My site is about Marche, Piedmont, Liguria and Sardinia but I felt it would be remiss not to include luxury villas and apartments in the other regions I love - namely Veneto and the Lake District.
My wife’s family is from the Veneto, while the Lake District is where we have enjoyed many summer weekends. These Italian regions offer exquisite scenery, rich history and a fabulous gourmet experience.
The homes I offer are not cheap, but they are all places that I have personally vetted. They are invariably of uncompromising quality, ideal for the independent minded person looking for a luxury holiday in Italy. Ideal too if you would like an occasion (wedding or such like) to be unforgettable.
If you are rather looking for five star hotel accommodation then I would suggest you visit my luxury hotels in Venice page where you will find my choice of the best hotels in Venice.
This beautiful and elegant 16th century Venetian villa is in true Palladian
style. Built by the Count Marcello and still owned by the same family. If you seek the exceptional then this villa is the answer. Immaculately furnished in period style. Located near Venice the villa can accomodate up to eight people. For those looking for a wedding of true perfection this is THE venue. For more information and lots of photos of the wonders awaiting you click here.
A superb villa in the hills of Asolo (one of italy's loveliest villages) and near the historic town of Bassano del Grappa.
The house is impeccably restored and furnished and the garden is truly splendid.
This extremely elegant and refined villa is the perfect place to begin exploring the Veneto. For more details click here.
Staying at an authentic castle/chateau is a unique experience, the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern city living.
This exclusive apartment is entered through the majestic corridor that leads to the chambers of King Vittorio Emanuele 3rd of Italy. Feel on top of the world as you look out across the magnificent vineyards of what is still a working winery.
An exclusive residence on the shores of Lake Maggiore, boasting a private beach and small dock. The residence consists of nine beautiful apartments of varying sizes, a wonderful garden-terrace-solarium area and a pool.
Views from poolside, out across the lake, are truly breathtaking. Not far away is a top-rated golf course. For more on click here.