Italy

We have carefully chosen a range of villas in Italy, some perfect for a romantic break, others for small families, and a few for gathering a large group of friends or even two families together. With private pools, BBQs and even some outdoor kitchens, our villas are made for lazy days and evenings outdoors. As many of our villas have heated pools, you can enjoy a swim no matter which season you choose to visit. We also have rentals in countryside locations, so you can appreciate the slow pace of rural Italian life while still being within a few miles of towns and places to visit.

A villa holiday offers you complete freedom every day. Choose to get up early, do some shopping at the local market, read a book or simply do a spot of people watching and be back at your villa for lunch. Alternatively, rent a villa and enjoy a few lie ins while on holiday, then take a dip in your private pool before a relaxed brunch. Afterwards, lap up the sunshine before stepping out to dinner at a local restaurant.

With free WiFi in all our villas, researching the best sightseeing and dining options is easy. The town of Locorotondo is a trove of exquisite eateries, with Villa Plus rentals perfectly positioned for you to get the very most from your holiday here. We also have properties in Martina Franca, with a weekly market perfect for picking delicious cooking ingredients from, if you’d rather make your own food.

If you fancy a day out at the seaside, you can choose between the many between beach clubs and lidos which have onsite restaurants and sunbeds for hire. Alternatively, pack a picnic (made up from your self-catering villa) and parasol and head to one of the many coves, each with their own unique appeal. The seaside towns often have smaller beaches but still pack in plenty of character, with piazzas and winding streets to explore for a full day out.

Inland, the town of Alberobello is full of cultural and historic gems, like the small trulli buildings, which have been a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. We have villas to rent near here, as well as properties in other small Italian towns and communes, like Ceglie Messapica and Cisternino. Booking a holiday with us means you’ll get the chance to explore these quaint, yet wholly charming locations at a pace which suits you.

No matter how many times you’ve been to Italy, you won’t want to miss out on any of its cultural highlights. Every town has something to offer, from castles and palazzos to ornately decorated churches and public buildings. A trip to one of the local markets is a feast for the senses, too, with ripe fruit and vegetables bursting with flavour and colour.

Shopping at the market is a wonderful way to experiencing local life, with stall holders and regulars haggling over prices – you might even find a bargain for yourself! After doing so, return to the comfort of your holiday villa and cook up something authentic and appetising …

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