If you’re looking to splash out on some residential Italian villas for sale, you could do a lot worse than to invest your €100,000-€200,000 in one of these luxury properties.
For the ultimate location, it doesn’t get any better than in the Dolomites, where the typical topography is not only mountainous, but has rolling alpine pastures in between the peaks, making it ideal for grazing cows. In fact, back in the 16th century, this area of northern Italy was the centre of the French cattle trade.
If your fondness for cows is as strong as your sense of adventure, it’s time to start looking for a four-bedroom farmhouse – ideally in one of the main markets of this mountain area.
This property is located high in the mountains, in a position with a perfect view of the Val di Sole ski centre. In addition to the land, there is a three-bedroom farmhouse and barn, which can be combined into one single property if the demand is high enough.
Every bedroom is unique and comes with high ceilings and beautiful wooden beams. Set in about 8.5 hectares (20 acres) of land, it has a kitchen garden, a greenhouse and parking for up to four cars.
Fantastic views of Italy’s tallest mountain, Monte Rosa, can be seen from the living room and dining room. This area is renowned for its alpine views, alpine pastures, charming villages, and dramatic landscapes.
The property has planning permission to build a restaurant, and is available to rent. In addition, there is an outbuilding with space for further parking, so there is plenty of room for future expansion.
This 12-bedroom country residence comes with the opportunity to either take over the business or become a holiday rental property, if there is enough demand. It can be rented for €2,500 to €2,700 a week.
The Umbrian countryside is home to some of Italy’s most beautiful ancient buildings, and the Sant’Andrea delle Fratte estate is one of the best properties to see some of them in situ.
With 11 bedrooms, three pool houses, a chapel, a traditional-style winery, a penthouse room and an entertainment area, this property is ideally situated on the edge of the Umbrian countryside in the commune of Trino. It can be rented for €8,000 to €9,500 a week.
The F.Inatte mansion is situated on a picturesque site and surrounded by fields and olive trees. The main part of the house is in the Neo-Renaissance style and has wooden beams and a terrace. This six-bedroom property is available to let, and can be rented for €4,000 to €6,000 a week.
One of the most stunning properties in Umbria is the Villa Gallina. This six-bedroom house was built in the 1920s and has a stone entrance, terracotta floors and a spiral staircase.
1. Villa Gallina, Umbria
The main house has a stone-studded entrance, terracotta floors and a spiral staircase. Inside, it has an inviting, wood-lined reception hall and three main reception rooms. There is also a dining room with a grand marble fireplace, a library, a home cinema room, and a breakfast room. There is a courtyard with a grotto. In addition to the main house, there are two further stone-studded buildings that can be combined to form one spacious residence.
Agent: Alan Massey and Paul Martin, Savills, 0039 351 312 248, alanmassey.com
2. Villa Messego, Tuscany
This stone-and-wood-clad villa has not had modern additions. The house, which has a central circular plan, was once the home of a silk and wool trader who was responsible for much of Tuscany’s silk production. The 2,600sqm property, which was built in the 1920s, has a pool, a heated outdoor pool, a palazzo-style chapel and a vast, extensive gardens.
Villa in Tuscany on the market for £3.2million
This luxurious villa is described as the most beautiful place in Tuscany and could be yours for a cool £3.2million.
Sensational Villa Libera in Portico d’Adda, located in the region of Montalcino in Tuscany is a stylish mansion, situated just under an hour from Florence.
Consisting of 15 rooms, the house covers 3500 square meters and offers vast views over the countryside.
The lavish property comes with a heated outdoor pool, a private garden and a barn with a wine cellar, which is perfect for hosting a birthday party.
This luxurious villa is described as the most beautiful place in Tuscany and could be yours for a cool £3.2million. Sensational Villa Libera in Portico d’Adda, located in the region of Montalcino in Tuscany, is a stylish mansion, situated just under an hour from Florence
The majestic home is described as the most beautiful place in Tuscany and could be yours for a cool £3.2million. Pictured is one of the bedrooms
Sensational Villa Libera in Portico d’Adda is a stylish mansion, situated just under an hour from FlorenceConsisting of 15 rooms, the house covers 3500 square meters and offers vast views over the countryside.
Agent: Angelo Tagliabue and Andriana Allè, Pestritto Marzio, 0039 350 446 368, apestrittomarzio.com
3. Palazzo Siciliano, Umbria
This villa is set in about 20 acres of parkland. The grand entrance hall, in an impressive black marble, leads to a grand hall with a double-height ceiling. The reception hall leads to the principal rooms.
Agent: Angelo Tagliabue and Andriana Allè, Pestritto Marzio, 0039 351 446 368, apestrittomarzio.com
4. Villa Erba, Umbria
This is a fairly modest-looking house, but it has some wonderful features, including a terrace overlooking the gardens and a spacious, open-plan kitchen/dining room. The room has a heated, glass-enclosed swimming pool that overlooks the garden, a sauna, a glazed gym, a wine cellar and an office.
Agent: Paola d’Amato, Coldwell Banker, 0039 361 816 208, coldwellbanker.it
5. Aurora Farm, Umbria
This beautiful farmhouse was built in 1892. Inside, there are four bedrooms and a gourmet kitchen, as well as a terrace overlooking the grounds.