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About us

Invitation to Tuscany is a personal, family run agency that personally hand-picks and inspects all properties. Started 30 years ago this year, we still deal with the same area, which we know well, and love, renting villas in Tuscany. We think self-catering homes are the best way to really experience a region – it allows you to immerse yourself in the area and in the local culture – shop in the local markets, visit vineyards and taste the wines. We now are part of Flipkey and Tripadvisor and collect independent reviews through them – have a look at some here: Tripadvisor. You can also see reviews for each property at the bottom of their web-page.

Dan sketching in PienzaWe have some properties further afield, in Umbria and Liguria, but all houses have something that makes us love them, whether they are a small, romantic cottage or a grand old palazzo. We have built up a reputation over many years for personal, reliable service and will always give you the best advice we can. Dan Wrightson grew up and lived in Tuscany for many years; he sketches many of the houses and the surrounding landscapes and towns, sitting in the sun for hours with only a glass of wine for company. We are members of ABTOI , the association of British tour Operators to Italy.

Online booking

You can also book online – we always prefer to talk to you, but this can be useful if you are looking at the property of your dreams and the office is closed – you can make sure the week or weeks you want are held for you. There is no difference in price and you can run your whole booking online and never talk to us, or manage everything via phone and old-fashioned post.