Country houses for sale

Properties in Italy near airports

Palazzo Fornoni,
Grand Canal
Venice Airport: 15 minutes
Four bedrooms, lift, 400sq m.
Knight Frank (020-7629 8171)

This piano nobile apartment in the Rialto district has some of the best views in Venice, seen through nine large, south-facing windows. The property needs some renovation.

Casa Caproni, Umbertide
Perugia Airport: 35 mins
Four bedrooms, swimming pool, six acres.
IPN Castello (01425 655654)

This newly restored farmhouse in the Niccone Valley contrasts contemporary interiors with a stone exterior. It’s perfectly positioned for enjoying sunsets, and, for winter, all the bedrooms have wood-burning stoves and large windows that let in plenty of natural light.

Lake Como
Faggeto Lario, Torno
Milan Malpensa: 1 hour
Two bedrooms, parking, communal gardens.
Knight Frank (020-7629 8171)

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This third-floor apartment on the east side of Como’s lower lake has superb views. The jetty, beach and boat-rental shops are less than five minutes’ walk away, and the interiors have been cleverly refurbished. Owners have use of a communal pool.

Lake Como
Malpensa/Linate: 1 hour
Three bedrooms, four bathrooms.
Aylesford International (020-7349 5100)

A good-sized apartment in a prestigious, liberty-style villa just outside the town of Moltrasio on Lake Como.

Villa Bossi Pucci,
Florence Airport: 25 minutes
One bedroom, swimming pool, parking, storage. Peter Kempt International (020- 3006 4980;

This group of former farm buildings has been converted into 21 one-, two-, and threebedroom properties, which are being sold on a private-residence-club basis that enables purchasers to buy a one-tenth interest in a category of property, and then have unlimited use, subject to reservation policies. Prices rise to €100,000 for a three-bedroom residence and buyers can have more than one interest.

Casa Don Ludovico, Umbertide
Perugia Airport: 30 minutes
Three bedrooms, stables, vineyard.
Savills (020-7016 3740)

With spectacular views of the Umbrian hills, this house has gardens that are among the best in the Niccone Valley. ‘Whoever buys this house will have nothing to do,’ say the owners.

Aosta Valley
Valtournenche, Cervinia
Turin airport: 1 hour
Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, in the town centre.
Aylesford International (020-7349 5100)

Within reach of some of Europe’s highest-altitude skiing, these restored apartments have open-plan living and dining rooms.

Brindisi Aiport: 45mins
Four bedrooms, infinity pool, five acres.
Dream Homes (07825 717758)

One of the first masseria to be built by Landscape Properties, it’s within easy reach of the coast and surrounded by olive trees and stone walls.

Florence, €POA
Palazzo Tornabuoni
Florence Airport: 30mins
Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, concierge services, wine bar, spa, pool. Palazzo Tornabuoni (0870 609 8555)

Tornabuoni is one of Florence’s grand 15thcentury palazzi located in the city centre. Once owned by the Medici family, it has now been converted into luxury apartments.

Members of the residence club have access to indoor and outdoor dining areas, a wine bar, a fitness room and the spa at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, which includes an outdoor pool in a 10-acre private garden.

Le Marche
Casa Giacomo, Montefiore dell’Aso
Ancona airport: 1 hour
Four bedrooms, pool, tennis court, vineyard.
Appassionata (00 39 0734 658 775)

Part of the five-acre Giacomo Leopardi estate, the casa is being sold on a fractional-ownership basis (five weeks annually) with six of the 10 shares still available. Facilities are also used by next door Casa Leopardi, and owners take a share in the olive oil, lavender and wine production