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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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Let's face it, when it comes to reviews you want to hear from straight from the holidaymaker's mouth! They're the ones who've been there, done that and swam in their own private pool. That's why we use independent review service Reevoo – giving you the good and the bad from genuine James Villas' customers. Honesty is the best policy after all…

Italy reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Sights / Places to go
8.8
Night life
6.9
Overall rating
8.8
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 243 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
6 out of 10

Mark

SW England Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Being between two seas (Adriatic and Med) the weather was very pleasant with good sea breezes, there is lots of coastline and the area is very rural with small white wall towns dotted around.

It has some good quality natural and historic sites.

We visited outside of the Italian school holidays (half term for the UK) and it was very quiet, so no ques and easy to park and look around.
Because it was their 'off season', many places were either permanently shut or closed for 4 or 5 hours per day. This made accessing restaurants or attractions a problem and you had to carefully time trips to supermarkets or pharmacies.
Confirmed stay: 26 October 2019
Published on: 31 October 2019

Puglia

9 out of 10

Andrew

Essex Couple
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Views of coastline and island of Capri.
Winding cliff edge roads and Italian driving!
Confirmed stay: 19 October 2019
Published on: 20 October 2019

Amalfi coast

10 out of 10

Claire

London Couple
+
we loved every bit of it
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 19 October 2019
Published on: 20 October 2019

Sicily

10 out of 10

Luke

Leeds Family (with only pre-school children)
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What is there to say about Tuscany? Quite possibly the most beautiful place in the world.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 19 October 2019
Published on: 20 October 2019

Tuscany

9 out of 10

Karen

Chichester Couple
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The total peace and quiet there
The pool was freezing haha and full of little bugs!
Confirmed stay: 12 October 2019
Published on: 17 October 2019

Tuscany

10 out of 10

Rebecca

Cannock
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We loved Volterra, probably the nearest town for anything you need with lovely little shops selling leather goods etc, again fantastic views and good parking facilities at the top of the hill as you enter the old town. Pisa was beautiful, we took advantage of the park and ride...2 euros return, much cheaper than parking your car and getting dropped off right where you needed to be.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 12 October 2019
Published on: 15 October 2019

Tuscany

10 out of 10

Craig

Tamerton Foliot Group
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Very central to the major sights of Tuscany.
None.
Confirmed stay: 12 October 2019
Published on: 14 October 2019

Tuscany

9 out of 10

Mark

Matlock Family of 4, 2
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Capri boat trip, Amalfi coast drive, Vesuvias, Pompei.
Italian drivers!
Confirmed stay: 05 October 2019
Published on: 06 October 2019

Amalfi coast

9 out of 10

Michael

Hornchurch Couple
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Cortona a great place to visit with excellent restaurants and beautiful sights.
Description gave impression of more restaurants within walking distance of villa than there actually are.
Confirmed stay: 05 October 2019
Published on: 06 October 2019

Tuscany

10 out of 10

Stephen

Malmesbury Couple
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Small fishing villages and hilltop towns. Good food everywhere and friendly atmosphere.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 03 October 2019
Published on: 12 October 2019

Puglia

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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