The Best Italian Villas for Foodies

The Best Italian Villas for Foodies

Italians are passionate about their culture, fashion and art, but mostly about their glorious food and wine. Red Savannah’s collection of luxury villas in Italy are the perfect way to taste La Dolce Vita. Vineyards and village markets on the doorstep, organic vegetable gardens, and the services of an Italian cook on hand. There is simply no better way to immerse yourself in Italy’s divine Mediterranean flavors. Read on to find your perfect pairing…

Villa delle Vigne pool

Villa delle Vigne, Tuscany - 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18

Experience life on an authentic Tuscan wine estate at Villa delle Vigne, a remarkable villa nestled between Florence and Siena. Both cities offer fantastic sightseeing and dining opportunities, while the villa’s exquisite grounds invite long, indulgent lunches with views of the vine-clad slopes, and afternoons by the pool with a good book. A private visit unveils the secrets of the estate's wine production and there's an opportunity to taste with an expert. A local chef can be arranged - the ideal opportunity for matching some delicious Tuscan produce with some excellent local wine.

Villa Maiori, Amalfi Coast - 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

Villa Maiori aerial

Prominently perched overlooking the clear Tyrrhenian waters, Villa Maiori is surrounded by its own gardens and enjoys private sea access. Its proximity to the sea ensures the freshest catch of the day is always on the menu; zesty lemons are also in abundance on the Amalfi Coast, so expect citrus notes to complement fish and seafood dishes. A chef, butler and full housekeeping are included in the villa rental for six days of the week, though with a wealth of excellent local restaurants very close by, including Michelin-starred Sensi, dining out once or twice a week is also highly recommended.

Masseria dei Papi, Puglia - 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18

Masseria dei Papi

Follow in the footsteps of Stanley Tucci on a taste journey through Puglia. This pretty region is responsible for providing most of Italy’s olive oil and durum wheat. It also produces delicious cured meats and regional cheese. Located between the historic city of Lecce, known as ‘The Florence of the South’, and the beautiful beaches of Porto Cesareo, Masseria dei Papi is perfectly placed for exploring Puglia - the vineyards of Leverano are temptingly close too! 

The villa is a delightful mix of exclusive boutique hotel, spa and restaurant. Two meals are prepared daily by the villa’s vegan chef; local ingredients are used to create mouth-watering Puglian dishes. The services of a barman, waiters, sous chef and kitchen hands are also available to make mealtimes a relaxing affair.

Find out more about Red Savannah’s Italian villa collection which spans Tuscany, Puglia, Umbria, Sardinia, Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast.