Historic & heritage villas

So many of our special places to stay have been around a long time — some for a very long time. A select few are heritage properties of significant historical importance. When you stay in these historic and heritage villas, you take your place in an authentic piece of Italian history. You will be joining an illustrious, centuries-old guest list.

Our exclusive collection of unique places to stay includes a grand Palladian villa with its own formal gardens; country homes built for wealthy princes during the 17th century; the main farmstead on the former Grand Duke of Tuscany’s estate; and even the rustic Umbrian home of a renowned Italian neoclassical sculptor. (Antonio Canova, who crafted a famous statue of George Washington for the state of North Carolina.)

And note, even when you are enjoying your slice of history, you will still find all the luxuries that make a stay memorable and comfortable. Every one of these estates and villas comes with its own private swimming pool. Most of our historic and heritage properties have air-conditioned bedrooms, so you get a good night’s sleep even in the height of summer. Many Tuscany Now & More villas have professional-standard kitchens, for those who want to indulge (or fire up) a passion for Italy’s renowned seasonal produce.

Our historic and heritage properties to rent sleep from 6 to 22 guests. At every one, you have free use of our travel concierge service. They can book you a table at the finest local restaurants or advise on local daytrips and tours, for those who want to investigate local history in even more depth. It’s all part of our award-winning service.

Best of all, this selection of historic and heritage properties in Italy is just one of many specially curated Tuscany Now & More collections. If you have a question about these properties, or any other villas in Italy, please get in touch.

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SLEEPING: 16 - BEDROOMS: 8 - BATHROOMS: 9

  • Cook included
  • Maid included
  • Fully air-conditioned villa
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

Top-level luxury villa facing Orvieto with staff & cook. Large, private pool & gym. Contemporary A/C interiors, luxury bathrooms & professionally equipped kitchen. Grounds with panoramic outdoor living & dining areas. Breakfast & dinner service included in the price. 

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€ 18,600
€ 30,286
$ 20,030
$ 32,616
£ 15,897
£ 25,886

SLEEPING: 20 - BEDROOMS: 10 - BATHROOMS: 10

  • Cook included
  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

Live like royalty in a fully-staffed villa near Lake Garda. Daily continental breakfast service & chef services for dinner. Prestigious history, frescoed interiors & modern guesthouses. Famous gardens with unique private pool. Short walk to two villages. 

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€ 25,829
€ 28,044
$ 27,816
$ 30,201
£ 22,076
£ 23,969

SLEEPING: 20 - BEDROOMS: 10 - BATHROOMS: 10

  • Cook included
  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

For a stately wedding with up to 70 guests in a fully-staffed imperial residence near Lake Garda. Famous romantic gardens & private pool. Prestigious history with opulent interiors. Within a short walk to two pretty villages with churches.

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€ 32,213
€ 34,428
$ 34,691
$ 37,076
£ 27,533
£ 29,425

SLEEPING: 18 - BEDROOMS: 9 - BATHROOMS: 11

  • Cook included
  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

18th-century villa with staff & cook 9km from Montepulciano. Restored period interiors, frescoed ceilings & lift. Private pool, A/C in all rooms & bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Easy stroll to shops & restaurants. Breakfast & dinner service included in the price.

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€ 16,015
€ 21,152
$ 17,247
$ 22,779
£ 13,688
£ 18,078

SLEEPING: 24 - BEDROOMS: 12 - BATHROOMS: 14

  • Cook included
  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

18th-century villa with staff & cook 9km from Montepulciano. Restored period interiors, frescoed ceilings & lift. Private pool, A/C in all rooms & bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Easy stroll to shops & restaurants. Breakfast & dinner service included in the price.

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€ 18,130
€ 24,174
$ 19,524
$ 26,033
£ 15,496
£ 20,661

SLEEPING: 22 - BEDROOMS: 11 - BATHROOMS: 11

  • Cook included
  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool

Hold a fairytale wedding with up to 60 special guests at Torre Palazzone, an enchanting medieval castle just 15km from Siena. Say ‘I do’ surrounded by the estate’s romantic olive groves, sit down to a wedding feast in the beautiful rustic barn then dance the night away in the magical villa courtyard.

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€ 22,004
€ 25,114
$ 23,697
$ 27,046
£ 18,807
£ 21,465

SLEEPING: 22 - BEDROOMS: 11 - BATHROOMS: 11

  • Cook included
  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool

Magnificent medieval castle near Siena with daily continental breakfast service & chef services for dinner. A/C bedrooms & ensuite bathrooms. Private heated pool with outdoor living & dining areas. Short walk to village & winery. 

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€ 19,742
€ 22,965
$ 21,260
$ 24,732
£ 16,873
£ 19,628

SLEEPING: 18 - BEDROOMS: 10 - BATHROOMS: 9

  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

Magnificent 17C Palladian Villa with staff minutes from the centre of Verona. Beautifully furnished, frescoed, air-con bedrooms. Fantastic outdoor living & dining area. Private gated swimming pool.

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€ 12,965
€ 18,855
$ 13,962
$ 20,305
£ 11,081
£ 16,115

SLEEPING: 18 - BEDROOMS: 10 - BATHROOMS: 9

  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

Magnificent 17C Palladian Villa with staff & cook services included for 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners, ingredients excluded. Minutes from the centre of Verona. Beautifully furnished & frescoed air-con bedrooms. Fantastic outdoor living & dining area. Private gated swimming pool.

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€ 14,965
€ 20,855
$ 16,116
$ 22,459
£ 12,790
£ 17,825

SLEEPING: 18 - BEDROOMS: 10 - BATHROOMS: 9

  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

Book a romantic Verona wedding with up to 28 guests in a magnificent 17th-century Palladian villa with private gated pool, chapel & formal gardens. Frescoed interiors with A/C bedrooms. 

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€ 13,881
€ 19,771
$ 14,949
$ 21,292
£ 11,864
£ 16,898

SLEEPING: 18 - BEDROOMS: 10 - BATHROOMS: 9

  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

Book a romantic Verona wedding with up to 50 guests in a magnificent 17th-century Palladian villa with private gated pool & chef services for breakfast & dinner. Frescoed interiors with A/C bedrooms. Photogenic grounds with chapel & formal gardens.

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€ 17,255
€ 23,145
$ 18,582
$ 24,925
£ 14,748
£ 19,782

SLEEPING: 10 - BEDROOMS: 5 - BATHROOMS: 6

  • Cook included
  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool
  • Heated pool

A 16th-century architectural jewel of Veneto with staff & cook. Starred in "The Merchant of Venice" with Al Pacino. Frescoed interiors, Italian gardens & private heated pool. Large A/C bedrooms & modern kitchen. Breakfast & dinner service included in the price.

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€ 12,619
€ 18,613
$ 13,590
$ 20,045
£ 10,785
£ 15,909
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SLEEPING: 14 - BEDROOMS: 7 - BATHROOMS: 9

  • Fully air-conditioned villa
  • Internet connection
  • Heated pool

Restored luxury stone farmhouse & guesthouse with private heated infinity pool in Siena outskirts. Interior has terracotta floors, beamed ceilings, A/C in all rooms & en-suite bathrooms. Plenty of panoramic outdoor living & dining areas. Private gym.

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€ 10,311
€ 14,664
$ 11,104
$ 15,792
£ 8,813
£ 12,534

SLEEPING: 16 - BEDROOMS: 8 - BATHROOMS: 8

  • Cook included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

Elegant 17th-century villa with a private pool surrounded by a stunning park which includes an amphitheatre. Air-conditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Breakfast service [ingredients excluded] and maid service included.

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€ 8,829
€ 13,856
$ 9,508
$ 14,922
£ 7,546
£ 11,843

SLEEPING: 16 - BEDROOMS: 8 - BATHROOMS: 8

  • Cook included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

For an Umbrian wedding with up to 50 guests (up to 90 with an extra fee) in a 17th-century villa with private pool, surrounded by 10-acre park with formal gardens, fountains & amphitheatre. A/C bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast service [ingredients excluded] and maid service included.

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€ 11,036
€ 17,321
$ 11,885
$ 18,653
£ 9,433
£ 14,804

SLEEPING: 12 - BEDROOMS: 6 - BATHROOMS: 6

  • Fully air-conditioned villa
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

Newly restored Renaissance-style villa with private pool & Italianate gardens 15km from Florence. Immaculate interiors with classic Tuscan decor & contemporary art collection. A/C in all rooms, ensuite bathrooms & modern kitchen. Large shaded loggia with outdoor living & dining areas.

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€ 8,359
€ 12,872
$ 9,002
$ 13,862
£ 7,144
£ 11,002

SLEEPING: 10 - BEDROOMS: 5 - BATHROOMS: 5

  • Cook included
  • Maid included
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Internet connection
  • Private pool

Historic Chianti villa with staff & cook 30km from Florence. Tuscan decor, terracotta floors and frescoed walls. A/C suites, en-suite bathrooms & fully-equipped kitchen. Private, gated pool on large, manicured garden. Breakfast & dinner service included in the price.

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€ 9,781
€ 12,226
$ 10,533
$ 13,166
£ 8,360
£ 10,450

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