Luxury villas in Italy | Vacation rentals & homes

The perfect stay
in Italy

Majestic metropolises, miles of glittering coastline, and myriad sleepy stone villages brimming with rustic eateries await in Italy. The glorious Mediterranean nation offers visitors a tantalising mix of blissful relaxation and vibrant culture. Prepare to uncover a multitude of monuments in its historic cities. There are also several idyllic islands to explore, each one blessed with golden beaches and some of the most luxurious holiday villas in Italy.

A delightful range of destinations and the chance to savour la dolce vita puts Italy high up on our list of unmissable European escapes. From the dramatic clifftop towns and sparkling coves of the Amalfi Coast to the huge swathes of shore in pretty Puglia, there’s no shortage of lovely locations for a luxury Italian villa escape. Rather soak up centuries of rich culture? Get lost in Rome’s ancient streets and admire the endless exquisite architecture. Tuscany is also teeming with treasures, from Renaissance-era masterpieces in Florence to lush vineyards scattered around serene Siena.

Alternatively, booking a villa near Lake Como gives you access to Lombardy’s tranquil alpine towns and magnificent peaks. Sardinia and Sicily are also sublime. Picture sleepy villages enveloped by fragrant lemon groves and photogenic harbours where you can sample fresh seafood delights. Breathtaking scenery, fabulous festivals, and countless cultural gems make Italy the perfect base for a memorable Mediterranean holiday.

Our insider tips for Italy

Italian vacation rentals you will love

The vacation rentals

“Italy is an enchanting land filled with rich culture, delightful flavours and unparalleled natural beauty. With something for every kind of holidaymaker, whether that’s history aficionados, sports lovers or beach addicts, this has to be one of the best destinations in the world.”

Florence Crawley Travel Advisor
Florence Crawley

Why stay with us?

Curated and inspected homes, villas & chalets
Luxury linen and toiletries
Round the clock support
Complimentary weekly clean
Dedicated concierge
Earn & redeem Accor ALL loyalty Reward points
Personal Meet & Greet
Complimentary medical support in partnership with AXA

Enhance your Italian stay

Book additional services to make the most out of your trip. Add services at the time of booking or with your concierge before the stay.
While weekly housekeeping for all our homes and most of our villas & chalets is complimentary, we can always arrange more if needed.

Additional housekeeping

Explore your dream destination with VIP car rental. Your dedicated concierge can arrange delivery of your rental car to your door on arrival.

Car rental

Why drive yourself when you can sit back and relax? Your personal chauffeur can take you to your destination’s best-kept-secret spots in real style.

Chauffeur

Your dedicated concierge can arrange fantastic experiences including an Italian cooking class or private wine tasting.

Experiences

Find out more about the culture of your destination through its food. For all you gastronomes, we’ll book you a table at the best restaurants in town.

Gastronomy

Looking forward to some treats and a bottle or two of wine? Your personal concierge can arrange grocery deliveries on arrival and during your stay.

Grocery delivery

Using the best fresh ingredients, your personal chef can create a meal to remember. Why not learn a few culinary tricks with in-home cooking lessons?

Private chef

Birthdays or anniversaries deserve something special. Let your dedicated concierge arrange a cake or flower arrangement to celebrate.

Special occasion

Ready to try skiing or diving for the first time? We’ll make sure you have all the sports equipment you need to tick off that bucket-list activity.

Sports equipment rental

Let your dedicated concierge take all the hassle out of transfers so you can start your dream vacation from the moment you step off the plane.

Transfer

Find your inner peace with a massage or wellness treatment at your villa, or visit the destination’s best spas for some indulgent ‘you’ time.

Wellness/In-home spa

Essential information

When to visit

JAN
7°C
44F
FEB
8°C
46F
MAR
13°C
55F
APR
17°C
62F
MAY
21°C
69F
JUN
25°C
77F
JUL
30°C
86F
AUG
28°C
82F
SEP
26°C
78F
OCT
23°C
73F
NOV
17°C
62F
DEC
7°C
44F

Please note: these are the average temperatures reported but can vary greatly due to weather conditions, such as heat waves etc. We kindly invite you to contact us for more information, including confirmation that your chosen vacation rental has air conditioning, to ensure a comfortable stay.

Best time to go

  • During spring: spring is a delightful time to book a villa in Italy’s central or southern regions. Temperatures sit comfortably in the 20s°C (70s°F) by early May, making it a popular time to explore the nation’s attraction-packed cities. While you can still expect chillier climes and the occasional rain shower in the Italian Alps, cities in the north become alive with wonderful festivals like Verona’s culinary-themed VinItaly.

  • During summer: Italian summers are lusciously long and blessed with balmy weather conditions. Temperatures typically range from 25°C to 38°C (77°F to 100°F) during the day, with southern Italy experiencing the most sunshine. Keep an eye out for heatwave warnings, and always carry suncream. If you can drag yourself away from the beach, you’ll discover several delightful festivals, including Ravello Music Festival along the Amalfi Coast and the joyful Festa dei Ranieri in Pisa.

  • During autumn: warm yet pleasant temperatures and quieter beaches make early autumn a lovely time to visit Italy’s coastal regions. Nevertheless, the weather can be unpredictable at times, so an umbrella is essential. Notable events during this season include Venice Film Festival, Naples’ religious San Gennaro Festival, and numerous Tuscan food celebrations. Note that some destinations, such as the Amalfi Coast and Cinque Terre, close their beaches in late October and don’t reopen them to the public until April.

  • During winter: frosty scenery, especially in northern Italy, and an eclectic mix of festivals make winter a brilliant time to visit for a touch of culture. Staying in a luxury villa in Italy’s Lake Como region provides opportunities for world-class alpine skiing, too.

How to get there

Make the journey as memorable as the arrival. Your dedicated concierge can arrange transportation from the closest airport or train station to your Italian vacation rental.

By plane

Most major Italian cities have their own international airports which offer both charter flights and facilities for private jets. Once you’ve landed at your chosen airport, your concierge can arrange either a rental car or a private transfer to take you to your Italy villa.

By train

A fast and well-connected rail network makes navigating Italy by train a brilliant option. Settle down in spacious carriages and speed past some of Europe’s most astounding scenery. As well as inter-city services, there are several cross-border routes if you’re travelling from France, Austria, Greece or Spain.

By boat

Numerous cruise operators include Italy on their travel routes, allowing you to easily begin or end a Mediterranean sail with a week or so in a luxury vacation rental in Italy. Regular ferry services also link Sardinia or Sicily to mainland Italy and other nearby European ports. What’s more, Italy’s islands and coastlines are a paradise for yachting expeditions, so why not enquire with your dedicated concierge about chartering a vessel?

By car

Italy is generally a good place to drive, especially if you’re staying beyond its busy cities. The road system is vast and well-maintained, and there are plenty of car rental options. If you’re spending your getaway in one of our luxury villa rentals in Italy, your concierge will be able to arrange car hire from your arrival airport, station or port.

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