The Villa Experience in Italy
Hidden Treasures of Italy has noted an increasing interest in renting private villas for the duration of a special vacation in Italy. This trend is especially true among extended family groups and among small groups of couples who are good friends… because there is a very extraordinary connection that can be established among people who choose to actually live together during their unique Italian adventure. In addition – as so many of our clients tell us when they describe the kind of experience they are hoping for during their trip – renting a villa is the best way of enjoying your time in Italy much more as a resident than as a tourist.
While the option of villa rental is definitely not for everyone (most villas are very large and must be rented on a weekly basis), when it is right for someone, it offers a truly exceptional way to enrich the Italian experience! A villa is not just an alternative form of accommodations… it is indeed an alternative life-style experience.
Hidden Treasures has been helping clients to find the right villa for their own specific requirements and desires for almost twenty years…and we know from collective personal experience that the riskiest way to go about finding an appropriate villa solution is to rely upon large catalogs with thumbnail photos or on “enriched” villa web sites. Most villa rentals require a significant investment, and you do not want to find yourself unexpectedly in an uncomfortable location or with a lack of basic services.
Consequently, over the years Hidden Treasures has built up its own exclusive collection of charming villas located in most regions throughout Italy. Not only we will go through the whole selection phase with you, but we will then make sure to arrange any service you may need during your stay…grocery shopping, a special dinner prepared for you by a local chef, bicycle rental, etc. We want your villa experience in Italy to be breathtakingly unforgettable… and every villa in our collection guarantees just that.
For example, Villa Chiara is a 19th century property, completely restored, very elegant and cozy. It is located at the top of a hill, overlooking the valley and walking distance to a typical Tuscan village of the 17th century. The house is surrounded by pine and fruit trees. All the rooms are furnished with antique pieces, floors are in Tuscan terracotta tiles, ceilings have wooden beams. Some walls are nicely decorated with trompe d’oeil.
The villa has six bedrooms and five bathrooms, several living rooms, dining room seating up to 18 guests, as well as outdoor dining area for eating “al fresco”. The beautiful swimming pool has stunning views over the countryside, changing room and covered dining and sitting areas.