Last Minute Villas in Italy
Italian villa holidays
There is nothing quite like self-catering in Italy. Villas and apartments in this charming and gorgeous country are the best way to enjoy all its offerings, from warm weather to delicious food. Why not rent an Italian villa in the countryside with a large pool and fantastic views over the vineyards? Or, you could rent a seaside apartment, within walking distance to the beach and the ice cream stands and seafood restaurants that can inevitably be found nearby. NOVASOL has over 5,000 holiday homes in Italy, so whatever your dates and preferences, you can find accommodation that perfectly suits you.
Last minute getaways
Travelling last minute can be stressful and exciting in equal measure. The most difficult thing with Italy is deciding where to go and, depending on the season, what to pack. When self-catering in Italy in the spring or summer, there are few better destinations than Tuscany and Umbria. Villas in these central regions are perfect for lazy summer days by the pool, venturing out in the cooler evenings to hilltop towns for traditional food and delicious wine. If, however, you fancy a last minute Christmas getaway, the northern regions of Piedmont and Lombardy are abuzz with markets and festive activities.
Villas in Tuscany
You cannot go wrong with Tuscany. This region, popular with foreign and Italian tourists alike, has so much to offer holidaymakers in terms of attractions, nature and food. When choosing last minute accommodation, a good start is to pick between seaside and rural villas. Tuscany has an incredible coastline which stretches from the Apuan Alps down to the city of Grosseto. All along this coastline are fantastic beaches and picturesque towns and villages. The other option is self-catering in the countryside, and here you will find some of NOVASOL’s most breathtaking villas in Italy. If you are looking for luxurious living with big pools and outdoor terraces, this is your best bet.
Villas in Umbria
The region of Umbria is similar to its neighbour Tuscany, although it is less developed and has maintained its traditional elements to a far greater extent. Umbria is perfect for authentic villa holidays in Italy, full of old churches and crumbling hilltop villages. Being completely landlocked, the region has been somewhat shielded from the tourist developments that you expect on the coast, with cities such as the capital Perugia retaining much of their unique flair. For a day of sightseeing while self-catering, head to Assisi, the birthplace of Saint Francis, and take in the history.
What more can you say about Venice? Nowhere in the world quite matches this floating city for beauty and architecture. Sat on a gondola, floating down one of the city’s narrow canals towards historic sites such as the Ducal Palace, it hard to imagine a more enthralling or romantic activity. NOVASOL has a number of central and modern Venice apartments, available to book at the last minute, all-year-round. Perhaps you decide to book your partner a last minute valentines holiday, or maybe a weekend away in the autumn. If you would prefer to stay outside the city, we have plenty of Italian villas in the region of Veneto which are within easy reach of Venice on the train.
Villas in Sicily
It is fair to say that Sicily has a slightly different vibe to the rest of Italy. The island is separated from the mainland by the Messina Strait, and its proximity to Africa, and in earlier times the Moors, has given it eastern influences in its coastal cities such as Palermo and Catania. However, rent Italian villas in the centre of the island and you will certainly get the quintessential Italian experience, full of small villages and abundant olive groves. While self-catering, make your way down to local restaurants for lunch and make sure you try the island’s specialities such as arincini.
The island of Sardinia is perhaps the classiest place in the Mediterranean to holiday. Every year, celebrities and royalty flock to the island, parking their yachts in the marinas which dot the coast before hurrying into the restaurants and cafés to enjoy some delicious cuisine. When renting Sardinia villas, the luxuries of this island open up to families, and history buffs have plenty to sink their teeth into with the ancient Nuragic monuments which are scattered across island.
City breaks in Italy
Many last minute holidays are city breaks, and this couldn’t be any easier these days with low cost flights and flexible NOVASOL villas and apartments. Italy has plenty of city break destinations, but if you haven’t been before, the major destinations of Florence, Rome and Naples are must-visits. Rome in particular, known as the Eternal City, gives a great impression of metropolitan Italian life and has more history and culture to experience than virtually any other city in the world. Book last minute apartments in Rome with NOVASOL and you could be wandering round the Colosseum in no time.
Book with NOVASOL
With over 5,000 apartments, cottages and villas in Italy, look no further than NOVASOL for your next self-catering holiday. All of our holiday lettings are individually selected by our team who agree exclusive lowest-price contracts with villa owners to make sure our customers get value for money. Whether you are returning to Italy on a last minute trip or booking an Italian villa for the first time, you can trust that NOVASOL has a holiday home to meet your family’s expectations.