After the last few years of sticking close to home, Europe is calling our name—loudly. And if it’s not calling yours yet, we think these nine homes could get you inspired to start planning your own return this summer. Which of them would you visit first?
Lorena — Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
Tucked within an exclusive oceanfront community on Croatia’s picturesque Dalmatian Coast, Lorena offers a terrace with incredible views of the Adriatic Sea and a ladder that drops directly into the ocean, perfect for snorkeling. Take in views of the coastline from the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows and private pool.
La Dafne — Florence, Italy
Nestled within the elegant Palazzo Bardi in the heart of Florence is La Dafne, a three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence steeped in the rich history of Italy. The Palazzo was built in 1420 and is actually considered the model for the first Renaissance architecture in Florence, for which the city is renowned.
Villa Agata — Sicily, Italy
On the Sicilian coast lies Villa Agata, a three-bedroom residence within the Rocco Forte Verdura Resort; and with a stay there, you’ll have access to all the amenities like a culinary school, tennis academy, groundbreaking spa, and more. Two stories and sea-facing balconies on each bedroom ensure beautiful views of the Mediterranean throughout the house.
Villa La Souriante — Mougins, France
All five bedrooms of this three-story villa have their own private terraces. Villa La Souriante’s outdoor pool, kept private by the lush greenery surrounding it, offers the perfect spot to soak up the Mediterranean sun.
Lennox — St Andrews, Scotland
Dating back to the late 16th century, fully renovated Lennox, along with nearby Fife, is just 15 minutes from the Old Course at St Andrews, what many consider to be the “birthplace of golf.” The home’s situated on historic castle grounds, offering views of the manicured lawns and private gardens that surround it. Cozy up in the living room with heated floors and a grand fireplace.
Emilion — Bordeaux, France
This five-bedroom townhome is tucked within the charming village of Villefranche-de-Lonchat in Bordeaux, just steps from the town square. With its perch atop a hill, offering views of the surrounding vineyards, and its own private pool, Emilion is the perfect French wine country retreat. (It’s also next door to a boulangerie for the freshest French pastries.)
Bondfield — London, England
This cozy-but-chic two-bedroom residence is situated within The Guardsman hotel property in Westminster, right in the heart of London. Explore the best of the city easily from Bondfield—you’ll be within walking distance to Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and so much more.
Villa Ladera — Mallorca, Spain
Four-bedroom Villa Ladera, perched atop a hill overlooking the island’s towns and the ocean in the distance, boasts its own private pool and an outdoor kitchen. Complete with a dining terrace and built-in grill, it makes soaking up the Mediterranean sun even more fun—although its indoor kitchen, inlaid with beautiful Spanish tile, is something special, too.
Piranesi — Rome, Italy
Piranesi is a chic, two-bedroom apartment, artfully outfitted and situated within an 18th-century palazzo, right in the heart of Rome. It’s just steps away from the iconic Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, and some of the best shopping in the city.