Lesser-known villas in Italy – but for how long?

Bordering the popular regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Campania, the Lazio countryside is perhaps the most underrated area for villas in Italy. Like its neighbouring regions, but without the high prices and the swarming crowds of tourists, this area of countryside is postcard Italy, full of olive groves and hilltop villages.  The countryside is packed with history from the Etruscans and Romans to modern twentieth century intrigue, and is home to some of the finest self-catered accommodation for Italian villa holidays.

A family with their dog enjoying dinner outside during a stay in a holiday home

Popular properties in Lazio Countryside

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Pet friendly properties in Lazio Countryside

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Properties with pools in Lazio Countryside

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Properties with flexible arrival in Lazio Countryside

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Holiday lettings in Italy – visit Sabina in the Lazio countryside

Spotted across the countryside, within easy reach of your Italian villa, the idyllic and picturesque attractions of the Lazio countryside rival those of Tuscany and Umbria. The Sabina region, only an hour’s drive northeast of Rome, is a particularly beautiful collection of hilltop towns and villages, relatively neglected by mass tourism. When in Sabina, visitors are recommended to visit the twin fortresses of Rochette and Rochettine, and stare out from their walls across the 2000-year-old olive groves which dominate the surrounding landscape.

Enjoy the history, food and culture when self-catering in Italy

Italian villa holidays are fantastic for immersing yourself and your family in the history, food and culture of Italy. The Lazio countryside is home to fascinating ancient historical sites as well as sites with a modern significance such as the historic abbey of Abbaza di Montecassino in the south, the site of a crucial battle during the Second World War. The food of the region follows one rule: the quality of the ingredients must be exceptional. If you are planning a night of al fresco dining on the terrace of your Italian villa and you want to cook a meal in the classic Lazio style, make sure the ingredients are as fresh as possible. It’s hard to go wrong!

Lazio countryside villas with NOVASOL

NOVASOL has an excellent range of villas in Italy, especially in Lazio. Often with a pool and with space for outside dining, these countryside and coastal Italian villas are a smart choice for families looking for a relaxed holiday without the crowds and prices of other regions in Italy. Villas in this region have easy access to the sea and to Eternal City, making for a fun and diverse holiday.