The sun-soaked town of Portofino, Italy was once a small fishing village. Now it attracts the yachts-and-summer-home crowd. A Mediterranean villa clings to the hillside, built in a style that launched a thousand McMansions in the United States.
Arriving at this home, it's easy to imagine you're pulling up to a house in the heart of Tuscany. The driveway echoes Old World elegance with red brick and roof tiles, a stone exterior and sculptural trees.
This home has all the grandeur and gorgeous landscaping of an Italian villa. The gardens are split up over several levels and include a pool, fountains, sitting areas and great lawns. Staycations never looked so good.
This 8-bedroom, 8-bathroom villa is a short distance from Porto Rotondo in Sardinia, Italy. Its large grounds are a mix of green lawns, lush vegetation and many outdoor areas from which to enjoy the amazingly scenic surroundings.
The property is just as impressive up-close, with a garden that both borders the seashore and gently embraces the Italian villa. As visitors approach, they'll be treated to a sense of tranquility and the bright colors of blooming flowers.