7 Best Villas in Florence: A Curated Guide for Luxury Stays

Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance and modern-day regional capital, attracts millions of visitors each year thanks to its rich history, magnificent architecture, and enticing cultural charm. For the discerning traveler seeking a truly immersive and luxurious experience, renting the right villa in Florence during your stay in this enchanting city is the perfect choice. […]

How To Buy a SIM Card in Italy

When I moved to Italy for six months I had a lot of questions about how to get an Italian SIM card. Using my provider from America was expensive (those roaming charges are a killer even with good data packages), and the service wasn’t great. I quickly learned that buying a SIM card in Italy […]

Tuscany by Train: Guide to Tuscany Train Stations

Tuscany is well-connected by a network of trains, making traveling within the area convenient and accessible. The regional capital of Florence serves as the primary railway hub, boasting several Tuscany train stations that connect it to the rest of the region. From Florence, travelers can easily reach destinations such as Pisa, Lucca, Siena, and Arezzo […]

11 Best Villas in Sicily for Rent

Parker Villas is the premier source for luxury villas and vacation homes for rent throughout Sicily and Southern Italy. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious villa by the sea or a private pool villa in the Sicilian hills, we have the most luxurious vacation rentals throughout Sicily. You’ll be able to choose from hundreds of […]

Visiting the Colosseum in Rome: A Must-See Guide

When visiting Rome, a trip to the iconic Colosseum is an absolute must for any traveler’s itinerary. As one of the most recognizable tourist attractions in the world, the Colosseum sees over six million visitors each year, drawn by its rich history and architectural prowess. As the largest amphitheater ever built, it stands as a […]

14 Best Tuscany Castles For Rent

Tuscany is the perfect place to rent a castle. With its rolling Tuscan hills and medieval towns, it’s the ideal setting for an epic vacation.

11 Most Famous Villas in Italy

Italy is famous across the globe for its language, art, culture, architecture, cuisine, and fashion. It’s also renowned as the home of the Roman Empire and its magnificent gardens and villas. From historical masterpieces like the Villa Medicea di Cafaggiolo and Campania Villa Rufolo to luxury villas like Villa Cimbrone, Italy has much to offer.

10 Best Villas in Siena for Rent

When many people think of Tuscany, Florence immediately comes to mind. Yet, there are many other wonderful places in Tuscany worth exploring, including Sienna. Located near Val d’orcia in Southern Tuscany, Siena is a beautiful hilltop city with a rich history. Known for its medieval architecture, Siena has become Italy’s newest go-to destination.

13 Best Villas on the Tuscany Coast

I have been to Italy three times on long—more than three-week—vacations. Last summer, my partner and I went to Tuscany for her cousin’s wedding and decided to make a holiday of it. Through friends of her family, we stayed in a medieval town outside of Florence for the first week and on the Tuscan coast […]

10 Best Villas in Lake Como for Rent

Lake Como is the deepest lake in Italy and has long reigned as one of the most magnificent places for a vacation on the entire continent. The lake reaches a depth of 1,345 feet and was once known as “deep place” in the distant past when explorers couldn’t reach the bottom.