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Villas in Italy

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.

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Italy - A Cosmopolitan Fusion of Culture & Cuisine

Rustic Renaissance, culinary classics and picture perfect regions make Italy an irresistible villa holiday destination. You'll be spoilt for choice with the Amalfi Coast's chic resorts, the beaches of Sicily and Sardinia, Tuscany's rural tranquillity, or unspoilt Umbria and Puglia. 

  • Your Italy Villa Holiday

    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.

  • About Italy

    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.

  • When to go to 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.

  • Cultural Highlights

    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.

  • Italy Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Unwind with a trip to the Boboli Gardens, in Florence. There you can take in the scent of the beautiful flowers, and admire the sculptures and water fountains scattered throughout the park.
    • See the stunning city of Florence and visit the many sites including the Duomo and the Galleria degli Uffizi.
    • Go shopping in Le Marche; explore the local markets for food and trinkets, or head to the Main Square in Ascoli Piceno, for a range of locally handcrafted products you can take home as souvenirs.
    • If you’re looking for the perfect day out, then make your way to Gurrida Lake in Sicily. Surrounded by a mountainous backdrop and lush green forests, it’s a great place for a hike, or a summer picnic.
    • For a truly beautiful natural sight, make the journey to Cascata delle Marmore, or Marmore Falls in Umbria. Watch as the water rushes through the emerald trees, and cascades into the pool of water – truly breathtaking.
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Overall rating
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 253 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
6 out of 10


Newton Abbot Couple
Good restaurants in Ostuni, Lecce well worth a visit. Some nice beaches.
Litter everywhere, Alborobello over run with Tourist tat.
Confirmed stay: 21 September 2019
Published on: 23 September 2019


10 out of 10


Littleborough Couple
Peaceful and relaxing
Cant think of anything
Confirmed stay: 21 September 2019
Published on: 22 September 2019


10 out of 10


Stoke on Trent Large older family holiday
Locals in Camastra and especially Naro (ice bar) so warm and welcoming made to feel special,
Nothing really, does really depend on what you are looking for, no good for people looking for a party place but for a taste of real Sicily its superb. A little remote from main tourist attractions Etna etc, but they are worth the drive.
Confirmed stay: 21 September 2019
Published on: 22 September 2019


10 out of 10


Plymouth Couple
Hill towns and scenery
Confirmed stay: 21 September 2019
Published on: 22 September 2019


8 out of 10


Reviewer left no comment
Driving in Italy is nerve-shredding even for experienced drivers!
Confirmed stay: 21 September 2019
Published on: 22 September 2019

Amalfi coast

9 out of 10


Cornwall Couple
Magnificent scenery
Supermarkets long way from villa
Confirmed stay: 18 September 2019
Published on: 19 September 2019


3 out of 10

Anne marie

The scenery
This country is not aligned in our tastes and preferences, but may well suit others. We would seriously recommend checking out value for money.
Confirmed stay: 17 September 2019
Published on: 18 September 2019


10 out of 10


Huntingdon Couple
San Gimignano
Hotel restaurant bottom of hill - very good meals
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 15 September 2019
Published on: 20 September 2019


9 out of 10


York Group
Food wine
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 14 September 2019
Published on: 19 September 2019


9 out of 10


Crawley Couple
Lots of interesting places to see and lots of choice in places to eat out.
Car parks very busy and expensive.
Driving experience is very interesting/ stressful.
Confirmed stay: 14 September 2019
Published on: 18 September 2019

Amalfi coast

Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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