Dream vacation, the new frontier of luxury: the eight most beautiful holiday villas in Europe
Dream apartments with sea views, houses set in stunning archipelagos, medieval castles and beautiful villas. The options for those who love exclusive experiences and travel in luxury are endless and, it seems, are also likely to grow over time. According to the research “The Luxury Tourism”, created by the Bocconi University of Milan and promoted by the International Tourism Exchange, the luxury industry moves globally 1,000 billion euro per year and grew by 4.5% between 2011 and 2015.
They are no longer just the traditional five-star hotels, resorts and ultra-luxury yacht to attract the attention of the wealthiest. An increasingly sought after is the one of the luxury homes, which meet the living room experience, but at the same time unique and personalized. For this Hundredrooms, meta-search engine of apartments and holiday homes, has selected the eight most beautiful holiday homes and luxury in Europe.
Villa Marchese, Ponsacco (PI), Italy – Dating back to the sixteenth century and belonged to the Duke Alessandro de Medici, is ideal for those who want to dive into the past and feel as old as part of a fascinating era as that of the Lords. To beautify the interiors are not lacking in fact old paintings and antique items. A stay at Villa Marquis is suitable especially for those who love to immerse themselves in the world of nature. The house is nestled in a beautiful rural setting, where it is easy to see roe deer, deer and other animals graze in the meadows.
Villa “Las Brisas”, Andratx (Mallorca), Spain – This wonderful house stuck between the rocks and vegetation of Cala Llamp, meets the needs of those who love the sea, but not the crowded beaches of the island of Mallorca. The breathtaking scenery that stands in front of the structure are added dreamlike rooms with sea views, a spa with sauna and turkish bath, a garage with the most prestigious car, a large cinema, a wine cellar with fine wines and more.
Villa Stella, Lisbon, Portugal – Those who prefer to travel in the city can be found in this house the perfect solution. Villa Stella is in the eponymous “Star” district considered among the finest in Lisbon, for the many ancient buildings and for the presence of parks and mature trees. The villa has a very modern and exclusive style. Each room is treated in detail both from an aesthetic point of view of comfort. This, in addition to six bedrooms, four bathrooms, kitchen and living room, a terrace with a private pool.
Villa Noailles, Cannes, France – A real castle, where guests feel like catapulted principles in a fairytale world. Located five minutes from the Festival Palace in Cannes, the structure is able to satisfy the extreme luxury lovers, artists and businesspeople who frequently travel to Cannes to participate in the city’s events. The old style merges with the contemporary, giving the castle a unique character. The tall towers and round and a huge garden with swimming pool give the whole structure an elegant grandeur.
Villa Eriklinna, Äkäslompolo, Finland – Those who dream experience of winter can leave for Ylläs mountain in the heart of Lapland, where you can go hiking and winter sports. The Villa is built entirely of wood, according to the most authentic Scandinavian tradition. In line with this style, the sloping roof, rustic fireplace and large windows. The sauna with Jacuzzi, steam showers with aroma and light therapy.
Villa Nea 3, Mykonos, Greece – Those like Mykonos are the classic places where you made a virtue of necessity. The many white houses in Cycladic style, built one behind the other, with flat roofs and shape cube to withstand high winds, creating overall a spectacular view. Villa Nea 3 aligns perfectly to this style, while offering all the services that a lover of luxury does not want to give up. Located near the beach of Kalafatis, can accommodate up to 14 people, it has a swimming pool and a dining area with barbecue.
Georgian loft, Edinburgh, United Kingdom – A beautiful luxury apartment in a Georgian townhouse, dating back to the eighteenth century. Here you can enjoy the view of the ancient castle of Edinburgh and breathe really aristocratic atmosphere. The apartment is located five minutes from Princes Street, famous for chic shops and the lush green gardens. It includes several rooms, three bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and a lounge eye for detail.