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What makes Italy such a great vacation destination?

Is it its world-famous cuisine, packed with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean? Its awe-inspiring history found in long-lost cities and ancient Roman ruins? Or is it the country's landscapes, from rolling hills and rocky mountains to quaint cliffside towns and pristine beaches lapped by the azure waters of the ocean?

With a huge range of luxury private villa

Whatever your reason to visit Italy, there's plenty to do for families of all sizes, with children of all ages. Choosing the right accommodation for your stay in Italy can give your family vacation that extra sparkle. With a huge range of luxury private villa rentals all over Italy, from the clustered towns on the Amalfi Coast to the picturesque countryside of Tuscany and everywhere in between, villa specialists Top Villas is the top choice for the ultimate family vacation.

Private villas are a great option for families, and with Top Villas, you'll be assigned a dedicated guest experience manager, who can arrange everything you need for the perfect stay, whether that's a welcome grocery pack, airport transfer, or even a private chef to bring the best local delicacies straight to your plate. You can expect private infinity pools, stunning views, and easy access to white-sand beaches and historic towns to explore.

Why Visit Tuscany With Kids?

Visit the rolling hills of Tuscany.

The picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany are the epitome of Italian relaxation. With charming country homes and rustic cottages amidst olive groves and vineyards, close to beautiful beaches on the Tuscan coast, and amongst lush fields and forests for horseback riding and other outdoor activities, Tuscany is the perfect setting for an idyllic countryside vacation. Couple this beautiful scenery with the renaissance architecture and cultural gems found in the region, from the winding streets of Florence to world-famous monuments like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, you'll find Tuscany to be the perfect spot for an Italian villa vacation.

With Top Villas's choice of luxury villas in Italy, you'll be able to experience Italy's countryside like a local.

Best Luxury Villa In Italy's Lush Countryside


The two story country house of Lagesta

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Set amongst vineyards and lush green hills stretching as far as the eye can see, the luxurious Lagesta in the Val d'Orcia region of Tuscany is the quintessential Italian country home.

The two-story country house of Lagesta is decorated with rich tones and warm wood accents, making it feel like a cozy home-away-from-home. Its spacious open-plan living area is made up of various seating areas, dining space and a well-equipped kitchen, where you can cook up a storm with the freshest Tuscan ingredients. Or if you want to go the extra mile, the team at Top Villas can help organize a chef to come to the house and cook a tasty meal or two for you.

The home's four bedrooms are split across the two floors, all with a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom, but only the rooms on the first floor have direct access to the garden. The spacious backyard centers around a private pool, with plenty of seating scattered across the perfectly manicured lawn, and an outdoor dining area, where you can enjoy a meal al fresco.

Discover Italy's rich history and explore the cobbled streets and hillside clusters of the medieval towns of Montalcino, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, and Bagno Vignoni, which are all nearby.

Why Visit The Amalfi Coast With Kids?

The Amalfi Coast sits on the southwestern side of Italy

The Amalfi Coast sits on the southwestern side of Italy, just south of Naples. Coastal mountains and cliffs plunge into the sea, with colorful homes clustering on the cliff faces and charming harbor towns congregating at the foot. The region has dazzling ocean views from almost every angle, incredible beaches, vibrant olive groves and lemon terraces to explore, along with plenty of walking and hiking trails, delicious local food, and luxury shopping opportunities. It's no wonder it's become a favorite vacation destination for people from all over the world.

While not technically on the Amalfi Coast, history buffs will love a day trip to explore nearby Naples and Pompeii. Discover the long history of Italy and the Roman Empire, and tour the excavated buried city of Pompeii after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius thousands of years ago.

And while the Amalfi Coast's winding streets and steep steps and hills aren't all great for families with strollers, some towns are more accessible than others, including Maiori, Minori, and Amalfi, which have boardwalks by the ocean that you can wander with a stroller.

Best Views From A Luxury Villa


This four bedroom luxury seafront villa

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This four-bedroom luxury seafront villa is the quintessential Amalfi Coast home, set across three floors and cut into a cliff overlooking the ocean.

The home's bright white interiors reflect the sunshine that pours through its many windows, and the accents of blue throughout mimic the endless ocean and blue skies visible from almost everywhere in the home.

All four bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and flat-screen TVs, and can be laid out as either twin or queen rooms at your request. The main living area is spacious enough for the whole party, whether that's one large family or two smaller families vacationing together. There's a breakfast bar and dining table and chairs for you to enjoy breakfast, but the main draw for this villa is of course its outdoor area.

The jewel in this home's crown is its unobstructed, picture-perfect views of the Med. On the terrace you'll find comfortable sun loungers, a barbecue, outdoor dining furniture, and a private swimming pool. Whether you're taking a dip, enjoying a meal or lounging on a sunbed, you can laze the day away watching the boats sail along the horizon, and the sun dip below it.

Why Visit Sicily With Kids?

Whether you want a beachside villa or an epic mansion

Italy's largest island, Sicily is a popular travel destination for families for good reason. With some of Italy's most beautiful stretches of coastline, you're only ever steps away from pristine beaches, the history packed into every brick of ancient ruins from the Roman Empire, and views of Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano.

Whether you want a beachside villa or an epic mansion frequented by A-listers, Top Villas has luxury vacation rentals for every group.

Best Seafront Villa For Smaller Families

Terre di Bea

Relax in the pool at Terre di Bea and admire ocean views.

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This incredible seafront luxury villa in Cefalu sleeps four guests in its two bedrooms. Both the spacious bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom for extra convenience, and its cozy open-plan living area and kitchenette are equipped with everything a family could need.

Expect impeccable interiors in a maximalist, colorful style, with warm wood accents, plenty of lush green plants, and pops of color throughout, whether that's the bright blue bathroom tiles, colorful decorative vases in the kitchen or vibrant soft furnishings and artwork.

The color and warmth isn't limited to inside this quaint Italian villa, with more bright tones outside. There's a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen under the veranda, which includes a large sink, stove and oven. Set on a hilltop, you can admire unrivaled views of the ocean while you enjoy your meal al fresco. On a hot day, take a refreshing dip in the private pool, or sit on the edge and dip your toes in. There's plenty of outdoor seating, both in and out of the sun, including comfortable sun loungers and couches, and even a hammock hanging over the pool.

Top Villas provides guests with a welcome package containing various soft drinks, Sicilian wines, and Italian cold cuts and cheeses. If you'd like to make your villa holiday extra special, Top Villas can also organize a range of activities and services, including a pre-arrival grocery shop, Mediterranean cruise, massages, and cooking and painting classes.

Best Italian Vacation Rental Fit For Royalty

Don Mimi Guarnaschelli

Villa Guarnaschelli has the kind of regal décor

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This huge cliffside mansion has history packed into every corner. In the past it has hosted real royalty like King Edward VIII of England, along with Hollywood stars, artists and politicians, and now its doors are open to invite your family to stay.

With six sophisticated bedrooms, the home sleeps 12 guests, making it one of the best vacation rentals for multiple families heading off on an Italian holiday together.

Villa Guarnaschelli has the kind of regal décor you'd expect from a property that's hosted kings, with lavish, opulent Liberty-style interiors and exteriors. Expect sumptuous fabrics in rich jewel tones, flower motifs, antique furniture, dazzling chandeliers, and historic artwork framed in gold. Every room is perfectly designed, with a fully-quipped kitchen, cozy library complete with working fireplace, multiple living and sitting rooms, and a separate dining room.

Each room at ground level opens out onto the terrace through French doors, where guests have panoramic views of Mount Etna and the Mediterranean Sea. There are multiple areas in the garden to admire the view, including a sundeck, dining area and private infinity swimming pool. If you're in the mood for a beach day, it's also less than a 10-minute walk from Mazzarò Beach and the Mazzaró Cable Car, and close to the rocky island of Isola Bella.

Why Visit Sorrento With Kids?

Indulge in a spot of luxury shopping

Sorrento may be small, but it packs a punch. This charming coastal town in southwest Italy sits atop a cliff, giving it incredible views over the Bay of Naples, and if you're willing to hike to the top you'll be treated to unparalleled views across the entire region.

Indulge in a spot of luxury shopping, enjoy a meal on the town square — Piazza Tasso — or get to know the region's history at the 14th-century Chiesa di San Francesco church. A ravine separates the winding streets of the old town from the slightly more modern area, and if you head down to the waterfront you'll find the busy marina, where you can people-watch or rent a boat for yourself.

Best Waterfront Italian Villa

Villa Lika

Villa Lika is both charming and elegant

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Villa Lika is both charming and elegant, spread across three floors, with a wide terrace stretching the length of the building.

Its arched windows let in tons of sunlight and give incredible views of the ocean, with mostly neutral furniture and warm wood that brings the outside in. From vibrant jade floor tiles to sage-colored cushions and turquoise vases filled with flowers, pops of blues and greens accent every room, creating a fun, summery palette that mirrors the colors of the landscape around the home.

On the entrance level is the vast living area and one of the four bedrooms, while on the lower ground you'll find the other three en-suite bedrooms. Outside on the veranda you can unwind on the sun loungers, admire the landscaped gardens or indulge in a delicious meal together around the dining table.

There's direct access to a beach around 450 ft from the villa too, but if that seems too far, you can always relax in the hot tub or make a splash in the private infinity pool, both of which overlook the Bay of Naples and are a prime spot to watch the sunset every day.

Book a luxury family stay with Top Villas

Book a luxury family stay with Top Villas

“Top Villas offers an incredible range of good-value luxury villas all over the world. My family was lucky enough to stay in a beautiful 5-bedroom villa in Orlando’s Reunion Resort and it checked off every requirement we had, and offered us so much more besides I was so impressed with how well equipped our villa was, how ideal its location was, and how seamless the entire stay was; from booking, to closing the villa front door and flying back home.”*

- Sophie Orman, co-founder of Kidadl

(*not paid/gifted stay)

Luxury trips made simple

You’ll receive the ultimate VIP treatment from the moment you book your luxury vacation rental with Top Villas. Your personal guest experience manager will take care of the small details, while a locally-based manager will support you during your stay. Expect contemporary amenities, stylish homes for any occasion, and unparalleled service from a team that aims to create unforgettable vacations perfectly tailored to every family.


Written By
Georgia Stone

Georgia is originally from Essex but moved to Switzerland as a child, attending an international school and igniting her love for experiencing the world and its cultures. She later moved back to the UK to study French with Film Studies at King’s College London. She took a break to enjoy a patisserie-filled year abroad in Paris. Shortly after graduating, she started as an intern at Kidadl in a small team of five, progressing with the company as it grew, to where she sits now as Digital Content Manager. Since returning to the UK permanently, she has been known to take ideas from Kidadl for things to see and do close to home and make the most of London’s incredible travel connections to explore further afield.

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