As another new year dawns, we round up six of our favourite new properties for 2020. Some are ultra modern and chic, others are very traditional and quintessentially Italian. But we’re sure you’ll love them all. Here’s why:
Villa Edith, Sicily
A villa with a view is always going to be popular. When that view is from a hilltop looking across the Sicilian countryside and down to the Mediterannean we might just have the perfect place to unwind and watch the world go by. Villa Edith has huge, floor to ceiling windows to take in that monstrous view as well as five bedrooms, an infinity pool and a lovely modern finish.
Villa Lux, Sicily
50 metres from the sea. Sound perfect for an early morning dip? Then Villa Lux will probably be the villa for you. With five bedrooms, a huge pool and loads of space to relax in the grounds Villa Lux makes a fantastic getaway for families. The decor is modern and stylish but it manages to keep a very homely feel to it. The minimum stay is 7 nights, but we think you’ll want rather more than that.
Villa Creto, Tuscany
Not all villas are ultra modern and contemporary. Villa Creto is refreshingly traditional, retaining its charm of an old Italian farmhouse. All six bedrooms are en-suite and the villa is set in acres of gardens – an ideal playground for a group of children. The swimming pool is huge and open all summer; Villa Creto makes an ideal property for a large family break – with plenty of space for everyone.
Trullo Storico, Puglia
What’s not to love about staying in a real Trullo?! Trullo Storico is a beautiful, authentic building near the town of Ostuni – known as the White City. Most amenities are a 15 minute cycle ride away, which you can make on locally hired bikes. The gardens are filled with bay, sage and rosemary plants and the property’s orange and lemon groves fill the air with a citrus scent. It’s a luscious place for a holiday.
Villa Terme, Tuscany
Ultra modern and contemporary, Villa Terme is beautiful inside and out. It has five bedrooms and can sleep 13 guests. This property even has its own spa, with a sauna and hydromassage pool as well as a big outdoor swimming pool. The house is fully air conditioned, giving some respite from that strong Tuscan summer heat and its situated within large grounds, perfect for the kids to play in.
Rosa Palace, Tuscany
Palace by name, palatial by nature… Situated within 60 acres of land, Rosa Palace is a six bedroom mansion dating back to 1785. It retains bags of its original character and charm and you won’t find ultra modern styling here. Rosa Palace is only 10 minutes away from the beautiful town of Monterchi, yet feels like it’s in a secluded world of its own thanks to its huge gardens. The villa commands a hillside position and has fantastic views across the valley into neighbouring Umbria.