Six villas we’d love to be spending Christmas in this year…

Six villas we’d love to be spending Christmas in this year…

Whether you want a traditional celebration or non-traditional Christmas, Italy is a fantastic place to spend the festive season. No country does Christmas like Italy does, with Christmas markets aplenty, beautifully lit streets and heaps of festive traditions (from the world’s biggest Christmas tree in Gubbio to the legend of Befana).

Villa Selve | Lake Garda

We think this luxury villa overlooking Lake Garda is the perfect place to relax this Christmas. Recently renovated, it’s a spacious villa with an outside pool which can be heated for winter dips.

View Villa Selve >

Villa San Bastioni | Tuscany

Not many villas have views like this one – and we think they’d be even more spectacular in the midst of winter. It’s certainly not somewhere Santa could miss! Guests have the hilltop to themselves, and Tuscany on your doorstep. For those who want to brave the cooler evenings, theres a private jacuzzi ready to warm you up.

View Villa San Bastioni >

Caidominici | Umbria

One of our most luxurious villas, this stylish villa has everything you could possibly want to relax (and more). The heated infinity pool has jaw-dropping views across the Umbrian hills, and there’s a wood-fired pizza oven if you fancy going off-piste for your Christmas meal.

View Caidominici >

Trullo Aurora | Puglia

If you like a cosy Christmas, then Trullo Aurora is the place for you. This charming retreat in the village of Pascarosa will instantly make you feel like you’re in a home-away-from-home; time to snuggle under a blanket with some rich Italian hot chocolate and forget about having to return to work in January…

View Trullo Aurora >

Villa Lux | Sicily

Cool and contemporary, Villa Lux is a calming retreat for those look for a restorative break over the festive season. There’s plenty of space for up to ten guests, and the beach is only 50 metres away – perfect for bracing Boxing Day walks.

View Villa Lux >

Villa Tozzoli House | Amalfi Coast

This romantic apartment is in the heart of Sorrento – just ten minutes from the main Piazza, and has spectacular views across to Naples and Mount Vesuvius. It’s location means you’ll be well-entertained during your stay, with plenty of restaurants and bars in walking distance.

View Villa Tozzoli House >