About us

We love life and all that is beautiful. That's why we love Italy.


Hi! My name is Renate.  I decided to leave my corporate job and dedicate my time to helping others experience Italy and am now privileged to be living my own Italian dream. I am always on the lookout for new ideas and knowledge, and have now united my long-lived passion for architecture, design, real estate, holiday homes and tourism with my love for Italy. I am dedicated to helping you fulfill your Italian dream, whether it is taking a vacation or investing in a rental property. My favorite place in Italy is Rome!


Let me present our team:


Since Alex had the first taste of the Italian language in the fifth grade (which is just as tasty as Italian food, she swears), Italy and the Italian language have held a special place in her heart. She loves speaking Italian and traveling to Italy, and of course, helping others discover the beauty that is Italy and the Italian culture. You can also find her on www.viaoptimae.com, where she teaches the Italian language and shares her insights on Italian culture.

Favorite part of Italy: Sicily
Favorite gelato flavor: Sicilian Pistachio


Ingrid Opstad is a freelance graphic designer who, after living many years in London moved to Italy, where she now lives with her Italian boyfriend. She loves to travel around Italy and discover everything this great country has to offer. She is passionate about design, art and interior. She is responsible for our social media, where she posts tips and photos of our beautiful villas and areas that are worth visiting. You can also find her on www.thatscandinavianfeeling.com, where she blogs about interior design & lifestyle.
Favorite part of Italy: Alberobello in Puglia
Favorite gelato flavor: Dark Chocolate


Vivian is a proud mother of three, a passionate traveler and reader. She loves history, culture, food, old buildings and, when out travelling, she enters all the churches she passes by. She has never forgotten her first trip to Italy, which included the best pasta ever eaten and the marvels of Florence. She works as a freelance writer and translator and at Renate Villas she is, among other things, responsible for the blog post we publish every week. You can read more about her and her family’s travels here: www.thenielsen-adventure.com

Favorite part of Italy: Ponte Vecchio in Florence
Favorite gelato flavor: You can’t go wrong with Vanilla

What you can expect from us:

Holiday Homes

We help you find your dream house at the right price and give you local tips for getting the most out of your holiday, plus we remain available to you throughout your entire stay.

Buying Property

We guide you through the entire purchase process, from finding your dream house to helping with renovations and even furnishing.

Tours and Experiences

We can help you organize authentic Italian experiences from wine tasting to cultural and recreational activities.

Security and Support

We select our homes and experiences based on extensive experience and the strictest standards. You can rest assured knowing we are your support in Italy.

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