Luxury Italian experiences you can’t miss: our team’s picksJune 14, 2023
Italy is the perfect destination if you're looking for the ultimate luxury vacation. The reason? This beautiful country is home to incredible experiences: from stunning natural landscapes to world-renowned restaurants and shops, from history to architecture, from art to culture, Italy has something special in store for all its visitors.
But what are the luxury experiences you really don’t want to miss while vacationing in the country? We asked our team, and these are their answers.
Private villa rentals: choose your accommodation and make your stay unforgettable
For the ultimate luxury experience, consider renting a private villa in Italy. There are plenty of stunning properties available throughout the country, from Tuscany to the Amalfi Coast, and WeVillas is a shining example of that!
By choosing to stay in a private villa, you will live your vacation in an exclusive way, for example by having exclusive access to your own private pool, chef, and concierge, ensuring that your every need is taken care of. Plus, you'll get to experience Italy like a local, with plenty of privacy and seclusion.
Italy's villa rentals are some of the most luxurious in the world, with many boasting breathtaking views of the Italian countryside, seas or mountains. From traditional Umbrian farmhouses to modern Sardinian villas with sleek and contemporary design, the sky is the limit as there's something to suit every taste.
If you’re still unsure about which one to pick, you can take a look at our selection of unique properties spread throughout the country: our extensive list of luxury villas for rent is carefully designed to accommodate every request. And if you’d wish to receive reliable advice, you can contact our team at any time: we’d be happy to assist you!
Wine tours: enjoy one of Italy’s most precious treasures
Italy is home to some of the most appreciated vineyards and wineries in the world and, not surprisingly, is considered a true paradise for food and wine lovers. Therefore, consider the opportunity to participate in a luxury wine tour in Tuscany or Piedmont to learn about and taste some of the best wines in the world. You can also choose to stay in a property surrounded by magical rows of vines or visit luxury wineries that enjoy spectacular views over the luxuriant and very green Italian countryside.
One of the country's best wine regions is Tuscany, the homeland of famous wines such as Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino. This territory offers many wine tours and allows you to discover ancient and prestigious cellars such as the famous Antinori. Another excellent option is Piedmont, which is the birthplace of the famous Barolo and Barbaresco wines: this region, too, offers various private tours in some extraordinary wine cellars, such as the historic Gaja.
Private Boat Tours: observe the country from a new perspective
To further enrich your holiday, you can consider a private boat tour that will allow you to explore the splendid Italian coast and its crystal-clear seas.
One of the most popular boat tours is along the Amalfi Coast. This stunning stretch of coast is home to quaint towns like Ravello and Positano, as well as incredible natural wonders like the Blue Grotto. Chartering your boat will allow you to stop in the many coves and small secluded beaches you will find along the way.
Another excellent option is a boat tour of the islands of Sicily, perfect for discovering breathtaking destinations such as the Aeolian Islands, with their still active volcanoes and beautiful turquoise waters. Alternatively, you can visit the island of Pantelleria by sea, known for its thermal springs and delicious seafood.
High-end shopping: if not in Italy, then where?
Italy is beloved worldwide for its haute couture fashion and high-end shopping. From Milan to Rome, this is where you'll find some of the best designer boutiques you love most. An excellent way to enrich your Italian holiday is to dedicate at least a few days to visiting various boutiques or, better still, to request the support of a personal shopper to find the perfect items for your wardrobe.
Milan is one of the best cities in Italy for high-end shopping, home to famous fashion houses like Prada, Gucci, and Armani: it's impossible not to visit its famed "fashion quadrilateral", the upscale shopping area in the city center that winds between via Montenapoleone, via Manzoni, via della Spiga and Corso Venezia.
Another excellent option is Rome, home to some of the best luxury shops in Italy. You can explore the city's famous shopping streets, including Via Condotti and Via del Corso, and find everything you desire and have always dreamed of, from designer clothes to incredible handcrafted jewelry.
Michelin-Starred dining: enjoy the yummiest food in the world
Italy is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, many of which have been awarded Michelin stars. From traditional Italian cuisine to modern takes on classic dishes, you'll find something to suit every palate. Book a table at one of Italy's Michelin-starred restaurants for an unforgettable dining experience!
One of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy is Osteria Francescana in Modena, in Emilia-Romagna, a beautiful, green region nestled in the Apennines, between Milan and Florence. La Francescana, which boasts three Michelin stars, is led by chef Massimo Bottura, known for his creative interpretations of traditional Italian dishes. Another excellent option is La Pergola in Rome, awarded three Michelin stars and offering incredible panoramic views over the Eternal City.
Private Guided Tours: there’s no better way to immerse yourself in Italy’s millenary history
Finally, don’t forget to experience Italy's rich culture and history with a private guided tour. You can explore ancient ruins, stunning cathedrals, and beautiful museums with a knowledgeable guide who can give you insider insights into Italy's fascinating history.
These are just a few luxury experiences you can't miss in Italy. Are you feeling inspired? Book your luxury stay today and start planning your dream trip to Italy!