An insider guide to our regions
Regions – Renting A Villa In Italy
Whether gliding along Venice’s canals, admiring the Giotto frescoes in Padua, listening to an opera in the Roman arena at Verona (the city of Romeo and Juliet), contemplating Palladio’s architectural masterpieces at Vicenza, soaking up Treviso’s medieval period or re-visiting the splendours of the Renaissance at Udine, Veneto incites you to a take a romantic break.
Because Tuscany is the cradle of the Renaissance (late 14th to early 16th centuries) its towns cast a spell like no other. You walk through Florence, Sienna and Pisa in a daydream, looking up. In Montepulciano, Montalcino and in the Chianti region more generally, you will at last savour inimitable wines such as the famous Brunello or the Chianti classico.
Tuscany, the wild Maremma coastline
Tuscany is less well known for its wild South-West coastline, along the sea in the Maremma region. Yet it’s natural landscape is amazing – a natural park, long sandy beaches, drained marshes, islands, thermal springs, typical Mediterranean landscapes- and lovers of old ruins come back fully satisfied.
Umbria, Italy's Heartland
Umbria warms the heart. Here you’ll find a traditional, rural lifestyle cohabitating with a buzzing international university and world-renowned festivals. Millennia-aged ruins await contemplative history-seekers, while postcard-perfect medieval villages cascade down the hillsides and beckon to be explored.
Sardinia & Sicily
The diversity of its landscapes, between sky and sea, offers visitors who love trekking unbelievably beautiful places of botanical, archaeological or geological interest. As for the sea, it is as clear as in the Seychelles