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You could spend months, maybe even years, in Italy and still find yourself discovering new spots each and every day. This beautiful European country is one of the most diverse around, home to golden sand beaches, snow-tipped mountains, glass-like lakes and dense olive groves, all within an easy driving distance. And, once you’ve arrived, it’s hard to know where to start: maybe with a delicious glass of wine overlooking the canals of Venice? Or a stroll through the lemon groves down in Sicily? Or perhaps a wander around Rome’s incredible historic artifacts? Regardless of where you decide to visit in Italy, you’ll need somewhere great to stay. Read on for all of our favorite Airbnbs in Italy.
Rooftop Apartment near the Duomo, Milan
This incredible rooftop apartment is set inside of a greenhouse with gorgeous views in every direction. Set in Milan, it’s a breathtakingly beautiful spot with serious attention to detail throughout. It’s one of the most popular Airbnbs in the area with almost 500 positive reviews speaking of its brilliant central location and impressively comfortable beds. Check in here and you’ll fall in love with everything this Airbnb has to offer: its warm atmosphere and contemporary design, its naturally bright bedroom and its large number of modern home comforts. If you’re looking to explore Milan during your stay, you’re in the right place as this Airbnb is set in the heart of the city’s most historic district. It’s a brilliant romantic getaway for you and your other half, with one bedroom designed for two people.
Canal View Palazzo Residence, Venice
You can start every morning with an espresso looking out directly to the canals when you check into this canal view residence. Set in romantic Venice in a private palazzo from the 1600s, it’s a brilliant opportunity to live like a local during your time here in a cute and cozy flat with all of the essentials. Decorated in traditional Italian style, this residence comes with classic checkerboard flooring, high ceilings, and a timeless color scheme. It’s best suited for couples, with one bedroom and space for two guests. But the communal spaces offer plenty more room, like the kitchen, fully equipped with a fridge, toaster, kettle and a Nespresso machine, and the bathroom which is large and spacious. The apartment is only a two minutes’ walk away from the Cà D’oro waterbus stop and the famous Rialto Bridge is only seven minutes on foot.
A Secluded Sanctuary in the Italian Alps, Ceres
Take a trip to Ceres, Piemonte to wake up in a picturesque setting overlooking hills and mountains. If you’re looking for a tranquil break in the Italian countryside, this is the place to stay. This secluded Airbnb has one bedroom, but space for up to four guests, in a partially open-air setting with a constant flow of fresh air. This home, set in the deep mountain forest, exists in quiet isolation and is one kilometer away from the nearest neighbors. Its location in the Italian Alps ensures beautiful views on a 24/7 basis, while its stunning decor ensures you’re always feeling comfortable and at home. The apartment has a big bed and pull-out couch, both situated under skylights, as well as a living area, kitchenette, private bathroom and a view of the valley. For poets, writers, hikers, and lovers of peace, it’s the true definition of a shelter in the woods.
Suite inside of an Ancient Tower, Montepulciano
What says “traditional Italian escape” more than staying in an ancient palazzo? Check into this suite room inside an ancient tower for a stay to remember in the stunning hilltop town of Montepulciano, in the Tuscany region. Everything about this Airbnb breathes history into your stay, from the traditionally designed bedrooms to the ever-so-slightly crumbling walls of the palace itself. Set on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, this 13th century building is surrounded by olive trees and vineyards with a peaceful garden and plenty of artwork on all the walls. Just a short drive from the beautiful towns of Cortona, Montepulciano and Lake Trasimeno, it’s a brilliant midpoint between secluded getaway and easy exploration to sites nearby. The suite room is made up of a large bedroom with a beautiful view and a spacious and bright bathroom with a bathtub. Italian breakfast is also included in the room rate.
Thymus Apartment in Casa Laurus Nobilis, Palermo
It doesn’t get more classic than a Sicilian getaway to this apartment in Palermo. Set right on the waterfront, it’s a place where you’ll wake up every morning and throw open the curtains to stunning views all around. The house is furnished with antique family furniture and comes enriched with historic photographs on the walls. It’s a place where you’ll feel more like you’re staying with a friend than somewhere you’re simply checking in for a few days. The bedroom here, which has space for three guests, features two balconies overlooking different views of Palermo. There’s also a spacious living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. Muted decor, with olive green touches, ensures a historical appeal that just adds to the wonder of Sicily.
Anna's Cottage in the Heart of the Verdant Lazio Region, Falvaterra
Anna’s Cottage is just as cute and quaint as its name suggests: a completely renovated old cottage, featuring three large lounges with panoramic windows, three bathrooms, two double bedrooms with their own corresponding balconies, and a large pool just outside. You’ll love this spot for family getaways, where kids can be free to run around in the sunshine while adults get some much-needed relaxation in one of the cottage’s many communal areas. Immersed in the green Falvaterra, in the heart of the Ciociaria territory, you’re free to book this spot not only for a relaxing weekend away but also as a location for events or parties, if needed. Clean air, wide open spaces, beautiful mountains and vivid green scenery are just some of the reasons you’ll want to return to this Airbnb. A few minutes away are the caves of Falvaterra and Rio Obaco, as well as the monastery of Monte Cassino and the waterfalls of Isola del Liri, if you’re looking to explore.
Boheme Cottage with Swimming Pool, Rome
Rome may be known for its hustle and bustle but this Boheme cottage, located in the south of the city, is a world away from fast-paced city living. This quiet, secluded spot has room for four guests in one bedroom, offering a quiet, relaxed getaway for all to enjoy. With its wooden theme and laid back nature, it’s a place you’ll most likely love if you’re looking to chill out. Spend your days tanning by the pool, popping in for a dip, or reading in the surrounding gardens. In addition to the bedroom with its double bed, there’s a large living space with a big TV and comfy sofas, and a kitchenette and bathroom. If you fancy some al fresco dining, you’ll love eating dinner on the terraces surrounded by trees.
Terra Delle Sidhe Organic Farm Stay, Tuscany
This rustic farmhouse offers a charming farm stay getaway in rural Tuscany. Terra delle Sidhe is a small organic farm located in the southern part of the district, overlooking a beautiful valley located on the slopes of Monte Amiata, between the medieval towns of Castel del Piano and Seggiano. Designed to help you switch off with nothing but the relaxing sounds of nature all around, Terra delle Sidhe is best suited to a family or group of friends looking for pure tranquility. This stone house, with its original wooden beams, dates back over 250 years and is harmoniously integrated with its surroundings. It comes equipped with a cozy kitchen and a simple modern bathroom. It’s a home away from home in a picturesque setting. The property is spread over three acres of fruit trees, medicinal plants, and a biodynamic garden. A little further out, you’re free to explore the famous hot springs like Saturnia, Petriolo, San Filippo and Bagno Vignoni, which are around 30 to 60 minutes away.
Scenic Penthouse in San Giovanni, Rome
Uber-stylish Rome has always been a popular spot and this scenic penthouse ensures you’ll ooze Italian style for the entire duration of your stay. Set in San Giovanni in a great location for exploring, this penthouse has space for four guests in its one bedroom. With beautiful, scenic views in every direction, you’ll love this penthouse especially for its large, panoramic terrace with its unique view of St. John’s Basilica. That’ll also inspire you to really explore the city during your stay, something that’s easy to do with the Colosseum and Imperial Forums both less than 20 minutes away. Inside the penthouse, enjoy each of the large, airy rooms with their oversized windows. The bedroom has a double bed and an additional pull out bed, while the open plan living room comes with a dining table and comfy sofas.
Morning Star House, Taormina
Head to Taormina on the island of Sicily for a beautiful getaway in a seriously picturesque setting. The Morning Star House is perched right on the edge of the island, with stunning views overlooking the ocean and set in a brilliant position for watching the sunset each evening. With space for up to six guests in its two bedrooms, this house is perfect for family adventures across Italy. Just 700 meters from the historic center, on a hillside overlooking the sea, this house comes with everything you need for a relaxing break. The property has a large equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, a sofa bed and two bathrooms as well as air conditioning and wifi throughout. Extra special facilities come in the form of the hot tub in the master bedroom and the gorgeous terrace – perfect for al fresco dining.
Stunning Ancient Castle with Heated Pool, Monselice
This ancient castle in Monselice, certainly one of the coolest Airbnbs in Venice, covers more than 90 hectares of land and is like something out of a fairytale. If you’re looking for a quaint, traditional setting with modern amenities, this is the place to choose. As you might expect from a stay in a castle, this Airbnb is home to steep staircases, high ceilings, and dramatic architecture. It’s actually an apartment inside of the castle, which means all of the benefits of renting a castle without the added cost of renting the whole place. This incredible setting has plenty to show off: free wifi, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and a BBQ room. There’s also a shared heated and covered pool with Jacuzzi and hot tubs and a mini pool, which are open all year round. You’ll love this magnificent 19th century manor house’s country chic design and relaxing surroundings.
Luxury Seaside Penthouse with Private Sea Access, Bogliasco
Take a trip to Bogliasco, Liguria for an unmissable Airbnb on the Italian Riviera with private sea access. If you’re looking to go all out during your time in Italy, this is the place to book, with its luxury designs and stunning location. This penthouse is a truly stunning house, set on the cliffs of Bogliasco within easy access from Genoa. The house has two spacious bedrooms with double beds as well as a kitchen with all of the modern conveniences, including a dishwasher, microwave, and an open space dining area. The large balcony to the front of the property is home to the best views, overlooking the crashing waves down below. You’ll love sitting here first thing in the morning, enjoying an espresso before you head out to explore for the day. Finished to the highest standards with its bespoke kitchen, Samsung TV with Netflix, and luxurious beds, it’s an ideal escape for a coastal retreat.
Lovely Villa in Private Olive Grove, Spongano
Step between the olive groves to discover this incredible three-bedroom house. Set in Spongano, Puglia, it’s a house straight out of a fairytale, with winding vines and beautiful greenery in every direction. With space for up to eight guests in total, it’s a wonderful spot for a large family looking to relax in the Italian countryside together. This elegant modern home was inspired by Puglia’s traditional architecture and is perfect to escape from the world to explore Salento’s wonderful beaches. As well as the spacious bedrooms, you’ve got access to the large outdoor living area with its huge dining table, a wood oven, BBQ, ping pong table and a sitting area. While you’ve got the whole house to yourself, there are two other nearby properties which can also be booked, so even if you’re traveling as a much larger group, you’ll all be able to fall in love with this spot together.
Tiny Historic Home with Gorgeous Views of Tuscany, Anghiari
Dream of a traditional Italian getaway in a tiny Tuscan home and you’ll start to picture something a little like Tortigliano. This tiny house is quintessentially Italian in every room, with its large stone walls, swaying trees all around, and little touches of color throughout. Like its name suggests, this isn’t an oversized property. It’s got space for two guests in one bedroom and makes for a brilliant experience for you and your other half. Set in a small village, only five kilometers from Anghiari, this dreamy Tuscan Airbnb has ancient roots and has been entirely recovered in its original layout. It’s a place with history in every single corner, like the yellowed stones of the walls and the centuries-old cypresses. In the mornings, listen out for the bell tower from a small church nearby, which dates back to the sixteenth century.
The House of the Oriental Boudoir at Ballarò Market, Palermo
The House of the Oriental Boudoir is just as charming as its name suggests, a secret getaway on the island of Sicily in southern Italy. Traditional and almost vintage-esque, it’s a place that takes you back to the golden days of Italy, with dark walls, intriguing artwork, and high ceilings looking out to the streets below. While it might look like a cozy spot, it’s surprisingly spacious inside, with three bedrooms and space for eight guests throughout. Set in the world-famous Ballarò Market, in the most authentic historic center of Palermo, there’s plenty to explore all around you, from great seafood restaurants and historic remains to beautiful views. For those who love art, culture, travel, and diverse culture, here is the perfect mix in a quiet and welcoming environment, a stone’s throw from the central station and the most important historical and architectural monuments in the city.
Lemon Tree House With Sea Views, Naples
Lemon Tree House is a place where the sun always seems to shine and the property always seems to bask in the warm glow from the rays above. While we’re sure it rains every so often, it never feels like it: a place of eternal vacation that you’ll fall in love with from the second you step onto the property. This two-bedroom house, perfect for a getaway with the family, makes good use of its namesake, with orange and lemon trees dotted throughout its beautiful grounds. Located in the heart of the historic city center, this Airbnb is less than a 10 minutes’ walk from the nearest metro station, so you’re always well connected for exploring the local area. Its location above the city offers panoramic views from almost every room, like the spacious living room and both of the double bedrooms. Throughout your stay, you’re free to pick as many lemons and oranges as you like for fresh juice in the morning.
Stunning Tuscan Apartment in 14th Century Palazzo, Castiglioncello del Trinoro
You’ll be staying in a 14th century palazzo when you check into this gorgeous Tuscan Airbnb. The first thing you’ll notice at this stunning spot are the endless trails of flowers that lead right up to the front door and continue to weave their way all around the outside of the property. Picturesque and tranquil, this Airbnb is one for those who love a good view, surrounded by mountains, a river, and nature in every direction. It’s also equipped with all of the necessary modern conveniences, like wifi, an HDTV with Netflix, air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and even an indoor fireplace. Furniture is a mixture of traditional and modern, with soft, aged leather sofas and gold-edged mirrors. The exposed stone walls just add to its character.
Rise & Smile Central Penthouse, Lucca
“Rise and Smile” is exactly how you’ll start every day when you’ve checked into this Airbnb in Lucca, known to be one of the top affordable towns in Tuscany. With space for five guests across its two airy bedrooms, it’s a magical spot for a family adventure with everything you need for a brilliant stay. One of the best parts about this Airbnb is its spacious rooftop terrace, which comes complete with stunning views of the buildings all around. It’s the kind of spot you’ll love the most first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee, or in the early evenings as the sun goes down. Set on the corner of one of the most famous squares of Italy, the Amphiteatre of Lucca, this Airbnb is perfectly located for exploring. Original old cave walls, medieval ceilings, and charming artwork are some of the historic elements you’ll be able to admire about this Airbnb.
Corso 66 Holiday Apartments #3 in Siracusa, Sicily
There are beautifully historic buildings dotting Italy. But there are also stunning modern apartments, filled with monochrome design, smooth lines and 21st century style. This holiday apartment in Syracuse, Sicily, is one of the latter: a place that’s almost definitely been created under the watchful eye of an interior designer. This one-bedroom flat has room for up to four guests, although its spacious design looks like it could easily fit a few more if necessary. While the inside of this spot is beautifully modern, its exteriors take a trip back in time. Situated just three blocks from the Umbertino Bridge (the entrance to the beautiful island of Ortigia), you’re only a few moments away from seeing everything Sicily is loved most for. There’s wifi, free parking, and AC, too.
Agriturismo Poggio Bicchieri Memory Room, Campiglia d'Orcia
This quaint farm stay takes you on a journey back to simpler times in a beautiful location that you’ll remember long after you’ve checked out. Set in rural Tuscany, this one-bedroom spot includes a lounge, kitchen, and a bathroom, all individually decorated with Italian charm. The plot of land is actually made up of two independent apartments, perfect if you’re looking to travel with another small family in tow. Elsewhere across the property, you’ve got access to barbecues, tables, and deckchairs to soak up the sunshine with a good book in hand. And, on those days you want to take a break from relaxation and instead explore the local area, you’re within short distance from Pienza, San Quirico d’Orcia, Bagno Vignoni, Montalcino and Bagni San Filippo.