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Handpicked Holiday Accommodation in Italy

For perfect Italian holiday villas, apartments and hotels, welcome to Essential Italy. All the comfortable apartments, stylish hotels, and charming villas in Italy that we offer are handpicked for their distinctive Italian qualities, great comfort and convenience.

Let our Experience Find you the Perfect Apartment, Hotel or Villa in Italy

Essential Italy was born in 2002 out of an appreciation and enthusiasm for all things Italian. Brother and sister, Ian (who has lived in Tuscany for the past 20 years) and Helen decided it was time to share their Italian experiences with a wider, like-minded audience. Sarah (based in Sardinia) joined them soon after and brought with her a wealth of invaluable knowledge and experience. This family-run Italian holiday property rental business has evolved to include holiday destinations in Sardinia, Sicily, Puglia, and Umbria, as well as Tuscany.

At Essential Italy all of our villas in Italy and our other Italian holiday properties have been handpicked by us. We visit every potential holiday property and our decision to add a holiday home to our portfolio is not only based on acquired knowledge and client requirements, but perhaps more importantly on whether WE would want to stay there for a truly authentic Italian holiday.

Our experience enables us to match the ideal Italian holiday accommodation, be that a hotel, apartment or villa in Italy to our clients’ wishes. We will listen to your requirements and our knowledgeable and friendly team will guide you to the most suitable property for your perfect Italian holiday, whether it be an authentic stone built villa in Tuscany with private pool, a romantic hide-away in the hills of Umbria, a contemporary apartment close to the beach in Sicily, a typical white-washed Trullo in Puglia or a sun-drenched holiday home on the sparkling emerald coast of Sardinia.

Winners of the British Travel Awards

We are extremely proud to be winners of the British Travel Award for ‘Best Small Holiday Company to the Italian Peninsula and Malta’ for 2012 and 2013, especially as the award is voted for by our clients!

Let us do the Thinking for You

For the perfect holiday villa in Italy, apartment or hotel, browse our website or call our knowledgeable, award-winning team on 01223 460100 who will be more than happy to talk you through our extensive range of apartments, hotels and villas in Italy.

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We are delighted that our clients voted us ‘Best Small Holiday Company to the Italian Peninsula and Malta’ again for 2013.

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