Villa Bellevue pool and grounds in St. Tropez, France

A getaway should leave you refreshed and renewed. It should leave its mark on your very being, in all the best ways, through the things you get to experience, see, taste, and try for the very first time. Splurging on one of the best villas in Italy or France not only allows you to do all the above, but it offers exclusive experiences you won’t find anywhere else. 

Not to mention, villas arguably allow travelers to experience a destination deeper than any other type of accommodation and sets the stage for a refined, luxurious style of travel that envelopes guests in a sense of tranquility and belonging.

To help you see what we mean, we’ve gathered seven stunning properties from In Villas Veritas — a high-end global villa concierge company — across Italy and France. Whether you’re crossing your fingers for an epic Italian villa with a pool or have your heart set on luxury French villas nestled in the countryside, we’ve got you covered. 

Best Villas in Italy

What sounds better than fresh pasta in decadent sauces, sun-kissed vineyards, and cobblestone streets that whisper secrets of antiquity? These Italian villas for rent immerse you deeply into the culture from the get-go and give you the perfect place to kick back after a day of exploring.

Villa Nuvolari: Positano, Italy

The Sun Sets at Villa Nuvolari, One of the Best Villas in Italy’s Positano.
Image of Villa Nuvolari courtesy of In Villas Veritas

Spend your days surrounded by the finer things at Villa Nuvolari, an outstanding five-bedroom Italian villa in Positano that sleeps up to 10 people. The elegantly furnished property is a stellar mix of antique and contemporary pieces that sit on and-painted tile floors alongside a personally curated art collection adorning almost every wall. Though guests shouldn’t spend all their time inside, as the home also has awe-inspiring terraces wrapped around the home that provide panoramic views of the azure water below. 

There is also a private sundeck, located at the water’s edge, just for guests to enjoy, and includes a shower for a post-swim rinse and a minibar for an anytime of day cocktail (preferably an Aperol Spritz). Need a hand making your drink? The Italian villa’s ultra-attentive staff are on duty six days a week to assist. 

Rates Start From $30,500 weekly

Villa Leo: Capri, Italy

An Aerial View of Villa Leo in Capri, Italy.
Image of Villa Leo courtesy of In Villas Veritas

Those seeking an exclusive getaway that’s still just steps from the main attractions need not look further than divine, five-bedroom Villa Leo, one of the best villas in Italy if you want to stay in Carpi. It sits a mere five-minute walk from the Main Piazza, making afternoon shopping trips and evening jaunts for dinner a breeze. (Though once you see the property you may never want to leave.)

The home  is accessed via a private garage for those who want to remain unseen and is a modern dream. The bright and airy space, which sleeps up to 16 people, is filled with all the requisite seaside furnishings like plush couches, light wood floors, and bright white bedding. 

Still, it sets itself apart thanks to its avant-garde art collection, bright blue accent pieces, and unexpected luxurious amenities like an underground Turkish bath and heated swimming pool. This luxury villa can be booked with a staff that is available at a moment’s notice to fulfill your every need.

Rates Start From $110,000 weekly

Villa la Cassinella: Lake Como, Italy

Sun-Soaked Cypress Trees Surround Villa la Cassinella at Lake Como, Italy.
Image of Villa la Cassinella

Villa la Cassinella is the very definition of tranquility. The nine-bedroom luxury villa, which sleeps up to 17 people, is located on the western shore of Lake Como. It’s sheer perfection from its stately interior down to every flawlessly manicured blade of grass in its gardens. 

The estate consists of the main villa, a pool house, and a terrace house, making it a family-friendly space perfect for happy gatherings. To make it all the more enchanting, the home is only accessible via a three-minute boat ride from the town of Lenno, giving it the right air of seclusion. 

This Italian villa comes with everything you’d need for a stellar stay, including a full-size cinema, a tennis court, a gym, a heated pool, and access to lake activities like kayaking, windsurfing, and water skiing for those looking for more of a thrill. While visiting, guests also have access to the home’s staff of 10 people, including a butler, chefs, housekeepers, and concierge.

Rates Start From $100,000 weekly

Best Villas in France

Booking a luxury villa in France means tapping into authentic joie de vivre. This is true whether you’re nibbling incredible cheeses and and admiring pear orchards in Provence, spending a weekend at a charming ski chalet, or soaking up warm sunshine in St. Tropez. 

Le Mas des Poiriers: Provence, France

An Exterior View of the Blue and Pale Yellow Le Mas Des Poiriers, One of the Best Villas in France.
Image of Le Mas des Poiriers courtesy of In Villas Veritas

Le Mas des Poiriers sits perfectly in the middle of rustic charm and over the top elegance. The former 18th-century farmhouse is located near the Medieval city of Avignon and sits on 65 private acres. This gives guests the chance to unwind in solitude in its lush gardens and never ending landscapes, including in its working pear orchards and sunflower fields. 

The 13,000 square-foot French villa, which underwent extensive renovations to modernize every inch by Alexandre Lafourcade, now boasts nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms for up to 18 guests. During a stay, your every whim is met thanks to a professional staff, including a culinary and full housekeeping team. 

Inside, guests will also be delighted to find interiors featuring Pierre Frey fabrics and Four Seasons beds and bedding. All bathrooms also feature Four Seasons Hotel towels and bathrobes, L’Occitane bath products, and their own Le Mas des Poiriers pear soap for just the right touch of luxury.

Rates Start From $85,000 weekly

Chalet Blanche: Courchevel, France

An Exterior View of France’s Chalet Blanche in the Wintertime With Snow-Capped Trees and Mountains.
Image of Chalet Blanche courtesy of In Villas Veritas

Calling all snow enthusiasts. Plan a snow-filled ski getaway in one of the most exclusive mountain destinations on Earth at Chalet Blanche in Courchevel. The chalet boasts six bedrooms and seven baths, and is large enough to entertain up to 12 guests. 

The warm interiors are the perfect place to rest after a long day on the slopes. Cozy up in front of the magnificent fireplace, rest weary muscles in the steaming Jacuzzi, or do a few laps in the indoor heated pool. The chalet is located just steps from Hotel Bellecote, meaning it’s also just steps from Bellcote run, making it possible to ski in and ski out the front door.

Rates Start From $60,000 weekly

Villa Bellevue: St. Tropez, France

The Lawn of Villa Bellevue, Located in St. Tropez, France, in the Summertime.
Image of Villa Bellevue courtesy of In Villas Veritas

Glitz, glamor, and more elegance than you can handle await at Villa Bellevue in St. Tropez, which accommodates up to 16 guests. The eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom French villa (with pool!) sits in a prime location just above Pampelonne beach, providing panoramic ocean views from every vantage point. As a bonus, Club 55 is just a five-minute walk, too.

Easily one of the most beautiful and best villas in France, the property boasts an impressive lawn filled with palm trees all surrounding a dazzling blue pool that mirrors the ocean below. Though guests can also access Nikki Beach thanks to a direct path from one end of the garden. Inside, visitors will find airy spaces decorated in calming white and cream furnishings with pops of pink. 

As beautiful as all that is, the star of the show here is its outdoor space, which features a gorgeous private pool and epic views, so make sure to ask the staff to set up movie night on the lawn for you and your guests for a night you’ll never forget.

Rates Start From $125,000 weekly