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Introduction to Italy

It’s said that Italy is everything all at once: the romance-seeker’s oil painting, the music-lover’s symphony and a feast of gourmet proportions. Certainly, when it comes to luxury holidays, this beautiful, historic country has 1,001 reasons why you should choose it as your place in the sun.

This is your invitation to enjoy that elusive dolce vita. Discover Chianti’s world-famous wines, Florence’s breathtaking art and architecture, Umbria’s unforgettable landscapes and Puglia's charming trulli houses and gleaming Baroque cities; our luxury Italian holidays give you the time and space to take it all in.

Choose your favourite from our inspiring collection of luxury villas and Partner Hotels. Wherever you go you’ll be welcomed with open arms: part of la famiglia from the moment you arrive.

  • "Wonderful villa in the heart of Panzano. Christine and John were amazing hosts. We had a lovely time."

    Simpson Travellers, Villa Petraia, Italy

  • "What an amazing time we had in Tuscany, made all the more special with our stay at La Madonnina."

    Christine Cowley, La Madonnina, Italy

  • "We had a fantastic holiday... The pizza oven and barbecue were great fun to use. Big enough for two families with teenage kids – there were plenty of different spaces to curl up and read a book and spaces to be sociable. We loved it."

    Justine Stringer, Villa Mille Desideri, Italy

  • "This was our third time in this beautiful house! We fell in love with it and very time we are planning our summer holiday we end up booking this villa over and over again."

    The Hunfeld family, Villa Donatella, Italy

Regions in Italy

Italy creates holidays that indulge the senses in every way. Bathing in sunshine on pristine beaches, slipping into city café culture surrounded by ancient splendour or walking through miles of green hills, vineyards and valleys – the luxury of choice is yours.

And wherever you stay, you’ll find yourself immersed in Italy’s rich and abundant traditions and culture, weaving together spiritual and secular. From the art galleries to thermal spas, magnificent cathedrals to wineries, this is your invitation to delve beneath the surface and be a part of what makes Italy unforgettable.


From Life is Beautiful to Under the Tuscan Sun, Tuscany’s charms have proved infinitely worthy of the big screen, its undulating landscapes, old town squares and Renaissance grandeur the stuff of cinematic masterpieces. And yet, it’s also a place of simple pleasures – good food enjoyed leisurely with that famous Chianti red.


The former home of St Francis of Assisi, Umbria’s expanses of largely uninhabited countryside are threaded with walking trails and pilgrimage routes. A visit to the ‘green heart’ is also an invitation to discover a host of art and architectural treasures, including vibrant Perugia’s national gallery and Orvieto’s magnificent duomo.


There’s a different side of Italy to discover on a holiday in Puglia – the land of the trulli, ancient olive groves and historic towns that take you on a journey from Byzantine to Baroque. And then there are the countless beaches and beach clubs that capture the diversity of this absorbing destination: unspoilt, unpretentious and full of creative flair, where the generosity of the locals is matched by the excellence of its cuisine.