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Italy Vacation Rentals

Find vacation rentals in Italy! These pages list, by region, vacation rental agencies, villas, estates (farms) with apartments/cottages and places to rent from the owner. Click on the region on the map or the list below to see vacation rentals for that area.

Vacation Rentals in Italy

SlowTrav Favorites!!: Our favorite vacation rentals, chosen from reviews received from Slow Travelers.

All of Italy: Agencies and rent from owner websites with listings for several regions of Italy.

Main Cities

Rome: (Roma) Italy's main art city, center of ancient Rome. An absolute "must see" and "must experience".

Florence: (Firenze) Largest city in Tuscany, art city with the Uffizi, Santa Croce, etc.

Venice: (Venezia) A major tourist destination - the city of canals and art.

Northern Italy

Valle d'Aosta: Northwestern Italy on the border of the Alps in Switzerland and France. Main cities: Aosta.

Piedmont: (Piemonte) Northwestern Italy, north of the Mediterranean, bordering on France and Switzerland. Main cities: Turin (Torino), Asti, and Verbania on the western shore of Lake Maggiore.

Lombardy: (Lombardia) Northern Italy. Main cities: Milan, Bergamo, Varese, and towns on Lake Como (Como, Bellagio, Menaggio, Varenna).

Trentino Alto Adige: Northern Italy, bordering on Austria and the Alps. The mountains called the "Dolomites" are in this region. Main cities: Bolzano, Trento, Cortina.

Veneto: Borders on the Adriatic coast. Main cities: Venice (separate page), Padua (Padova), Vicenza, Verona (Romeo and Juliet's balcony, famous opera).

Friuli-Venezia-Giulia: Northeastern Italy on the borders of Austria and Slovenia. Main cities: Trieste, Udine.

Liguria: The Italian Riviera, on the Mediterranean coast from France to Tuscany. Main cites: San Remo, Genoa (Genova), Portofino, Camogli, Levanto, Cinque Terre, Portovenere.

Central Italy

Emilia-Romagna: Central region north of Tuscany. Famous for its cuisine. Main cites: Bologna, Ravenna, Ferrara, Modena, Parma.

Central Italy (continued)

Tuscany: Central region in Italy, famous for cuisine, wine, art. Main cities: Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Cortona, Arezzo. The Chianti is the wine area between Florence and Siena. The Val d'Orcia south of Siena, with Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano.

Umbria: Called the "green heart of Italy", central region east of Tuscany. Main cities: Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, Todi, Orvieto.

Marche: East of Umbria, bordering on the Adriatic. Main cities: Urbino, Ascoli, Ancona.

Lazio: South of Tuscany, borders the Mediterranean. Main cities: Rome (separate page), Viterbo, Tarquinea, Rieti, Ostia Antica, Sperlonga.

Abruzzo: Rural, mountainous area east of Umbria.

Molise: Small region east of Lazio.

Southern Italy

Campania: South of Rome, on the Mediterranean coast. Famous Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. Main cities: Naples, Avelino, Salerno, Amalfi, Positano, Capri, Ischia, Sorrento.

Sardinia: (Sardegna) Island in the Mediterranean, south of the French island of Corsica.

Basilicata: Southern Italy. Main cities: Potenza, Matera (with the "Sassi" cave dwellings).

Puglia: Southeastern Italy, on the Adriatic coast, an upcoming tourist area. Main cities: Trani, Bari, Taranto, Brindisi, Lecce, Ostuni, Alberobello ("truilli").

Calabria: The "toe" of Italy. Main cities: Cosenza, Reggio dei Calabria.

Sicily: (Sicilia) Large island off the toe of Italy, famous for its cuisine and ancient ruins. Main cities: Palermo, Taormina.

Other Vacation Rentals

Agritourism: B&B or apartments on farms where you rent directly from the owner are listed on Agritourism (Agriturismo) sites.

Rent by Owner Sites: Large websites with worldwide vacation rental listings. Listings are placed by vacation rental owners.

How to Use These Listings

If the listing looks like something you are interested in, click on the link provided to go to the agency website and read more. Then go to our vacation rental reviews section and read any reviews we have for them. See the link above.

Expect to spend several hours looking through listings until you get an idea of what is available and what you want. When you have a good short list, post it on our message board to get advice from other Slow Travelers.

Remember, we are not affiliated with any agencies or owners, but we do take paid classified listings from agencies/owners who want Slow Travelers to use them. Our classifieds are listed at the top of each of the listings pages.

We have selected some listings as "SlowTrav Favorites". These are listed on a separate page. See the links above.

Other Ways to Find Vacation Rentals in Italy

  • Classified Listings: See the travel businesses who have listed in our classifieds. Support the businesses that support SlowTrav!

  • Listings for All of Italy: Look through the agencies listed there. Many of those agencies have listings for all regions in Italy.

  • Listings by Region in Italy: Look through the places listed by region.

  • Agritourism: Look through the agencies listed there. Many of those agencies have listings for all regions in Italy.

  • Rent from Owner: Look through the sites listed there. These sites have worldwide listings by owners.

  • Don't forget searching on Google! Try the name of the region or town and "vacation rentals", "holiday rentals", "apartment rentals", or "villa rentals" (these are the terms used for vacation rentals in Italy).

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