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Tuscany, Umbria, Provence and the Italian Lakes

Luxury Villas to rent in Tuscany, Provence, Umbria and the Italian Lakes

Are you looking for villas in Tuscany to rent? We visit all our properties and contract direct with the owners. We have a portfolio of luxury villas in Tuscany, Provence, Umbria and Lakes Como and Maggiore, as well as smaller holiday rentals for couples. Villas with pools - or without. Holiday rentals that are close to a village or restaurant so you can stroll out for a meal. Or wonderfully private villas for a real escape. Contact us today for advice or start your search here.

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We started from a farmhouse in Tuscany over 35 years ago, and since then have compiled decades of experience. We always personally visit villas and houses - and love 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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We love matching you to a great villa; we also like to help you with a tailored concierge service for your holiday party. We can organise a chef, a car, a wine tasting tour - indeed anything that takes your fancy. Our team have an extensive knowledge of the areas surrounding all of our villas, so we can suggest exciting things to see and do.

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  • From S.T. from Australia, guests September 2019

    The villa was everything we wanted it to be, great decor and every possible comfort, in a quiet village but close to everything. Again it all ran smoothly with the pickup from Avignon a great help. Jenny the Aussie was...

    Staying at Maison de Timole, Luberon - sleeps 6

  • From G.C. and family, from UK, guests September 2019

    We had a lovely time staying at Casa dei Fichi. There were six adults in our party and the accommodation was perfect for us. The views from all parts of the villa were wonderful in particular from the front bedrooms...

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

  • From J. McN from UK, guests August 2019

    We had a most wonderful time in Treggiaia. The location was perfect for us. Close enough to reach bigger cities and do sight seeing and out in the country for a restful holiday. The house was well equipped and the...

    Staying at Treggiaia, Florence and surroundings - sleeps 4

  • From R.N. and family, UK, guests August 2019

    We first visited Casa dei Fichi three years ago and knew then that we would return. Going back we were a bit apprehensive that maybe the memories of the previous time there would not be repeated but the minute we...

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

  • From M&J P. from New Zealand, guests July 2019

    We are just back from a very enjoyable 5 week European holiday, which included 2 weeks staying at Villa Castelonchio, Tuoro Sul Trasimeno, in Umbria. Our stay at Villa Castelonchio was the highlight of our trip and we thoroughly enjoyed...

    Staying at Castelonchio, Lake Trasimeno - sleeps 6

  • From S.W. and family, guests July 2019

    We just wanted to send a special thank you again for all you did to make our stay at Villa Pietrina so very special. From the thoughtful gluten-free entries/lactose-free entries of the welcome basket, the beautifully prepared premises, the fun...

    Staying at Pietrina, Florence and surroundings - sleeps 10

  • From A.A and family , guests June 2019

    The villa was perfect: the best pool we’ve ever had, beautiful views from the terrace and the host Martina provided many extra touches which made our stay very comfortable. We would highly recommend this property. The only negative side was...

    Staying at Casa Shadi, Arezzo and surroundings - sleeps 4

  • From Sarah R-S and family, guests June 2019

    A really enjoyable stay La Piazza Restaurant was better than ever Also the Trattoria at the top of the lane takes some beating.

    Staying at Castellaccio, Chianti - sleeps 8

  • From S.B , guests June 2019

    We had a wonderful time. The villa and surrounding area were perfect. We mostly ate at the marina where there are lots of good restaurants, especially The Garden which is a reasonably priced pizzeria owned by Mario, the owner of...

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

  • From J.S. from US, guests June 2019

    Our family has returned to the US. What memories we have of our 3 weeks in Italy. We all agree that our week at Casa Allioni was the highlight. You are a gracious hostess. Thank you! The cooking lesson with...

    Staying at Casa Allioni, Arezzo and surroundings - sleeps 6

  • From L.R. and family, UK, guests June 2019

    We had a really lovely time in Valdorcia - all the family thought the house and location was great - a jewel in the Tuscan countryside. Our daughter and son in law would like to revisit with friends at some...

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

  • From D.J. and family, guests May 2019

    Dimora was perfect and exactly what we wanted for our objective ie a family get together across 3 generations. The unseasonal inconsistency of the weather simply didn’t matter. The location, peacefulness and outlook across the valley were truly memorable. The...

    Staying at Dimora for 8, Chianti - sleeps 8

  • From D.J. and family, guests May 2019

    Dimora was perfect and exactly what we wanted for our objective ie a family get together across 3 generations. The unseasonal inconsistency of the weather simply didn’t matter. The location, peacefulness and outlook across the valley were truly memorable. The...

    Staying at Dimora, Chianti - sleeps 12

  • From S.C. and party - from UK, guests October 2018

    We had an absolutely brilliant time! Francesco is just a gem. He looked after our family and friends brilliantly. No request is too small for him. I would recommend anyone to go to Villa San Miniato.

    Staying at Villa San Miniato, Pisa and Lucca - sleeps 16

  • From Sharon and Family, OR, USA, guests September 2018

    What a wonderful week our family of 8 had at Montisina! It is a charming house in a charming old hill village in the heart of Tuscany. The kitchen was beautifully stocked with everything we could need for our dining...

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

  • From S L S from NC, USA, guests September 2018

    Our stay at Aceronina was the favorite part of our trip. The villa was even better than expected....Very spacious and lovely...especially the view. We got lost (followed the GPS) on the way and Olivia, the owner came to get us...

    Staying at Aceronina, Southern Tuscany - sleeps 6

  • From S.G. Family, guests September 2018

    We loved Casina, fantastic setting in the hills, quiet and quaint, beautiful pool and Jasmine arbour, fragrance drifting across the pool was divine. The sky at night was amazing without any light pollution and all of the family enjoyed their...

    Staying at Casina, Pisa and Lucca - sleeps 4

  • From S.F. family, guests September 2018

    In addition to the beautiful and spacious villa itself, we were delighted by the friendly, discreet and constantly helpful support provided by Antonella. In addition, the cook you recommended (Marina) was charming, enthusiastic, and (not incidentally) an excellent cook. The...

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

  • From M.K. family and friends, guests September 2018

    To celebrate a special birthday a group of four of us stayed in Casa Allioni for a week. It was everything we hoped for. The villa itself is both spacious and homely. There are a number of good outdoor spaces...

    Staying at Casa Allioni, Arezzo and surroundings - sleeps 6

  • From L.T. from UK, guests September 2018

    We really enjoyed or stay in Villa Cuculo, a most attractive and interesting villa set in spectacular landscape. The accommodation suited us perfectly with four bedrooms all ensuite and the open plan living, dining and kitchen area was large and...

    Staying at Cuculo, Arezzo and surroundings - 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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Waterside properties

On the lakeshore, or with a view of the Mediterranean, in these houses the glint of sunlight on water brightens interiors.

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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 or smaller, simpler properties for rent in villages.

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Private Villas

Private Villas for rent, most with swimming pools, in Tuscany, France or the Lakes. From luxurious elegant villas on their very own hillside to more simple rustic Tuscan villas in wonderful surroundings, find a private villa here for your holidays.

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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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Weddings & 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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Local secrets

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

Driving from the UK to Tuscany - image
June 19, 2019

Driving from the UK to Tuscany

Over the years I have driven up and down between the UK and Italy many times - I've even cycled from London to Rome once. We're often asked for tips...

The REAL Ragu recipe - image
November 28, 2018

The REAL Ragu recipe

I'd like to tell you how I make my "Ragú". The classic Italian dish is a much loved and also much mistreated recipe - for this reason it can get...

Palazzo Davanzati - how the well-to-do lived in the Middle Ages - image
November 15, 2018

Palazzo Davanzati - how the well-to-do lived in the Middle Ages

​For the best look at how a well-to-do family lived in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, stop at this ancient Florentine tower house.

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November 09, 2018

5 Tuscan dishes that recall its mountains and coastline

From the shoreline to the mountain tops of northern Tuscany there are sweeping views that cause a visitor to pause with pleasure; yet regional restaurants also elicit admiration for the...

5 Tuscan dishes both visitors and Sienese locals love - image
November 13, 2018

5 Tuscan dishes both visitors and Sienese locals love

Citizens of Siena have only to look beyond their ancient walls to admire the countryside that surrounds them. It is no wonder many their favorite ingredients come from this generous...

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November 13, 2018

Visitors who gave the Bay of Poets its name

Reading like a literary Who’s Who, a Bay of Poets guest book records the visits of well known writers, painters and artists, ranging from Dante and Petrarch to D.H. Lawrence...

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