- The old town of Alghero
- The weather for July was very disappointing
Published on: 11 July 2015
Discover a wonderfully cosmopolitan destination with everything from the rustic to the Renaissance from our villas in Italy. With fabulous cuisine, fascinating history and impressive art in abundance, culture and culinary fans alike will be captivated at every turn. For those seeking to relax and unwind amid beautiful surroundings, our rural retreats in the rolling countryside or Italian villas just along the beautiful Mediterranean coast offer a charming simplicity, meaning your holiday can take the same laid back pace as local life.
The Amalfi Coast picture-perfect landscape has beautiful, brightly painted towns overlooking the seascape beyond. Enjoy villa living in a destination that is truly à la mode, with a wonderful selection of boutique shops and eateries serving local cuisine. Discover the archaeological sites at Pompeii and Herculaneum.Villas in Amalfi coast
A Le Marche holiday is a delightful insight into traditional Italian life. Our Italian villas are a great base to soak up the unique ambience and local culture of the beautiful countryside villages. The bustling Adriatic coastal resorts are ever popular, and San Marino offers amazing views over Le Marche and western Italy.Villas in Le Marche
Puglia’s unspoilt coastal landscape is full of architectural treasures that offer a glimpse into its fascinating past. Conical Trulli buildings and the historic towns, Lecce and Ostuni, sit harmoniously within this picturesque backdrop. Combined with local cuisine, Puglia makes for a captivating and relaxing holiday.Villas in Puglia
Located off the west coast of Italy the island of Sardinia boasts glorious beaches, beautiful countryside, chic resorts and intriguing history. Our Italy villas in Sardinia compliment the laid-back way of life, and combined with delicious local cuisine, provide all the ingredients needed for perfect Italy villa holidays.Villas in Sardinia
Our collection of villas in Italy wouldn’t be complete without the glorious island of Sicily. Roman, Islamic and Greek occupiers have left fascinating historic legacies and fusion cuisine. The impressive volcanic landscape surrounding Mount Etna, coastal scenery and friendly ambience makes Sicily a unique destination.Villas in Sicily
Discover Tuscany’s rustic charm and stay in one of our converted farmhouse villas that neighbour some of Italy’s cultural gems. The captivating cities and towns echo the Renaissance era, while the verdant vineyards and countryside offer delectable dishes and wines, best enjoyed on the terraces of our Italian villas.Villas in Tuscany
Known as the green heart of Italy, Umbria boasts beautiful, untouched countryside and medieval towns. Ripe for exploration, your holiday can be pleasantly filled with activities such as walking or cycling amid the breathtaking scenery, rewarded at the end with the fine cuisine and wine reminiscent of classic Italy.Villas in Umbria
We have chosen a selection of 6 villas from our full list of properties in Italy. Find the perfect villa below:
Torre delle Stelle, Sardinia
Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, Amalfi coast
Have an unforgettable holiday in Italy with James Villa Holidays. Escape to the untouched countryside and enjoy a tranquil break away at one of our converted farmhouse villas. Visit local vineyards, discover amazing landmarks and treat your taste buds to the mouth-watering local food. We have a wide range of villas with private pools, pretty terraces and self-catering facilities that make an ideal base to explore Italy.
Perhaps a coastal resort is more to your taste, where you can enjoy sunny days at the beach with your family. Soak up the sun and take in the spectacular views, all the while experiencing Italian villa living at its best. Italy boasts some of the most beautiful beach resorts and arguably some of the best cuisine in Europe.
With frequent flights to Italy from most UK airports and flight times ranging between just two and three hours, it has never been easier to visit this fascinating country.
Italy is a tempting mix of rich culture, exquisite cuisine, and spectacular scenery. Entice your senses with world class pizzas, astounding architecture, fashion conscious locals and the delicious fresh coffee that Italy is famous for.
With the rolling hills of Campania’s vineyards, the breathtaking architecture of Sicily, and the stunning coves of turquoise blue and glittering white sandy beaches dotted around the coastal shores of Sardinia, there’s a holiday destination for everyone in Italy.
Italy has gloriously warm summers with the hottest temperatures being in August, and it’s generally warm from May to September, too. If you enjoy the sunshine but don’t want to go during the hottest period then April to June and September to October are the perfect times for you to go. The climate varies quite a lot throughout the country, with weather being warmer the further south you go.
Italy is blessed with many fascinating landmarks and interesting places to visit. For a piece of history, head over to the Valley of Temples, or Valle Dei Templi, in Sicily, a prime example of Ancient Greek art and design. Walk past detailed sculptures of historical and mythical figures, and gaze at the towering stone columns.
Take a glimpse into a Roman town that existed over 2,000 years ago. The ruins of Pompeii near Naples were covered by ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, leaving behind a fascinating, well-preserved archaeological site to explore.
Pisa is also worth a visit if you want to see the extremely famous leaning tower of Pisa. It is an impressive and remarkable example of Roman architecture as well as an iconic photograph opportunity.
Sometimes even the best of us need a little inspiration. Here are some recommendations from us to help you find your perfect holiday
Whether swimming in the sea or sunbathing on the sand, take advantage of a property located close to the beach.View Villas
Take time out to relax in your infinity pool whilst overlooking the sapphire waters that extend beautifully to the horizon.View Villas
Enjoy a location close to the heart of the action with plenty of amenities nearby, perfect if you prefer not to hire a car.View Villas
Whether its for family fun or just a few lengths in the morning, enjoy all the space and freedom that comes with a large pool.View Villas
Our smaller villas are perfect for couples offering all the space, privacy and freedom to enjoy a fantastic holiday just for two.View Villas
Enjoy complete comfort and relaxation following a day of exploring in your very own Jacuzzi or hot tub.View Villas
From neighbouring properties to stand alone villas that sleep up to 20 people, there are plenty of options for large groups.View Villas
Enjoy the peace and relaxation that comes with a private villa located off the beaten track.View Villas
Improve your fitness or have some fun with a game of tennis, whether you're practising your backhand or taking a break from the beach.View Villas
Take in the wonderful site of the surrounding area from the comfort and privacy of your own villaView Villas
Nothing beats being able to enjoy a barbecue by the side of your pool, in the comfort of your own private villa.View Villas
Chill out in our air conditioned villas - respite from the midday sun and a guaranteed cool and comfortable nights' sleep.View Villas
Take a look at the added entertainment on offer at these fantastic villas - and perhaps swap the swimming pool for a pool table!View Villas
Travelling outside of the summer season? Don't worry - enjoy a long, leisurely swim at these villas with heated pools.View Villas
Free Wi-Fi connectivity makes it easy to plan your holiday itinerary - or show off your fantastic villa to your friends back home.View Villas