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Handpicked Holiday Accommodation in Italy

For perfect Italian holiday villas, apartments and hotels, welcome to Essential Italy. Each and every one of our authentic villas, comfortable apartments to rent and high quality hotels have been carefully handpicked for your enjoyment and meet only the highest standards, offering an unforgettable Italian experience in some of the country’s best-loved and most beautiful locations.

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.

Today, our family-run business covers many of Italy’s finest holiday destinations across the country, with our team on hand to match you to your ideal holiday rental. Whether your dream holiday is a secluded mountain escape in Abruzzo, an authentic Tuscany villa holiday complete with private pool, a romantic hideaway in the hills of Umbria, a classic white-washed trullo in Puglia or a sun-drenched holiday home in Sardinia or Sicily overlooking the gorgeous Italian coast, and whether you’re a family, couple, group or an individual, we are here to guide you on where to stay to get the best out of your luxury break in Italy.

Winners of the British Travel Awards

We are extremely proud to be winners of the British Travel Award for ‘Best Holiday Company to the Italian Peninsula’ for 2012, 2013, 2014, the Silver Award for 2015, 2016, 2017, Bronze Award for 2018 along with Bronze again in 2022 for 'Best travel company for Villa Holidays' and Silver for 'Best travel company for Italy Villa Holidays', 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 +44(0)1223 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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