Food is high on the agenda here. It’s what Italy is all about. Aside from the obvious pizza and pasta dishes, almost every region has its own particular speciality and its own D.O.P products. You’ll return home from your luxury villa holiday a food snob but you’ll know you’ve tasted the best mozzarella, Parma ham, olives, ricotta and just about everything in between. Did we mention the wine is pretty good here too?
You could fill entire books with restaurant recommendations in Italy but there are a couple not to miss if you’re nearby on your luxury villa holiday. Osteria Francescana in Modena serves a fusion of traditional and uber-modern Italian cuisine and appears with dogged regularity on various ‘Best Restaurants In The World’ lists and also has three Michelin stars. The restaurant at the Villa Fiordaliso Hotel on Lake Garda is perfect for a special-occasion meal when dining out of your luxury villa, serving creative dishes in the building where Mussolini entertained his mistress, Claretta Petacci.