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Farmhouses and country houses to spend a vacation in the country
The experience at a Tuscan farm may include dining with the host family and other guests, assisting in the grape or olive harvest or merely enjoying the quiet intimacy of a stay in the countryside independently from the farm.

Many farmhouse hosts also help organize activities for their guests, from horseback riding to mountain biking and hiking to Tuscany cooking classes and wine tastings. Many farmhouses have recently added swimming pools to their properties to offer their guests the opportunity to cool down during the warm Tuscan summers.


Agriturismo, or "agricultural tourism", gives ones the chance to experience true rural Tuscan life. It means that actual working farms have opened their homes to offer rustic to elegant accommodation. Generally based on or around a farmhouse villa, winery or castle, these are often family-run operations which offer accommodation that ranges from bed and breakfasts to large apartments and separate buildings that include living areas, kitchens and private bathrooms.



About Tuscany Farmhouses

What exactly is an "agritourism"? In Tuscany, as across many Western countries, the countryside was undergoing a period of decline as people moved away from the farms and working the land to the cities and working in offices and factories. In order to help out the remaining small farms, the local governments allowed farms to open up their homes to paying guests if they also showed people what work on a farm was about. The first agritourisms across Tuscany thus had guests participate in the grape harvest in August and September and in the olive harvest in November. Today, some still offer guests the chance to participate in rural like, but many just offer accommodation in rooms or apartments in the farmhouse.

One advantage of staying at farmhouse is that it tends to cost less than at a hotel, considered at a per night, per person basis. So if you are traveling with your family and planning to stay at least a week in Tuscany, look into the possibility of staying at a farmhouse and renting a car to move around the region. You'll still be able to visit all of the main cities while being a bit removed from all of the crowds, particularly in the summer. Keep in mind that rentals are generally for an entire week and, unless specified, not available for just a few days.

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Azienda Agricola Le Due Querce
Via Di Poggioni,38 - Cerreto Guidi
tel. 055/585850 - fax. 0571/841791
sito: www.panciolihotels.it
e-mail: info@panciolihotels.it

Gugnani - Borgo Dei Medici
Via Vicinale Di Gugnani - Cerreto Guidi
tel. 0571/509466 - fax. 0571/559406
sito: www.borgodeimedici.it
e-mail: info@borgodeimedici.it

Il Forteto
S. Lucia, 11 - Dicomano loc. Verragoli
tel. 055/8387589 - fax. 055/8387589
sito: www.forteto.it
e-mail: agriturismo@forteto.it

Azienda Agricola Frascole
Via Frascole 27/A - Dicomano
tel. 055/8386340 - fax. 055/8386340
sito: www.frascole.it
e-mail: frascole@centroin.it

Agriturismo I Nidi Di Belforte
Via Corella 37 - Dicomano loc. Loc. Corella
tel. 055/8385163 - fax. 055/835163
sito: www.inididibelforte.it
e-mail: corella@tin.it

Agriturismo Vigna La Corte
Loc. Vigna La Corte - Dicomano
tel. 055/838039 - fax. 055/8397027
sito: www.vignalacorte.com
e-mail: info@vignalacorte.com

Le Pozze
Via Villa - Le Pozze - Dicomano
tel. 055/8385197
sito: www.palagiolepozze.it
e-mail: info@palagiolepozze.it

Poggio Piano
Via Dei Bassi, 13 - Fiesole loc. Compiobbi fraz. Girone
tel. 055/6593020 - fax. 055/6593020
sito: www.poggiopiano.it
e-mail: info@poggiopiano.it

Montereggi
Via S. Maria Maddalena, 8 - Fiesole fraz. Fraz. Caldine
tel. 055/540014 - fax. 055/540014
sito: www.montereggi.com
e-mail: agriturism@tin.it

Poggio Al Sole
Torre Di Buiano,4 - Fiesole
tel. 055/548839 - fax. 055/548839
sito: www.poggioalsole.net
e-mail: poggioalsole@poggioalsole.net

Fattoria Di Celle Snc
Via Del Poggiolino,119 - Figline Valdarno
tel. 055/9502173 - fax. 055/9502949
sito: casavecchiacelle.it
e-mail: info@casavecchiacelle.it

Podere La Casellina
Via Poggio Alla Croce, 60 - Figline Valdarno loc. Loc. La Casellina fraz. Fraz. Brollo
tel. 055/9500070
sito: www.poderelacasellina.it
e-mail: poderelacasellina@tin.it

Podere La Torricella Di Gianluca Martini
Poggio Alla Croce, 11 - Figline Valdarno loc. I Sodi
tel. 055959324 - fax. 055959324
sito: www.poderelatorricella.it
e-mail: info@poteretorricella.it

Agriturismo Podere San Giusto
Via Poggio Alla Croce, 41 - Figline Valdarno loc. Loc. San Giusto
tel. 055/9500174 - fax. 055/9500174
sito: www.poderesangiusto.it
e-mail: info@poderesangiusto.it

Agrimagia Della Fattoria Il Palazzo
Via Casellacce 608 D - Firenzuola fraz. Bruscoli/fratte
tel. 055/818262 - fax. 055/818261
sito: www.agrimagia.it
e-mail: info@agrimagia .it


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