Savor a Taste of Italy
If you crave the aroma of fresh pasta complemented by views of the Mediterranean Sea, look no further than your own private villa. Members at the Executive, Presidential, and Chairman’s Club benefit level can use Points* to make Italian holiday dreams come true through Villas of Distinction®.
Whether you’re planning a reunion in wine country, a destination wedding on the beach, or large getaway with friends, these spacious homes are the ideal home base to explore the region’s best cuisine.
TUSCANY, SICILY, AND THE AMALFI COAST
With more than 200 Italian villas, you’ll have plenty of options with space for the whole family. Your holiday retreat will come equipped with all your favorite comforts, and your personal Concierge is standing by to help arrange services, including transportation, excursions, local experiences, and much more.
In Tuscany, you can explore Renaissance art and architecture; see the Leaning Tower of Pisa; and explore the charming towns of Lucca, Florence, and Siena. The region is home to some of Italy’s most popular wines, which pair perfectly with a fresh-made Italian dish. From a 7-bedroom home on a tranquil Tuscan countryside estate to a 10-bedroom villa near Lucca, you can plan a large family getaway. A 3-bedroom villa starts at only 1,000 Points per night.
If your travels find you in Sicily, you can host up to 20 guests at a large villa near the water, complete with direct access to a rocky beach, or up to 24 guests on a 247-acre working farm estate.
Traveling with a smaller crowd? 3-bedroom villas begin at just 1,000 Points per night. While in town, savor fresh, simple seafood cuisine the city is known for, or explore Palermo, Sicily’s capital, for ancient charm and vibrant markets.
For dishes flavored with the juice and zest of fresh lemons, head to the Amalfi Coast, a region known primarily for its cultivation of the fruit — as well as exceptional cuisine. Enjoy a couple’s retreat or family getaway at a 2-bedroom villa just moments from Positano starting at just 1,500 Points per night. Or host a large celebration in a villa with majestic views and just a short walk from the beach beginning at 9,500 Points per night.
A TASTE OF THE LOCAL FLAVOR
Dine out — or stay in. Eligible Members will receive Destination Dollars when reserving a home with Points. The amount of Destination Dollars received is based upon membership level:
- Executive Members receive up to $100 in Destination Dollars
- Presidential Members receive up to $175 in Destination Dollars
- Chairman’s Club Members receive up to $250 in Destination Dollars
These Destination Dollars can be used to enhance your stay at a Villas of Distinction property, from private chef services to wine tastings, local excursions, prepaid activities, airport fast-track services, and more. Once the property of your choice is booked, your personal Concierge will coordinate and schedule every element of your stay, so you can focus on savoring exceptional cuisine with loved ones.
HOW TO GET THERE
Explore the homes available to reserve through Villas of Distinction, and when you’re ready to reserve, contact Member Services.
* “Points” means Club Points in Marriott Vacation Club℠, Asia-Pacific; Club Points in Marriott Vacation Club Destinations™, Australia; and Points in Marriott Vacation Club Destinations™, Bali Nusa Dua Gardens; and is not to be confused with Marriott Bonvoy® Points.
Marriott Vacation Club International and their respective affiliates and subsidiaries make no warranty, express or implied, as to the condition, capacity, performance, or any other aspect of the activities, events, or service providers listed herein. No inquiry has been made into the activities or events, or the qualifications or the quality of services offered by the providers. Do not consider this an endorsement of or recommendation for any of the activities, events, or providers. Certain activities, events, or services performed by third-party vendors may currently be unavailable or limited due to COVID-19.
Access to the Explorer Collection is made available through the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program and is subject to the terms and conditions as outlined in the applicable Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program documents. Actual experiences will be provided via contractual arrangements with third-party providers and may require the payment of additional fees. The experiences described herein are examples of potential vacation opportunities and are subject to change.
Destination Dollars issued by Villas of Distinction are valid for select prepaid services only. Available services offered in connection with a vacation home are subject to availabiliy. No cash value. The value of any unused Destination Dollars is nonrefundable. Destination Dollars cannot be applied toward booking value. May not be combined with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply. Benefit will be applied to one booking per calendar year. Minimum stay requirement may apply.
Members of Marriott Vacation Club, Asia-Pacific, who purchased their Club Memberships prior to 16 December 2016 must activate their Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program membership to be able to use this option.