From a reimagined oil mill in Sicily to a restored Tuscan farmhouse, these enchanting villas abound with rustic details including stone walls, exposed beams, and brick archways.
If you’ve found yourself fantasizing about an Italian getaway ever since the country reopened its international borders in June, these picturesque vacation homes built from ancient stone and wood will certainly spark your senses. Whether you’re looking to indulge in Tuscan wine tastings or gaze out over the sea in Sicily, here are 10 rentable Italian villas to bookmark for your future travels.
7 guests / From $668 per night
Located near the baroque city of Noto in southeastern Sicily, this stone-clad holiday home was designed by an architect from Bologna. The three-bedroom villa, which is available to rent on Airbnb Plus, features large glazed doors and windows. Outside, a sheltered patio offers an idyllic setting for al fresco dining near a large pool that boasts spectacular city views.
3 guests / From $444 per night
This Airbnb Plus retreat is located in the quaint village of Alessano, Puglia, a bucolic pocket of Italy’s southern peninsula not far from the Adriatic coastline. Floor-to-ceiling glazing elevates the sense of interior space in the neutral-toned living areas, while a glistening outdoor pool is supplied with water from a fountain made of stone.
6 guests / From $707 per night
This three-bedroom villa is surrounded by more than 200 acres of forested land in Tuscany’s Casino di Terra district. Featuring a sprawling, open layout, the Airbnb Plus home is packed with original charm, including vaulted ceilings, exposed-brick archways, and cement-tile floors.
2 guests / From $185 per night
Nature abounds at this one-bedroom oasis in Collesano, a town in Sicily’s mountainous Palermo province. The Airbnb Plus rental is decorated with exposed beams and typical
majolica (or maiolica)—a tin-glazed pottery that dates back to the 15th century in Italy. Surrounded by towering olive trees, the tile-clad home also has a large pool that overlooks the nearby sea.
6 guests / From $530 per night
This vacation property sits tucked away the end of a long vineyard road in Ostuni, Puglia, framing views of secluded olive groves and fruit tree orchards. The three-unit retreat retains the historic limestone walls, exposed stone, built-in alcoves, and wide archways. The Boutique Homes rental also comes with a sparkling pool and rooftop terrace, in addition to a vast, shaded patio.
6 guests / From $422 per night
This 2,508-square-foot Tuscan farmhouse merges a 16th-century structure with a new addition that includes an open-plan living area and a large terrace. Grotto-brick floors, plaster walls, and chestnut beams adorn the interiors of the three-bedroom Welcome Beyond rental property.
Perched on a hilltop in Sicily’s Monte Cofano Nature Reserve, this one-bedroom Airbnb Plus home—which was once an agricultural storehouse—offers unspoiled views of the surrounding mountains and sea. Original details such as exposed beams and stone walls line the interiors, while a partially shaded patio extends the charm outside.
8 guests / From $353 per night
In the countryside of Anghiari, Tuscany, this picturesque 16th-century villa combines stone-and-wood interiors with luxurious amenities including a large outdoor pool, private garden, and barbecue. The Airbnb Plus rental even features an indoor sauna in one of the gathering rooms.
2 guests / From $177 per night
Set in a four-and-a-half-acre olive grove in Ostuni, Puglia, Masseria Dagilupi is a historic farmhouse that the current owners converted into three distinct guest suites. "We’ve retained as much of the old stone walls as possible, but have given the house a contemporary and minimalistic design," explain homeowners Danielle and Jean Louis, who run the restored property as a bed-and-breakfast with two-bedroom suites that are available to rent on Welcome Beyond.
2 guests / From $153 per night
What once was an 1893 oil mill in the verdant hills near Noto, Sicily, is now known as Casa Farfaglia—an enchanting vacation house surrounded by centuries-old olive trees and characterized by old stone-and-wood finishes. While the one-bedroom cottage offers a serene escape in the peaceful countryside, the Airbnb Plus property is also conveniently located near many of the area’s most attractive towns and beaches.