As Italy leads Europe in easing coronavirus lockdown measures, we’re feeling inspired to reignite our love for our Italian villas. Travel is all about enjoying new experiences, so what better way to experience a destination than in a truly extraordinary villa. Here is our selection of the most unique places to stay in Italy.
For a rural retreat close to the historic city of Lucca, look no further than Villa Oliviana. With far reaching views over the Tuscan countryside, this house is perfect for a relaxing holiday away from it all. There is a lovely pool and a nearby hammock for afternoon snoozing, while on the other side of the pool there is a special glass room. Inside, there’s a large wooden desk and a chair that looks out to the breathtaking rolling hills; there’s also an easel if you feel inspired by the view.
An outstanding traditional trullo close to the iconic towns Cisternino and Ostuni, Trulli Fiori is a house to remember. Set in extensive, lush gardens, this villa is the perfect blend of traditional Puglian architecture and contemporary interiors. The outdoor terrace is incredibly spacious, with two covered terraces furnished for al fresco dining and relaxing, a built-in barbecue and an outdoor kitchen. The best bit though, is the extraordinary beach entry pool, that resembles the sea shore.
Il Pozzo is a simply magnificent luxury villa in the heart of Tuscany. Perfect for a special celebration or a big family get-together, this house has an excellent team of staff including housekeeping, gardening, a concierge and a chef. Within the extensive grounds are orchards and vegetable beds, a superb swimming pool, a 5-a-side football pitch, a children’s playhouse, a boules court and a helipad.
Originally built in 1651 for Pope Alexander VII, Villa Cetinale is a distinguished historic house close to Siena. The interiors are magnificent, with high domed ceilings and exquisite furnishings and with 13 bedrooms, this villa is ideal for a large group holiday. Meanwhile, the breathtaking gardens would be a wonderful setting for an al fresco wedding ceremony. Guests have access to a tennis court, shared with one neighbouring property, and a private chef comes as part of the package.
Bolgheri Beach House
Close to the coast and the fine wine region, Bolgheri Beach House is superb property with beautiful gardens. Part of a private estate, the villa itself is very spacious and uniquely decorated with fun pops of colour; there’s a beautiful pool and a huge private terrace for al fresco living. Through the trees at the bottom of the garden, a path leads to the beach, where guests can enjoy the private cabana on the sand.
If you are feeling inspired by our wonderfully unique places to stay in Italy, send us an enquiry to start planning your 2021 villa holiday.