From the Tuscan countryside to the Sardinian coast, Italy’s landscape is dotted with quaint villas that exude a relaxed lifestyle and natural elegance. Often dating back to authentic 18th or 19th century farming compounds, today’s Italian villas have been converted into resort-style holiday homes perfect for escaping Europe’s bustling cities.
Porto Cervo, Italy | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 4000044391
Designed by the renowned Italian architect Luigi Vietti, this prestigious pieds dans l’eau villa is situated on Sardinia’s exclusive Emerald Coast. Built in the 1960s, it was later turned into the guesthouse of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and saw a steady flow of celebrities and business tycoons. With exquisite finishes and unique characteristics, the 13-bedroom villa embodies the traditional Sardinian style.
Forte Dei Marmi, Italy | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 4000037194
Just steps from the seaside village of Forte dei Marmi, which is known for its famous promenade, this impressive early-1900s villa has stunning views of the Apuan Alps, where Carrara marble is quarried. The Mediterranean-style villa is surrounded by a beautiful garden and retains much of its period and regional character.
Carate Urio, Italy | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 4000039521
The exclusive Villa Le Magnolie was built at the end of the 18th century on the delightful and picturesque shores of Lake Como. The property is considered one of the most beautiful villas on the lake because of its unique position, southern exposure and garden overlooking the water.
Appia Park, Italy | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 4000029350
This unique villa is part of the Appia Antica Archaeological Park and is located just five miles from Rome’s historic city center. Surrounded by 8.3 acres of land, this serene villa was formerly part of the famous Prince Torlonia estate.