Your Summer Italian Vacation Guide


The Telegraph shares insider tips on booking villas throughout Italy.

This article appears on The Telegraph.

How to have the perfect Italian villa holiday

How to book the best Italian villa or self-catering holiday, including advice on trips to Tuscany, Umbria, the Marche, Puglia, Sicily, and Sardinia; plus our favourite villas, farmhouses and apartments, and the best tour operators. By Telegraph Travel’s Italy experts.

Occasionally an Italian “villa” may be just that: a luxurious country retreat fit for a Medici. More usually, it is a converted farmhouse, a modern coastal property, an apartment in a larger rural complex (often with a shared pool), or an agriturismo (an apartment or small house on a farm or estate).

You’ll pay a premium for such accommodation in much of Tuscany and Umbria (see below), because these are the regions with the idyllic, and often larger,  properties, the historic towns, the pretty villages, the restaurants, and the glorious countryside that most villa holiday makers seek. Read more at The Telegraph…

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