Since its origins in the Roman villa, the design and function of the Italian villa has evolved considerably into elegant upper-class country homes. Villas for sale in Italy can refer to various types and sizes of residences: Medieval, Romanic, Gothic, Baroque, modern just to mention a few.
The Modern Villa
The modern Italian villa with a classic Mediterranean style is recognisable for smooth stucco walls, sheltered patios and red-tiled roofs. As well as being ascetically appealing, Mediterranean style homes are also well designed for Italy’s climate. The iconic red tiles absorb heat during hotter months lower the temperature inside, and the terraces allow for al fresco dining in the summer.
Modern villas include modern features. Compliant with modern energy and stability standards for earthquake resistance. Insulated, double glazed, under floor heating and photovoltaic solar panels are some of the features you would expect to find in your villa. The modern Italian villa is usually on three levels with a garage. It is common for an annex to come with the main house, perfect for guests or for renting. A villa will come with at least a garden, but it is common to have (an average) 5,000 m2 of land, often planted with olive trees or vineyards.