CV Travel offers a superb collection of villas in Italy, and over the years we have carefully expanded our portfolio to include some exceptional properties in Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Campania (including the Amalfi Coast), Puglia, Basilicata, Sicily and Sardinia.
Recent additions include a magnificent new Masseria house in the relatively undiscovered but stunningly beautiful Basilicata region as well as some luxurious new houses in increasingly popular Puglia. In Tuscany, we have recently introduced the classically beautiful Poggio al Leccio as well as the opulent Casale di Reschio. In Umbria we welcome the very impressive Vergiliano di Sopra.
Old favourites include a number of villas in rural Tuscany and Umbria, our quirky towers for two in Positano – great for honeymooners, converted trulli houses, the private hamlets of the Borgo San Biagio and Borgo Bastia Creti properties and aristocratic residences and even royal palaces.
The highly complex history of Italy has resulted in the great differences between north and south and from region to region. Remains of the Etruscan period are to be found in Tuscany and Lazio, while Ancient Greek ruins (and pockets of people who still speak a kind of Greek) are evident in Southern Italy.
Needless to say, the legacy of Ancient Rome is still eminently visible. Following the fall of Rome, Italy endured many centuries of internal warfare and unrest, yet somehow the Renaissance bloomed amidst the strife between Popes, Emperors and Kings, between families and city-states.
Modern Italy only began to take shape in the 19th century, and the monarchy established in 1861 lasted until World War II, when Mussolini took charge. In 1948 Italy became a Republic.
No wonder, then, that Italy is a land of castles and fortresses, walled hilltop towns, fortified farmhouses and tall towers. But it is also a country of fabulous art and architecture, stunning museums and art galleries, sublime churches and ancient places where the ghosts of so many shapers of world history walk.
Passionate about the countries and properties that we feature, we are always delighted to welcome back our regular clients, some of whom have been faithfully travelling with CV for almost 40 years. They know that our villas in Italy offer the pleasures of country living: great food and wines in delightful locations, open-air concerts and opera, getting to know the local people and unforgettable scenery.