Handpicked Villas

Hi, thanks for visiting. Here is our position on the Coronavirus crisis, while if you're looking for our lockdown recipes they're here. If you'd like to book a holiday for 2021 but are nervous, we're taking bookings with no deposit - just let us know your dates and we'll deal with a deposit when dates are clearer, currently at the end of May. Now, about our villas:

We handpick and vet all our villas. Select your favourite destination or villa type below, safe in the knowledge we've been there and checked it all out for you. If you have any questions get in touch and we'll be right back to answer your questions.

Why our vetted Villas?

Villa holidays are special occasions and we love to make sure they are. We choose our villas on character, charm and location to make sure your holidays are memorable. We inspect each and every villa we list and we know the areas well - the best way to find your perfect villa is to ask for our specialists' advice. We can ring you to discuss your needs - just get in touch.

Recommended Villas

Casa Allioni

Sleeps: 6
€ 1621 to € 2500 per week.

Casa Guelfi

Sleeps: 2
€ 1073 to € 1200 per week.

Casa dei Fichi

Sleeps: 9
€ 2100 to € 3364 per week.


Sleeps: 8
€ 2567 to € 3851 per week.

Villa di Mezzo

Sleeps: 8
€ 2000 to € 3364 per week.


Sleeps: 5
€ 1800 to € 2500 per week.

Maison de Timole

Sleeps: 6
€ 2306 to € 3418 per week.

Podere Mandrie

Sleeps: 8
€ 3285 to € 4607 per week.


Sleeps: 10
€ 5333 to € 6667 per week.

Book your holiday villa with Invitation to Tuscany

Invitation To Tuscany is the original Tuscan villa specialist. We’ve lived and worked here for nearly four decades, so nobody knows the region better than us. In recent years, we’ve used our expertise to include a carefully curated selection of villas in nearby Umbria, the Italian Lakes and Provence, too.

As a small family company, we get to know every property, owner and customer individually. That means we look beyond the number of bedrooms and bathrooms to help find the ideal holiday home for you. You can book quickly online if you like, but we prefer to have a chat.

Once we know what you want from your holiday – whether it’s to relax by the pool, go wine-tasting, see hilltop villages or even enjoy a bit of nightlife – we can then steer you to the most suitable properties. And we’ll also tell you if one you have your eye on might not be right for your needs.

Timignano Villa in Tuscany


For us, it’s personal

We’re still very much a family company. My mother retired in 2005, when I took over, while my sister Sally manages the books. My wife Sam and our two children help me scout out properties. Plus we have a small team of long-serving staff who help in our offices in London and Tuscany, and a handful of agents around the world who know our villas inside and out.

Unlike many villa companies, we thoroughly inspect every property on our site. And while our listings vary from charming small houses in village centres to luxurious Tuscan estates amid the vineyards, I have a rule – if my family feels uncomfortable there, I won’t list it. We want people to relax in our villas, not panic if they spill a bit of olive oil on the table.

Our holiday homes might be beautiful, but they’re also excellent value for money. We have such strong connections to the region and long-lasting relationships with our owners that we get the best deals for our customers. And because we’re members of the Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy (ABTOI) and the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), you know you can trust that we’ll take care of any problems that might arise.

After you’ve booked, we don’t just send you on your way. From the moment you reserve your villa right until you return home, you’ll have access to our free concierge service. Our knowledgeable staff can help with anything from finding train times, arranging airport transfers and babysitters to suggesting local cafés, sunset spots and Italian cooking classes.

Whether you’re travelling as a couple or having a family gathering of 65 people, give us a call. We’d love you to have a taste of the good life too.