Category Archives: Villas in Italy

Venice Dorato Apartment’s Stunning Views & Summer Sale

Amazing views, big terrace and a summer sale? What’s not to love! The Dorato apartment has the highest terrace in Venice, or so we have been told!  In Venetian dialect it is called an altana. Look at the photos — or stay here yourself — for a view all the way from the island of Murano, across the city to the dome of Santa Maria del Salute on the Dorsoduro island. Continue reading Venice Dorato Apartment’s Stunning Views & Summer Sale

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Dreamy Tuscany Views at Brunello Vista

Tuscany is a place that inspires dreams, and there’s no better way to enjoy the landscape than staying in a villa with sweeping views of the Tuscan countryside. When we first visited the Brunello Vista villa set in Tuscany’s beautiful wine country, we knew this was the perfect place for our guests to relax and soak up that famous Tuscan sun.

This remarkable 7 bedroom villa has a main house set on three levels with four bedrooms, a guest house with two bedrooms and a pool house with an additional bedroom. There’s also an infinity pool and plenty of terraces for relaxing and dining outdoors. The villa is absolutely picturesque with its rustic setting surrounded by marvelous views of vineyards, olive orchards and woods. Continue reading Dreamy Tuscany Views at Brunello Vista

Introducing the Divine Dante Villa, Minutes from Florence

Private pool on the grounds of Divine Dante.

We have just added a wonderful villa to our offering that is ideally situated in the beautiful hills overlooking Florence. We had the opportunity to visit the Divine Dante villa earlier this year to see for ourselves if it was as lovely as depicted in the photos. To our delight, it is ideal for guests looking for a luxury villa located a very short drive from the center of Florence. The drive took just 10 minutes, and we found ourselves in the hills on the road to beautiful Fiesole. Luxury villas dot these hills. Not only is the location convenient, but stays as short as 4 nights are possible except during July and August. Continue reading Introducing the Divine Dante Villa, Minutes from Florence

Villa Rental Questions Answered…Even Those You Didn’t Know to Ask!

AFAR magazine, a leading travel publication, recently interviewed Italy Perfect founder Lisa Byrne for their April 25, 2017 article “How to Rent a Villa in Italy“.  The article offers practical advice and insights that range from how far ahead to reserve to what to expect in terms of price and amenities. The bottom line is that its easier than you think to rent a wonderful villa in Italy if you have help from an expert.

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Borgo Bucine near Arezzo. Family friendly, quality agriturismo with pool, restaurant and a castle.

If you are dreaming of a wonderful vacation with family or friends to a country or seaside villa in Italy, we can help! We personally inspect and “test drive” every villa we offer to understand the special features, so that we can match your needs and wishes to the villa. Not all villa inspections are as glamorous as you might imagine; we reject many that don’t meet our standards, sharing laughs and frustrations when, upon personal inspection, a promising villa disappoints with negative aspects not obvious in flattering photos or dreamy descriptions. Memorable rejections include an impressive villa that – surprise, surprise – was within earshot of a high speed train that roared by every 30 minutes!  A villa we nicknamed the “Chair Museum” was filled with museum-quality antiques– with many chairs and sofas roped off, so you couldn’t sit in them!  Our funniest was the villa we dubbed ‘Fawlty Towers’ where a workman accidentally cut the power line on a sweltering August day; it was 3 days before an electrician showed up. To top it off there was a church directly next door with loud bells that rang every hour all day and night! Continue reading Villa Rental Questions Answered…Even Those You Didn’t Know to Ask!