Large villas to rent in Italy

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Sophie Gackowski

Sophie Gackowski
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Large villas to rent in ItalySitting around the table on the terrace as the sun sets; drinking deep, dark reds produced just miles away; watching the kids play in your orange grove – these aren’t just ideas dreamed up by travel writers (though admittedly I did just utter them – but bear with me). Italian holidays offer a slice of La Dolce Vita – and a few slices of pizza, besides – alongside treasures of natural, historical, gastronomical and cultural importance. And let’s face it – that’s a whole lot of importance.

If you’re looking for a large villa in Italy, it’s likely you have a group of friends or extended family members in mind (and where better to take that count-to-ten breath when your mother-in-law’s in tow?). You could soon be visiting tombs on the outskirts of Rome, snapping selfies leaning on Pisa's tower, or drinking your weight in Sicilian Limoncello. All you have to do is choose your villa – and we’ve got plenty. Here are just a few of our favourites.

 

Our pick of the best large Italian villas


   

Large villas in Tuscany Large villas in Tuscany

First, to the birthplace of the Renaissance, home to leaning towers and world-famous horse races. Oh, and you know those deep, dark reds I spoke of? Here they are, at Casa San Vito. Set in Tuscany’s hilltop town of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, this restored villa sits in a working vineyard, offering impressive views over Chianti’s lush hills. With a nearby farmers’ market (bag some pecorino), you’ll find plenty of tasty fare for your dinner on the terrace come evening. Then pour, sip and savour – Hannibal Lecter impression optional. 

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Large villas in Rome Large villas in Rome

Next to the capital, Vatican City and the Pantheon. Thought large villas in Rome were hard to come by? Well, they are – but we’ve plenty of large apartments to make up for it. CasalFattoria is just eight miles from the Colosseum, and the subway is only a short drive or bus ride away. Inside the apartment itself, you’ll find room for nine and a library – perfect for those times when you need to relax (and you will – walking around Rome ain’t easy!). Outside, there’s a children’s playground, so the little ones can (thankfully) burn off steam.  

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Large villas in Sicily Large villas in Sicily

If Florence and Rome sound a little too hectic, take a break by the seaside – they don’t come much better than in Sicily. Just to hear its name brings the scent of lemons, the chill of ice-cream and the sweetness of Marsala wine to mind. In Trapani, you’ll find Villa Santa Maria – a gargantuan castellated building (well, why not?) just three kilometres from the beach. It’s got four-poster beds; it’s got fountains; it’s got a tennis court, orange grove and pool – it’s got everything you’d ever want in, well, a 17th-century Sicilian farmhouse.

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Large villas in Verona Large villas in Verona

If you liked the sound of that, how about a 14-bedroom villa in Valli Grandi Veronesi (for those who know the lingo)? Ok, so it’s not exactly in Verona – but the city’s easily seen in a day trip (as is Venice and Lake Garda). At this property, guests won’t be stuck for any activity: snooker, ping-pong and swimming are all covered, and there are bikes to take down the cycle paths of the Adige River. If you’re not languishing in the yellow or grey room (yes, the list goes on, and yes, they all have names), head into town for gelato. Yum.

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Large villas in Lombardy Large villas in Lombardy

Last on our list is Lombardy, and the little town of Montichiari: set by Lake Garda, it’s home to museums and a 12th-century abbey, but best of all? It’s connected to London via low-fares airlines. All the better when you want to visit Lake Iseo, known for producing the most expensive wines in the world. Also here is Villa San Pietro, owned by the same family since 1657 (to say they know what they’re doing is somewhat of an understatement). Frescoed ceilings, winery tours and cheese tastings come as standard – this is luxury, and then some.

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Large Holiday Rentals in Italy

Quiet Location in the Countryside Mid-way Between the Town of Ostuni and Sea

The villa has an ideal location situated near to the delightful historic town of Ostuni with its bustling summer night activity, excellent restaurants and bars. There are also many good restaurants in the surrounding area. The local food and wine ...

delightful cottage nestled in the Tuscan Maremma, near the sea

The house consists of 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bathroom with shower + outdoor shower, 1 kitchen with adjoining sunny porch with table, chairs, armchairs, barbecue with wonderful views of the olive grove and woods, silent and rela...

Gorgeous Trulli with a Private Pool Perfect for Children 'Trulli tra Pietre'

Trulli Tra Pietre has been carefully restructured with the best quality criterion and with the utmost rigor conservative trying to offer a comfortable luxury villa, but at the same time reflects the stylistic canons of the more authentic Puglia. T...

Brightness Apartment with Seaview Terrace 'Terrazza Merlata'

Terrazza Merlata is situated in an ancient mansion at only 50 meters from the main square and the Cathedral and has been completely renovated conserving its historical identity. The holiday home has a separate entrance from the rest of the buildin...

Magnificient apartment in farmhouse with swimming pool Masseria Lacatena

Masseria Lacatena is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday for those who enjoy being in contact with nature and would love to experience the green countryside of Puglia, at only 10 minutes from Alberobello 'the City of Trulli'. The location in wh...

Peace, Tranquillity, Ideal for Families Trulli with Pool 'Trulli Paretano'

This lovely group of Trulli, located in the hills in the southwestern part of Monopoli far away from traffic and surrounded by lush greenery, offers absolute relaxation during your holiday in the Apulian countryside. The Trulli have been recently ...

Gorgeous hillside villa with pool 'Casa di Sara'

The Casa di Sara is a newly renovated villa with pool (the use of pool is shared only with the family' owners). It is ideally located with scenic views of the famous hills between Monopoli and Castellana Grotte. It is set in a tranquil area where ...

Wonderful villa near beach with large private pool 'Villa Lamandia' -

The villa is equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure a holiday of relaxation and tranquility. This comfortable villa is on one level and features: - Large living area with fireplace, sofas and armchairs and double sofa bed; lounge are...

Private Sandy Beach Access Exclusive Private Dock 'Villa Egnatia'

Villa Egnatia is a spacious sea-front vacation rental villa with a unique and prestigious location in the south of Monopoli, directly overlooking the sea and with a small private dock. On a short walk you'll find the spectacular PGA Golf Club of S...

Beautifully Aprt in Monopoli with Amazing Seaview Terrace 'Paradiso Penthouse“

The apartment is located above a B&B and restaurant and occupies the entire top floor of the building. The guests of this spacious apartment have also exclusive access to the private roof terraces from where they can enjoy an amazing historic view...
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