Italy

Explore Italy from your own holiday base: a villa with a swimming pool, a large cottage, a romantic cottage or maybe a seaside or lakeside villa. Choose from our selection of holiday cottages, villas and apartments throughout Italy.

Simply scroll down the page for cottages: all the holiday cottages we feature have on-line availability, prices and booking facilities.

You can also book by phone on 0345 268 1307 (the phone-line is open Mon – Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-5pm). From outside the UK, please call 0044 1282 845 994.

Featured Accommodation

Idillio 2

Minori, Amalfi Coast, Campania.

Sleeps 5. Spread over two floors within a pretty house, the cosy holiday apartment is set within a quiet area of Minori and enjoys access to the beach via a number of steps. Boasting stunning panoramic views, overlooking the sea and along the Amalfi coast. Cottage Code: IKA427.

  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

Appartamento Viola-Piscina

Loro Ciuffenna, nr. Florence, Tuscany.

Sleeps 2. Offering stunning views over the Chianti wine-growing countryside, the pretty stone holiday property boasts a fantastic shared outdoor swimming pool to relax in. Steeped in medieval history, Loro Ciuffenna is just 2km distant. Cottage Code: ITA716.

  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

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Castello Chiola Dimora Storica

Castello Chiola Dimora Storica, Loreto Aprutino, Abruzzo, Italy.

Set atop the hillside commanding the medieval town of Loreto Aprutino, this stately hotel is housed in an ancient castle. With its origins dating back to the mid-800s, it now offers sumptuously decorated rooms, a fine dining restaurant and swimming pool.

  • 11th Century

Castello Orsini Hotel

Castello Orsini Hotel, Nerola, Lazio, Italy.

Built in the 10th century on the ruins of an even more ancient Sabina fortress, this unique 5-star hotel comands panoramic views of the Tiber Valley. Just a short drive from Rome, it offers 50 air conditioned rooms spread across the four castle buildings.

  • 11th Century

Martinpescatore

Bagheria, nr. Palermo, Sicily.

Sleeps 2. Enjoy the stunning views of the sea and the Mongerbino Cape from the balcony of this small and sunny holiday home. Built in to the hillside, it is situated just 15 km from Palermo, in one of the most picturesque places on the Gulf of Palermo. Cottage Code: ISS507.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Byron

Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Veneto.

Sleeps 6. Once associated with the literary translator and art critic Andrea Maffei, this well presented holiday apartment is located within an imposing historic house. The terraced gardens enjoy views over the surrounding vineyards to Lake Garda. Cottage Code: IVG401.

  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • 17th Century

Castello di Cisterna

Gualdo Cattaneo, Umbria, Italy.

Featuring 10 rustic apartments complete with wood-beamed ceilings and stone walls, this 13th century castle enjoys stunning views across the Umbrian countryside. Situated in Gualdo Cattaneo, Castello Di Cisterna offers free WiFi and parking.

  • 13th Century

Caorle 2

Caorle, nr. Portogruaro, Veneto.

Sleeps 4. Comfortably furnished in a rustic style, this holiday apartment, one of six similar properties, is set within a restored barn on an organic farm. Enjoying a lovely garden with a large lawn and swimming pool, there is wine tasting by arrangement. Cottage Code: IVC466.

  • Shared pool
  • 18th Century

Viva Villai

Dicomano, nr. Florence, Tuscany.

Sleeps 12. In the midst of a 400-acre estate including forests, vineyards, olive groves and two small lakes, this old manor house enjoys the shared use of an outdoor swimming pool. Explore the estate by Jeep before sitting back and sampling the wine. Cottage Code: ITF744.

  • Open Fire
  • Pet friendly
  • Shared pool
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century

Castello di Spaltenna

Castello di Spaltenna Resort & Spa, Gaiole in Chianti, nr. Sienna, Tuscany, Italy.

This 12th century castle, which began life in the 10th century as a monastery, still retains many medieval touches. Transformed into an exclusive resort and spa, it now features 2 swimming pools, a restaurant, tennis court, gym and billiard room.

  • 12th Century

Villa Trasimeno

Magione, nr. Perugia, Umbria.

Sleeps 8. Set close to the shores of Lake Trasimeno, this elegant and bright holiday villa is just a short walk away from the beach. The beautiful swimming pool is set in the well-tended garden and enjoys stunning views of the islands of the lake. Cottage Code: IUT474.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swimming pool
  • Open Fire
  • Boutique
  • 19th Century

Villa Giarre

Giarre, nr. Taormina, Sicily.

Sleeps 5. Close to the World Heritage Site of Mount Etna in eastern Sicily, this elegant holiday villa is decorated and furnished in traditional Italian-Mediterranean style. Set in an elevated location, relax and enjoy stunning sea views from the balcony. Cottage Code: ISS268.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Open Fire
  • 20th Century