Exploring Italy is the experience of a lifetime, with its centuries of great art and architecture, in legendary cities such as Venice, Florence and Rome. Italy is also medieval stone villages on the hilltops of a glorious countryside, vineyards and cypress trees, fabulous shopping, and superb food and wine. Most of all, visitors bask in the warmth and hospitality of the Italian people.
LaCURE offers a wide selection of villas in Italy, ranging from simply charming renovated farmhouses to luxury villas. The properties provide a private and very comfortable base from which to explore the towns of Lucca, Siena, Arezzo and San Gimignano, as well as the villages of Chianti. Many are within an easy drive of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. LaCURE also has private villas right in Florence and private apartments in the historic center of Lucca.
Choose from LaCURE Italian villas along the coast of Tuscany, in the beautiful hills of Umbria, in the villages of Liguria, on the islands of Sardinia and Sicily, on the shore of Lake Como, in the alluring villages of Portofino and Positano, on the island of Torcello in the Venetian Lagoon, and on the legendary Isle of Capri. You can also find villas along the dramatic Amalfi coast, lined with rugged cliffs, or in a charming piazza of Rome.
A trip to Italy is about culinary venture, especially in beautiful Tuscany. Savor long, leisurely meals on outdoor patios, with the fresh flavors of herbs and spices brought out with a perfectly paired local wine. Epicureans will discover nirvana here. They can even take a local culinary class, so they can impress friends and family at home with their newfound cooking skills.
For anyone who loves art, culture and architecture, the Renaissance city of Florence beckons. Using private LaCURE villas as a base, you can explore the famous city and walk in the footsteps of Julius Caesar, the city’s founding father.
Visit the Duomo, a stunning domed cathedral that is still the largest brick-and-mortar dome in the world. In the Uffizi and the Accadamia dell’Arte del Disegno, you find sculptures and paintings created by some of the most brilliant artists of the ages, such as Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus.
Wherever you stay it Italy, you will come away with lasting memories of cobbled streets, speeding Vespas, glorious food, a rich culture and the glorious, silky sound of Italian rolling off the tongue. One trip here won’t be enough.