Hot to go to Italy… without going to Italy

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With temperatures dropping and winter well and truly upon us, new data has revealed that half of all international Aussie travellers are seeking sun in Italy (knocking Japan off the top-ranking spot).

According to Airbnb data, Italian cities Milan, Rome, Amalfi, Olbia and Varenna all fall within the top 10 trending destinations for Aussies. However, for those staying closer to home for the Australian winter, Airbnb has collated a list of the most stunning ‘Italian-style’ villas and listings located across the country. Perfect for Aussies wanting to embrace the Italian vibes, from home shores.

Rhyanna Park – Chatsbury, New South Wales

Rhyanna Park

Tuscany or New South Wales? Rhyanna Park uniquely fuses farmhouse charm & Georgian grandeur to offer an expansive double-storey sandstone homestead, one-bedroom cottage and two-bedroom apartment. All accommodation is surrounded by immaculately maintained gardens that pose as the foreground against acres of rolling green hills.

Amelie’s – Pokolbin, New South Wales

Mountain view balcony

Amelie’s is a unique romantic self-contained cottage with stunning views of the Hunter Valley vineyards below.

Talits Estate Vineyard – Fordwich, New South Wales

Talits house

This beautiful vineyard is James Halliday rated and has won multiple awards in boutique and Australian/NZ wine shows. In 2021, Talits Estate was a finalist in the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association’s “Cellar Door of The Year” Awards.

Marges Cottage – Poowong East, Victoria

Bathroom view

This rural retreat is located on a small working farm in the undulating hills of South West Gippsland. Enjoy the peacefulness and tranquillity whilst surrounded by stunning views.

Timba – The Range, South Australia

Bush pool

Looking for more space? This 100+ acre four-bedroom luxury bush retreat is catered to lovers of art, design and the environment. Marvel in all the grandeur of the Fleurieu Peninsula with stunning panoramic views of rolling hills, vineyards and beyond out to the horizon where the sun meets the sea.

Wildernest – Gruyere, Victoria

Country balcony view fire pit

Our Tiny House is foremost private and secluded and set amidst an oasis of greenery overlooking some of the most dramatically beautiful views in the Yarra Valley. The Tiny House is cosy and well equipped inside to cater for a romantic couples’ getaway.