As the beach umbrellas are closed up for another year and grape vines are tinged with autumnal hues, one of the best seasons for visiting Italy is just beginning. It’s no secret that we’re fans of off season travel to Italy. You can even read about why autumn is one of the best seasons for a Tuscany getaway and how winter is the best kept secret in Italy to find out more. This excellent travel season starts in autumn with harvest when many of the best food festivals begin and markets and restaurants highlight delicious autumn fare. During the winter months, you’ll find fewer crowds as you experience the cultural, historic and gastronomic charms of Italy.

These cooler seasons are when it’s ideal to have a cozy and welcoming apartment rental to call home during your stay. Here’s our top picks across Italy for an unforgettable stay this autumn and winter!


Autumn colors across Rome. (credit)


Autumn and throughout the winter months is the perfect time to explore Rome’s treasures without the high season crowds. Spend your days visiting museums, meandering along the cobblestone streets and capturing the Eternal City as the seasons change. The Christmas holidays are especially festive in Rome!

Our beautiful Pasquino apartment in Rome.

Settle into a cozy stay at our two-bedroom Pasquino apartment with an ideal central location near Piazza Navona. Also in the same excellent neighborhood, the two-bedroom Cardinale apartment is full of historic charm.

Stunning Rome views from the Villa Aurora.

Spend time savoring gorgeous views over Rome from our four-bedroom Villa Aurora, a private luxury villa with a garden and excellent location near the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Gardens. Or enjoy a stay in the historic Palazzo Borghese in our beautiful one-bedroom Borghese apartment. The setting just a short stroll from iconic spots like the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant’Angelo and the best of historic Rome.


Golden hues on Florence’s Ponte Vecchio. (credit)


Known as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a city so rich with artistic treasures that it will keep you busy no matter the season. After you’ve seen the top museums and sights, check out the hidden gems of Florence or take a day trip seeing the best wineries in Tuscany.

Warmth and history at the S Croce Donatello apartment in Florence.

Enjoy a stay surrounded by history in the Santa Croce neighborhood at our spacious three-bedroom S Croce Medici and S Croce Donatello apartments. This remarkable Renaissance palazzo on Piazza Santa Croce makes you feel like you’re experiencing the historic beauty of Florence firsthand during your stay.

The Da Vinci is a welcoming apartment in Florence.

Also located on Piazza Santa Croce, we have several beautiful apartments that can also be rented together to accommodate up to 20 people. The one-bedroom Marconi and the three-bedroom Da Vinci both have stunning view of the Santa Croce Basilica while the two-bedroom Fermi is full of delightful historic details. These apartments are named after great Italian scientists who are celebrated with monuments in the Santa Croce Basilica, which is called the Pantheon of Italy as it has many graves and monuments commemorating key Italian creative geniuses from all disciplines.

A happy stay in the Oltrarno at the Felicita.

We also love Florence’s Oltrarno neighborhood, located just across the Ponte Vecchio in the historic center of Florence. From our three-bedroom Felicita apartment you’ll enjoy a view of the area’s famous Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace from the balcony.

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Unexpected autumn beauty in Venice. (credit)


A city of romance and beauty no matter the season, Venice is especially dreamy during the quieter days of autumn and as winter settles in over the lagoon. It’s the perfect time to explore the artistic side of the city, which you can do with our art lover’s guide to Venice. Return home to the remarkable two-bedroom Alloro apartment with picture perfect views across the Grand Canal towards gleaming white Santa Maria della Salute church. You’ll be lost to time as gondolas glide by in this magical view.

Watch the winter magic of Florence from the Alloro.

Planning a trip to Italy this autumn or winter? Whether it’s a family friendly villa for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in Italy or a romantic escape, our team can help you find just the right villa or vacation rental for your stay. Contact us to find out more!

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