Villas in Tuscany & Beyond

Villas in Tuscany & Beyond


Hi, my name is Dan Wrightson and I run "Invitation to Tuscany Ltd."

We have been finding beautiful villas to rent in Tuscany and beyond for nearly 40 years. We pride ourselves on handpicking and vetting all our villas with personal, regular visits and we have some of the best villas in Tuscany in our catalogue.

You'll see some paintings dotted around the website, these are my paintings of the area that I have been doing for over 40 years as I visit the houses and the area. You can see more of them, some for sale, here:

Why book with us?

Invitation To Tuscany is the original Tuscan villa specialist. We’ve lived and worked here for nearly four decades, so we know the region very well.

Hand-picked villas

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. And because we’re members of the Association of British Travel Organisers to Italy (ABTOI) you know you can trust that we’ll take care of any problems that might arise.


Self-catering villas are a green way to holiday and that ethos runs through our company. We started 40 years ago from a self-sufficient farm in Tuscany and still carry the same values. You can read our Sustainability principles here.

Personal Care

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. You can read what our clients think in our reviews or in the independent UpFront reviews here.

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.

“ ...the property was exactly as had been described on the website ”

We were so pleased with Dan and Invitation to Tuscany. He helped me to select the perfect villa for my vacation with my extended family, and the property was exactly as had been described on the website and in my communications with Dan. We felt much more comfortable using Invitation to Tuscany as opposed to AirBnb or a similar service. We will certainly keep them in mind for future vacations!

J.P. staying in Amorosa . Jun 2022

“ An Italian Gem! ”

This is our first stay here. Having stayed in the area previously, we were taken aback by the panoramic views from the terrace. The accommodation is superb! It is very comfortable and well equipped. Our hosts were charming and helpful, especially about the restaurant recommendations in the local towns. All of which we found to be very charming. The lasagne from the local butchers in Piazze is a must!!

Heather from UK staying in Aceronina . Jun 2024

“ an absolute delight to work with ”

Dan was an absolute delight to work with as we planned our destination wedding in Tuscany. His intimate knowledge of each property and expert guidance on the region proved invaluable as we attempted to coordinate villa accommodations for 80+ guests with different housing requirements, preferences and budgets. He was extremely accommodating and flexible when COVID placed our wedding plans on hold for a year and our guest count dramatically shrank, requiring us to reconfigure our accommodations. We were finally able to hold our destination wedding in September of 2021 with 50 friends and family members, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome — it exceeded our expectations and was truly the best week of our lives!

Gary & Mike staying in Montestigliano . Sep 2021

“ Exceeded Expectations ”

The pictures do not do justice to the beautiful villa and surroundings. Everything is well maintained, and comfortable for all guests with en suite bathtooms. The owner is charming and easily accessible for questions or help. Walking distance to a small shop for fresh meats/cheeses/fruit etc and a small restaurant. 35 minutes drive to San Gimignano, 1 hour to Siena and take the train from Empoli station (40 minutes) for a stress free journey to florence. It was perfect.

Ian from UK staying in Valdera . Jun 2024

“ Unforgettable memories ”

Dan and the team at Invitation to Tuscany are superb. The agency is responsive, factual in its representations and provide a great service. I have used them twice over the past few years to book in Tuscany and both holidays were filled with unforgettable memories. If you are considering booking, I can only say “do it, you will not second guess or regret the decision once there!

P. Cripps and family staying in Casa Allioni . Aug 2021

“ Fantastic Personal Service ”

Invitation to Tuscany provide an absolutely fantastic personal service. Dan went out of his way to come up with the perfect options to suit our dates and our family. Both villas we stayed in were beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. We had the best holiday in Tuscany. Will definitely use Invitation to again.

P. Bensberg staying in Pagliaio . Jul 2020

“ We loved the farmhouse ”

We loved the farmhouse. The pool was great and the whole setting was kept immaculate by Claudia who was a star. He was discreet in keeping pool area and gardens clean and helpful with any other queries. Thanks for the olive oil and wine! The location was excellent and 5 mins from Radicondoli - easy walk- which had 3 good standard restaurants and a bar which had very reasonably priced drinks sitting amongst the locals. The farmhouse was very well equipped and although rustic was charming. Head out the back past the pool and you are amongst the olive groves and garden allotments and some nice quiet tracks around the countryside. Would definitely recommend. We didn’t have a car and that was fine as the village had everything. Would recommend one for access to other hilltop villages though.

Jennie and family staying in Ragnana . Jun 2024

“ Ideal accommodation and facilities for a large family group of mixed ages ”

We all enjoyed our stay at Docciole immensely, There were activities for all of us to participate in and it was a delight to share in evening meals outside. It was also well equipped for people to do their own thing occasionally if they so wished. We had a BBQ one evening helped by Luciano .Anna was always there to advise us and recommend cafes etc We began to feel part of the family by the end of the week.

Mu and extended family staying in Docciole . Aug 2024

“ Highly Recommended! ”

I have been travelling to Tuscany for holiday through Invitation toTuscany for around 15 years now and I would never ever do anything different. If you want to stay in an authentic Tuscan villa this is the only company to use. Daniel - son of the founders Alan & Susan runs this business professionally and cares deeply about all of his clients. This is always shown if ever there are issues, with a personal touch second to none. I cannot recommend Invitation To Tuscany highly enough, indeed I have recommended them to many friends over the years. Highly Recommended!

J.K. and family from UK staying in Villa di Mezzo . Sep 2021

“ Thank you for making our holiday possible ”

Our initial booking was made some 12 months ago .The Pandemic prohibited travel and our initial travel plans were changed no less than three times Throughout our booking experience Dan’s assistance and patience was greatly appreciated He made our Tuscan holiday possible for two idyllic weeks in September 2021 We stayed in Casole d’Elsa, Dan’s House and it was just wonderful. Lovely property, great location for us and the sun shone every day Thank you for making our holiday possible

B & T.C from UK staying in Dan's House . Sep 2021