No matter how many times you vacation in Italy, it is never enough. There is always more to see and experience and Italy evokes a feeling of peace and comfort that is difficult to replicate. To that end, we’ve combed the Italian countryside and have chosen some Italian villas that will help you achieve your very own peace and comfort on your vacation escape in Italy.
Villa Concetta, Lake Como
Lake Como, the third largest lake in Italy, is a popular destinations for tourists as well as seasoned travelers alike. Villa Concetta is perched above the lake and the village offering luxury accommodations as well as sweeping views of the area in a gorgeous, private setting. Built in 1911 and fully restored in 2012, the villa offers all the amenities including six bedrooms offering a total guest capacity of 11. You will find six ensuite bathrooms and a half bath, a private pool, air conditioning, fireplaces, outdoor showers, entertainment systems, wifi, and more.
From the villa, one can see across from the headland of Bellagio to the north pre-Alps and as far as Nesso to the south. Just in front of the villa is the classic Sisinnio church. This iconic structure has been represented in a Winston Churchill watercolour, painted from the garden of Villa Concetta.
Riviera Oleandra, Pieve Ligure
While not completely private, this condo in the Riviera Oleandra villa is so spacious and features a huge, private, sea view terrace. This villa condo sleeps six and has three bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as many other amenities including air conditioning and a pool.
The villa, surrounded by meticulously manicured lawns, blossoming greenery and scenic walkways makes for a garden oasis. From a gated entry, steep stone staircases carved into a sheer cliff descend to a couple of sunbathing platforms amid the rocky shore. Due to the rocks and current, only strong swimmers should access the sea from this point. For everyone else, we recommend the estate’s shared swimming pool, open mid-May through mid-September that’s filled with water piped in directly from the sea. The neighboring towns of Bogliasco and Recco, each within a few minutes’ drive also offer picturesque, beach clubs set on small pebbly coves and inlets.
Villa la Piazzetta, Capri, Amalfi Coast
Capri has an undeniable Beverly Hills vibe so you’ll feel right at home, especially when you opt for a stay at Villa la Piazzetta. This amazing city on the Amalfi Coast never disappoints, nor will this villa. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, the villa sleeps six.
In a panoramic position, the villa has a spacious garden on two different levels with a shaded courtyard and a terrace with a spectacular view of the sea and the mountains. The terrace is large and spacious, complete with sunbeds, and the courtyard has plenty of outdoor furniture perfect for eating outside or for relaxing and enjoying the view. The villa is all on one floor and boasts a well-kept, modern interior. The living room is large and welcoming, with large windows, a video archive and a bookcase full of books, sofas and a flat screen satellite TV.
You’ll also enjoy the air conditioning, wifi, and indoor/outdoor stereo system.
Perhaps you’d like to take the next step and purchase an Italian villa of your own. One such villa that rose to fame in the popular film “Call Me By Your Name” is for sale. Audiences fell in love with the story as well as the stunning villa in which the Oscar-winning film was set. Built in 1500, this historical building comes partially furnished and while it could use some love and restoration, it not only stuns as is, but has amazing potential. Available through House & Loft, this 16th century historical villa is just 60 miles from Milan.
As you’re planning your escape to Italy, chances are, you can’t go wrong when choosing a destination. Our suggestions for these dreamy villas will, of course, enhance any Italian vacation. Which one would you choose? If a villa doesn’t appeal to you, you may wish to opt for one of our choices of great luxury hotels in Italy.