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Italy

With so many great places to visit, Italy has long been a favourite of ours. The land of the Vespa, espresso, and Sophia Loren, Italy is synonymous with style, sophistication and sheer indulgence. The country is splendidly varied, with great climate, culture and cuisine.

The romantic canals of Venice are timeless, the turreted Tuscan hills beckon with unsurpassed beauty, and as for imperial Rome, well, it's been attracting travellers since the time of Augustus.

Italy's splendidly varied towns and cities, combined with great climate, culture and cuisine have made it a perennial favourite, one that is great for tailor-made and multi-centre holidays.


WEXAS Travel brochure for Italy

Italy

Our in depth guide packed with background information, sample itineraries designed by our experts and hand-picked suggestions for what to see and do, where to stay and when best to go.


When to go

April to June and late September to October can be the best months to travel, when temperatures are mild and crowds aren't so intense. The summer rush begins as early as mid-June, and from July to mid-September the major attractions are very crowded. August is uncomfortably hot, and the whole country takes a break for at least the second half of the month, so many city hotels, restaurants and shops are closed, and the beaches and islands are crowded with Italian holidaymakers. From late October to Easter, most visitor sites are open for restricted hours or closed for renovation. Many hotels and restaurants shut down for a month or two between November and February, and beach destinations become ghost towns as temperatures plummet. In the Alps, the ski season extends from November to April.

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Essential Experiences

We’ve rounded up our list of recommended sites and things to do. Click on the map to enlarge it and see what we suggest or follow the links in the list to discover how to get the best out of your holiday.


Practical Information

Capital - Rome

Size - 301,338 sq km

Language - Italian

Population - 61 million (2012)

Religion - 80% Catholic; 15% no religion; minority Islam, Protestant and others;

Currency - 1 euro = 100 cents

Time zone - GMT + 1 hour

Flight time - London Heathrow to Rome Fiumicino 2 hours 25 minutes

Festivals

Highlights of the cultural calendar include many traditional regional festivals, interspersed with international arts, music and sports events. Major events include:

Moveable (40 days before Easter: 4 March 2014; 17 February 2015) - Carnevale, countrywide. Hotel reservations for the major carnivals in Venice and Viareggio are often snapped up a year in advance. Oristano and Mamoiada on Sardinia and Acireale on Sicily are among the most colourful regional celebrations, the former two combining religious and pagan rituals, while festivities in Venice start two weeks early.

Early June - Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics, Pisa. Boat races on the Arno pitting the home city against Genoa, Venice and Amalfi.

Mid-June to mid-August - Festival de Caracalla, Rome. Opera, ballet and classical concerts amid the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla.

Mid-June to early September - Verona Opera, Arena di Verona. Summer season of operatic works in the city's spectacular 1st-century amphitheatre.

2 July - Festa della Madonna Bruna, Matera. Centuries-old feast and procession in honour of the city's patron brown virgin.

2 July and 16 August - Il Palio di Siena. The famous horse race around the Piazza del Campo takes place in two stages in which the 17 contrade (local neighbourhoods) compete. There are other events in the days leading up to each race (from 29 June and 13 August).

5 to 7 July - L'Ardia di San Costantino, Sedilo. Less well known than the Siena Palio, Sardinia's monumental horse race celebrates St Constantine's victory over Maxentious at the Mulvian Bridge in 312, where the saint is reported to have been inspired by a flaming cross.

July - Umbria Jazz. Eleven days of open-air concerts by international artists.

July and August - Torre del Lago Puccini Festival, Tuscany. An outdoor amphitheatre beside the lake is the setting for the Puccini programme, with other concerts and ballets around the town.

July and August - Macerata Opera Festival. Outdoor opera programme in the magnificent Sferisterio Arena, celebrating its 50th season in 2014.

First Sunday in August: La Quintana jousting festival, Ascoli Piceno. After a medieval parade, crowds flock to the grandstands around the jousting field to watch six local champions compete.

Visas

Please note that entry requirements and visa regulations can change often and at short notice. We can provide general information about the passport and visa requirements for your trip and this information may be included after the itinerary section of your quotation. Your specific passport and visa requirements and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. Neither we nor the principal(s) or supplier(s) accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. Please call your WEXAS specialist if you wish to discuss entry requirements.

Passport requirements

Passports must be valid for the duration of your stay. No additional validity is required.

Money

Currency

The lira was replaced by the euro in 2002. Notes and coins from any country in the eurozone are legal tender. Notes come in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500, and coins in €1 and €2 and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.

ATMs

ATMs can be found in all cities, large towns and island resorts, and international withdrawals are straightforward via an English-language interface.

Cash and EFTPOS

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted at hotels, restaurants, shops, bus and train stations and travel agencies.

Guideline prices

As in other countries, major cities and central locations have a higher cost of living than suburban or rural areas. As a rule of thumb southern Italy is less expensive than the north, especially for food. Expect to pay 3-4€ for a panini from a street vendor; while restaurant bills can be anything from around 20€ for two courses at a mid-range restaurant.

Regions [14]

Click on a place name below to find out more. Alternatively, to start planning where to go in Italy, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0618.

Italian multi-centre breaks

Italy is a compact, easily navigable country and its small size makes it ideal for multi-city and multi-centre holidays; you could visit the ancient relics in Rome before heading to the sunny shores of Sorrento on Naple's coastline, or venture further along the Amalfi …

Milan

Milan, in northern Italy's Lombardy Region, 30 miles south of the Alps and a stone's throw from the Italian Lakes, is one of the fashion capitals of the world.

Puglia

At the boot of Italy, Puglia has the country's longest coastline where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet, but it is so much more. A countryside of legendary foodstuffs, where cuisine is all-important, the landscape is one of sun-bleached hills, silver olive groves, …

Rome

Built on seven hills along the banks of the River Tiber in the Lazio Region, Rome is a collision of ancient empires and a modern metropolis.

Sardinia & Sicily

The islands of Sardinia and Sicily combine tropical beaches and a sultry Mediterranean climate with an ancient cultural heritage and an array of attractive towns.

Tuscany

Tuscany is famed for its stunning scenery, artistic heritage and delicious cuisine. The region houses a wealth of picturesque towns and cities, from the walled town of Lucca to the hilltop retreat of Siena and the famous towers of Pisa and San Gimignano, all of which …

Umbria

Umbria in central Italy is the only Italian region with no sea or country borders. The landscape is a pastoral patchwork of rolling green hills and meandering country roads leading to historic towns and villages, each boasting some of the finest luxury hotels, castles …

Venice

Venice, on the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy, is a floating treasure-trove containing more works of artistic and historical significance per square metre than any other city in the world.

Verona

Verona, known as piccolo Rome (little Rome), is a World Heritage-listed work of art with a seductive medley of ornamental gateways - such as Porta Bosari and Porta Leoni - Renaissance palaces and Roman remains.


Itinerary ideas [24]

The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in Italy. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0618.

Northern Italy and the Lakes

History & culture Natural world Self-drive

Calm blue lakes, snow-crested mountains, grandiose villas and some of Italy's finest Belle Époque hotels provide the backdrop to this 12-day tailor-made …

Capri & the Amalfi Coast

History & culture Food & wine Beach

Few regions in Italy command attention like the Amalfi Coast, where vertical cliffs plunge into impossibly blue seas and storybook towns emerge from the folds …

Italian coast and culture

History & culture Relaxation Beach

We've combined two of Italy's fabulous Baglioni Hotels in this indulgent beach and city combo. The first is Hotel Cala del Porto, which offers stunning views …

The Golden Eagle Balkan Explorer

From £6195 pp
Rail journey History & culture City

Enjoy the highest standards of luxury accommodation, cuisine and service as you travel from Istanbul to Venice aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express, passing …

The Golden Eagle Balkan Odyssey

From £5759 pp incl. flights
Rail journey History & culture City

Sit back, relax and enjoy all the comfort, luxury and first-class service and dining of the Golden Eagle Danube Express on this magical nine-day journey from …

Great Escapes at Il Salviatino

Short break Food & wine Spa

Il Salviatino, a lovingly restored 15th Century villa with stunning views over Florence and the rolling Tuscan countryside, is the perfect luxury escape at any …

Il Palio di Siena, Italy

History & culture City

This spectacular horse race and pageant is held twice a year in July and August and attracts visitors from around the world. Resplendent in the colours of the …

Arena di Verona, Italy

From £1778 pp incl. flights
History & culture City Short break

The Arena di Verona is one of the world's most iconic opera houses. This ancient Roman amphitheatre was originally constructed in 30 AD and its perfect …

La Fenice and Venice

From £1369 pp incl. flights
City History & culture Short break

Originally built in 1790, La Fenice has twice burned down, in 1836 and again in 1996. It reopened in 2003 after sensitive restoration and again plays host to …

La Scala & Milan

From £1369 pp incl. flights
Short break City History & culture

La Scala is considered one of the world's great opera houses. Originally opened in 1778 it continues to host some of the best productions and biggest names in …

Florence & Verona with Salviatino Collection

History & culture Food & wine City

Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance and is estimated to hold more than half of Italy's most important artworks. The city is a hotbed of Italian …

An Italian Odyssey

City History & culture

Italy is a country of style, beauty and elegance reflected in its people, culture, history and cuisine. Experience a tailor-made tour of sheer indulgence as you …

Milan & Lake Como

City Natural world Food & wine

Milan, Italy's fashion capital has some fascinating historical treasures as well as a vibrant restaurant scene and, of course, some world-class shopping. The …

Florence & Rome

History & culture City

Florence plays host to a clutch of famous museums with the Uffizi Gallery heading the list. Forty-five rooms are packed with masterpieces from the Renaissance, …

Florence & Verona twin-centre break

City History & culture Food & wine

With the 100th anniversary of the Arena di Verona and Verdi's bicentenary fast approaching, there's never been a better time to visit the historic north-Italian …

The Orient-Express: Venice-Prague-London

Rail journey City

Experience luxury rail travel at its finest on the world-renowned Venice Simplon Orient-Express as you travel through the heart of continental Europe from …

The Orient Express: Budapest to London

Short break City Rail journey

For the many people who spend their lives commuting to work by train, squeezed into cramped carriages with barely enough room to breathe, the thought of …

Gastronomy of Sicily

From £718 pp incl. flights
Self-drive Food & wine History & culture

Sicily's rich and colourful past, colonised by the Greeks, Romans and Moors (to name but a few) has given rise to an incredible land of contrasts, from …

3 nights - Tuscan temptations

Where better to learn Italian cookery than in the Tuscan hills above the cobbled streets of Lucca? Guests have exclusive use of the Villa Toscana, complete with …

Places to stay [208]

The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in Italy. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in Italy, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0618.

Relais Santa Croce, Florence

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  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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History & culture City Short break

This 18th century residence, in the heart of historic Florence, provides the perfect balance between bygone, sumptuous luxury and modern comfort.

La Foresteria, Planeta Estate, Sicily

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  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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Food & wine Relaxation History & culture

Set amidst vineyards and olive groves near the peaceful town of Menfi, four kilometres from the gorgeous beaches of Sicily's beautiful southwest coast, La …

Carlton Hotel Baglioni Milan

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  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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City History & culture Food & wine

Luxury 5-star hotel famed for its class and style. Situated right in the heart of Milan, overlooking fashionable Via della Spiga, with Via Montenapoleane, the …

Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily

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  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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Golf Spa History & culture

Located near Sciacca, a small seaside town renowned for its colourful carnival and the surrounding orange groves of Ribera, the Verdura Golf & Spa Resort by …

Hellenia Yachting Club, Sicily

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WEXAS accommodation rating

  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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Beach Relaxation

This elegant hotel is located in the seaside town of Giardini Naxos, between Cape Taormina and Cape Schiso on Sicily's beautiful Ionian coast. The hotel is set …

Cala del Porto, Punta Ala, Tuscany

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  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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Relaxation Beach Spa

The Cala del Porto boasts a wonderful location on the beautiful Tuscan coast, with views across the bay of Punta Ala towards the island of Elba in the distance. …

Regina Hotel Baglioni, Rome

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  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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City Short break

Located on the central Via Veneto, moments from Villa Borghese, Piazza di Spagna and Via Condotti, the 5-star Regina Hotel Baglioni is supremely well situated.

San Domenico Palace, Sicily

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  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
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History & culture Relaxation Food & wine

Take a step back in time with a stay at the luxurious five-star San Domenico Palace, a converted 15th century monastery and member of Leading Hotels of the …

Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort, Lake Garda

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  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).

This large, smart hotel looks out over mature trees, lawns and ornamental lakes to Lake Garda and offers excellent dining and activities.

Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina, Sicily

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  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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Romance Relaxation History & culture

In a league table of the greatest views in the world, the panorama from the Timeo - over the rooftops of medieval Taormina to the puffing peak of Mount Etna and …

Luna Hotel Baglioni, Venice

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  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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History & culture City Short break

Just a stone’s throw from Piazza San Marco, Luna Hotel Baglioni looks out towards the island of San Giorgio, across the lagoon and the San Marco Basin in …

Hotel Le Calette

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  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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Beach Relaxation History & culture

Complete with pool, jacuzzi and private beach, Le Calette is a perfect base for exploring the ruins, churches, sandy beaches and medieval streets of tiny …

Castello di Casole, Tuscany

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WEXAS accommodation rating

  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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History & culture Food & wine

A luxurious Tuscan getaway, Hotel Castello di Casole stands on the site of a 1,000-year-old aristocratic estate, the fruit of years of meticulous restoration. …

CastaDiva Resort & Spa, Lake Como, Italy

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WEXAS accommodation rating

  • EXCEPTIONAL: Ultra-luxury hotels that look to redefine the boundaries of experience, service and facilities (typically higher than 5 stars)
  • DELUXE: Outstanding accommodation with top-of-the-range facilities and excellent service, usually in a fantastic location (typically 5 stars)
  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
  • STANDARD: A good standard of clean and comfortable accommodation with a reasonable range of facilities (typically 3 stars)
  • BASIC: Simple accommodation with limited facilities that can be in remote areas where accommodation is extremely limited (typically 1 or 2 stars).
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£££££ typically more than £400 per room per night

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Romance Relaxation Food & wine

Exuding elegance and glamour, CastaDiva Resort & Spa, in the pretty village of Blevio on Lake Como's eastern shore, is a treasure trove of Italian opulence, …

Hotel Capotaormina, Sicily, Italy

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  • SUPERIOR: A higher standard of accommodation with a better range and quality of facilities, often in a good location (typically 4 stars)
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£££££ typically up to £400 per room per night

£££££ typically up to £300 per room per night

£££££ typically up to £200 per room per night

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Beach Relaxation

On its own headland overlooking the bay of Naxos, this modern hotel is just a five-minute drive from the old town of Taormina. The 190 rooms are spacious with …

Borgo Egnazia, Puglia

There are many reasons to love Puglia: its balmy climate, smooth beaches and sculpted coves, its cathedral and ancient watchtowers, its beautiful olive groves …

Castel Monastero, Tuscany, Italy

The Castel Monastero sits in a beautiful stretch of Tuscany, surrounded by vineyards, chestnut forests and cypress trees, the resort was originally a medieval …

Hotelito Lupaia, Tuscany

Located in the heart of rural Tuscany and within reach of the historical centres of Florence, Siena, Arezzo and Perugia, Hotel Lupaia occupies a lovingly …

Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera

Grand Hotel Gardone was Lake Garda's first hotel. This elegant four-star property has been welcoming guests through its doors since 1884. Classically styled …

Palazzo Victoria, Verona

A brand new luxury hotel in Verona and sister to the stunning Il Salviatino in Florence, the Palazzo Verona is located in a 14th century palace in the historic …

Hotel Bologna, Pisa

The Hotel Bologna is one of the most elegant and characterful hotels in Pisa - a stylish four-star property occupying a traditional Tuscan palazzo in the …

La Maddalena Hotel & Yacht Club

La Maddelena Hotel & Yacht Club is located on La Maddalena island, which gives its name to a small archipelago of seven islands, located off the north-eastern …

Forte Village Resort

Forte Village is an exclusive resort comprised of eight individual hotels, set in 55 acres of pine forest and fringed by a white sand beach. Facilities include …

Il Salviatino, Florence

This lovingly restored 15th Century villa, located in the small Tuscan town of Fiesole, features beautiful landscape gardens, exquisite food and wine and …

Super Skills at Forte Village, Sardinia

Founded in 2010 by former England rugby stars Will Greenwood and Austin Healey, Super Skills Travel offers hands-on rugby coaching to boys and girls in the …

Chia Laguna Resort, Sardinia

Chia Laguna Resort is located in Domus Maria in southern Sardinia. This luxury resort comprises two areas, Chia Village and Hotel Laguna.

Grand Hotel Continental

At the Grand Hotel Continental, the frescoes are as bright and the ballroom is as grand as they must have been 300 years ago, when this was a nobles palazzo. …

Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, Florence

The Warwick Hotel Helvetia & Bristol offers an unmatched luxury experience in the finest Florentine tradition.

Hotel D’Inghilterra, Rome, Italy

Rome's Hotel D'Inghilterra is an exclusive enclave set in a 17th-century palazzo just a stroll from the Spanish Steps.

Lidomare Hotel, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Located in the heart of the picturesque town of Amalfi where quaint houses cling to the cliffs and the dramatic coastline surrounds the bay, the Lidomare is a …

Hotel del Levante, Puglia, Italy

The Hotel del Levante is a lively, family-orientated hotel situated on its own private sandy beach, just a 5 minute drive from the village of Torre Canne. The …

Astoria Hotel, Lake Maggiore, Italy

The Hotel Astoria is a modern, comfortable hotel with spacious lounges and a rooftop terrace with a wonderful panorama over the Borromean islands. Enjoy dining …

Badia Di Camaldoli

Villa near Pisa for rent - This is a superb villa located in a peaceful panoramic setting near the village of Terricciola, in the Colline Pisane (the hills of …

Baia Azzurra

Liguria holiday villa with private beach  – with its stunning views of the Mediterranean sea, its position on the edge of the little harbour town of Lerici, …

Bellini

Early booking offer: All bookings confirmed before 10 March receive a 15% reduction.Cortona cottage: located in the picturesque Tuscan countryside near Cortona, …

Borgo Raffaello

Holiday villa to rent near Pistoia - Borgo Raffaello is an attractive villa with an elevated position on a hilltop with views towards the medieval city of …

Borgo San Vito

Villa in Sicily near beach - located in a leafy, green corner with a spectacular panorama of mountains all around is Borgo San Vito, a charming property …

Boscaglia

Umbria villa to hire with private pool - Located in a hidden, unspoilt part of Italy, this villa offers a perfect refuge from modern life deep in the Umbrian …

Buzzancone

Elba villa - The sea view panorama which greets the eye as you enter the property sets the tone for villa Buzzancone. With a light, airy, neutral decor …

Casa Agrume

Small villa Italy - Casa Agrume is a charming property located in the hills above Lucca, in a most picturesque setting of olive groves and lemon trees, …

Casa Alessia

Cottage in Lazio for rent - This is an attractive stone cottage located near the village of Selci in the picturesque, unspoilt region of Lazio. Stone built, …

Casa Dei Laghi

SPECIAL OFFERS ON THIS LOVELY LAZIO FARMHOUSE WITH PRIVATE POOL:JUNE - AUGUST WAS £2,580 PER WEEK, NOW £2,335! FEB/MARCH/OCTOBER WAS £1,680 PER WEEK, NOW …

Casa Dei Vini

Quality Tuscany villa with pool - set in the midst of vineyards and near to a village, Casa dei Vini enjoys panoramic views over the stunning Val di Chiana in …

Casa Di Mare

Beach villa Italy - Casa di Mare is a town house to rent near the Cinque Terre, set on the side of a hill, in a privileged setting in a lovely village, …

Casa Di Murlo

Villa to rent in Umbria - Located in a large, private estate surrounded by rolling green Umbrian hills is the Casa di Murlo. This newly refurbished property …

Casa Francigena

Casa Francigena enjoys an enviable location in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Surrounded by its own vineyards and olive groves, this elegant two-storey …

Casa Gambassi

Located on an estate of some 25 acres in the hills of the Chianti Fiorentino is this recently restored Tuscan cottage, Casa Gambassi. The property was renovated …

Casa Ganzirri

Villa near Taormina - Casa Ganzirri is a liberty style villa located on the north eastern tip of Sicily, in the region of Messina. The fishing hamlet of …

Casa Giovanni

Italian village rental - This is a charming historical residence that is part of a larger building, located in the village of San Giovanni d' Asso. With origins …

Casa In Collina

This Lucca family villa is approached through woodland, vineyards and olive groves, and set on a peaceful hillside with stunning rural and mountain views: …

Casa Licata

Villa in Sicily - Casa Licata is located within a private estate amongst a picturesque grove of olive trees. The villa has a private pool and air conditioning, …

Casa Limone

This large Italian villa rental is a fully restored farmhouse set in the hills north of historic Lucca. It is divided into two separate wings, each …

Casa Modica

Large villa Sicily - Dating back to the 18th century, this is a restored 'masseria' farmhouse with an adjacent ' guard tower' alongside enjoying a dominant …

Casa Nicconese

Umbria rural holiday rental - This beautifully furnished rustic stone house is hidden away on the borders of Tuscany and Umbria enjoying dramatic views from its …

Casa Piero

Umbrian villa with views - Casa Piero sits high on a hill with breathtaking views in all directions. Gentle hills and farmland flank one side of the property …

Casa Vicolo

Located on a hillside in the southwestern area of Tuscany known as the Maremma, is the restored stone farmhouse Casa Vicolo. Cleverly combining the classic …

Casa Villaggio

Casa Villaggio is a beautifully restored Tuscan farmhouse with a private pool in the Mugello, just to the north of Florence in the foothills of the Apennines. …

Casa Vittorio

Centred around a pretty garden, the Casa Vittorio is a charming, historical residence set over several levels, elegantly furnished with antiques and typical …

Casale Angelini

This is a Todi villa for hire with private pool located in a panoramic position near the village of Collevalenza. Located amongst fields and woods at the end of …

Casale Vigneti

This charming Chianti Villa Rental is set in the midst of the gently sloping hills of the Chianti Classico wine-growing region near the village of …

Casolare del Chianti

Tuscan country farmhouse near Florence to rent – Casolare del Chianti is a traditional refurbished farmhouse sitting on a large rural estate, ideally located …

Castagnaccio

Garfagnana villa - set in a twenty-five acre estate outside the village of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, this is a very well presented property enjoying excellent …

Castel Miralago

Exclusive period castle by Umbrian lake – This pictoresque fairytale castle dating back to the 14th century is exceptionally situated on a hilltop, commanding …

Castello Fusi

Tuscan castle for rent - Located midway between the historic cities of Florence and Siena, in the region known as Barberino Val d'Elsa, you will find Castello …

Chalet Akela

MARCH 19th - 25th (MON-SUN) - SIX-NIGHT BREAK AVAILABLE FOR JUST £3,470!Chalet Akela is a perfect escape for a small family looking to enjoy ski near Chamonix. …

Chalet Alpenrose

Special end of season offer:Book before 05 March and receive the following reductions:weeks commencing 10 Mar - 25%, 17 Mar - 15%, 7 and 14 Apr - 20% Chalet …

Chalet Aster I

Special end of season offer: Book before 05 March and receive a 20% reduction on weeks beginning 07 and 14 AprilAlpine skiing holiday Chalet Aster I sits on a …

Chalet Aster II

Special end of season offer:Book before 05 March and receive a 20% reduction on weeks beginning 07 and 14 AprilFamily ski holiday Chalet Aster II sits on a …

Chalet Avens I

Alpe d'Huez family Chalet Avens I sits on a small development of lovely chalets built of wood and local stone, situated at the edge of the village of Alpe …

Chalet Avens II

skiing holidays in France - Chalet Avens II sits on a small development of lovely chalets built of wood and local stone, situated at the edge of the village of …

Chalet Bouquetin

Val d'Isere luxury ski chalet - One of five similar fully catered lodges occupying a private residential area on the outskirts of Val d’Isere, Chalet …

Chalet Campion

Special end of season offer:Book before 05 March and receive the following reductions:weeks commencing 10 Mar - 25%, 17 Mar - 15%, 7 and 14 Apr - 20% Chalet …

Chalet Castor

Elegant ski chalet in Courchevel – The fashionable ski resort of Courchevel 1850 is the perfect setting of Chalet Castor, an elegant and cosy mountain lodge …

Chalet Cerf

French Alps luxury ski chalet - This is a delightful chalet full of character and traditional Savoyard charm, ideal for parties of up to 8 people wishing to …

Chalet Daisy

Special end of season offer: Book before 05 March and receive a 20% reduction on the week 14 - 21 AprilMountain lodge rental Chalet Daisy sits on a small …

Chalet Elan

Luxury ski holiday chalet – At this exclusive holiday chalet you are bound to fall under the charm of the unspoilt Alpine landscape stretching from the …

Chalet Gastein

Family ski chalet holiday rental – This cheerful mountain chalet has got lots of charm and a very cosy feel throughout. Set in the widest and sunniest part of …

Chalet Grand Duc

SPECIAL OFFERS - 25 FEBRUARY - 3 MARCH - WAS £17,625, NOW £15,450 (SAVE OVER £2,000!)25 MARCH - 1 APRIL - WAS £15,770, NOW £14,165!8 - 15 APRIL - WAS …

Chalet Heather

Special end of season offer: Book before 05 March and receive a 20% reduction on weeks beginning 07 and 14 Aprilski vacation lodge in France - Chalet Heather …

Chalet Heidi

SPECIAL OFFER - LATE SAVINGS!8 - 15 APRIL - WAS £11,345, NOW £10,315!Splendid Alpine ski chalet – Chalet Heidi offers a unique opportunity to experience …

Chalet Ikki

MARCH 19th - 25th (MON-SUN) - SIX-NIGHT BREAK AVAILABLE FOR JUST £10,400!Chalet Ikki is an eclectic fusion of rustic farmhouse, luxury and superb facilities …

Chalet Marmotte

Exclusive Courchevel ski chalet rental – Chalet Marmotte is a cheerful Alpine chalet occupying an elevated position at the edge of the elegant ski resort of …

Chalet Orignal

French Alps exclusive ski chalet – This is an exceptionally elegant fully catered chalet situated in the Legettaz area of the sought after ski resort of Val …

Chalet Primrose I

French Alps ski holiday Chalet Primrose I sits on a small development of lovely chalets built of wood and local stone, situated at the edge of the village of …

Chalet Primrose II

Chalet Primrose II sits on a small development of lovely chalets built of wood and local stone, situated at the edge of the village of Alpe d’Huez, popular …

Chalet Renne

French luxury ski chalet – From the top of the Legettaz area of Val d’Isere, Chalet Renne commands far reaching views over the Manchet Valley and the …

Chalet Snowbell

Special end of season offer: Book before 05 March and receive a 20% reduction on the week 14 - 21 AprilAlpe d'Huez large ski Chalet Snowbell sits on a small …

Chalet Sorrel I

Special end of season offer: Book before 05 March and receive a 20% reduction on weeks beginning 07 and 14 Aprilfamily ski chalet in France - Chalet Sorrel I …

Chalet Sorrel II

Special end of season offer: Book before 05 March and receive a 20% reduction on the week 07 - 14 April.Alpine ski Chalet Sorrel II sits on a small development …

Chalet Thor

MARCH 19th - 25th (MON-SUN) - SIX-NIGHT BREAK AVAILABLE FOR JUST £12,780!Chalet Thor is a staffed chalet in Chamonix, sleeping 10. This is one of the most …

Chalet Violet

family mountain ski lodge Chalet Violet sits on a small development of lovely chalets built of wood and local stone, situated at the edge of the village of Alpe …

Collina Degli Ulivi

Tuscany holiday farmhouse – Collina degli Ulivi is a charming 17th century stone farmhouse set in the verdant Tuscan countryside, known as Valdichiana, just a …

Corticella Di Lago

Lake Como villa- This is a recently renovated property with heated pool that opened for the first time in mid 2008, with a stunning location overlooking Lake …

Cottage Remaiolo

Holiday cottage Elba - This is a simply furnished country style apartment located on hillside on the island of Elba, with views across the sea and the wooded …

Dei Dogi

Located in the hills of Gambassi Terme in the heart of the Tuscany countryside is this attractive cottage. Sleeping six, it is of a high standard, enjoying air …

Dolce Toscana

Luxury Tuscan farmhouse for vacation – This is a delightful country villa in the heart of the Chianti valley enjoying unrivalled views and dramatic golden …

Domus Romana

Private villa Umbria: this is a very elegant Italian villa with stunning views built in local stone, stylishly furnished and fully equipped ; there is a main …

Fattoria Pietra

Lazio villa for rent - This is a tastefully restored, stone built villa with pool at the edge of Stimigliano village in this picturesque region of Italy. It …

Foschia Brunello

Vacation rental Tuscany : This is a large villa in the famous Brunello wine region, located in the midst of a wine estate with some twenty five hectares of …

Fragolino

Umbria farmhouse for rental – Fragolino is a large stone built farmhouse, set among the Umbrian rolling hills, totally refurbished in keeping with the …

Giulietta

Italian villa near Lake Trasimeno - Villa Giulietta is a charming Tuscan villa, formerly a working olive oil mill, with origins dating back as far as the 18th …

Il Bianco

This holiday accommodation near Florence is an apartment within a restored farmhouse on a working vineyard. Recently renovated, Il Bianco offers a spacious, …

Il Capoccio

Located in the Chianti region of Italy, just 19 miles south of Florence, Il Capoccio is a large property set in a green oasis of olive trees and …

Il Delfino

Unique luxury villa Amalfi Atrani with views - Il Delfino is a very special villa situated halfway between the picturesque villages of Amalfi and Atrani, and …

Il Girasole

Lazio/ Umbria border country villa rental: Il Girasole is a traditional country villa situated in the heart of a very rural area just on the border between …

Il Maniero

Il Maniero is a classic Italian villa that was built at the end of the 18th century. The property has its own formal park including a chapel in the grounds. …

Il Pescatore

Il Pescatore was previously a farmhouse and two barns. It has now been restored into a luxurious villa property with two annexes - one being a separate …

Il Sismano

Luxury Umbria villa rental near Todi - Il Sismano is a fully restored 17th century farmhouse, complete with all modern conveniences but still retaining its …

La Barella

With an elevated hillside position, this is a rustic, welcoming house decorated in a traditional Sicilian style, just a short distance from beaches and the …

La Colomba

Holiday accommodation in Umbria - In a rural setting just a short distance from Todi, this lovely villa is ideally situated to explore Umbria and southern …

La Flaminia

Umbria/Lazio borders country villa with pool on wine estate - La Flaminia boasts an enviable setting amongst the lovely undulating hills which are so typical of …

La Fucina

Small Tuscany villa for two - This is an ideal one bedroom hideaway for a couple seeking to experience the best of Tuscany with a private pool! La Fucina is a …

La Gioconda

Large villa near Siena - Recently restored to a very high level, La Gioconda is an attractive country house in the Val d' Orcia, in the south eastern part of …

La Granata

Villa in Sicily near Agrigento - La Granata is a modern villa located on the edge of the small town of Licata, on the southern coast of Sicily. This well …

La Pieve

La Pieve is a large, stylish and well presented large villa near Lucca in a 'complex', consisting of three separate buildings situated around several communal …

La Riserva

Chianti villa to hire - La Riserva is a charming, restored 16th century Tuscan farmhouse located in the Chianti Classico region of Italy on its own wine estate. …

La Scogliera

Built partly into the steep hillside over three main terraces and boasting unbroken views of the deep blue Mediterranean and colourful little town of Positano, …

La Spiaggia

Sitting on the shore of Lake Como in the village of Lezzeno and just over 3 miles from the town of Bellagio is this elegant property. Built over three floors …

La Traviata

Attractively furnished throughout with tiled flooring and light, airy rooms this is a very comfortable holiday rental in Tuscany. Dating from the 18th century …

La Vetraia

Chianti traditional villa for rental - Imagine waking up to a 360 degree verdant panorama of rolling hills, extensive vineyards and olive groves, experiencing …

Lampone

Umbria farmhouse for rental – Lampone is a beautiful stone built farmhouse, set among the Umbrian rolling hills, totally refurbished in keeping with the …

Mirtillino

Umbria country cottage rental – Mirtillino is the smallest among three country houses built in a vast domain, set among the Umbrian rolling hills and the …

Montecristo

Elba holiday villa - This is a stylish property with stunning sea views and enjoying a spectacular vista across pine woodland to the sea and as far as the …

Mulino Fresco

This is a picture perfect restored Italian mill, dating back as far as the 15th century, located in a verdant valley surrounded by nature, with the peace only …

Onda di Amalfi

Luxury Amalfi villa rental- Nestled on a hillside along the coastal road leading to Amalfi, Onda di Amalfi is a newly refurbished Mediterranean terraced villa …

Orazio

Holiday villa near Rome - Surrounded by olive trees and vineyards in the gentle hills to the north of Rome is this charming small villa located in the …

Orcio

Located mid-way between Florence and Siena deep in Chianti countryside is the stone apartment Orcio. This carefully restored property is part of a larger …

Osanna

This is a beautifully renovated, spacious Italian villa near Sansepolcro set in a green, verdant location. This charming villa is fully enclosed in well …

Perla di Mare

Positano exclusive villa – Nestled on the cliffs close to the enchanting village of Positano, Perla di Mare is a beautiful seaside villa with stunning sea …

Pieve di Camaiore

Traditional village farmhouse near Lucca - Situated in the quaint Tuscan village of Montemagno, in the splendid countryside between Lucca and Camaiore, this …

Podere Valentina

Italian farmhouse with pool - located in the hills some twenty minutes north of Lucca, in the little hamlet of Aquilea, lies Podere Valentina. This charming …

Poggio Di Palaia

Tuscany villa near village: Located on a hilltop on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Palaia, this is a villa near a local Tuscan village deep in the …

Poggio sul Lago

Lakeview farmhouse Umbria/ Tuscany border – From its hilltop position above Lake Trasimeno, this lovely country farmhouse commands striking views over the …

Porta Rosa

Lake villa in Italy - Porta Rosa enjoys a position high in the hills above the south-west shores of Lake Garda with stunning views across Italy's largest …

Pozzo

Pozzo is a carefully restored stone apartment located deep in the Chianti countryside of Tuscany, mid-way between Florence and Siena and just a short …

Rastrello

Beach villa in Sicily - This modern beachside house built in a Mediterranean style is situated near the town of Modica on the south-eastern side of Sicily, not …

Reggia dell'Olio

Renaissance palace for rent – This former aristocratic residence is a splendid example of Renaissance architecture set in the heart of a charming medieval …

Rosario

Italy vacation rental - Rosario is a charming and attractive Tuscan farmhouse located on a private estate just outside the town of Lucca. Fully restored in …

Rustico Santa Croce

Country holiday cottage near Lucca – Rustico Santa Croce is a charming holiday cottage tucked away in a peaceful corner of Tuscan countryside, half-way …

Rustico Uliveto

Traditional Tuscan farmhouse in Chianti Valley for rent – When you picture a stone built Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by acres of verdant fields and rolling …

Santa Costanza

This is a restored 16th century villa near Orvieto with private pool, located a short distance outside the village of San Severo on the Lazio/Umbrian border. …

Sarripoli

Villa near Montepulciano - In a picturesque location in the south of Tuscany, close to the town of Montepulciano, is the restored farmhouse Sarripoli. The …

Sirena di Positano

Set between dramatic cliffs and an amazing Tyrrhenian sea, Sirena di Positano is a stylish villa situated in an exclusive residential area of Positano, with …

Ski Apartment Avoriaz

Apartment Avoriaz enjoys a good position in the village of Avoriaz overlooking the nursery slopes.  This is a fun, vibrant ski resort in the middle of the …

Ski Apartment Chevreuil

French Alps ski apartment - Apartment Chevreuil is situated in the village of Avoriaz at walking distance from all amenities, restaurants, shops and ski slopes. …

Ski Apartment Le Flocon

Ski Apartment Le Flocon is situated in the village of Avoriaz, a lively ski resort in the heart of the Portes du Soleil ski area, which offers over 650 kms of …

Sorrettole

Tuscan Villa near Florence- Dating from the fifteenth century, this is a very elegant villa set on a large wine estate just south of Florence (only fifteen …

Sovrana

Sovrana is located in a picturesque setting deep in the Chianti countryside of Tuscany, mid-way between Florence and Siena. This stone-built, character building …

Tenuta Caradonna

Large Villa Italy : Tenuta Caradonna is a wonderfull, typical Tuscan villa set in 20 acres of parkland on a hilltop just a short drive from the beautiful towns …

Tenuta Di Sassetta

Large luxury Tuscany villa - Set in a peaceful verdant valley in southern Tuscany this luxuriously renovated 18th century farmhouse is a haven of nature and …

Tenuta Fossatello

Harvest experience 2012 (max 10 pax - including: daily maid, chef, breakfast, lunch, dinner - food and drinks are extras - waiter, concierge, grocery services, …

Tenuta Val d'Elsa

SPECIAL 2012 OFFER RATES AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS & FOR SMALL GROUPS OF 10-16 PEOPLE - PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR DETAILS.This magnificent 14th century estate is …

Torre del Principe

Castle for rent in South of Tuscany – Torre del Principe is a castle full of history and character whose tower is visible from a long distance, as you …

Torre Santa Maria

Large coastal family holiday villa - Torre Santa Maria is a unique and historical 16th century lookout tower set on the cliffs close to the village of Maiori, …

Trullo Arganese

Large pool near Cisternino - This stunningly restored, traditional trullo is surrounded by olive groves and carob trees. Two gazebos offer wonderful views over …

Trullo Bozzanino

Puglia traditional rental - Bozzanino is a lovely restored Trullo set on a peaceful hillside near the town of Cisternino with delightful views of the …

Trullo Falcone

This is a beautifully restored trullo and lamia, located in picturesque countryside near the towns of Alberobello and Martina Franca amongst olive trees and …

Trullo Nocino

Outdoor living trulo - This is a charming, traditional local house known as a trullo, with wonderful grounds designed to make the most of outdoor life in the …

Vigna Sagrantino

Country villa in Umbria - Located near the charming town of Montefalco in a picturesque region of Umbria known for production of the famous Sagrantino di …

Vigneto Morellino

This is a spacious Tuscan villa to rent with swimming pool of an exceptionally high standard, superb furnishings and all modern comforts catered for. Located …

Villa Afrodite

SPECIAL OFFER from 7th April to 28th April:WAS £8400 per week IS NOW £6520 per week!Amalfi Coast private villa Afrodite is a beautiful Baroque villa set …

Villa Alexena

Lake Garda period holiday villa - This outstanding villa built in 1902 near the old church of Gardone Sopra is a truly Italian experience. Drive up through the …

Villa Anfora

Traditional country farmhouse on the Tuscan/ Umbrian border – Villa Anfora is a delightful period country house, very tastefully decorated, full of character …

Villa Arco

Located near the quiet Tuscan village of Palaia, in the province of Pisa, Villa Arco enjoys picturesque views of the surrounding countryside and is a …

Villa Beata

High quality villa with pool and views Umbria – set in a tranquil location deep in the heart of Italy, Villa Beata is a beautifully restored, elegant country …

Villa Celli

Villa near San Gimignano : Villa Celli is located on the outskirts of the medieval village of Montelopio, in a lush, verdant landscape dotted with olive groves, …

Villa Claudio

Riviera villa with sea views Liguria - Villa Claudio is a real find, in a fantastic location on the Italian Riviera near San Remo yet close to the French …

Villa dei Cinghiali

Exclusive vacation villa in Lazio - Villa dei Cinghiali is a beautiful country villa with a smart, contemporary style, set among 40 acres of splendid parkland …

Villa Dei Ricordi

Converted barn for holiday in Tuscany – Villa dei Ricordi is a lovely restored barn set in pine woodland in Southern Tuscany, only a 20 minute drive from the …

Villa Del Fiore

Holiday villa Elba island - This is an elegant property in a country style with spacious areas in which to relax, both inside and outside the house. The sea is …

Villa dell'Orologio

Italy villa with pool and views Umbria - surrounded by stunning countryside and mountains, and boasting breathtaking panoramic views, Villa dell'Orologio is the …

Villa dell'Orto

Tuscany Luxury vacation villa – Surrounded by extensive parkland and woodland, deep in the heart of the splendid countryside of Pistoia, Villa dell’Orto is …

Villa Duccio

Luxury villa Siena : This is a beautiful large luxury villa to hire near Siena, dating from the 17th century, belonging to a famous Sienese family and located …

Villa Etruria

Italian villa close to shops: with stunning views as far as the Etruscan city of Volterra, Villa Etruria is an elegant property offering an ideal way to enjoy …

Villa Favorita

Umbria period country villa rental - Set among olive groves and sunflower fields in the heart of the peaceful Umbrian countryside, Villa Favorita is a truly …

Villa Fiorita

Sorrento luxury villa with pool – Situated in the exclusive, residential area of Capo Sorrento, Villa Fiorita is an elegant family villa with pool, manicured …

Villa Francesca

Early booking offer on all weeks booked up to June 23 or after Aug 25 - confirm your booking before 31 March and receive a 10% discount.Cortona period Tuscan …

Villa Freddana

Italian luxury villa - Built in 1600 as a convent, Villa Freddana sits in the hills near Lucca with stunning views of the La Freddana valley below. The …

Villa Gaetano

Special offerAll remaining weeks reduced from £4540 to £4095Farmhouse near Montepulciano: Villa Gaetano is a restored villa near Montepulciano for hire. This …

Villa Gardese

Lake Garda Salò beach villa - this pretty villa is in a superb location right on the edge of Lake Garda, with its very own private beach. Villa Gardese is …

Villa Gemma

Exclusive aristocratic villa near Lucca - Villa Gemma is truly a gem within the Quality Villas portfolio of luxury holiday villas in Tuscany. Built in the XVII …

Villa Gialla

Spacious Italian villa - Villa Gialla is a classic restored Italian villa. It has many preserved original features, such as frescoed ceilings, set in spacious …

Villa Gianni

Bookings taken before 31st December 2011 will get a 10% discount on advertised rates.Villa near Monteriggioni : Located in the heart of Tuscany, to the south of …

Villa Ginestra

Villa rental near San Gimignano - Villa Ginestra is a former school house located in the pretty village of Iano near Montaione, enjoying stunning panoramic …

Villa Giuseppina

Elegant Tuscan villa rental – Nestled among the unspoilt Casentino mountains, Villa Giuseppina is a newly restored country house whose understated elegance …

Villa Il Merlano

With a hillside position surrounded by sunflower fields, corn fields and olive groves, this is a quintessential Italian villa escape, located near the village …

Villa Imperiale

Exclusive villa rental in Forte dei Marmi – This newly built, deceptively spacious villa near Forte dei Marmi has been elegantly furnished in a sleek …

Villa Isabella

Luxury Tuscan villa with pool – Set in a very scenic and secluded spot of the Casentino area, this traditional stone farmhouse has been sympathetically …

Villa Lanti

Villa Lanti, with its stunning views and private tranquillity, looks out from a protected mountainside within a national park. The villa was designed by …

Villa Leonessa

Villa Leonessa is a restored period country house tucked away in the very heart of the Umbria landscape whose unspoilt beauty still mesmerizes visitors from all …

Villa Liberta'

Lake Como luxury villa - This stately villa sits majestically on the shores of Lake Como, near the town of Limonta in the heart of the 'Oliveto Lario' just a …

Villa Mareblu

Sicily seaside family villa – Mareblu is a splendid seaside property decorated in typical Mediterranean style, which enjoys stunning sea views from …

Villa Montelopio

Tuscan countryside farmhouse - Villa Montelopio is a magnificent example of classic Tuscan farmhouse set in the picturesque countryside surrounding Volterra, …

Villa Nettuno

This Stunning Amalfi Coast villa typifies the very best the Amalfi coast has to offer; set in a truly privileged position on the rocks above the sea, every …

Villa Novecento

Exclusive period villa for rent near Forte dei Marmi – Villa Novecento is one of few period villas available for rent in this elegant part of the Versilia …

Villa Odissea

Amalfi vacation villa Odissea is an elegant villa with dramatic views over the beautiful stretch of coast from Capo d'Orso across the bay of Salerno, reputedly …

Villa Piedimonte

Sicily luxury villa with swimming pool – This sophisticated, contemporary villa lies at the foot of the imposing mount Erice, in the north-western corner of …

Villa Pirandello

Villa vacation with pool Sicily - Located near the town of Pietraperzia  this charming property has a hillside position with views over the surrounding wheat …

Villa Rubia

Lazio/ Umbria border country villa rental: Villa Rubia is a modern villa built within a Roman archaeological site, nestled in the open countryside surrounded by …

Villa Saeculum

The Villa Saeculum is a classic 16th century restored Tuscan farmhouse located in the Chianti Classico region of Italy on its own wine estate. The estate itself …

Villa Santa Caterina

Exclusive period villa near Siena - Villa Santa Caterina is an imposing fully restored 13th-century monastery, subsequently used as a farmhouse, which has been …

Villa Tosca

Tuscan farmhouse near Lucca - Villa Tosca has got a unique charm and understated elegance. Set  in an idyllic spot of the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by …

Villa Traiana

Exclusive Luxury Villa in Puglia – Villa Traiana is a magnificent three-storey villa nestled between the foothills of the Appenines and the azure Adriatic …

Villa Vorno

Luxury holiday villa Italy - This is an exceptional property located on the edge of the village of Vorno, just a short distance from the walled city of Lucca. …

Villa Zanetti

Holiday villa in Tuscany - with a beautiful hillside position and views of unspoilt Tuscan countryside, is Villa Zanetti. Comprising two buildings, the main …

Villetta Quercia

Villa near Perugia - In a peaceful countryside setting with picturesque views, this is a comfortable house enjoying a good location, being just a ten-minute …

Villino Redditi

Self catering villa Arezzo: This is a delightful, modern family villa on the slopes of Pratomagno in the upper Arno valley, surrounded by olive groves and …

Vista Mare

Special offer:05 May - 02 Jun: was £6470, now just £5825 per weekCampania beach holiday rental - Vista Mare is a modern, three-storey villa built in a …

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