Luxury Villa Italy

Italy Sotheby’s International Realty has recently launched a luxury vacation rentals department, Retreats, which is designed to offer a customised range of luxury vacation rentals following an increase in enquiries for beautiful short term rentals across Italy. These properties are expertly selected and tailored to ensure the best and most authentic experience for their customers.

The department includes a selection of luxurious and self-managed villas situated in the most popular tourist regions of Italy. The properties are tailored to costumers’ unique interests ranging from specific regions to sea view villas, to villas near the best golf courses or vineyards, to spa retreats, ski chalets or luxury villas for large parties. Furthermore, a concierge service, property manager or landlord remains at the customers’ disposal during their stay and personal five-star services are also available, such as a five star chef on site or direct helicopter transfer.

Prices will start from 5,000 EUR to 250,000 EUR per week.

Clemente Pignatti Morano, Managing Partner of Italy Sotheby’s International Realty comments:

The opening of our new Retreats department follows an increasing demand in requests for short term and seasonal rentals in the most desired areas in Italy. All our services will be designed to offer our domestic and international customers a tailored experience and the utmost support to plan the perfect vacation. The department is expected to increase enquiries across all regions, and consequently lead to a higher percentage of occupancy of real estate and enhance visibility globally.

“It is the quality of service which makes our Retreats department stand out against other luxury rental websites. Whilst the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is global, the Retreats’ team is local and therefore provides a more intricate quality of service. We know the territory and the home owners and are here on site to assist them with their client.

“It is essential that upmarket rental villas provide the same level of luxury that our guests would be accustomed to having at home. This includes modern kitchens and bathrooms, luxury linens and towels, central air conditioning and heating, high speed internet, satellite television and top-quality washing machines and dryers. Although rustic can be charming and even chic, it is essential to provide renters with modern comforts as well. A welcome dinner or aperitif also sets the mood for an enjoyable stay!

“The importance of good photos is invaluable. Unlike in the long term real estate market, typically a guest will not visit the villa for a short term rental prior to arranging a stay, therefore the virtual presentation of the home is vital.”  

Villa Besana, Lake Como

Villa Besana, Lake Como


This gorgeous villa is situated along the beautiful shores of Lake Como within a large park filled with old trees and flowers. The property was built in 1891 and offers the highest level of service and luxury in the midst of a stunning historical space. In total, the estate sleeps 20 and includes 11 bathrooms, a heated outdoor swimming pool and two boat docks. The halls are decorated with marble from Genoa, Venetian silk wallpaper and oak book cases. All ten bedrooms are include balconies and terraces which boast stunning views of the majestic Lake Como. The estate also includes a private cook, who has been loyal to the property for 25 years along with plenty of modern amenities.

Available at a guide price ranging from €35.000 to €45.000 per week through Italy Sotheby’s International Realty.

Masseria Zafferano, Puglia

Masseria Zafferano, Puglia


This luxury estate was built in the 1800s by the Noble Palmieri and is situated in the heart of Puglia. The home is set upon eight hectares of olive groves and is surrounded by peaceful countryside, historic towns and exclusive seaside spots. Accommodating up to eleven guests, the home includes five ensuite bedrooms which all include their own private entrance. The property also features an L-shaped swimming pool, an outdoor bar and several panoramic terraces for outdoor living and dining  spaces.

Available at a guide price ranging from €20,000 to €30,000 per week through Italy Sotheby’s International Realty.

Villa Elaterio, Tuscany

Villa Elaterio, Tuscany


A 17th century village that stands majestically within a beautiful parkland surrounded by the Tuscan rolling hills. This property was once owned by Count Cosimo Berardini who owned several palazzo’s in the city centre. Despite the city location, the villa offers a sense of seclusion and privacy featuring a grand garden with cypress trees, lemon trees, a private pool and a traditional herb garden. The home also includes seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a magnificent drawing room, a traditional Tuscan kitchen and a large dining room.

Available at a guide price ranging from €20,000 to €25,000 per week through Italy Sotheby’s International Realty.

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