Five Favorites: Reasons to Rent a Villa in Italy

Have you ever wanted to rent a villa in Italy but didn’t know where to start? Or, are you having trouble being convinced of the value and/or utility of renting a villa over booking a hotel? This excellent guest post,…

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Italian Villas and Their Gardens

Just in time for late spring and summer romps around Italy comes the reissue of Edith Wharton’s 1904 landscaping classic Italian Villas and Their Gardens. According to curators¬†with the New York Society Library’s Green Art collection, “Wharton visited some fifty…

From Mafia Villa to Agriturismo

This one comes from the U.K.’s Italy Magazine, which tells us that the Corleone villa of former Mafia boss Salvatore Riina has been turned into farmstay housing, a.k.a., an agriturismo. The Pio La Torre Cooperative, named for a martyred anti-Mafia…

Seven Steps to Villa Rental Success

Expert advice on how to rent a villa in Italy. Find villa rentals in Tuscany, Sicily, and the Amalfi Coast.