With its spectacular beaches, fascinating history and culture, delicious cuisine, and cheek-pinching, child-loving locals, Italy has been welcoming families for hundreds of years. With family life at the heart of la dolce vita – the good life – it’s little wonder that kids love Italy as much as the Italians love kids.
This sun-drenched southern European destination is home to some of Mother Nature’s finest creations, with its jaw-dropping coastlines, rugged cliffs and aquamarine waters merging with ever-clear azure skies. Sandy beaches fringe the coastline, lapped by warm waters – perfect for little ones to splash about in.
Famous for crafting delectable pizzas and pasta, there’s not a single place in Italy that won’t get your taste buds tingling – it’s the definition of heaven for food lovers. While the little ones get sticky fingers enjoying their gelato, adults can dine on delicious seafood washed down with fine Italian wines.
With an abundance of ancient ruins to explore, iconic landmarks such as the remarkable Leaning Tower of Pisa, Rome’s Colosseum and Venice’s Rialto Bridge, and magnificent landscapes acting as a giant outdoor adventure playground, Italy offers something for all the family. Whether you want beach or city, coast or mountains, we have a selection of superb family villas for your Italian adventure.
Handpicked Family Villas in Italy
Our team of Italian experts has handpicked some of the best family villas in Italy to suit all budgets and group sizes. From the stunning sandy beaches of the coastline and islands, to the rolling countryside of Tuscany and picturesque beauty of the Italian Lakes, we’ll help you to discover the perfect villa holiday for you and your family.
If it’s breathtaking beaches you’re after, travel to the famous Amalfi Coast. Villa Carmela is an outstanding family home with a swimming pool and panoramic views over the coastline, while Villa Mila’s spacious terrace and raised pool is ideal for large family groups. `
When you venture out, you’ll find that there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas. The whole family can enjoy a fun and educational visit to the Michelangelo Cheese Factory, where you can make mozzarella and try various types of cheeses. Sorrento is known for its production of lemons, so you can explore the lemon groves together whilst enjoying lemon sorbet.
Italy’s islands make a wonderful base for family holidays. Sicily offers a beguiling combination of ancient sites, superb beaches and irresistible beauty. Located near a historic fishing port and beautiful long sandy beach, Villa Meneghino offers privacy, its own swimming pool and outdoor barbeque area. Alternatively, Sardinia’s white-sand beaches and wild nature are perfect for a family break – try Villa Murale for the ideal combination of beach, shopping, entertainment and a superb private pool.
If you’re looking to dive into city life, head to Venice where our Domenico Apartment is ideally situated near green parks and public gardens, yet only a short walk from St. Mark’s Square. Your kids can take part in a mask-making workshop, then they will have a souvenir to take home to remember the trip by.
To escape from it all, the sweeping vineyards and rolling hills of Tuscany will please all the family with their proximity to beaches and fascinating cities. With its interconnecting apartments, private swimming pool and generous outdoor terraces, Villa Copernico hosts families or large groups of friends. Be sure to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa to let the kids pose for photos, or head to the mountains to visit the Grotta Turistica Antro del Corchia where you can go on a guided tour of these magical caves.
Our portfolio of family villas features fully equipped kitchens, relaxing open-plan living spaces, and beautiful views of the city, countryside or coastline. Many also have access to a pool and outdoor living space that’s perfect for kids to let off steam.
Explore the properties below to find your ideal family villa in Italy.