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

Strategically located Flat in Florence with wonderful terrace with Duomo's View

Comfortable apartment with panoramic terrace located in Florence, in the Duomo- San Lorenzo area not far from the Cathedral. Ideal for a family reunion or a group of friends. Located on the 3rd floor ( 88 steps without elevator) , of an old buildi...

Penthouse in the heart of Rome, between Campo dei Fiori and Trastevere

Penthouse 100 m2 square feet, on the third floor (no lift), of an ancient building of the year 1500. The apartment is composed by a large living room with one bedroom in a open space and double bedroom. Two bathrooms, one with a bathtub, the ot...

 A HOLIDAY HOUSE A HOUSE OF 100 METERS FROM THE BEACH AND THE SEA

The residence and surrounded by greenery, 100 meters from the sea, a short walk from the center of Baia Sardinia. You can enjoy the wonderful and relaxing panorama from the terrace overlooking the sea. At 100 meters there is the beach of Porto Sol...

Relax and Nature few minutes far from the sea MAY OFFER 15% OFF

S'Arrexina holiday house is an indipendent structure immersed in the Gallura countryside. It is situated behind the Gulf of Marinella, a few minutes from the white sandy beaches of Porto Rotondo and Costa Smeralda. As part of a territory valorizat...

5 Lands & Palmaria Isle View

Monterosso is well known fishing sea village which maintains his identity and his charm Monterosso is first one of 5 LANDS coming from Genoa. Monterosso is easily to reach by car as it get a great car parking on beach and only a quarter of hour dr...

WONDERFUL PENTHOUSE ROME CENTER

Beautiful penthouse in the center of the famous Trastevere neighborhood, comfortably accommodates two people, equipped with every comfort, with a wonderful private terrace. They are within easy walking distance of the major tourist sites of the ci...

Romantic apartment in villa with olive grove in historic hill top town of Irsina

Romantic traditional villa built into 1,000 year old town walls, vaulted ceilings, dramatic views, balconies, roof terrace, olive grove in unspoiled historic town. Beautifully furnished with marble fireplace in sitting room with chandelier hangin...

Detached villa with a private pool, quietly located on a hillside near Siena

Large living room with sitting area and fireplace. Kitchen with dining area. 4 bedrooms: 1 with two single beds. 3 with a double bed. Air conditioning.Three bathrooms. Two bathrooms with shower and toilet. Bathroom with bath (with hydromassage sys...

Jat Lag B&B - Rome Center

The b & b Jet Lag is located in the Rome central area, just 10 meters from the metro and bus station and very close to the Colosseum. The b & b, just completely renovated, has four modern rooms with a unique design, each dedicated to a different c...

Wonderful Villa On Top Of Private Hill With Panoramic Views - Pool & Vineyard

The villa has a large private park which extends on both sides of the hill where the main house is located. The surface of the property is of 27 acres (11 hectares) land, of which 2.5 acres are vineyards as well as olive groves. The private pool i...

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