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Italian Luxury Villa Rentals.........Looking for the ultimate luxury for your holiday home in Italy?

European Escapes offers luxury villa rentals in all areas of Italy, Tuscany, Umbria, the Amalfi Coast,  the Italian Riviera,  the Florentine hills, Venice, Veneto,  Rome and the Roman countryside,  Italy's Lakes; Como, Garda, Lugano and  Maggiore, some self-catering, some fully staffed. When you want an exceptional and exclusive villa rental in Italy, from the lakes, mountains, hill towns of Tuscany, on the Mediterranean, offering privacy for your luxury holiday for a family reunion, a corporate retreat, a wedding in a private chapel, or looking for a respite from your busy lifestyle: We have exclusive villas, security staff, butler, chefs, maids and chauffeur, or without the staff if you bring your own or just prefer privacy. You  can choose from many elegant holiday homes in Italy; coastal, inland, and island locations; luxury villas, farmhouses, manor houses, castles, and private estates.
In your home away from home where you can savor "La Dolce Vita" -- the sweetness of life that is the essence of Italian living.

View a few of our featured luxury villas, manor houses, castles and private estates for rent in Italy below. Search for more luxury holiday homes on our VILLA SEARCH PAGE  or EMAIL for personal assistance 


Villa Comacina
Exclusive property with 5/6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, sleeps 11, 1 km from lake, western side of Lake Como, with wonderful lake views
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Lake Como. Villa Comacina, with 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms (6 ensuite) sleeps max of 11 adults, plus 2 infants, (6th bedroom is small attic level for teen or nanny). Large Lake Como exclusive villa, with lake views, located 1 km from the water on Lake Como`s western shore. It is in a beautiful location, 20 minutes drive to the town of Como, in a picturesque resort. It has been restored in 2012 preserving ancient details with marble and terracotta flooring. Large swimming pool with outdoor shower. Lovely gardens. Beautiful lake views. Interior: Drawing room for entertaining. Professional type kitchen with pizza oven. A great property to spread out with large grounds, elevated position with stunning lake views. 6 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths. Entrance; Powder room; Large drawing room with sofas accommodating up to 15 people with fireplace; About 650 sq. ft. dining room with fireplace; About 500 sq. ft fully equipped kitchen with fireplace and wood-burning pizza oven. One double bedroom (King size bed 6,56 X 6,56 ft), (accessible to elderly people) with en-suite bathroom (shower) and private small terrace; Upstairs: Two twin 2,95 X 6,56 beds bedrooms (convertible to double), each with en-suite bathroom (shower with massage system) and private small terrace; One double bedroom (King size 6,56 X 6,56 ft), with en-suite bathroom (shower with massage system) and private small terrace; One double bedroom (Queen size 5,91 X 6,56 ft), with en-suite bathroom (shower with massage system) and private small terrace; Attic, Twin bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, suitable for nanny or teen. Amenities: baby equipment, laundry facility, telephone, alfresco dining, BBQ, fenced garden, garage, ASDL Wi-Fi access. Villa manager, (staff provide 4 hours daily housekeeping), Heating, Electricity, Water, Air conditioning usage included. Air conditioning in all common areas and in all bedrooms. Non Smoking villa. Outdoors: Private fenced park with lawn, plants, flowers and trees, patio, garden furniture for outdoor living. Garage. Very exclusive atmosphere. The garden and swimming pool are fully equipped. Extra on request: Pool Heating, Full time Staff, Housekeeper, Chef or Butler are available at additional cost. Area: Historical 18 hole golf course at 11 km. Shops, nice bars and restaurants, shore, hydrofoil harbour and bus station connecting Como and main interest points at walking distance. The ancient centre of the village is very picturesque (restaurants, bar, coffee shop, pubs). Hydrofoil and tourist boat connect Argegno to Como and main interest points. Como is 20 minutes drive, Lugano 30 minutes, 60 minute drive to Milan and Malpensa Airport.


Villa Veneto Torcello
6 bedroom Venetian island Luxury villa, private pool
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VENETIAN LAGOON, Island of Torcello: Villa near Venice. Unique and luxurious villa on the tranquil island of Torcello, in the Venetian Lagoon,  with easy access to the charms of Venice as well as the rest of Northern Italy, the lakes, Po Valley, the Alps, Milan, & Verona. Set in large, formal gardens overlooking the Adriatic Sea and offering a combination of elegant seclusion along with ease of access to popular Italian destinations. Torcello was the first island to be settled in the area and was the beginning of the Venetian settlements. The lovely island was also written about by Ernest Hemingway and also boasts a world famous restaurant, the Locanda Cipriani (Picasso, Hemingway, Churchill, Queen Elizabeth II  have all dined at this restaurant). This lovely villa,  the only villa rental available on Torcello, was built in the late 17th century and is surrounded by an enormous garden. The villa was completely restored a few years ago and it is beautifully furnished with antiques. INTERIOR: Ground Floor: Kitchen; entrance hall; dining room; large verandah; twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (opening on to the garden.) First Floor Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing room; twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom; large living room; library/study; sitting room. Second Floor: Three twin bedrooms; two bathrooms; roof terrace with stunning sea and countryside views. LOCATION: On the island of Torcello, isle of Burano (with facilities, shopping, restaurants, post office, etc) 5 minutes by vaporetto, world famous glass making island of Murano 10 minutes by vaporetto, Venice (6 miles) 40 minutes by vaporetto. Staffing/services: Part time maid and butler from 9am until 3pm, Monday thru Friday. gardener. The swimming pool is on a small hill overlooking the garden. Nearby islands include Burano, famous for its lace, and Murano famous for its glass, as well as many others. Venice can also be reached by vaporetto or taxi.


Talamone, Tuscany coastal area.
Elegant villa, 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, Monte Argentario 20 km, sandy beach a few kms, & direct access to rocky beach, staffed with cook and maid, sleeps 16.
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Tuscany coastal area. Fully staffed elegant villa, 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, 7 en-suite, sleeps 16, with sea views, imposing and fascinating villa located on the Talamone Gulf, (20 km to Monte Argentario), direct access to rocky beach with sandy beach about 2 kms away. Surrounded by an immaculate private park with lots of vegetation and plants. The garden lays under the ancient site of an Etruscan Temple. The views from the whole property on the sea and islands are enchanting and can be seen from several rooms inside and from the garden, particularly on the west, where deck chairs are set out, just in front of the Gulf. In the park there are several very well kept paths, one of them leading to a gate with direct access to the rocky beach below. A shaded outdoor area equipped with tables and chairs for enjoying lovely summer meals prepared by the excellent resident cook. Dinners at sunset are particularly relaxing. Amenities: Satellite TV, screens in the bedrooms, fans, ping-pong table and volley ball net. Most of the bedrooms on first floor can be made either as twin or double for any need. Excellent cook prepares 3 meals a day, and a maid 8 hours per day, for a relaxing holiday. The location offers many attractions like the natural reserve of Uccellina and the Maremma region in the inland, with beautiful landscapes and lovely small villages. There are nearby golf courses, stables, sailing facilities and ferries to the nearby islands. The proximity of the highway also allows day trips to Rome as well as the main Tuscan towns. A few kms away is a sandy beach where it is possible to reserve beach equipment. Advanced reservations are required in peak season. INTERIOR: The interiors, light and spacious, are comfortably furnished in a simple yet elegant way with country antiques and modern comforts. Ground Floor: Entrance hall; large living room, with billiard table and open stone fireplace; second living room; library/TV room; large dining room (seats 20 easily); kitchen; guest bathroom; small private chapel. First Floor: 2 double bedrooms (or twin) with en-suite bathroom (bath & shower); twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath & shower); 2 double bedrooms (or twin), each with bathroom (bath & shower). Second Floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom; double bedroom with en-suite bathroom; double bedroom; bathroom (bath & shower); small sitting room; extra kitchen, small eating area; tower with small sitting room. Amenities: Sat TV and video, billiard table, Wi-fi/internet connection. Full time cook available to prepare 3 meals per day and maid service 8 hours per day, 6 days a week are included. AREA: Distances in km. Fonteblanda (nearest shops and restaurants 4, Talamone 8, Monte Argentario (Golf and ferry to the islands) 20.

Villa San Giuliano
15 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 2 WC, private tennis court, private pool, Pisa, Lucca area, sleeps 27
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  Tuscany. 20 km Lucca, 5 km Pisa, 85 km Florence. Lovely, large 20 room villa, 1,500 m2 (16,500 sq. ft.) in size, on 3 levels, with 15 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms 2 WC. (11 double bedrooms, 3 single bedrooms). Private swimming pool, tennis court. Sleeps 27. Interior: on the ground floor, antique and luxurious furnishings: large entrance hall. Games room. Living room. Large living/dining room with open fireplace. Small dining room. Kitchen (6 hotplates, oven, dishwasher, micro wave, freezer). 2 sep. WC`s. Upper floor: Another living room with satellite TV. 1 double bedroom. 1 bedroom with 2 beds, exit to the terrace. 1 double bedroom. 1 bedroom with 2 beds. 1 double bedroom with shower/bidet/WC. 2 bedrooms, each with 2 beds. 1 double bedroom with bath/bidet/WC., 4 baths/showers. 2nd upper floor: 3 double bedrooms. 1 bedroom with 1 bed. Bath/bidet/WC, shower/bidet/WC. 5 star rating. Facilities: washing machine. Area: The property is located outside of the small town of San Giluliano Terme, in the residential area in the middle of large private park. 1 km from San Giluliano Terme, 5 km from the centre of Pisa, 20 km from the centre of Lucca, 85 km from the centre of Firenze, 25 km from the sea. Private: park 1 ha, swimming pool (7 x 14 m, depth 140 - 260 cm, 09.05.-26.09.), outside shower, tennis (1 x clay court), floodlit, garden furniture. Provided: Mid week cleaning of the villa included in rent, on Wednesday, (excluding bedrooms and bathrooms) pool towels, tennis racquets and balls, 10 bicycles, billiards table. laundry (extra). Housemaid on request: (extra). Cook on request (extra). Parking in the grounds. Grocers 100 m, thermal baths 1 km. Located outside of San Giluliano Terme, in a residential area in the middle of large private park.

Palazzo Arezzo
12 bedroom 11 1/2 bath Luxury villa, private pool, staff, Sleeps 22
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palarezzo4.jpg (16778 bytes)Tuscany. Arezzo/Cortona area: Historic villa dating back to the 16th century located at the gates of Arezzo. This luxury villa has been restored to its original splendor thanks to the attentive recent renovation personally carried out by the owner. There are numerous furnished outdoor areas and an inviting swimming pool. The furnishings of superb quality, the comforts it possesses, the swimming pool, and its wonderful position are all part of Palazzo Arezzo?s allure, making it the ideal place for a completely relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Full Details & Photos

Villa Di Capannori
Elegant 6 bedroom, 6 ensuite bathroom Luxury villa, Private pool, air conditioned, Near Lucca
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Near Lucca, Elegant and luxuriously renovated villa from the 17th century, fully air conditioned, 6 bedrooms and 6 ensuite bathrooms, Upon reaching the gate, lined with cypresses, in a double row along the entrance. Within the wide park of the villa are lime, oak, olive and magnolia trees, and roses that are an ideal background for the romantic style of this location. swimming pool, along with its pergola of bougainvillea. Ground Floor: Dining room, Kitchen, Bath, Laundry. Upstairs: Large central living room, Office, Three double bedrooms with en-suite baths. Second Floor: Library, Large central living room with home theatre TV, Three bedrooms with en-suite baths. Included: maid 6 days a week, daily breakfast, air conditioning, central heating, stereo CD player, satellite TV, alarm. Not Included: Food and beverage, phone charges, computer & internet charges, personal laundry. Extra on Request: Cook with service. Approximate Distances from the villa: 10 min. from Lucca, 20 min. from Pisa and Puccini Lake (Summer opera) 50 min. from Florence, 1 hour 30 min. from Siena (city of the Palio), 50 min. from the beautiful valley of Garfagnana, and 35 min. from Forte dei Marmi in the coast of Versilia.

Castello Cicero
6 bedroom, 4 bathroom 11th century historical Luxury castle, private pool, Sleeps 12
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Italy. Florentine Hills area of Tuscany: Stunning and very uniquely special historical castle, 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom,  that dates back to the 11th century and was built in a dominating lookout position over the surrounding forests and rolling hills. Lovingly and carefully, the castle is furnished with fine antique furniture, some of which are of notable value and provide the perfect harmonious background to this wonderful manor. The beautiful outdoor areas are well kept up and include a classic Italian garden and a very unique swimming pool that is partly indoor/outdoor, having been constructed within part of an ancient conservatory. INTERIOR: Ground floor: Large living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom. First floor: Lounge/sitting room, 1 double bedroom with bathroom with bath and shower, 2 twin bedded rooms, 1 bathroom. 2nd: 1 double bedroom with bathroom with shower, 2 twin bedded rooms, study/library, 1 bathroom with bath and shower, laundry room. 3rd floor: Large billiard room, TV, game table. Additional Equipment: TV, billiards, dishwasher, washing machine, telephone. Outdoors: Unique and beautiful Swimming pool (6x12 meters) partly covered, with changing room and shower. Garden and equipped outdoor area.  LOCATION: 1 mile Pontassieve, 9 miles Florence, 48 miles Siena, 3 miles tennis court, 3 miles horse riding, 23 miles golf course, 18 miles Florence airport.

Casale di Vorno
5 bedroom  6 bath Luxury air-conditioned villa and 2 bedroom 1 bath coach house with private pool, wonderful views, Lucca.
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Tuscany. Lucca. Luxury villa,  located just 5 kms from Lucca which has been beautifully restored  maintaining traditional, graceful architectural features and furnished with the finest pieces. Great attention was given to every detail of this property which guests will be sure to enjoy. The villa has 5 bedrooms/ 6 bathrooms and the adjacent coach house has 2 bedrooms/1 bathroom, sleeping a total of 13 people. Outdoor areas include a swimming pool with splendid views of the Vorno Valley, numerous furnished terraces perfect for 'al fresco' meals, a gazebo, and a spacious Italian garden full of fruit trees and flowers. Full Details & Photos

Sognare Estate
16/18 bedroom Luxury estate, private pool, tennis court, full staff, Chianti area.
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Chianti region of Tuscany. Staffed with manager and maids, luxury, aristocratic estate in Tuscany with private pool and tennis court.  Can be rented with 16 bedrooms or with 18 bedrooms. One of the finest estates available for rent in Tuscany. The Estate is made up of a main villa, 16,700 sq. ft. in size and a guest house, 4,850 sq.ft. in size, located 15 meters from the main villa. The entire property was painstakingly restored and renovated during the 1990`s with detailed attention given to every room and feature. The owners  have decorated the property with an elegant and refined style. Cook available at extra charge 
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Villa Amalfitana
4 bedroom  4 bath Luxury villa, private pool, Near Amalfi and Ravello
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 Near Amalfi and Ravello. Villa Amalfitana, 4 bedroom,4 bath luxury villa with pool, Lovely panoramic views of the sea, sleeps up to 9, villa is 200 m2 on 2 levels, and renovated recently, with luxurious and tasteful furnishings. 2 km from Amalfi. Description: living room with open fireplace and satellite-TV, exit to the patio. 1 bedroom with 1 bed, 1 double bed and shower/bidet/WC, exit to the balcony. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave) with dining table. Shower/bidet/WC. Upper floor (ladder): 1 double bedroom with bath/bidet/WC, exit to the terrace. 1 double bedroom, exit to the terrace. 1 bedroom with 2 beds, exit to the terrace. Shower/bidet/WC. Patio. Garden. Terrace furniture, barbecue. Panoramic view of the sea, the swimming pool and the resort. Facilities: washing machine, telephone, Modem connection for internet. Reserved parking for 4 cars, garage by the house. Located: 2 km from Amalfi, 4 km from the centre of Ravello, 18 km from the centre of Positano, in a sunny, elevated position on a slope, 1 km from the sea, 1 km from the beach. Private: garden with lawn, plants, flowers and trees, swimming pool (12 x 6 m, 06.05.-30.09.), outside shower, patio, terrace, garden furniture, barbeque, washing machine. Parking by the house, individual garage. ***Please note: main road close by. The perfect spot to spend a relaxing holiday relishing the sea, the sun and the views of the Amalfi Coast. A charming refuge to explore Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento and the Amalfi coast line. Grocers 200 m, restaurant 1 km, bus stop 200 m. Pebble beach 1 km. Nearest Airport: Naples. Air-Conditioning included in rent.

Villa Caruso 
9 bedroom Luxury villa, private pool, overlooking the sea, with sea access
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  Forio d`Ischia, Large and lovely 9 bedroom villa, 800 m., sleeps 18, located in the cliffs on the promontory of Punta Caruso. It is in a unique position with large panoramic terraces, and with rocks that have been carefully worked to allow easy access to the crystal clear sea. The villa is enclosed on all sides with access to the property via automatic gate to the parking area, and from there you go down a short flight of steps to reach the villa, which looks entirely towards the sea. High quality architecture and furnishings, with antiques, and modern accessories. Every room has been decorated with valuable tapestries, and is tastefully decorated. The bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans and with mosquito-nets at the windows, and the large kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, electric and wood-burning ovens. The villa lies about 20 minutes by car from the port of Ischia, and from there Naples can be reached in about an hour by ferry with your car on board and in about 40 minutes by hydrofoil. The island is full of excellent restaurants and of many well-known thermal resorts. Ischia offers a wealth of spectacular scenery and of archaeological remains that make it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the mediterranean. Nearest town: Naples, Distance: 40 min. GROUND FLOOR: access from the garden, entrance, large living-room with fireplace and exit onto the terrace with view of the sea, 3 double bedrooms with bathroom with hydro massage tub of which two with sea-view, 3 double bedrooms with bathroom with shower of which one with terrace and sea view. Large private grounds.




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Italy - From your holiday home rental, enjoy the magic of Italy. We have holiday vacation rentals in Italy that include private homes, some luxury, some staffed, some self catering, offering castles, estates, villas with swimming pools, farmhouses, cottages, city and farmhouse apartments. Offering over 2000 holiday villa rentals in the most popular areas of Italy;  Tuscany as well as apartments in the city of Rome, villas in Roman countryside, Villas in Veneto countryside, apartments in Venice, villas and farmhouses in Umbria; Todi, Perugia-Assisi, Lake Trasimeno, Marches on the Adriatic Sea, Italian Lake district; Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Garda, Southern Italy; Campania; Amalfi coast, Positano, Sorrento peninsula, the islands of Capri, Ischia, Sicily, the Italian Riviera, Liguria.

TUSCANY......Some of Tuscany's main towns: Arezzo - a beautiful Etruscan medieval city. Cortona, from where you can look down upon Lake Trasimeno. Lucca, medieval city within medieval walls. Siena, About 30 miles south of Florence, another medieval city and historic center, and one of the more popular, with its stylish town, cobbled streets, home of Palio horse race; Relax in a cafe, enjoy the red brick main square, (which is pedestrians only). Explore the hill towns around Siena; South of Siena - the delightful San Gimignano, a perfect place to experience Tuscany hill town life. Between Florence and Siena; the Chianti area, wine country, and the main towns of Greve in Chianti and Radda in Chianti. The southern Tuscany coast becomes the Maremma, and rises to Monte Argentario. Tuscany is surrounded by the Emilia-Romagna in the north, Umbria to the east, Lazio to the south. The provinces of Tuscany: Arezzo, to the east; Firenze - Florence in the north; Grosseto to the south; Livorno on the west; Lucca on the northwest; Massa-Carrara furthest north; Pisa west; Pistoia and Prato between Lucca and Firenze; Siena southeast, north of Grosseto, bordered by Arezzo. The art city of Florence, the Arno River, the awesome sunsets, the shopping, fine restaurants, strolling through the city. Then on to the Florentine countryside, the vineyards, the olive groves, the rolling hills of Tuscany await. Siena considered to be one of the more popular areas of Tuscany, extends across 3 hills, was originally Etruscan, with a revered piazza, the Campo at the center which is home of the famous Palio horse races. It is a great area to explore and to experience the best of Tuscan life style, with its rolling hills, farmhouses and lovely landscaping, to feel the history of time gone by. Lucca another popular Tuscan area, a Medieval town, surrounded by walls, for walking, cycling. Wander the cobblestone streets, explore the city with its old churches, buildings.