Italy is one of the few travel destinations in the world that is affixed to almost every wanderer’s bucket list. The country flocks in tourists from all over the globe due to several reasons like historic cathedrals, the towering, cragged cliffs of Amalfi Coast that are featured countless times in the best travel magazines of the world, marvelling at one of the wonders of the world, or the bustling streets of Milan spattered with swish boutiques and haute retail outlets of some of the leading fashion brands in the world.
Although the country treasures a rich architectural, art, and cultural heritage, one can leave the crowded streets of Rome and truly unplug by spending their time in the quaint countryside crowned with untouched farm landscapes coddled in the laps of imposing mountains. On your next vacay to Italy, ditch the most-visited museums and crowded queues for Colosseum and revel in the authentic rural hospitality offered by the best agriturismo in Italy.
Tuscany is the first word that comes to mind when you contemplate basking in the valley views of rolling hills and vast stretches of scenic, country landscapes. Although frequented by tourists, Tuscany houses some of the best, renaissance style villas that make a romantic stay in the countryside. One of the most-visited travel destinations in the country, one can relish the best of Tuscany from Castellina in Chianti, which is located in this central region of Italy. Situated on a hill, one can pick this stay to witness the beautiful countryside sunsets right from your window and experience the best luxury agriturismo in Italy.
WHERE TO STAY: Castellina in Chianti
Take a countryside vacation by the beach in Italy’s sleepy, sunny southern region of Apulia (Puglia). Located at the heels of the country, one can head to Puglia to soak up crystal-clear sea, sun, and the region’s rich culture. Defined by its history, the tropical travel destination of Puglia treasures some of the best, postcard-pretty beaches and vintage towns. One of the best stay options to experience modern and luxury agriturismo in Italy is Centostelle. One will be welcomed by wrought-iron gates followed by a palm-tree lined path that ends in a Mediterranean style garden at this luxury villa. Open-fireplace, exposed bricks, modern amenities, and an indoor pool are all you need to create an unforgettable staycation in the countryside.
WHERE TO STAY: Centostelle
Piedmont stands for the phrase ‘at the foot of the mountains’. Situated in Northern Italy, Piedmont is the region of the Alps and many scenic lakes. One can spot abandoned castles and forts of the Renaissance era at this travel destination in Italy. One of the most sought-after travel destinations for agriturismo in Italy, particularly for wine destinations, Piedmont is known for its vineyards and wine selections. Book your next wine-tasting trip to Piedmont at this countryside property – Casa di Langa. One can wake up to the breathtaking views of sweeping hills and lush vineyards from this luxury villa.
WHERE TO STAY: Casa di Langa
The largest island in Italy rests on the top of everyone’s list of travel destinations for a reason. Sicily’s bustling, sunny region houses some of the pristine coastal lines, white sand beaches, and vintage architectural marvels. Revel in the best of countryside and sea at this picturesque property in Sicily. Situated at a distance of 2.5km away from the Blue Sea, the property ‘villa design’ is situated on a hill and surrounded by olive trees.
WHERE TO STAY: Villa Design
Head to one of Italy’s untouched gems replete with verdant landscapes and fairytale-like towns in Umbria. The region houses historic cathedrals, 13-century castles, and several luxury stay options for guests who seek seclusion and tranquility. One such stay option is the luxury property in the Todi region of Umbria – Alla Fattoria. The two-acre property overlooks the Natural Park of Monte Peglia that can be witnessed from almost every suite. The property is also an ideal venue for weddings.
WHERE TO STAY: Alla Fattoria