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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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  • From C.W. and family, guests June 2018

    Casina was great too for a quiet relaxing week. We didn’t see as much of the area as we wanted as we were just so happy sitting by the pool reading and relaxing after our manic first week! The hosts...

    Staying at Casina, Pisa and Lucca - sleeps 4

  • From M.Y. and family, guests June 2018

    Just wanted to send you a note to let you know we had a wonderful time the other week at Lake Como! What an amazing location! We didn’t really want to leave the house it was so beautiful there with...

    Staying at Archimede, Lake Como - sleeps 11

  • From C.W. and family, guests June 2018

    San Michele was absolutely amazing, the grounds were incredible and so well kept, pool area superb, hosts so helpful and two delicious meals with them and vegetables from their veggie patch. Plus a tour of their wine cellar, quite something...

    Staying at San Michele, Arezzo and surroundings - sleeps 8

  • From M.L. from USA, guests June 2018

    I won't make this long but it's safe to say that Pipistrelli was fantastic. Better than expectations which were very high. The villa is absolutely incredible & the level of service was amazing. Francesco is a star. He took amazing...

    Staying at Pipistrelli, Siena and surroundings - sleeps 14

  • From F.S., guests June 2018

    We stayed in Villa da Vinci and loved it! Three generations of our family vacationed together, and it was a perfect destination. The Villa is large, airy and spacious. The setting is stunning, up on a hill among olive groves,...

    Staying at Villa da Vinci for 10, Florence and surroundings - sleeps 10

  • From S & H.W, guests June 2018

    Casa Guelfi in Ameglia, Liguria, Italy was in a superb position, outside the village, on a hill and had spectacular views of the ancient village of Ameglia, perched on the hill opposite. Mario the owner was brilliant - friendly and...

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

  • From D.A. from NZ , guests June 2018

    Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed Ragnana and Radicondoli. The house was basic but lovely and our host was wonderful. Despite having problems with the hot water for the first 2 nights we thoroughly enjoyed living there and...

    Staying at Ragnana, Central Tuscany - sleeps 8

  • From L.E. and family, UK, guests June 2018

    We stayed at La Treggiaia at the beginning of June to celebrate my Mum's 60th birthday. We couldn't recommend it enough - the villa was the ideal base for a relaxing holiday exploring Tuscany. The location is beautiful, overlooking the...

    Staying at Treggiaia, Florence and surroundings - sleeps 4

  • From June and family - from Ireland, guests June 2018

    We stayed in Ragnana Radicondoli, we took Dan's great advice and were not disappointed. The villa is absolutely perfect well stocked , lovely outdoor dining area with a beautiful well maintained pool . The owner Claudio could not have been...

    Staying at Ragnana, Central Tuscany - sleeps 8

  • 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

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Villas near restaurants and villages

For some, leaving the car behind and strolling to a local village or nearby restaurant is the essence of a good holiday.

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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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Romantic Retreats

Rather than a bouquet or chocolates, consider one of these little hideaways ideal for getting away as a couple.

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Beautiful views

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

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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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Luxurious or exclusive villas

For special occasions or extra pampering, these offer history, striking proportions or the extras of decor and service.

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Local secrets

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

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July 03, 2018

Why did the Popes move to Avignon?

One cannot fail to notice the Palais des Papes in Avignon, a bulky but impressive and enormous piece of Gothic architecture. The popes did not spend long in Avignon overall,...

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June 27, 2018

The mysterious Cloister of Torri

Close to Siena, on a ridge that descends from the forested hills west of the city, is a small hamlet and an ex-monastery, founded in the 11th century. Inside the...

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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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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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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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