Undulating hills, sumptuous vineyards and Renaissance-inspired landscapes, for centuries this ancient part of the world has been a source of inspiration in the realms of both art and gastronomy alike. For many, Tuscany is one of their ultimate dream destinations, and you may very well have dreamt of staying here. This region is perfect for those that want to dip their toes into the cultural capitals of Florence and Siena to admire its many frescoes and sculptures, but would similarly like to retreat to the comfort of a beautiful Italian villa deep in the hills. Ancient though it may be, this region has really upped its game as an adventure destination, with plenty of cycling, hiking and scuba diving excursions to be had. We have a selection of our most elite holiday villas in Italy to rent, with pools and vineyards galore.
1. 5 bed Italian villa with private pool and large garden
This exclusive Italian villa in Tuscany is everything you could hope for in the quest for a Renaissance getaway. It is surrounded by five hectares of private garden guaranteeing tranquility and total privacy. Hidden among olive trees and vineyards, this wonderful dwelling enjoys panoramic views and a beautiful skyline of the hills. With 5 bedroom suites, there is plenty of room for all of the family. Its beautiful private garden fuses into the magnificence of the main Garden of Palazzo di Varignana, three hectares of fine landscaping jewel included in the prestigious and renowned “Grandi Giardini” Network. Having been renovated in June 2016, this gem has renewed interior spaces which combine classic with contemporary design. The two bedroom suites on the ground floor combine brown marble, and patio doors in the living ensure wide access to the gardens. Three bedroom suites encompass the first floor, and can be reached by an elegant staircase.
2. Italian villa with a pool in Chianti Classico region
A restored old Tuscan farmhouse in Chianti Classico, this is a rustic property with wooden beams and rich farmland with 4 hectares of vineyards and olive groves. The owners produce extra virgin olive oil and the famous Chianti wine. To make the most of the beautiful Italian weather, there are sunbeds and parasols for you to soak up the sun, and this Italian villa with a pool is 300 metres from the villa in a wonderful manicured garden.
3. 4 bed Italian villa in Chianni with private pool for 10 guests
Renovated tastefully, this Italian villa with a private pool is beautifully incorporated into the rolling green hills of Pisa. It is an old farmhouse, and its privileged position enjoys panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and therefore total zen. It comprises a large living room with a fireplace, a reading area to relax in, a dining area in typical Tuscan style and a bathroom. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, two with a private toilet and outside you can eat al fresco under the covered porch or terrace.
4. Italian villa Mezzeria with indoor pool and Turkish bath
This precious holiday villa in Italy of 500 square metres is restored to an excellent standard, and occupies a prime position overlooking the oasis of Alviano below in the open countryside of southern Umbria. It is furnished with unique locally crafted furniture, and with many different levels, its tranquility can be enjoyed by a large group. The garden feature is equipped with table, chairs and umbrella for lunches al fresco, and its bright open-space living room has direct access to the covered salt-water pool. If you’re looking for total relaxation this villa certainly offers it – there is also a spa corner with a Turkish bath and a tropical shower.
5. Italian villa apartment in heart of Tuscan countryside near Siena
The apartment is part of Farmhouse Podere Camollia. Just 6km from the historic centre of Siena, this luxury villa in Tuscany is the perfect blend of proximity and seclusion. It is situated in the heart of the countryside, just 4 miles from the historic centre of Siena. You will be plunged into nature in this rustic farmhouse, all while benefiting from the convenience of having the main roads in short distance and services of Siena only 5 minutes away. This is a typical Tuscan farmhouse and overlooks vineyards. The apartment consists of one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, two bathrooms, a living room with a sofa bed for two people and a spacious kitchen.
6. 5 bedroom frescoed Italian villa for rent in Chianti region
Villa Torre Alberghieri is a property dated back to the 19th century, in neoclassic style, located in the heart of the Chianti area, roughly 8 miles from Florence. This elegant villa has beautiful country views, and was bought as the owner’s summer house. It is flooded with sunlight and luscious green spaces and original feature high ceilings. The warm colour scheme perfectly compliments the Tuscan surroundings, and while being adorned with contemporary fresco paintings, still maintains an air of warmth and cosiness. If you’re all about the small details, these intricate frescoed ceilings and terracotta floors should not be missed. It is a one of a kind property. Close to the villages of Impruneta and Strada in Chianti, there are various traditional Tuscan restaurants, shops and markets close by. The piece de resistance however, has to be the villa’s own tower, which enjoys breathtaking 360 degree views. There are plenty of spaces for entertaining, with dining terraces, a BBQ and a lawn for children to play.
7. Luxury villa in Italy with original monastic features
Originally a convent with plenty of history to be discovered, Podere Le Monache is magical and benefits from a luscious and traditional Italian garden. Its views are spectacular; located on a hillside, it overlooks the fantastic landscape of the sea and towards Livorno and Pisa. This property certainly has a mystical atmosphere and is perfect for a pool day or wandering around the olive grove. Great care has been taken to restore all of the original features, including its gorgeous vaulted ceilings.
Have you fallen in love with one of these luxury Italian villas in this beautiful region?