This Easter, join us to revel in Italy’s most joyful and celebratory holiday. With private heated pools, extensive gardens, grand fireplaces and enticing hot tubs, our collection of Easter villas is carefully curated to meet your April needs.
From rustic farmhouses, noble, historic estates to villas near villages with no car needed, our Easter villas in Italy sleep from 2 to 18 people. So whether you are planning a bolthole escape for two or looking for a week with family and friends to slow down and switch off, we can accommodate all your needs and interests. Nearly every villa in this special collection has a private heated swimming pool and some even have an outdoor hot tub. A select few of our Italian villas for the Easter holidays have a chef, maid and other staff included in the rental price. Your in-villa chef and housekeeper will keep you well-fed and feeling at home so you can concentrate on enjoying Italy in April.
These personalised benefits are precisely what will make your stay with Tuscany Now & More so special. Every villa has complimentary use of our Concierge service for pre-trip arrangements and additional customised services. Our award-winning Travel Concierge can arrange a private chef, daily maid services, shopping delivered to your villa and memorable, intimate experiences like Italian cookery classes and sommelier-led wine tastings at your luxury villa. You’ll also be given an emergency number available 24/7 for anything you may need while you are in destination.
Each villa listed below is exclusive to TN&M, including a 16th-century architectural jewel near Venice and an exquisitely unique villa perched at the edge of a picturesque medieval village. Someone from our small team visits or stays in every Italian villa we list and knows the area. In fact, we have more than 30 years experience matching every guest to the right villa. This is why we keep our portfolio small and why you will not find these villas listed on any other website. Just read our verified reviews to see what our guests think of the exclusive Tuscany Now & More experience!
Whether your idea of a perfect Easter vacation in Italy is walking into a nearby town or village for a morning cappuccino or enjoying the Italian night sky from the warmth and serenity of your al fresco hot tub, there are many benefits to picking a villa for your Easter break in Italy.
With a variety of different Easter villas in Italy available, have more fun picking something which caters to the type of holiday and lifestyle you are after. Perhaps it’s a rustic Tuscan villa with terracotta floors and beamed ceilings, or a modern villa with a state-of-the-art kitchen — there is a wide variety available to meet your every need.
You can have the same amenities as a hotel with a heated pool, gym and spa but on a purely exclusive level. The villa is yours for the week to do as you please in peace. And, with the bonus of more space, comfort and privacy, villas are a haven for children and dogs. The majority of our villas in Italy are dog-friendly!
While Ca’ di Lista, Palazzo Cheto and Casa del Poggio come with dedicated staff who accommodate all requests, there’s a whole host of additional services we can arrange for you and your party at your preferred villa. Whether you want to organise an Easter egg hunt in the villa’s luxuriant garden or have a chef prepare a celebratory feast, our team is on hand to ensure you hardly lift a finger. Arrange a private sommelier-led wine tasting at the villa, or opt for a property that has wine included in the rental price. Su Trastelle, Sul Coccomorlo and Podere Brogi have the option to have unlimited wine included in the rental price!
Easter in Italy is still an important religious holiday marked with traditional celebrations. The end of Lent is met with fireworks, parties and processions from Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome to Saint Mark’s Square in Venice.
In Florence, the Scoppio del Caro (“Explosion of the Cart”) takes place each year on Easter morning. 150 white oxen pull a 30ft antique cart filled with fireworks to the Piazza del Duomo, followed by soldiers, musicians and Florentines dressed in medieval costume. At the end of Easter Mass, the Archbishop of Florence lights a mechanical dove that is connected to the cart and sets off the firework display. A spectacle you absolutely cannot miss if you are in Tuscany at Easter.
A slightly sweeter tradition, Sinalunga, south of Siena, hosts the Sagra del Ciambellino (“Festival of the Little Donut'') each Easter, which is dedicated entirely to this local treat. Enjoy this mini-doughnut, Ciambella soaked in a glass of Vin Santo or washed down with a coffee.
Meanwhile, in Umbria, towns like Montefalco and Gualdo Tadino hold live passion plays on the evening of Good Friday. This spiritual region is even more popular with pilgrims at Easter and beautiful torchlight processions transform the medieval centres of Orvieto and Assisi.
April 25th is a national holiday in Italy, but for Venetian’s, it is also the feast day of St. Mark, a festival celebrating the patron saint of Venice. Gondolas take to the water and a procession takes place in the Piazza to mark the occasion.
Once the celebrations are complete, enjoy some peace and quiet by getting out among the wild poppies and Spring roses in Tuscany or attending a private wine tasting in the Chianti hills. There are plenty of walking and cycling routes through Umbria, Italy’s Green Heart. Veneto is also an ideal destination for outdoor lovers, with several regional parks to choose from and the beautiful lakes Garda and Como on the doorstep.
Roast lamb is a popular Easter dish throughout Italy, served in Tuscany and Umbria with lemon and extra-virgin olive oil. In Veneto, April marks the first harvest of purple artichokes as well, which are a traditional seasonal accompaniment to a shoulder or leg joint.
In Venice, Risi e Bisi is another Spring staple, eaten on the Feast Day of Saint Mark, the risotto broth is made with pancetta, onion, butter, parsley and peas. Easter is also the season for Moleche; these small shell-less crabs are a Venetian delicacy often served fried.
However, Italy’s countless sweet treats are the real stars of the show at Easter, from traditional chocolate eggs to sweet breads and cakes. In Tuscany, there is Colomba di Pasqua, a sweet bread similar to Panettone, made with candied peel and topped with almonds and pearl sugar, baked in the shape of a dove. Pan di Ramerino is the Tuscan equivalent to Hot Cross Buns; these fruit and rosemary buns served with freshly brewed coffee are the perfect way to start the day.
Alternatively, why not try Ciaramicola, a lemon spice Easter cake from Perugia in Umbria, topped with meringue and sprinkles. You can even learn to bake these Easter specialities with an in-villa cooking class before sitting down to a feast prepared by one of our private chefs.
Let’s not forget that Spring is also Prosecco season in Veneto and we couldn’t think of a better celebratory tipple to mark the occasion than this! Our concierge can arrange a private sommelier-led Prosecco or Vin Santo tasting to help wash down your Easter sweet treats.
Outdoor lovers, pack your walking boots and a light waterproof jacket; the weather is warming up in Italy and while the sun shines most days, it is always best to be prepared for the odd April shower. Easter is a lovely, green time of year to visit Italy, particularly the regional parks of Umbria and Veneto and the vineyards of Tuscany. Rainy days are nothing to fear either; they offer the perfect opportunity to explore the country’s iconic museums and churches without the usual crowds.
If you are staying in Veneto or on the Tuscan Coast we wouldn’t recommend taking a dip in the sea just yet — that’s what your private heated swimming pool is for! In Venice and Verona, you can expect average daytime highs of 18℃ (64℉) with nighttime lows of 7℃ (44℉). While in Tuscany, temperatures can reach 19℃ (66℉) with lows of 8℃ (46℉) overnight.
Umbria is a sunny region to explore in April too, with just 13 days of rainfall, on average. You can expect daytime highs of 17℃ (62℉) with a low of 5℃ (41℉) overnight.
At Tuscany Now & More we take pride in our service, which is why we keep our portfolio small and why all our villas are locally owned and staffed. This is how we ensure our guests a unique experience, individually tailored to your needs. Read the Tuscany Now & More story to find out more about what makes us different.
When you stay in one of our handpicked Easter villas in Italy, you benefit from unlimited access to our complimentary Concierge Service. If you want a private chef to cook dinner for a special occasion, would like a private cooking class in your villa kitchen or need your fridge stocked upon arrival, all you have to do is ask. Making your holiday lettings extra-special is part of our service. While you are in Italy, our 24-hour ground staff are available by phone or WhatsApp.
You can check-in at your Easter holiday rental between 4pm and 7pm, but we can also accommodate alternative arrival times — just let us know ahead of your arrival. When you arrive, the villa owner or caretaker will greet you and provide a tour of the property, as well as any demonstrations of appliances, equipment and utilities you may need.
Check-out is 10am on the last day of your holiday rental. The villa owner or caretaker will arrive at 9am to settle outstanding payments, if you have any. If you want to depart earlier, please let us know in advance.
We make sure that all our luxury villas and private swimming pools are cleaned and ready for your arrival. Some holiday rentals also have additional cleaning and pool/garden maintenance scheduled during your stay. Maid service included with vacation rentals involves cleaning and tidying but does not cover making beds, kitchen cleaning, laundry or ironing. If you require any additional maid and nanny services, all you have to do is ask our dedicated Travel Concierge.
Our Easter holiday rentals include bed linens, bathroom and swimming pool towels for all guests, which are provided weekly. Extra services and changes can be organised via our concierge.