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Tuscany, Umbria, Provence and the Italian Lakes

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We are villa rental specialists with over 150 properties in beautiful parts of Europe. We can give you first-hand impartial advice on where to go.

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Since 1982

Started from a farmhouse in Tuscany over 35 years ago, we have decades of experience in visiting houses and matching people to the right holiday home.

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You won't find our properties cheaper anywhere - and if you do we will match the price you find. See our "Price Guarantee" in the footer.

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When you have booked through us we can help you organise a chef, a car, a wine tasting tour, anything that takes your fancy.

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  • From Mrs. M.L and family, U.K., guests May 2018

    Lucumone is a most wonderful environment to share with family and friends. It offers a magical place which sends scents of lemons, roses and herbs where ever you stroll down its pathways and terraces. It can be a retreat which...

    Staying at Lucumone, Chianti - sleeps 9

  • From M.D. and friends, Canada, guests May 2018

    We had a great time in Montisi I highly recommend it if one wants a base to operate from to tour surrounding towns and villages. We visited around 14 other towns all were reached in less than an hour so...

    Staying at Montisina, South of Siena - sleeps 6

  • From M.D. and friends, Canada, guests May 2018

    We had a great time in Montisi I highly recommend it if one wants a base to operate from to tour surrounding towns and villages. We visited around 14 other towns all were reached in less than an hour so...

    Staying at Montisina for 8, South of Siena - sleeps 8

  • From AJB from Singapore, guests May 2018

    the Villa was terrific and exactly as advertised. My family had a wonderful time and the views and surrounding areas were terrific. I will be back!! Lyn did a wonderful job helping to prepare for my mother’s party and special...

    Staying at Casa Allioni, Florence and surroundings - sleeps 6

  • From F.B. and Friends, UK, guests October 2017

    So we had 6 adult guests staying at this villa - mixed friends and one couple plus 2 dogs. We had masses of really useful info before we arrived and Invitation to Tuscany could not have been more helpful. We...

    Staying at La Senese, Central Tuscany - sleeps 6

  • From A.M., guests September 2017

    The property is excellent and we really enjoyed our stay. Very comfortable rooms and bathrooms. Annemarie was very welcoming and helpful with much information to share about the house and locality. The pool is splendid and we would have made...

    Staying at Pagliaio, Florence and surroundings - sleeps 4

  • From T&L K from UK, guests September 2017

    We had a great time with our friends at Docciole. The house worked out well for us, it was charming, roomy and comfy.There was one day when we had some roof leaks due to rain and wind, and a pool...

    Staying at Docciole, Chianti - sleeps 14

  • From J.G. with Reid Party, Canada, guests September 2017

    Valdorcia is a beautiful old stone farmhouse sitting high up on a sloping property overlooking the valley of the same name. Access is partly via a bumpy, unpaved road for just over a kilometre, which some may find challenging but...

    Staying at Valdorcia, Val d'Orcia and Amiata - sleeps 8

  • From J.P. and family, UK, guests September 2017

    We absolutely love Treggiaia. The house is perfect, the pool is to die for and the surrounding scenery is wonderful. We have stayed twice now. The family really look after you, bringing little homemade treats for you. There are a...

    Staying at Treggiaia, Florence and surroundings - sleeps 4

  • From G.D. from UK, guests September 2017

    Quercia was something special. The whole complex is beautifully laid out, in a stunning position in the hills, and has the best pool I've experienced. Lucia, the owner, is friendly, helpful and generous. Our initial journey was considerably longer than...

    Staying at Quercia, South of Siena - sleeps 2

  • From J & C from Shropshire, guests September 2017

    Arrived Saturday 1st September 2017 to beautiful weather which continued all week. Great time had by all. Great food, great wine and amazing midday lunches. Lovely cooling swims in the pool.

    Staying at Ponte Romano, Garfagnana and the Apuan Alps - sleeps 6

  • From J.G., guests August 2017

    We all loved Pastine, it is everything that I imagined a Tuscan villa would be. Despite the temptations of the local hill top medieval villages we hardly left the villa all week as it had everything that we needed. It...

    Staying at Pastine di Sotto, Siena and surroundings - sleeps 12

  • From R&S.H., guests August 2017

    We loved Casa Guelfi . It's in a beautiful location with spectacular views. The owners Mario and Wendy were very welcoming. If anyone is looking for a beautiful, peaceful hideaway this is it. The nearby seaside resort of Lerici is...

    Staying at Casa Guelfi, Northern Coast of Tuscany - sleeps 2

  • From N.C. from UK, guests August 2017

    Our stay at Argentone was wonderful. We caught the last of the August sun before the weather cooled a little, exactly on September 1st. We loved the peace up in the hills and spent a good amount of our time...

    Staying at Argentone, Garfagnana and the Apuan Alps - sleeps 4

  • From Mrs. J.G. and family, from the U.K., guests August 2017

    We all loved Pastine, it is everything that I imagined a Tuscan villa would be. Despite the temptations of the local hill top medieval villages we hardly left the villa all week as it had everything that we needed. It...

    Staying at Pastine for 10, Siena and surroundings - sleeps 10

  • From S.L. from UK, guests August 2017

    We had a fantastic time. Erica really is in a beautiful spot – what amazing views. It has a v relaxed vibe and phenomenal sunsets. In terms of local restaurants we tried 3 in the village: La Pergola, Agriteca and...

    Staying at Erica, Central Tuscany - sleeps 4

  • From S.M., guests August 2017

    We found a bottle of oil, wine and fresh flowers in every room ... nice details that make the start of any even more pleasant holiday. Our arrival and 'was warmly welcomed by Mario, the owner and' fascinating entrepreneur of...

    Staying at Villa dei Priori, Orvieto and Todi - sleeps 10

  • From Anonymous, guests August 2017

    Service rating : Information received prior to our holiday was exactly what was required. Some good local information that was not available in the tour books and a real personal service from the staff at Invitation to Tuscany Ltd. Product:...

    Staying at Casa Allioni, Florence and surroundings - sleeps 6

  • From D.N. and family, guests August 2017

    Thank you so much for the pictures, they really are lovely and of course you may use them on your website. We had an absolutely fabulous time with you and it was most telling that when I asked each and...

    Staying at Il Borgo, Perugia and surroundings - sleeps 16

  • From L.T. and family, guests August 2017

    We had an absolutely fabulous time at Casa dei Fichi and cannot speak too highly of the house, the help and support received from you before we got there (including sending us a video of the drive to the house...

    Staying at Casa dei Fichi, Southern Coast of Tuscany - sleeps 8

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We have grouped our properties by type, so you can find a collection of properties that suit you here.

Beautiful views

Properties with breathtaking views. From the terrace or the pool enjoy the vista disappearing toward the horizon.

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Getting away from it all

Villas in Tuscany or France where you can feel alone, relaxed, settled into the landscape, out of the everyday. These are rental properties where you can refresh and renew, away from the everyday - even better if your villa has pool or a jacuzzi with a view!

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Villas in vineyards

In these properties you are closer to Tuscany's renowned wines; in some cases you can even join in the grape harvest.

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Weddings, courses and large reunions

For special events and large gatherings, consider these when you need spaces for the whole group to be together.

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Town and Village living

Apartments or houses in villages or even in cities - discover local life by living within a village or town. We have luxury apartments in Florence, Lucca, or smaller, more simple properties for rent in villages like Casole d'Elsa, Radicondoli, Camaiore or Cabrieres d'Avignon in Provence.

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New Arrivals

If you've been travelling with us for a while, why not have a look at the latest additions to our property catalogue.

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Local secrets

Stories of local delights, good restaurants, snippets of history.

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February 27, 2018

Radicondoli, medieval village west of Siena

The village itself was once fully walled, and much of the walls and the old gates are still standing. The views from the walls and from the village generally are...

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February 06, 2018

My Tuscan Roadtrip - part I

I've just returned from a trip around many of our properties in Tuscany and Umbria; here are some of my highlights and notes - with some links to a selection...

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February 06, 2018

Tuscany Press Roundup

A roundup of articles about Tuscany, good restaurants, great villas (including ours) fun villages, historic towns

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October 18, 2017

6 things children will love to do in Provence

Provence is a delight for the senses – lavender, limestone, herbs and wine, under a brilliant blue sky. And it’s a place that lends itself to exploration – there are...

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October 26, 2017

Visiting properties in the Italian Lakes

At the end of February I traveled out to the Italian Lakes, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, to see some of our houses and to inspect some new ones, which...

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October 18, 2017

Cycling in the Luberon and up Mont Ventoux

Cycling in the Luberon is fantastic, with quiet windy roads for the roadies and fantastic singletrack and fireroads for the off-roaders. In the interests of accurate research, I’ve been trying...

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