Villa Mille Desideri

Tuscany , Italy

  • 11
  • 6
  • 6
  • Beautifully positioned villa
  • Breathtaking views
  • Comfortable and welcoming
  • Simpson family extras available
  • Shops/restaurants 10-minute drive

Surrounded by breathtaking Tuscan countryside, this six-bedroom villa invites gatherings of family and friends where relaxing and having fun together takes priority. It’s a magical place to stay, recently refurbished, but still full of its original character and charm: elegant 17th-century features and comfortably stylish interiors matched by ten acres of lovely gardens and stunning views across olive groves, cypress trees and rolling hills.

For those long, hot summer days, there’s plenty to keep everyone amused, from a private pool to table tennis and a giant chess game. You’ll also find a croquet set and badminton net and, with the expanses of well-kept lawns, a football match could even be on the cards in those more competitive moments. Alternatively, for lovers of peace and quiet, there are 80 acres of private, peaceful woodland for gentle strolls under a rich green canopy. Villa Mille Desideri is owned by Nicola and Rosa and it’s their warmth and generosity that helps make this charming home such a wonderful discovery. They'll encourage you to enjoy some of the area's finest home cooking; Nicola fires up the pizza oven twice a week, or you can enjoy a dinner lovingly prepared in your own kitchen by arrangement, with meals paid locally for both options. Otherwise, the nearest restaurant is just a ten-minute drive away.

Throughout your stay, the couple will be on hand as much or as little as you need them to be, with suggestions for things to do and help if you need it, which can include arranging walks, wine tastings, horse riding or a round of golf on your behalf.

The local area

The charming medieval village of Monterchi is a 15-minute drive away, where you’ll find good quality restaurants and all the necessary shops for stocking up. In August, it hosts a programme of classical music concerts for a wonderfully atmospheric evening out and, in September, the Polenta Festival gets underway, a three-day foodie celebration, with music, dancing and a craft market thrown in for good measure.

About 35 minutes from Villa Mille Desideri lies Arezzo, used as a location in Roberto Benigni’s film La Vita è Bella (Life is Beautiful). As well as being home to such gems as the 12th-century Santa Maria della Pieve and the mighty Gothic Duomo, it hosts a huge 500-exhibitor antique fair in the Piazza Grande on the first weekend of every month and the spirited (and competitive!) Saracen Joust in June and September.

And if the glorious Renaissance city of Florence is on your wish list, it’s just under an hour away by train from Arezzo, or like Pisa and Siena, around 90 minutes by car.

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  • 6 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-11)

Ground floor

  • Reception room
  • Sitting room access to upper terrace
  • Sitting room with TV
  • Dining room with open fireplace
  • Professional kitchen includes hob, electric oven, griddle, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Sitting corner with doors to barbecue area
  • WC

First floor

  • 4 double bedrooms all with en-suite shower rooms
  • Single bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Double bedroom on a mezzanine level with en-suite shower room


  • Simpson Travel telephone representative
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Washing machine (external access)
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and Simpson pool towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • Pizza oven (wood €10/basket payable locally)
  • Chef service available 
  • Table tennis
  • Extensive landscaped grounds
  • Gazebo for outdoor dining
  • Large private gated swimming pool 7m x 14m (depth 1m – 2.4m)
  • Due to the cooler temperatures, the swimming pool will be closed from 30 September until the end of the season
  • The last few hundred metres leading up to the villa entrance are along a very steep and narrow road
  • In Italy, a daily tourist tax applies for the first week of your stay only, which means that an average of €1.50 per person (12+ years) may be charged. This should be paid in cash to your villa or hotel owner during your stay.

Simpson family extras

  • Complimentary cot and highchair available
  • Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
  • To pre-book any of the above please call 020 8392 5747
  • Family favourite range of toys and games, suitable for ages 5-11 


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

Access times

  • Check in time – 4-8pm
  • Check out time – 10am


  • Dinners available Monday/Wednesday/Friday (from €45/person excluding drinks) – Menu
  • Pizza Night Tuesday or Thursday (minimum 4 guests, €30/person excluding drinks) 
  • Vegetarian options available (we regret there are no gluten-free options at this time)
  • Dinners not available on Saturday and Sunday
  • All meals are on request and payable locally 


  • Shops/restaurants 10min drive
  • Monterchi 20min drive
  • Arezzo 35min drive
  • Cortona 50min drive
  • Perugia 1hr 15min drive
  • Siena 1hr 30min drive
  • Florence 1hr 40min drive
  • Pisa airport 2hr 15min


This property is priced on an accommodation-only basis. To view details of recommended flights please click here.

Car hire

We are happy to arrange your car hire in Italy; please click here to view options and prices. All hire cars booked with us include: 

  • Fully inclusive insurance, with zero excess*
  • Free additional driver

For further information regarding travel arrangements click here.

* For this particular destination, the undercarriage is not included in the cover.


Wonderful villa and pool with breathtaking views over the valley. A particular highlight was the delicious dinner cooked for us by our host – we would definitely recommend it. Thank you for such a lovely stay.

The Sigee family, August 2023

Stunning views and a relaxing week in the sunshine of beautiful Tuscany! Thank you for the eggs and arrival cake, a thoughtful and lovely welcome gift! We will miss our morning coffee with such spectacular scenery. Many thanks.

The Hunters and Blucklan-Hurry families, July 2023

Thank you for an amazing stay! We could not have imagined a better setting for our week in Tuscany…the scenery, the people, the food! We will remember this holiday for a long time!

The Vespas, Washingtons, Millers and Dearings, July 2023

Grazie mille! We had a truly special stay. The villa and its surroundings have given us a holiday we will remember for a long time. The welcome dinner on our first night was superb, so too Nicola’s eggs and Nona’s wonderful cake. Beautiful ways to make us feel welcome. We came together from different parts of the world and we couldn’t have been happier.

Bos, Susi, Malcom, Sarah, Paul and Chrissie, June 2023

Thank you for a marvellous week of hospitality! We have enjoyed a wonderful holiday with our family - what could be better than that?

Miki, Judy & Chris, August 2022

What a magnificent week. Thank you so much to Sara and family.

The Foster Family, August 2022

What a spectacular place this is, made even more lovely by your fantastic hospitality. We won't forget the stunning views and delicious dishes, particularly the pasta made by Nicola with eggs from his hens and Rosa's incredible pasta sauce with all the homegrown herbs.

Lucy, Will & Robin, August 2022

Thank you for a lovely stay! We have really enjoyed the peaceful setting of your beautiful villa as well as exploring the local area. It has been a perfect holiday!

The Molyneux Family, August 2022

We have had a wonderful time in this stunning corner of Tuscany. Mille Desideri is a slice of heaven. We have loved splashing about in the pool, enjoying spaghetti and vino out on the terrace, or simply listening to the crickets chirping away at night. We have enjoyed fantastic day trips to Florence, Siena, Perugia and Urbino, but the times spent here just relaxing have been equally memorable.

Phil, Diana, Charlie, Sam, Emma, Ben & Molly, July 2022

We had a wonderful week at this lovely villa which felt so beautiful and secluded - it was a great escape - especially the beautiful pool & the view! Thank you for our delicious breakfast and for being so welcoming!

Anne & Bernard, Joe & Toni, Dom & Cate, Tom, Shawnee & baby Leila, June 2022

Just had the most amazing week here at Villa Desideri....everything you could wish for in an idyllic week in Tuscany. Could not fault anything. Thanks to our hosts for being able to enjoy this taste of luxury. Had a great time - sad to be going home.

Simon & Angie, June 2022

Wonderful villa, pool food - what else could you ask for. Brilliant, thank you.

Yvonne & Jim, June 2022

The house was beautiful and the view stunning. Our holiday was well organised.

Samantha, August 2020

We had a fantastic holiday – it was a great location to explore but there was everything we needed without going out. The pizza oven and barbecue were great fun to use. Big enough for two families with teenage kids – there were plenty of different spaces to curl up and read a book and spaces to be sociable. We loved it.

Justine Stringer, July 2020

What a wonderful week! We have been truly spoilt by our hosts. Big thank you to Sara, Nicola, Rosa and family for looking after us so well. We have had a magical time at the villa, it’s so beautiful and we’ll have very fond memories of relaxing here; we loved the garden, pool and villa. The food has been a big highlight and we really appreciate your looking after our special dietary needs. We are going to miss all the delicious food. The week has gone far too quickly. We are sad to be leaving. The children have had such a great time too and keep saying they want to stay forever! Thanks again for making our week so special.

The Sankey party, September 2019

Thank you for such a magical week! Your fantastic hospitality has made it a truly wonderful holiday – such a comfortable, clean and homely villa in spectacular countryside – gorgeous views! We have loved very meal and felt truly looked after by your lovely family. Thanks for sharing all your delicious fruit and veg. The swimming pool has been fabulous too. Big thank you for such a lovely Tuscan experience, we will be reminiscing these lovely memories for a long time.

Christina, September 2019

Nicola and Sara are fabulous hosts – warm, welcoming and so friendly. Rosa’s cooking is delicious, and sitting on the terrace taking in the amazing views at Mille Desideri whilst being served a fabulous dinner was a real highlight!

Mr & Mrs C-A & family, August 2019

A huge thank you to Sara, Nicola and Rosa for a fabulous and restorative two weeks here. And of course thank to the adorable Spiderman for entertaining and helping us! Our hosts could not have been more welcoming or friendly and we enjoyed several great meals (including the delicious Pizza evening!) cooked by Rosa and served by the family with smiles and care. The views and atmosphere at the house are extremely special. Many happy hours spent admiring the panorama (and the swallows, wild boar babies and the wildlife). We loved the peace and beauty up here at Villa Mille Desideri and huge thanks to everyone for making a truly special experience.

The Clifton-Astley family, August 2019

Having driven for over two hours from Pisa airport in unbelievable rainstorms involving half our family being marooned in a flash flood with water coming up through their car floor we eventually arrived at Villa Mille Desideri with thunder, lightning and a power cut. Sara and Nicola met us with umbrellas and the warmest of welcomes. They were so worried about us spending the night in darkness they even offered to book us into a hotel at their expense! That was hospitality above and beyond expected! We declined their kind offer and said if they could provide candles we would be fine. Then mercifully after a few false starts power was resumed. Sara then insisted they would cook dinner for us (8 people) – the yummiest meal was magically produced and a birthday cake for one of our family. What AMAZING hosts. The rest of our holiday was spent in glorious sunshine with many hours spent around the pool. The fantastic villa the spectacular views – another wonderful dinner cooked by Rosa have made this an unforgettable holiday for all the family. Thank you so much!

Hazel, Mandy, Alex, Sam, Becky, Matthew, Tony & Margaret, August 2019

We cannot thank you enough for such a perfect stay – you are the best hosts! The villa is absolutely AMAZING, we all enjoyed it so much and have so many amazing memories. The food was sensational, Rosa’s dinners, the amazing platters and the homemade pizzas and Nicola’s ragout are just some of our highlights. We enjoyed having a relaxing day at the pool every day and exploring the beautiful grounds. Grazie mille alla prossima volta!

John, Lisa, Tony, Andrew, Paddy, Jennifer, Lottie, Becky, Richard & Lindsay, July 2019

Beautiful villa, idyllic setting. Nicola, Rosa, Sara and Spiderman were wonderful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed two fantastic meals cooked by Rosa and amazing pizza, all not to be missed. The weather has been amazing and we have enjoyed many lazy days by the pool. We will miss waking up to the incredible views and the peace and tranquillity. Thank you again for being wonderful hosts.

Alison, Keith, Helen, Simon, Emily, Adam, Giles & Will, July 2019

I think we all have fallen into a little heaven here at Villa Mille Desideri. When we wake up in the morning all we can hear is the sound of birds, the stillness that surrounds us is something else. What a perfect place to recharge and disconnect from the hectic lives that we have and to spend special times with family and friends. This villa is a hidden gem, it has wonderful space for us all to spread out and is tastefully decorated and furnished and we just love everything about this place including the natural surrounding area. We have had fun sitting and reading, sunbathing by the pool. We have had long lazy meals and fine wines all week with a visit from our friends – we have enjoyed laughing together and our evenings playing cards and charades. We could so easily spend a month here. Thank you Sara and Nicola for making us so very welcome – thank you so much for the delicious cake, eggs from your chickens and home produced olive oil. We haven’t needed to travel far as there is all you need here at the villa but we have had a wonderful meal at La Pieve Vecchia , an interesting visit to Angihari and a wonderful trip to the ancient part of Arezzo. Amanda from Simpson was extremely helpful. Hoping to return to this perfect villa for more happy memories.

Judy, Marin, Stella, Phil, Anna, Lewis, Anna, Trisha & Markie, June 2019

We’ve had a wonderful time in this beautiful villa. One of our many highlights was the delicious dinner cooked by Rosa, Sara and Nicola. Thank you for a very memorable week and we really hope to be back.

The Evans family, June 2019

I think we have all fallen into a little ‘heaven’ at Villa Mille Desideri. When we wake up in the morning all we can hear is the sound of birds – the stillness that surrounds us is something else. What a perfect place to recharge and disconnect from the hectic lives that we have and to spend special time with family and friends. This villa is a hidden gem – it has wonderful space for us all to spread out, and is so tastefully decorated and furnished – we just love everything about the place including the natural surrounding area. We have had fun sitting, reading, sunbathing by the pool. We’ve had long, lazy meals and fine wines all week. We have enjoyed laughing together and our evenings playing cards and charades. We could so easily spend a month there. Thank you Sara and Nicola for making us so very welcome. Amanda, from Simpson, was extremely helpful.

Judy & Martin, June 2019

Lovely villa in beautiful surroundings, very peaceful and perfect for our family. The kitchen was great for cooking and the pizza oven was well used. The owners were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Thank you for a wonderful week in Italy.

Darling Family, May 2019

We may have chosen the coldest May week in Italian history, but this did not matter as the warmth of the hospitality more than made up for it. From the moment we arrived, it felt like we were staying with long lost friends. We would highly recommend Rosa’s beautiful food and Nicola’s fresh-baked pizza is NOT to be missed. Well done Simpson Travel – you have exceeded our expectations once again! Beautiful house, beautiful people. Grazie mille.

Rachel, Nick & Jo-Ann, May 2019

Thank you so much for a truly fabulous stay in this beautiful villa. It has been the perfect place for our family holiday – all 10 of us! The grounds are stunning and the children enjoyed seeing the chickens and collecting the eggs. We used the pizza oven twice and thoroughly enjoyed the chef’s kitchen. We could not have chosen a more special place and look forward to returning.

Jocelyn & Issac, May 2019

We have had a lovely time. The villa was fantastic and we enjoyed the pool and table tennis. We saw some interesting wildlife and heard a cuckoo! We’ve really appreciated the wonderful hospitality. The surrounding area is full of interesting places to visit and we’ve particularly enjoyed Arezzo and Siena.

The Quelch and Gyles families, May 2019

We had a lovely fortnight’s holiday. Very relaxing and enjoyable. The whole family loved the villa, the boules, the swirling pool, the table football and the bedrooms. Best of all has been the cooking! The pizza nights and the 4-course meals were fantastic. The risotto and the roast pork was absolutely fantastic and a perfect way to celebrate three birthdays – a 21st, 45th and a 70th. We loved exploring the surrounding area – the drive to Cortona via Castiglion Fiorentino is breathtaking. We found our favourite coffee shop at the square right at the top. All the other haunts were beautiful as well – Siena, Arezzo, Florence and Anghiari. Senza Tempo in Monteria is a must as well – we had a lovely, long and relaxing lunch there on our last day. All in all, a fabulous family holiday and definitely one to remember! Thank you.

Maddie, Roysten, Joe, Ben, all the Rieds and Walkers, September 2018

Dear Sara, Nicola and Rosa – thank you all for your kind and wonderful hospitality. The villa, the countryside it sits amidst and the friendliness of the people around here were wonderful and has helped us all to relax and unwind. We will all remember our week here, the food supplies in Monteria (great vegetables and fruit shop) and Le Ville (great butcher – his sausages are superb!), the trips to Anghiari, Arezzo, Siena and Florence, table tennis by the pool, the wild boars under the apple tree in the field next to the vegetable patch, lovely walks up the mountain… to name a few, besides the evenings spent watching the sun set behind the mountains. Thank you again!

Edwin, Sue, Will, Hannah, James, Johnny & Finn, September 2018

We have had a wonderful 10 days in Villa Mille Desideri. Spectacular house and views, the children loved the pool and football and had a great game of boules. Everyone enjoyed the pizza evening and the wonderful Italian meal and we appreciated all the deliveries of fresh tomatoes, eggs, plums, lettuce and cucumbers. We saw buzzards, swallows, cicadas, deer and wild boar around the villa and had beautiful scenic drives to Castiglion Fiorentino. We enjoyed the hilltop town of Anghiari particularly. It has been a home away from home and a wonderful way to celebrate some big birthdays! Thanks for everything.

Graham, Alex, Tom & Matthew, August 2018

Villa Mille Desideri is a perfect example of a property that meets ‘the road less travelled’ expectation set by Simpson Travel. Every bump on the way is worth it, absolutely stunning, breathtaking views and a beautiful villa to enjoy it from. It really has been a wonderful holiday and we will take home many happy memories. We loved the opportunity to cook with such fresh ingredients, kindly donated by Nicola, and to pretend we were real chefs in the super duper kitchen! Our son now wants a vegetable patch at home like Nicola’s, the bar has been set high! Our favourite local place by far has been Anghiari and we returned there 5 or 6 times during our 10-day stay. Such an interesting, buzzing place. Our 3 and 6-year-old also liked the playground there which boasted spectacular views over the town. We honestly loved that town, an absolute winner. Thanks so much to all.

Abbie, Simon, Henry & Amelia, August 2018

We have had a great time in this fantastic villa. Sara, Nicola and Rosa have been wonderful. Our grandchildren loved the pool, football goals, foosball table and evening games of boules. The grown-ups too have enjoyed these but also very much appreciated the beauty and tranquillity of the setting. We all highly recommend the pizza and Italian meal nights. Rosa’s cooking is a delight and our grandchildren loved watching and helping Nicola cook our pizza. Our thanks to Sara, ‘the boss’, who has shown us such care and thoughtfulness to make our two weeks so wonderful. Many, many thanks to you all.

Kathy & Andy, August 2018

We have all had a terrific holiday. Thank you all very much! The villa is a delight to stay in and beautifully situated. The pizza evening was so much fun and the pizza was very good! Best of all was the hospitality. Thank you for helping to make our holiday so enjoyable.

John, July 2018

We had a wonderful stay at our delightful villa but the best part was the warm welcome and excellent hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble – and the food was delicious. The hosts really made our holiday. Thank you.

The Scott Family, July 2018

What an amazing holiday we have had! The villa is beautiful with everything we could need. The best part however, was the hospitality from Nicola and Sara. Rosa’s food was delicious and we all loved our pizza evenings. Thank you.

The Freeman Family, July 2018

We would love to come back again one day. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

Michelle, Harry, Zoe, Matt & Lucy, June 2018

From the minute we arrived at the villa we felt very special with Nicola and Sara looking after us so well and Rosa’s amazing cooking. We have very fond memories of our week in Tuscany at the beautifully appointed Villa Mille Desideri and the hospitality of Nicola and Sara. Thank you.

John-Paul, Sophie & Jai, June 2018

We had a lovely relaxing week at Villa Mille Desideri, a very special place. What a beautiful area with so much to offer. We visited Monterchi and enjoyed coffee and Aperol Spritz as well as the delicious roasted pork loin at the Sunday market. Anghiari is also a little gem with amazing views and so much history. To top off our Italian experience, we had two evening meals cooked at the villa by Rosa….wow!

Amanda, June 2018

Thank you so much for a lovely week here at Mille Desideri. It is a special location and your warmth and hospitality have made our holiday extra special. We have loved exploring the area, and enjoying the peace and tranquillity here at the hotel. Our thanks to Nicola, Sara and their family for being super hosts!

Mark & Caroline, September 2017

Stunning location, beautiful accommodation and wonderful hosts. Fabulous week in Tuscany, we have really enjoyed ourselves and look forward to returning.

Wendy & Richard, September 2017

We have had a wonderful week in this very special place. The peace and quiet has been a welcome break from the hustle and bustle at home. We visited some very pretty places that we hadn't been to before. Nicola is adorable and he and Rosa could not have been more helpful.

Jane & Michael, September 2017

Thank you for a wonderful week, we have had an amazing and restful time. Thank you for looking after us so well, all the dinners were perfect. In such a beautiful spot we are going home feeling happy and rested. Many thanks.

Kat & Shane, September 2017

What a wonderful location and hosts. The welcome was superb and we've loved the atmosphere. This is a special environment to see Eastern and Central Tuscany and even Umbria. We've enjoyed driving out to all the hilltop villages: Anghiari, Monterchi, Cortona, Castiglione Fiorentina, Monte San Savino, Lucignano and our favourite, Civitella. We even went out to San Gimignano and Siena. All of which were memorable. Thank you so much Nicola and Rosa. We will remember this holiday with great affection.

Andy & Sarah, September 2017

We have had a wonderful week in this very special place. The peace and quiet has been a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of home. We visited some very pretty places that we hadn't been to before – San Quirco d'Orcia, Pienza, Anghiari to name a few, then all our favourite haunts – Siena, Perugia, Florence, Arezzo. Nicola is adorable and he and Sara could not have been more helpful. Rosa has cooked us many truly delicious meals. Grazie mille to you all.

The Clarke's, September 2017

Thank you for a wonderful week – nine of us have recharged our batteries, swam, eaten well and slept. The house allowed us all our own space and we have all loved water-polo in the pool. The setting and views are spectacular and we are sad to be leaving. Thank you for the recommendation of watching the jousting tournament in Arezzo – it was a fantastic spectacle that we all loved.

Hannah, Emily, Tom, James, Clara & Nigel, September 2017

Thank you all for a wonderful week. Your generous hospitality and excellent food (big thank you to Rosa) will be sadly missed. We will miss the peace and tranquillity of this area which is quite beautiful.

The McCall's, September 2017

You are the perfect hosts – discreet, fabulous cooks and a host of local knowledge! Your villa is beautiful and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We have had a very relaxing holiday, enjoying the beautiful views and having fun in the pool. We will certainly not forget this beautiful part of the world! Thank you so much.

The Tuck Family, August 2017

Thanks for everything. The place was very comfortable and clean. The host was very helpful and friendly. Thank you very much for everything we really enjoyed.

The Patel Family, August 2017

We have had a wonderful two weeks. Nothing is too much trouble for you and yet you are masterful at allowing us to enjoy such peace, such quiet, such sun, such heat and your pool at your beautiful property. Almost never a cloud in the sky. What more can one say? Thank you!

Nick & Eddie, August 2017

We have absolutely loved staying in your beautiful villa – the kids especially loved the pool! We have had a relaxing break in very tranquil surroundings – just what we needed after a visit to Lake Garda.

The Clark Family, August 2017

Grazie mille, it was all so wonderful, we thank you all so much for welcoming us to your house. Wonderful surrounding, so relaxing and great views. We all relaxed and recharged our batteries. We will treasure these memories shared here and thank you all for making it such a special holiday.

Helen, Tanya & Malcolm, July 2017

Thank you for a lovely holiday. Good food, good wine, beautiful surroundings. Relaxed, low key and discreet hospitality which is always our reason to book with Simpson. Lovely people – helpful and friendly!

Russell & Carol, June 2017

Nicola and Sara could not be more helpful. Mille Desideri is a haven from which to explore this magnificent landscape!

Gary & Karen, June 2017

Grazie Mille for a wonderful week. Our stay here is everything we could have asked for. We loved the peace and quiet, sitting by the pool and enjoying the view and especially the food. We will be enjoying these memories for a long time to come! Thank you for your kindness, hospitality and help when we needed it. We hope to be back one day!

Judith & Ben, June 2017

Mille Desideri is set in beautiful tranquil surroundings. The meals we had there were some of the best we've ever eaten in Italy. Nicola, Sara and Rosa could not have done more to look after us and they clearly love what they do!

Mrs Guy, May 2017

Sitting in the sun in perfect quiet, looking over the mountains full of good food – our idea of a perfect holiday! Thank you so much for making a place to rest, excellent food, drink good wine and totally relax – it was much needed! Rosa’s cooking was the best we tasted (and we did a large survey of the surrounding area) the room was beautiful, very comfortable and clean, and we both felt really well looked after. Thank you for a great holiday and we are already thinking about a return visit.

Ann and Chris, May 2017

Thank you very much for a great holiday and an excellent villa. Your hospitality and service are incredible and made us feel at home. We are sad to leave but are grateful for the memories.

Gerard and Anna, August 2016

Our group of nine friends recently spent a magical week at the beautiful Villa Mille Desideri. Nicola was the most charming host ever...each day he cheerfully made cappuccinos for all of us...and spent time visiting. During our week, Rosa cooked three delicious dinners for us. (I would stand in a long line to buy her cookbook.) The meals were fantastic...much better than anything you could order at a restaurant. We especially enjoyed the pizza night. Their daughter Sara visited with us a few times to answer questions and give us information. What a comfortable and wonderful villa! Our week in Tuscany will never be forgotten!!

Mr & Mrs Hart, September 2015

100% satisfied. Marvellous location and fantastic owners. Villa beautifully equipped and ideal for a large group. Rosa's cooking is superb. Nicola very kindly makes frequent coffee. Sara very helpful. All my family were very happy.

Mr Pilkington, August 2014

It was beyond our wildest dreams amazing!! The villa was phenomenal!!!!! It was so great to meet the owners – Sara and her father, they are amazing and were wonderful hosts! Everything about the entire experience – the villa, the owners, the meals, everything was better than we could have ever even imagined it to be. Thank you for helping create such a great experience for us!

Ms Cohen, October 2013

What a magnificent experience. Thank you. Everything immaculately clean and perfect. Also 'grazie' for the wonderful breakfast and dinner. Five star quality indeed.

Mr & Mrs Fourie, August 2013

We had a super time there and we would go again. The owners certainly were exceptional in their dedication to ensuring that we were ok. When the bill came, there was even no charge for all the various coffees they had made for us at a moment's notice each day. The cooking which was done in-house for us by Rosa, the owner, was without a doubt better (and better value) than anything we had while eating out and that included food from a hotel on the coast that my son visited for three days.

Mr Hunt, August 2013

Tuscany – the land of delicious cuisine, great wines and beautiful landscape. What could be a more perfect place to discover treasures of Tuscany than Villa Mille Desideri. Thank you for making this possible.

Mrs Fin, July 2008

Thank you so much for your hospitality over the last couple of weeks. The family made our stay so much better and the food Rosa cooked was amazing. We have enjoyed every minute and I think our girls will miss Nicola very much.

Mr Makenzie, August 2007

To experience Italy/Tuscany is to immerse yourself in the land, people, culture and food. We have experienced all of the above in the most delightful, inclusive and hospitable villa. Your warmth, generosity and hospitality made all of us feel comfortable and at home. Thank you for the wonderful meals, pomodor, and cake. We will miss you and the beautiful villa, but hope our paths will cross again someday. Grazie.

Irene and Kendall, July 2007

Thank you for a most enjoyable holiday. The special food Rosa cooked was first class, thank you once again for your hospitality.

Mr & Mrs Bentley, July 2007

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From the moment you arrive in Tuscany, you are invited to share in its grand passions and indulgent pleasures – world-famous wine, mouth-watering food and epic histories. Each of Tuscany’s ten provinces has its own unique personality, but wherever you stay, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a verdant patchwork of olive groves, cypress trees and vineyards. From the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, to the narrow streets of hilltop San Gimignano, Tuscany makes for a stunning escape. 

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