Welcome to SpecialtyItalianVillas.com, your gateway to Italy's best, most luxurious, places to stay.  From country villas to apartments in cities like Florence and Venice, we offer an idiosyncratic inventory of luxurious, unique properties. As a division of Specialty Cruise & Villas, a leading Virtuoso Travel Agency, we specialize in luxury and endavour to find our clients the most authentic and rewarding travel experiences available.

We also partner with the travel agent community, regardless of consortia.


There are many thousands of villas to rent in Italy. We have choosen to market just some of the most unique. They are all special in their own way, may it be their location, architecture,  grounds, or interior design. We do not represent just one property management firm, or a couple villa owners, but have chosen the best villas from a number of reliable, established companies, as well as the homes of some very unique individuals. If you are looking for truly luxury properties, you need look no further. We have done your research for you. Each property we feature is fully explained, and supported with photographs. All have modern kitchens and bathrooms. We have visited the far majority of our properties within the last two years and would love to share our feelings about them.

Please note that ALL our properties are priced in U.S. Dollars, and the price is guaranteed from time of deposit. There is no worrying about exchange rates, or paying your banks ridiculous conversion fees, which usually add 6-10% to the wholesale exchange rate. Also, we are located in the U.S, and have been here for 20 years. You are not dealaing with an unknown villa owner in Europe, or a company in Italy, from which you'll have no recourse in case of problems, but a respected US member of the Virtuoso Tavel network, who has been in the villa rental business for 20 years.

Stay with your family for a week or two in a Italian villa or apartment, most so lovely that you might not want to leave.  But don't forget to experience the local culture and the unmatched Italian landscape. Wander through the wonderful food markets, and think what fun you can have cooking with fresh ingredients -- or use the optional full- or part-time domestic staff.

So browse through the site to see full details and photos, and then contact us, or your existing travel professional via phone or e-mail with any questions that you may have.  And if you don't find exactly what you're looking for, please give us a call. We have many listings that are not published on our site that might be exactly what you are looking for.

We offer courtesy to all travel agencies, and tour operators, regardless of consortia.

We love Italy.
We know you will, too!