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

Stunning villa with pool for rent in the province of Mantua.

Although located in the center of the village of Sermide, Villa Castellani Sermeti offers a quiet and restful Its 2 acres of private parkland. Ideal for families or groups of friends who want a holiday of culture, combined with the relaxation in t...

The chalet is a structure made entirely of wood on two floors.

The Chalet is located at 900 meters, in the heart of "Pistoia Apennines, in the Valley of Sestaione, Cutigliano between Abetone, between Chestnut and Beech woods.typical mountain hut made entirely of wood floor ... , furniture, kitchen .. wal...

 Charming residence. In the old town of Monopoli. Sea, sun, relaxation and culture.

The building is independent, totally new and is spread over three levels. The house is located in a quiet alley in the heart of Monopoli historic center, close to the Castle of Charles V. On the ground floor there is the living room / kitchen and ...

Lovely ancient spot with all comforts in the hills just outside Florence

Set among the olive trees and vineyards of the enchanting Florentine hills, at 13 Kilometres from the historical centre of Florence, this farmhouse holiday centre is provided with two swimming pools. A beautiful Jacuzzi, on the open air, is availa...

Historical country house with panoramic terrace in quiet and green surroundings.

Historical country house in quiet and green surroundings for a holiday characterized by relaxation. A spacious garden with garden furniture, a large panoramic terrace and a forest is at your disposal. In the summer you can pick your fruit straig...

Beautiful restored farmhouse in southern Tuscany WIFI, garden, pool, 6 people

La Fenice is part of an award winning restoration of a substantial farmhouse contained in private walled and hedged, landscaped gardens. Romantic or family all is catered for, with its private garden and magnificent swimming pool 20x8m. The accomm...

Sun-drenched seaside holiday home close to Venice.

Sun-drenched seaside holiday home close to Venice. This holiday home, located inside a residence boasting a pool, is positioned just 300m from the attractive tourist town of Rosolina Mare and 700m from the beach. This ground, first or second floor...

Sun-drenched seaside holiday home close to Venice.

Sun-drenched seaside holiday home close to Venice. This holiday home, located inside a residence boasting a pool, is positioned just 300m from the attractive tourist town of Rosolina Mare and 700m from the beach. This terraced apartment is built o...

Sun-drenched seaside holiday home close to Venice.

Sun-drenched seaside holiday home close to Venice. This holiday home, located inside a residence boasting a pool, is positioned just 300m from the attractive tourist town of Rosolina Mare and 700m from the beach. This ground, first or second floor...

Sun-drenched seaside holiday home close to Venice.

Sun-drenched seaside holiday home close to Venice. This holiday home, located inside a residence boasting a pool, is positioned just 300m from the attractive tourist town of Rosolina Mare and 700m from the beach. This ground, first or second floor...

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