Italy Holidays

Massimo Villa Collection's New Destinations

After a successful summer season, Massimo and his team in Sicily and London are now gearing up for 2017 by expanding the Massimo Villa Collection.  More carefully selected villas in some of the most beautiful parts of Sicily around Cefalu, Noto, Selinunte and Taormina are already appearing on Massimo's website and booking up for the summer.  Massimo is now also expanding his villa collection to Tuscany, Puglia, Sardinia, Veneto and Formentera, choosing only villas with pools or on the coast which are well located, designed and styled for an exceptional holiday with family or friends.  Here are just three of the latest additions (see our website over the next few weeks for more as they are added):

Villa Rumbo -

A stunning, coastal property for 10 on the island of Formentera, in a spectacular location by the sea at Cala en Baster, a wonderful base for exploring a beautiful stretch of Formentera's coastline.

An attractive, one storey villa with a pool, terraces and a vast lawned Mediterranean garden peppered with palm trees, roses and olive trees.  The interiors are furnished in a light coastal style, with traditional white walls and terracotta tiled floors throughout.  Leading off the living room are two comfortable double bedrooms and three twin bedrooms which are fitted and styled for comfort, sharing three bathrooms.

The main living space for cooking, dining and relaxing together is outside on the large covered terrace with barbecue, wood burning oven, dining table and sitting area.  Inside, a fully equipped kitchen leads through to a comfortable living room which opens onto the terrace.

Well located for exploring the island, just 2.5km away are walking trails which lead through the nature reserve of Ses Salines to spectacular coves, while an array of gorgeous sandy beaches are within an easy drive from the villa. The weekly rental price ranges from €3,350.00 to €5,950.00

Villa Avane -

A beautifully furnished, Tuscan villa for 8 near Florence, dating back to the 17th century.  Restored with artistic flair using natural materials to enhance the existing features, the immaculate interiors are painted in contemporary greys and whites with warm wooden floors, large country fireplaces, wooden beamed and barrel vaulted ceilings.  Furnishings are a pleasing mix of modern and antique, complementing the neutral palette and large windows with picture postcard views of the Tuscan landscape.

The main living space on the ground floor is spacious and airy.  A modern kitchen and dining area with large French windows open out to a lawn with an outside dining area and beautiful views.  Also on this floor is a study which doubles up as a bedroom for two with a double bed or two singles.  Upstairs there are two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, one of which has an open staircase up to another bedroom area on a mezzanine.

Outside, the lawned terraces have far reaching views of the countryside, loungers for relaxing and a dining table under the shade of a pergola.  The pool area is surrounded by lawns and peppered with olive trees.

Situated on the edge of Chianti at the foot of the Apennines, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to interesting day trips.  Both Florence and Arezzo can be reached within an hour by car for a taste of Italy's artistic heritage, there are Chianti vineyards and shopping outlets to visit nearby and the beautiful Chianti countryside and Apennines are close at hand.  The weekly rental price ranges from €2,250.00 to €4,750.00 per week.

Villa la Vigna –

A stylish manor house for 10 near Menfi in south west Sicily.  A beautifully designed, stylish villa located near sandy beaches in the wine region of south west Sicily.  The villa has a modern elegance with its uncluttered interiors and contemporary colour palette of serene whites and greys.  Set in a wide, lawned garden with olive trees, an elegant courtyard and sleek, wooden decked pool area, it is the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday with friends or family.

Wooden beamed ceilings, neutral walls and smooth floors frame the spacious inside living area on the ground floor.  From the luminous, modern kitchen through to the living and dining area, the emphasis is on comfort and stylish simplicity.  The bedrooms are upstairs, each furnished with a chic, fresh, unfussy style and good quality natural fabrics.

French windows open out from the living area to the terrace, gardens and courtyard, well-equipped for relaxing or dining in the sunshine or shade.  Try some real Sicilian home cooking by way of a cook service at the villa which can easily be arranged on request.

From the villa there are magnificent uninterrupted views over vineyards and the rolling countryside which extends to the sea.  Discover nearby the sandy beaches of Menfi, the Belice nature reserve, Sciacca with its lively port and historic centre and the dramatic ancient ruins of Selinunte.  The weekly rental price ranges from €3,200.00 to €6,200.00 per week.

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