The summer season is heating up and travel plans are being put in order: for those who have Italy at the top of the list this season, let’s have a look as we round up some of the most decadent villas from the North to the South.
From the lush rolling hills of Tuscany to the breathtaking cliffs that encompass the Amalfi Coast, Italy is a diverse panorama of sea, countryside, mountains and cityscape. There’s no shortage of aesthetically appealing places to stay, but we’ve rounded up the top, all with their own splendor, all with a different story to tell. Here are the hidden gems of luxury accommodations in Italy.
This four story Venetian Villa is every bit the dream it promises to be in the heart of history. Found tucked beside a 16th century church, it boasts 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, 3 fully functioning kitchens and a marvellous loft with wooden beam ceilings, a cosy niche with breathtaking views of the canal. With a myriad of outdoor space, it has a sprawling terrace overlooking the water for ravishing views of the city, as well as a rustic boat deck for outdoor sunbathing in the quiet solace that Venice can offer off the beaten path. Its rustic design, exposed brick and unique furniture makes it a little jewel among the picturesque bridges, enchanting canals and majestic gondolas of this ancient city.
And from the bustling streets of Venice to the quiet Tuscan countryside, the search brings us to Val d’Orcia and to the doorstep of a tantalizing six-bedroom villa that has been recently restored and refurbished. Its magnificent design that is a mix of rustic elegance, has still managed to maintain strong hints of its historical character in nearly every room of the house. One of the most characteristic elements of the estate, however, is an ancient barn that has been fully renovated to include a playroom, state of the art gym and relax area. Stone-laden archways and unfinished wooden furniture accent the antique feel for an immense design impact.
As we make our way farther south, no place in Italy is undoubtedly more enchanting than the Amalfi Coast, a stretch that is dotted with the most characteristic Italian towns and inimitable beauty. Here we find a veritable fortress among the succulent lemon trees, which the area is so well known for. Located in Positano, this immense villa finds itself nestled among olive groves and pine trees, with no shortage of terrace space to admire the crystalline waters. The interior is characterized by a regal elegance with fresco-painted ceilings, large gold trimmed archways and extravagant chandeliers. Its majestic terracotta color makes its facade recognizable from miles away, perched on the side of a cliff.
These villas represent the passion for design laced with historical remnants in one of the world’s most intriguing locations. Extravagant estates in the heart of culture and beauty await the most indulgent of travelers.