreamy!
Price from: £18pppn
9. Villa Diadema, Puglia
This enchanting villa in the Puglian countryside is surrounded by beautiful nature – private woodlands, olive groves, Mediterranean plants and flowers, and trees… there’s even a natural underground grotto! It’s ideal for children who love exploring and letting their imaginations’ run wild. The gardens surround a lovely outdoor pool with a sunken pool bar – great for those afternoon cocktails in the sun! Inside the villa, you’ll find lots of character and authenticity, traditional materials and modern design. Hire a Michelin starred chef from a nearby restaurant or take a short walk to the exceptional local restaurant.
Price from: £46pppn
10. La Fiorita, Venice & Veneto
Not far from magical Venice, this villa is stylishly decorated with state-of-the-art facilities, whilst still retaining some traditional charm. Boasting a heated swimming pool, wellness spa with Turkish bath and sauna, high-tech gym, vegetable garden, mini football pitch and volleyball court! If you can tear yourself away, Venice is only 30-minutes drive away, and the region of Veneto is well-known for its wine-tasting, cycling, hiking and golf.
Price from: £224pppn
If you’re heading off to Italy soon, be sure to check out our guide to gorgeous towns and villages in Tuscany, the best beaches to hit in Puglia and our local’s guides to Umbria and Sicily. Of course, these properties are just the tip of the iceberg, we’ve got loads more incredible villas in Italy to choose from! If you need some advice on choosing, give our concierge team a call to point you in the right direction.