Villas perfect for Walking to Town

Nothing is more enjoyable than immersing yourself in the local culture and leaving the car behind with a villa that’s a short walk to the nearby village. Morning cappuccino, afternoon gelato, a pleasurable evening passeggiata before a leisurely dinner at a local trattoria, these villas let you immerse yourselves in the everyday rhythm and style of 'la vita Italiana.'

Casa Mahler

South of Perugia, Umbria

  • 10 Guests |
  • 5 Bedrooms |
  • 5 Baths

At Casa Mahler you can enjoy a bit of everything; the luxury of living in-town, the peace of the sun-filled Pool Terrace, dinner served on a panoramic Roof Terrace, the chance to explore cities and hilltowns alike. Mix & match to your own taste.

Casale Pieve

Near Siena, Tuscany

  • 8 Guests |
  • 4 Bedrooms |
  • 4.5 Baths

Never-before-available private home of exceptional and refined taste, contemporary design. Under-the-radar location in Crete Senesi south of Siena. Storybook sunset views. Walk to charming village. Private spa. Local staff.

Il Fieniletto

Near Cortina, Dolomites

  • 19 Guests |
  • 9 Bedrooms |
  • 9 Baths

A never-before-available private home superbly located in the village of Cortina, right on the bike/walking path. Beautifully designed with stunning finishes, flexible layout, local staff. Enjoy for winter skiing or summer hiking in the Dolomites.

Il Mandorlo

Near Cortona, Umbria

  • 12 Guests |
  • 6 Bedrooms |
  • 6.5 Baths

Il Mandorlo is a luxurious home well-suited to those who appreciate art and design. Expansive views of Val di Chiana. Fabulous outdoor living, garden with pool. Ensuite accommodation with 3 masters. Ideal for visiting Tuscany and Umbria.

Il Mugnello

Near Siena, Tuscany

  • 20 Guests |
  • 10 Bedrooms |
  • 10 Baths

Local village is 15 minutes on foot - for dining out, getting a morning coffee. House Manager Giovanna is a smiling, delightful presence. Flexible layout works easily from up to 10 to 20 who want to sink into a timeless peaceful landscape of beauty.

La Pinciana

Maremma, Tuscany

  • 8 - 12 Guests |
  • 6 Bedrooms |
  • 6.5 Baths

Spacious contemporary home, sweeping vineyard & olive grove view. 30 minute walk to Capalbio for dining, shopping. Enjoy beach-days being served lunch under an umbrella on the sand. Charter a power boat. Sample the owners' wine. Flexible up to 8 or 12.

Le Ripe

Val d'Orcia, Tuscany

  • 10 - 14 Guests |
  • 7 Bedrooms |
  • 7 Baths

Stunning views and excellent cook make dining under the pergola a magical Tuscan experience. Easy walk to town & fenced in pool makes this great choice for families. Spacious and well-appointed with ensuite bedrooms. Excellent location for day trips.

Palazzo Alvera Altana

San Marco, Venice

  • 8 - 15 Guests |
  • 7 Bedrooms |
  • 7.5 Baths

A sumptuous private home on the Grand Canal with spectacular 360-degree views from the Altana. Accommodates guests in style with flexible layout. An elegant setting for parties and celebrations. A la carte staffing according to your needs.

Palazzo di Castello

Castello, Venice

  • 12 Guests |
  • 6 Bedrooms |
  • 8 Baths

Stunning contemporary designer home in a chic Venetian neighborhood. Luminous, canal-side setting with exceptional views. Shaded dining terrace plus rooftop altana. Elevator. Excellent cook on request. Walk to Biennale, Arsenale, one stop to Lido.

Tombolino

Maremma, Tuscany

  • 12 - 16 Guests |
  • 6 Bedrooms |
  • 6.5 Baths

Tombolino is an idyllic seaside setting for a holiday along the sandy beaches of Tuscany's Alta Maremma. Private pool & beach access. Walk or bike to town for shopping, dining or tennis. Near Bolgheri. Comfortable for 12; optional Orangerie for 16.

Tramonti

Chianti, Tuscany

  • 10 - 14 Guests |
  • 7 Bedrooms |
  • 7.5 Baths

Five star luxury inside and out. Completely new, fresh & contemporary. Spacious outdoor living & dining with forno. Well equipped kitchen. Commanding views of the Val d'Elsa from Siena to Monteriggioni. Layout works for all group configurations.

Via degli Orti

Near Trastevere, Rome

  • 6 Guests |
  • 3 Bedrooms |
  • 3 Baths

For your 'live locally' Roman experience. Chic modern designer home with an expansive terrace. Flooded with light. Excellent kitchen and baths. Quiet setting. Real Roman neighborhood for walking and biking to restaurants, shops, cafes.

Villa Astor

Sorrento, Amalfi and Environs

  • 12 - 20 Guests |
  • 10 Bedrooms |
  • 11 Baths

Villa Astor is unmatched on the Coast for location and luxury. Set on a dramatic cliff overlooking Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. Breathtaking ocean views. Private pool set in botanical garden. Six sumptuous suites. Superb service from staff of 5.

Villa Balbiano

Near Como, Lake Como

  • 12 - 28 Guests |
  • 14 Bedrooms |
  • 16 Baths

Villa Balbiano is unabashed in its luxury and opulence. Outstanding views, elegant simplicity and beauty of the grounds. Full staff with on-site House Manager, indoor and outdoor pools, private boathouse and pier. Sophisticated and up-to-date.

Villa di Torno

Near Como, Lake Como

  • 12 Guests |
  • 6 Bedrooms |
  • 6.5 Baths

Spacious, light-filled elegant villa on the edge of a charming village. Direct, Lakefront property with private dock, child-friendly pool and alfresco living/dining. Stunning sunset views. Flexible layout and equivalent accommodation.

Villa Licosa

Near Paestum, Amalfi and Environs

  • 8 - 14 Guests |
  • 7 Bedrooms |
  • 6 Baths

Relaxed, family-friendly house on the sea with private pool. Walk sea-front path or bike to town, boat charters for exploring the coastline. Hiking, biking, fishing, snorkeling, tennis nearby. Cultural sites include Paestum, Agropoli and Eremiti.

Villa Sola Cabiati

Near Tremezzo, Lake Como

  • 12 Guests |
  • 6 Bedrooms |
  • 6.5 Baths

Villa Sola Cabiati offers a unique experience of Lake Como. Stunning lake views. Lovely pool with poolhouse. Private boat dock for excursions. Golf, guided hikes, water-sports, tennis all available. Enjoy fine dining at home with professional chef.

Ville del Lago

Near Como, Lake Como

  • 26 Guests |
  • 13 Bedrooms |
  • 14 Baths

An oasis of beauty and refinement on Lake Como's waterfront. Comprises two historic Villas of the 19th century, two pools, four boats, staff of five. Full AC, underground parking. Ideal for multigenerational gatherings and destination celebrations.

Vista Pantheon

Centro Storico, Rome

  • 8 Guests |
  • 4 Bedrooms |
  • 4 Baths

Stunning home for eight who want style, privacy and convenience in Rome. Elevator to fifth floor. Huge outdoor living/dining terrace with view of Pantheon. New interiors. Between Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. Minimum stay one week.

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