Tuscany, Umbria, Provence and the Italian Lakes
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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.
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.
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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Staying at La Senese, Central Tuscany - sleeps 6
Staying at Pagliaio, Florence and surroundings - sleeps 4
Staying at Docciole, Chianti - sleeps 14
Staying at Valdorcia, Val d'Orcia and Amiata - sleeps 8
Staying at Treggiaia, Florence and surroundings - sleeps 4
Staying at Quercia, South of Siena - sleeps 2
Staying at Ponte Romano, Garfagnana and the Apuan Alps - sleeps 6
Staying at Pastine di Sotto, Siena and surroundings - sleeps 12
Staying at Casa Guelfi, Northern Coast of Tuscany - sleeps 2
Staying at Argentone, Garfagnana and the Apuan Alps - sleeps 4
Staying at Pastine for 10, Siena and surroundings - sleeps 10
Staying at Erica, Central Tuscany - sleeps 4
Staying at Villa dei Priori, Orvieto and Todi - sleeps 10
Staying at Casa Allioni, Florence and surroundings - sleeps 6
Staying at Il Borgo, Perugia and surroundings - sleeps 16
Staying at Casa dei Fichi, Southern Coast of Tuscany - sleeps 8
Staying at Maison Romaine, The Var - sleeps 12
Staying at Eremo, Arezzo and surroundings - sleeps 18
Staying at Vigna Vecchia, Pisa and Lucca - sleeps 8
Staying at Molino alla torrente, Garfagnana and the Apuan Alps - sleeps 6
We have grouped our properties by type, so you can find a collection of properties that suit you here.
Properties with breathtaking views. From the terrace or the pool enjoy the vista disappearing toward the horizon.View Properties
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!View Properties
In these properties you are closer to Tuscany's renowned wines; in some cases you can even join in the grape harvest.View Properties
For special events and large gatherings, consider these when you need spaces for the whole group to be together.View Properties
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.View Properties
If you've been travelling with us for a while, why not have a look at the latest additions to our property catalogue.View Properties
Stories of local delights, good restaurants, snippets of history.
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...
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...
A roundup of articles about Tuscany, good restaurants, great villas (including ours) fun villages, historic towns
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...
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...
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...