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You can rent the Italian villa from Normal People on AirBnb, fraught romance not included


By Megan Burns
01st Sep 2023

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You can rent the Italian villa from Normal People on AirBnb, fraught romance not included

The dreamy Italian villa that features in Normal People sleeps six people and really does have that gorgeous swimming pool. 

If you’ve found yourself returning to Sally Rooney’s Normal People time and time again, it’s highly likely that the gorgeous Italian villa in which much of the eighth episode is set has caught your attention. In the show it’s Marianne’s family holiday home, and has a perfectly rustic interior with picturesque views and a huge swimming pool.

Well it turns out you don’t have to make friends with Marianne to visit, as the property is available to rent on AirBnb. Before you get too excited, it’s actually pretty solidly booked up for the next year or so. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that Normal People fans will be watching the listing like hawks.

Italian villa from Normal People

The property unfortunately doesn’t come with the guarantee of a lust-filled romance, but at least you won’t have to go through that tense dinner scene with the universally-hated Jamie. What you can do, is enjoy that pool with the stunning views.

The house is also located close to several villages, so you can follow in the footsteps (or bike tracks) of Marianne and Connell when they cycled through the Italian countryside to visit the shops and eat ice-cream. I’d also personally aim to pack at least one Marianne-eque black summer dress for the occasion.

Italian villa from Normal People

Around 40 minutes from Rome, the house is set into a quiet countryside hilltop, meaning you can enjoy true peace and tranquillity. It has belonged to the same family for over 150 years, and is part of the estate of Verzano.

Take a look at the gallery below for some more photos of the stunning Italian villa…

Normal People imagery via Element Pictures.