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

Unique Bright Apartment Vatican 2bdrm 1bthr Ac WiFi Elevator

A few steps from the monumental and central Piazza Cavour, with its imposing Palace of Justice (better known as Palazzaccio between the Romans), the beautiful shops and the famous movie theatre Cinema Adriano, A casa di Cosimo is a stylish apartme...

Bright rental apartment Rome Colosseum city center 2 bdrs 2bths

Large and bright apartment located in the Esquiline area, nearby St. Mary Major Basilica and Piazza Vittorio. This lively area is full of shops, bakeries and groceries and is perfectly served by several bus and 2 lines of metro (Vittorio Emanuele,...

Summer 2013 in Rome Pantheon Campo de Fiori, WiFi, AC

The apartment is located between Largo di Torre Argentina, Piazza Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon, in a central and well-served area of Rome. It is located on the 2nd floor of an elegant 3-floors building served by an elevator and it is composed ...

Beautiful Apartment With Roof Terrace 'Altana' And Magnificent View

A beautiful bright apartment that has been recently restored, in the area of Campo San Maurizio with a 10 minute walk to Piazza San Marco. The apartment is situated on 2 floors. The primary floor consists of a master bedroom with private bath, a ...

Montopoli In Val D Arno: Private Villa with garden and pool

Wonderful private villa divided into 2 apartments, one ground floor and one on the first floor. Each apartment has 4 sleeps. Ideally located, very quiet in the hills, panoramic views! Every comfort, nice furnishings, satellite TV, WI-FI, air condi...

Porto Cervo: Indipendent villa with magnificent view

Sitting on Pantogia Hill, one of the most exclusive locations along the Costa Smeralda, and overlooking the Gulf of Pevero and Nibani Islands, Villa Cavalli is surrounded by a private park of about 3,500 square metres that guarantees isolation, qu...

3 charming apartments in heart of Rome (Navona Square)

'Casa Fontanella' , 'Casa Antiqua' and 'Casa Tabærna' are three delightful apartments located in the same private building in Piazza Navona area. With their famous and central location, it is easy to walk to Trevi fountain, Spanish Steps, Pant...

AIR-CONDITIONED HOUSE FOR 6 PEOPLE IN THE VICINITY OF CEFALU

House / Villa 6 people 3 Rooms: 2 bedrooms - a living room with double sofa bed - 1 bathroom with shower and bidet - kitchen - barbecue - outdoor shower - terrace - terrace - garden - private parking. The villa is completely fenced, ideal for chil...

100 air-conditioned Villa am from the sea with garden and communal pool

5 rooms: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (shower), kitchen, barbecue, terrace, veranda, garden, private parking. The villa is completely fenced, ideal for children and families. Surface area: 130 m2. Date of construction: 2001. 2 double beds, 2 single bed...

Amazing 4 sleeps apartment with Seaview Terrace

4 sleeps panoramic attic with private terrace overlooking the Gulf of Naples. 2 minutes walking from the sea and 15mn from Sorrento Shopping Center. This panoramic attic offers a living area with fully equipped kitchenette,fridge,stoves and pans ...

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