Italian Property and Holiday Rentals

Introducing a selective range of Italian holiday rentals .......

LE MARCHE:    Pietranica Country Complex: Clubhouse / Wellness / pool - THE VILLA - sleeps 4

 Pietrantica is an old, country estate with pool located in the heart of the Region Le Marche, only 40 km from Ancona, in a panoramic position on top of a hill.  Together with a team of local architects and craftsmen, the international designer Frank Andrew has beautifully renovated the estate. The architecture has been restored in the traditional manner with interiors treated in a more contemporary loft-style. Equipped in absolute luxury style, materials, fabrics and design, this complex - consisting of a farmhouse divided into four 88- sqm apartments and one 150- sqm villa - delivers the ultimate residential quality. 

To assure a perfect stay, Pietrantica offers contemporary landscaped gardens, private terraces, barbecues, sun loungers, mountain bikes and various different games.   It is the ideal place to relax and unwind with its stunning black infinity pool and its club house containing a large lounge with library and open fire place and a communal spa/relaxation area with sauna and hamam. 
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TUSCANY:    Cortona 19th Century VILLA NOBILE luxury apartments with pool  - Painting Holidays/Workshops  

In the rolling countryside of Cortona deep in the heart of Tuscany, your host Raffaele Nobile has restored an impressive 19th Century villa. Set in tranquil gardens within a beautiful rural setting, the villa complete with Moorish windows creates an impressive landmark.  Five beautifully restored and fully air conditioned luxury apartments are now available, each uniquely decorated in the Tuscan style.  Each apartment offers kitchen and dining facilities, Living area and seperate bedrooms and bathroom.  An apartment with full disabled access and facilities is also available.  

 
You can rent an apartment for your leisure and enjoyment OR you can take part in painting workshops, for 7, 10 and 14 days. where on a typical day  you will paint for most of the morning, either in the grounds or out on location. At various times during the workshops there will be demonstrations by the tutor. The afternoon will provide more opportunities to continue the morning's work, working.  For painting holidays, all your meals are provided in the price, either making use of the best local produce and specialities at the villa, or out and about at good quality restaurants. Each morning a healthy breakfast is provided iincluding fresh croissants, cereals, yoghurts and a selection of seasonal fruits. Lunch will be a relaxed affair – perhaps a picnic lunch at the villa or on location, or at a local trattoria. Evening meals will be a mix of barbecues or dinners at the villa, and there will be some evening meals at quality restaurants in Cortona.   Non-painting partners will be welcomed to enjoy our wonderful settings, excellent meals, wines and excursions such as thermal baths, important historic sights and wine tasting – you can learn some Italian cooking, or even book a private massage at the villa – or you can simply relax and enjoy our surroundings and the pool. For further information  http://www.property.livinginitaly.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=2076
 


UMBRIA: :   Magnificent Villa Agriturismo LA GHIRLANDA near Todi

Set in stunning surroundings amongst the verdant hills of Umbria, in an estate of 200 hectares, lies a magnificent mansion housea which is run as an upmarket Agriturismo.  La Ghirlanda offers guests 12 wonderful bedrooms with antique furniture, four poster beds and two suites with fireplace and provides the perfect romantic getaway, a wonderful venue to celebrate a special anniversary or family party, or a place to relax and unwind from the stresses of life in beautiful surroundings where nature and history are embraced. Not only that La Ghirlanda has been awarded the very prestigious title "best Agriturismo in Italy 2010" in DOVE magazine, the number 1 Italian magazine for travelling and accommodation in Italy. Where else better to receive such acclaim, who knows Italy better than Italians! 

The lovely intimate restaurant produces typical Umbriam cuisine and rich breakfast buffet. Enjoy a glass of the estate's very own DOCG Sagrantini di Montefalco in the wonderful wine bar with cosy sofas and "mull" over the day's activities and watch the sunset. The villa offers also mountain-bikes, horse riding, swimming-pool with panoramic view and an exquisite service that encourages relaxation and peace, allowing guests to discover the charm of a countryside life.  The estate has produced the biological cultivation of olive trees since the 1400s and their extra virgin olive oil is exquisite and must be sampled! Organic honey, cereals and vegetables is produced on the estate and wild breeding of "chianine" cattle 

http://www.property.livinginitaly.co.uk/index.php?action=listingview&listingID=2064

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FLORENCE:   Palazzo Stiattesi Apartment Rental (Sleeps 5) with roof garden and terrace 

This first-class residence is an extremely privileged location for a holiday in one of the world’s most fascinating art cities.  At the heart of Old Florence, in a narrow, cobbled street between ancient buildings with stone-edged portals, lies Palazzo Stiattesi. 

This distinguished home offers its guests an atmosphere with a unique charm. The spacious rooms combine modern comforts with the classical elegance of times gone by. The tasteful fittings carefully hold a balance between old and modern elements – the cosy living room, for instance, is equipped with an antique fireplace, contrasted by a modern snow-white sofa and the clear-cut lines of white bookshelves. Typical Italian terracotta tiles create a warm atmosphere in the room. The kitchen also contains elements of traditional Toscana style with artisan-made ceramic tiles, as does the adjacent dining room, decorated in a simple but cosy rustic style with wooden furniture – the perfect setting for enjoying Tuscany’s culinary delights in good company.

Before retiring for the night in one of the pleasantly quiet bedrooms, take a moment to contemplate the starry night sky. The private roof garden provides a delightfully romantic view of Florence by night. By day, the little terrace offers a wonderful outlook over the roofs of Old Florence and the towers and walls at the rear of the Palazzo Vecchio. 
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VENICE:     Exclusive rental BUCINTORO over lagoon sleeps 4 -  NOW DISCOUNTED 1000 euro 

Exclusive complex of apartments situated in Venice, in the Dorsoduro district on the quiet island of La Giudecca. The dwelling occupies part of the former Molino Stucky, an ancient, prestigious building overlooking the lagoon.  The structure has a long history: it was originally the site of the Santissimi Biagio e Cataldo monastery.

The apartments, lovingly and elegantly decorated in 17th-century Venetian style, include spacious living rooms, fully equipped kitchens, bedrooms with queen-size beds, and beautiful bathrooms made of exquisite Veronese marble. With their wooden ceilings and excellent furnishings, the interiors are the perfect place to relax and enjoy an unbeatable, romantic view of the lagoon and of its stunning colours, changing at sunrise and sunset.   There is even a private boat dock.............

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LE MARCHE:   Pietranica Country Estate rental complex - Clubhouse/spa/pool - SABBIA  sleeps 2

Sabbia apartment is located within the beautiful luxury Pietrantica old, country estate, surrounded by the rolling hills of Le Marche. The lovely apartment is positioned on the ground floor and comprises living room with wood burning stove, kitchen space, 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with tub and shower, terrace, garden. 

Pietrantica is an old, country estate with pool located in the heart of the Region Le Marche, only 40 km from Ancona, in a panoramic position on top of a hill.   
To assure a perfect stay, Pietrantica offers contemporary landscaped gardens, private terraces, barbecues, sun loungers, mountain bikes and various different games. It is the ideal place to relax and unwind with its stunning black infinity pool and its club house containing a large lounge with library and open fire place and a communal spa/relaxation area with sauna and hamam.

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UMBRIA:   Spoleto Country House rental with pool: RESIDENZA GIULIA : sleeps 4-6

Just 8 km from Spoleto, in the wonderful countryside, you will find amidst rolling hills, olive groves and fruit orchards, an exquisite and romantic early 18th century ochre and stone large country house which is unique as it is situated on the edge of a delightful ancient borgo and yet maintains total privacy set in beautiful landscaped gardens which are well stocked with shrubs and trees, has uninterrupted panoramic views of the wonderful rolling countryside, Montefalco and a lake. So, in fact quite perfect. The house is available for short and long term rental and includes a raised pool in its grounds for leisure and enjoyment. 

The country house is divided into three spacious residences, finely furnished, where you can enjoy peace and tranquility and yet only 10 minutes drive to Spoleto. Furthermore, incredibly, there are two delightful rooms, a large relaxing lounge/music room and dining room, complete with bathroom and perfect for hosting dinner parties at your disposal along with a stunning terrace! 




LE MARCHE:   Urbino Locanda della Valle Nuova organic Farm stay
A charming small country house which lies in a 185-acre organically run farm, in sight of the beautiful town of Urbino which is registered in UNESCO's World Heritage List. It sits nestled in a landscape of gentle rolling hills, rich in wild flora and fauna where ancient oaks are still protected as they were in the times of the Dukes of Montefeltro.
La Locanda grows organic wheat, fruit and vegetables and raise cattle, pig and  poultry with 100 per cent natural feed. From the fresh produce La  Locanda makes their own bread and pasta, jams and wine and prepare traditional home cooking for you to enjoy.. In autumn you can savour the delights of fresh truffles.from their woods.   A perfect relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings with organic, natural food! .   What could be better
.All the rooms (located on the first floor) have an en-suite bathroom with shower, little sitting area, ceiling fan, mosquito nets, telephone, colour TV, safe-box and tea and coffee facilities.

 

SICILY:   Syracuse Sea Villa al Capo with terrace - Sleeps 7 

Syracuse -one among the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean Sea -is situated right on the coast facing the sea, it is rich in history and monuments and expresses the whole range and cultural complexity of Sicily from prehistory up to present days. The ancient small town of Greek origin was founded by the Corinthians in 734 B.C. and in the course of the years underwent several rules: Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans…

A beautiful villa in the typical Mediterranean style situated in a quiet and sunny location in the middle of the protected marine area of Plemmirio, on the outskirts of Syracuse. Numerous are its monuments worth visiting: the Duomo (Cathedral), the Fonte Aretusa (Fount of Aretusa), the Castello Maniace (Castle of the Maniace family), the Teatro Greco (Greek Theatre), the Orecchio di Dioniso (Ear of Dionysus' cave), the Castello Eurialo (Castle of Eurialo).  


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TUSCANY:   Enchanting Cortona Apartment Rental - sleeps 4  

Just 5 minutes drive from the centre of Etruscan Cortona, a wonderful medieval hill top town with its fine architecture and made famous by the film “Under the Tuscan Sun”, through windy lanes of vineyards and olive groves, you will reach Pergo, a beautiful small hamlet and here you will find Apartment Lorena.  

The apartment is pristine, spacious and full of light. The accommodation sleeps 4, with two double bedrooms with lovely views of cypress trees, gentle hills, and tuscan mellow stone houses dotted here and there. On entering the apartment through a beautiful carved door, you will find a lovely open reception area which, separated by a wide arch. leads into the lounge and comprises sofa, dining table/ chairs and a lovely welsh dresser. The fuly fitted kitchen is open plan and leads from the lounge, separated by a breakfast bar. The kitchen includes gas hob/oven and fridge/freezer/washing machine. All appliances are brand new. Leading from the reception area with one step directs you to the bedrooms which are fully furnished, airy and bright and very romantic. The bathroom consists bidet, sink, toilet and shower - again brand new. The apartment comes complete with central heating, fly screens/shutters inside and outside and a communal outside area, with table/chairs where you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset! 

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Veneto:     Stylish 18th century Corte Del Po Residence - Sleeps 10 

This stylishly renovated 18th century residence is situated in the middle of the Po Valley regional park, surrounded by five hectares of land with its own chapel, riding stables, outhouses and farm buildings.  The residence radiates the revitalised charm of days gone by, thanks to its tasteful restoration. Ideal for a large family or group of friends, for holidays or that special celebration. The house offers enough space for relaxing together and plenty of opportunities to spend time alone. 

The guest accommodation is a wing of the villa with its own front door and staircase. The ground floor houses the living rooms, a dining room with an open fire, kitchen, bathroom and an office with PC and Internet access.  On the first floor are five comfortable and stylish bedrooms and four bathrooms. 

For nature lovers, the residence is not only an ideal starting point for walks, birdspotting, boating and canoeing tours and rides in the regional park, it is also perfectly located for exploring the nearby historical towns and cities such as Venice, Rovigo, Padua, Chioggia and Comacchio. 

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Apulia:    Country House Estate - Apartment Gargano - Sleeps 6

This nineteenth century country estate with its own chapel is situated in the north of Apulia. The owner has lovingly converted it into a modern refuge for rest and relaxation, still true to the original style.  The warm and subtle atmosphere of the two apartments is accented by selected antiques and a colour scheme of greens and blues – the refreshing tones of sea and sky. 

In the “Gargano” apartment, the original timber ceiling, fireplace and stone walls have been retained, preserving the building’s rustic origins.  
The area, the estate, its modern Mediterranean-style swimming pool (18 by 9 metres), outdoor pizza oven and barbecue area surrounded by lush vegetation all add up to the perfect place to relax and unwind from a hectic everyday life. 

The local region is steeped in history and known for its wheat fields, olive groves and excellent olive oil. Not to forget the many historical sites dating back to the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II – ideal for all sorts of impressive excursions. 

http://property.livinginitaly.co.uk/listing-Apulia:++Country+House+Estate++Apartment+Gargano++Sleeps+6-1582.html

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Umbria:     Luxury Casale Cortese with pool - Sleeps 14 

In the direct vicinity of the nature park at mystical Lake Trasimeno and the medieval town of Magione – the home of the Knights of Malta in the 13th century – is the beautiful and luxuriiouis farmstead of Casale Cortese.  It owes its tasteful yet inviting atmosphere to a cautious renovation, retaining the authentic, clean style of rustic, the original architecture but adding modern comforts and practical functionality. 

The house has a subtle elegance, characterised by wonderful ceiling beams, terracotta and wooden floors, stylish furniture in wood and wrought iron and the use of tasteful materials.  All the individually designed bedrooms have their own bath areas. Air conditioning ensures pleasant temperatures, whatever the weather. 

Anyone seeking relaxation can spend happy hours in the quiet courtyard, on the pergola terrazzo, or topping up their energy in the generously sized swimming pool surrounded by olive trees and flourishing vegetation. 

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FLORENCE: :  Casa del Pendola Palazzo Apartment - Sleeps 4 

In the heart of the enchanting old centre of Florence, the gates of Casa del Pendolo await you. A fourteenth-century Renaissance palace houses this very attractive apartment within its ancient walls. The pretty apartment offers an unusual interplay of historical and contemporary elements. Its absolutely modern décor is embedded in surroundings full of traces of times gone by – the welcoming living room, for example, is entered through a stone-edged portico with aged parquet flooring.

In the bedroom – decorated with exquisitely coordinated fabrics and equipped with a separate dressing room – the antique wood-beamed ceiling creates an attractive contrast to the otherwise functional minimalist look.  A great deal of care has gone into every detail of this apartment, from the furniture selection to the choice of warm colour tones accenting the dominant white, even down to the cheerful red kitchen fittings and accessories. 



ROME Countryside:   Latium Villa Ninfa with pool/solarium (sleeps 10)

Surrounded by green countryside, this beautiful villa with swimming pool is located in the fertile region of Pianura Pontina, in the vicinity of Latina. 

The proximity to Rome (70 kilometres), easily reachable by train (30 minutes from Roma Termini railway station) or by car (1 hour from the city centre), makes it an ideal starting point for exploring the charm of one of the most beautiful cities in the world without forgoing the relaxing atmosphere of the Roman countryside. The area boasts also many interesting towns such as Gaeta, Sperlonga, Sabaudia and Sermoneta, with Naples 175 km away. The villa is situated on a 10-hectare property with a park-style garden, planted with flourishing gardenias, mimosas, eucalyptus trees and other fragrant plants. The garden features a separate sauna area and a swimming pool, easily reached on foot. Through the broad glass veranda of the living room, guests can enter the garden with its fountain, terrace and barbecue, plus various other seating areas, partly covered. The house itself features an eclectic mix of stylish, original and tasteful colours and furnishings. The atmosphere is almost that of an artist’s home: numerous paintings, portraits and still lives on the walls; an open fireplace; choice comfy furniture with the odd antique piece; ceiling beams; and a neat pastel yellow kitchen for trying one’s hand at the art of cooking. 


LE MARCHE:  Pietranica Country Complex rental - Clubhouse/spa/pool - MARMORA sleeps 2

Beautiful apartment Marmora, one of four apartments within the stunning Pietranica Country Estate complex. Located on the ground floor with living/dining room with wood burning stove, kitchen space, 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with tub and shower, terrace and garden.

Pietrantica is an old, country estate with pool located in the heart of the Region Le Marche, only 40 km from Ancona, in a panoramic position on top of a hill. 

Together with a team of local architects and craftsmen, the international designer Frank Andrew has beautifully renovated the estate. The architecture has been restored in the traditional manner with interiors treated in a more contemporary loft-style. Equipped in absolute luxury style, materials, fabrics and design, this complex - consisting of a farmhouse divided into four 88- sqm apartments and one 150- sqm villa - delivers the ultimate residential quality. To assure a perfect stay, Pietrantica offers contemporary landscaped gardens, private terraces, barbecues, sun loungers, mountain bikes and various different games. 

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VENICE:  Exclusive rental CAORLINA overlooking Lagoon - sleeps 2 NOW 500 euros DISCOUNT

Exclusive complex of apartments situated in Venice, in the Dorsoduro district on the quiet island of La Giudecca. The dwelling occupies part of the former Molino Stucky, an ancient, prestigious building overlooking the lagoon.   The apartments, lovingly and elegantly decorated in 17th-century Venetian style, include spacious living rooms, fully equipped kitchens, bedrooms with queen-size beds, and beautiful bathrooms made of exquisite Veronese marble. With their wooden ceilings and excellent furnishings, the interiors are the perfect place to relax and enjoy an unbeatable, romantic view of the lagoon and of its stunning colours, changing at sunrise and sunset. 

The dwelling offers guests every opportunity to immerse themselves in all the magic of this charming city, without forgoing the tranquillity, the comfort and services provided by this marvellous complex (such as breakfast service, daily tyding up and change of linen, private boat dock). 

This exclusive location enables guests to get in a 10-minute vaporetto ride to the Ponte dell’Accademia and the Piazza San Marco. Many a sight can be explored on foot: a walk along the Canale della Guidecca, for example, takes right past the island’s most famous church of Il Redentore.
 
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SICILY:    Cefalù -  Finestra sul Mare Apartment - Sleeps 5

Cefalù is a world wide known tourist resort placed on the Tyrrhenian coast, 60 Km away on the eastern side of Palermo. The ancient Sicilian village was founded in the IV century B.C.   The apartment with independent entrance placed in one of the most characteristic alleys of Cefalù, right in the centre of the ancient borgo marinaro (fishermen's hamlet) and yet uniquely has a window onto the sea at the rear and down onto the lovely creek.  The apartment is therefore perfect for both shops, restaurants, banks and the locality of the sea and shore.....steps away!

The small terrace -fronting on to the little creek down below and to the sea -gives the guests the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive and secluded corner, particularly fascinating and suggestive and watch the sunset with a glass of prosecco before dinner!

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AMALFI COAST:   Enchanting Casa Positano holiday rental with panoramic terrace -  sleeps 4 

What could be more perfect?  A summer holiday in beautiful Positano on the Amalfi Coast……..where the endless azure sky meets the sea, high above the Amalfi coast, is where you’ll find Casa Positano.   The house is only accessible on foot. A typical, domed house with a stunning view of the sea and of the villages of the Amalfi coast The oriental feel of the house’s entry makes a mysterious impression. It seems almost as if you were walking through an ancient wheelarch doorway into an enchanted refuge. In fact it is as if a whole new world were opening up, with a breathtaking, unhindered view of the Gulf of Salerno and its coastal villages.  Inside the house, the cupola architecture is continued in the vault-like ceilings – plenty of Mediterranean air to breathe both inside and outside. The apartment is decorated in friendly style. An antique stone fireplace brings back memories of days gone by.

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 UMBRIA:  Spoleto Country House Rental - RESIDENZA CARLOTTA  sleeps 6-8

Just 8 km from Spoleto, in the wonderful countryside, you will find amidst rolling hills, olive groves and fruit orchards, an exquisite and romantic early 18th century ochre and stone large country house which is unique as it is situated on the edge of a delightful ancient borgo and yet maintains total privacy set in beautiful landscaped gardens which are well stocked with shrubs and trees, has uninterrupted panoramic views of the wonderful rolling countryside, Montefalco and a lake. So, in fact quite perfect. The house is available for short and long term rental and includes a raised pool in its grounds for leisure and enjoyment. 

A wonderful rambling large ochre and vine clad property/    The entrance from the borgo is delightful with vines creeping up and around the antique arch door. To the right, 2 steps down, leads to a beautiful large fitted kitchen with ancient wooden beams and large dining/relazing area with feature stone wall. Taking six steps, leads a door to the garden The elegant lounge with feature fireplace. Carlotta is furnished beautifully with early 18th century Italian style furniture. There is a reception room also.

On the first floor the hallway echoes its historic past with arch double doors and stone wall with french doors that open onto a square balcony.  There are three double size spacious bedrooms, two of which lead onto a long balcony via french shuttered doors with panoamic views of the beautiful garden and countryside beyond. Two full and tiled bathrooms, exquisitely finished, one on the ground floor and the other on the first floor.

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