Italy is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, and it’s easy to see why. With a relaxed atmosphere, warm sunshine, tasty treats and a wealth of natural beauty, it is the ideal destination to unwind with family and friends.
Villa holidays in Italy are the perfect way to embrace the laid-back lifestyle, providing a base from which you can explore or simply relax and soak up the sunshine. Our selection of luxury villas in Italy offers you the ultimate flexibility to come and go as you please. Are you late risers? Or do you like to get up early to explore? No problem. You have the freedom to create your own itinerary.
No matter what kind of holidaymaker you are, you’re sure to make special memories when you rent a house in Italy. If you like to experience history and culture, there are plenty of amazing sights to see in cities such as Florence, Rome, Verona and Pisa. Glide through the canals in Venice on a famous gondola, taking in the Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Head to Rome to see the world-famous Colosseum, throw coins into the Trevi Fountain and walk through the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. Be amazed by the iconic Duomo cathedral in Florence and stroll around the magnificent museums, packed with Renaissance art.
If you seek active adventure, self-catering villa holidays in Italy gives you the freedom to get out and explore. There are plenty of great activities to get stuck into. Cycle through the rustic landscapes of Puglia, taking in picturesque views of the Adriatic Sea, as well as the millions of olive trees that fill the region. Prefer the water? Take a day trip to Salento for snorkelling in the clear water. Combine culture and relaxation in Sicily where you'll find thousand of years of history, the towering active volcano, Mount Etna and plentiful sandy beaches. You can spend the day relaxing by the Mediterranean and visit the charming Baroque towns of Modica, Ragussa and Syracusa for a traditional Sicilian feast of pasta alla Norma in the evening.
Are you longing for sun, sea and sand? There are plenty of holiday rentals in Italy from which you can use as a base to explore the stunning Adriatic and Mediterranean coastlines. Puglia boasts stretches of glorious golden sand, bright blue sea and unspoilt fishing towns perfect for relaxed lunches. In Sicily, the beach resorts of Fontane Bianche and Punta Secca make for relaxing breaks, with golden sands and delightful restaurants.
Italy’s world-renowned cuisine attracts visitors from across the globe, with each region specialising in dishes using locally grown ingredients. Self-catering holidays in Italy give you the flexibility to sample tasty treats at your leisure. Enjoy a romantic evening meal for two at a traditional Italian trattoria. Grab a slice of pizza for lunch as you see famous sights. Or head to the local market to grab antipasti, cheese, bread, fresh fruit and vegetables to take home. Remember, all our villas in Italy come with a private pool, so you can fill your fridge and cupboards with local delicacies and tuck in for a poolside picnic. If you feel inspired by the local cuisine, fire up the BBQ at your villas and see what you can create.
Our hand-picked villas with private pools in Italy range from one-bedroom properties ideal for two, to large six-bedroom villas that can sleep up to eleven people. So, no matter what kind of holiday you’re searching for, you’re sure to find the perfect property. All our holiday villas in Italy come with a private pool as standard, many of which are heated so you can enjoy a leisurely swim no matter which season you choose to visit.
Our holiday lettings in Italy feature the highest quality facilities to ensure you have an amazing holiday. Usually, you can expect a BBQ, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, pool, table tennis tables and a fully-fitted kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave.
We also have dedicated teams in the resort to help you settle in once you land. They will give you any information you need about your villa, plus top tips on where to go and what to do in the local area. Make sure you utilise their insider knowledge!
Our villas in Italy have been chosen due to their excellent locations. Charming Ostuni is a popular choice. Meander through the winding streets of the whitewashed old town filled with rustic restaurants and bars, then escape to the ancient olive trees that surround its border. You can also rent a house near Italy’s beautiful town of Cisternino. Located close to the coastline, it is a great choice for those wanting to embrace both ancient architecture and the sun, sea and sand. Or why not book a villa holiday in Siracusa? This fascinating Sicilian city is bursting with interesting architecture, colourful markets and buzzing restaurants.
But it doesn’t stop there. We offer a huge choice of beautiful locations that are sure to give you the holiday of a lifetime. So, why not experience a taste of Italy this year? No matter what your perfect holiday looks like, you are sure to find it here with Villa Plus.
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