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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.

FARMHOUSES IN TUSCANY - PISA

Az. Agrit. Quercia Furia (Di Baldanzi Fiorella)
Provinciale Sud 7 - Orciano Pisano
tel. 050/683045 - fax. 050-683045
sito: www.querciafuria.it
e-mail: info@querciafuria.it

Azienda Agricola San Gervasio
Palaiese - Palaia fraz. San Gervasio
tel. 0587/629233 - fax. 0587/484361-629233
sito: www.sangervasio.com
e-mail: sangervasio@sangervasio.com

Az. Agr. Fattoria Di Colleoli
Di Colleoli (Podere Cerretello-i Soli) - Palaia
tel. 0587/622010 - fax. 0587/621756
sito: www.colleoli.it
e-mail: info@colleoli.it

La Cerbana
Delle Colline 35 - Palaia fraz. Montefoscoli
tel. 0587/632058 - fax. 0587/632058
sito: www.lacerbana.com
e-mail: info@lacerbana.com

Az.Agr. La Palazzina Di Matteucci Stefano
Grotta Al Leccio, 37 - Palaia fraz. La Palazzina
tel. 0587/622664 - fax. 0587/621728
sito: www.lapalazzina.net
e-mail: info@lapalazzina.net

Tenuta S. Michele
Toiano, 20 - Palaia
tel. 0587 - fax. 0587-632161
sito: www.tenutasanmichele.com
e-mail: tenutasm@tin.it

Agriturismo Colle Verde
Podere Cucule - Peccioli fraz. Legoli
tel. 0587 - fax. 0587-632147
sito: www.tenutasanmichele.com
e-mail: agriturismo@agriturismocolleverde.com

Agriturismo Podere Scalmaino (Floriddia Rosario)
Podere Scarmaino, 37 - Peccioli fraz. Fabbrica
tel. 0587 - fax. 0587-697184
sito: www.tenutasanmichele.com
e-mail: info@agriturismopratini.it

Agriturismo Pratini
Pod. Pratini - Peccioli fraz. Fabbrica Di Peccioli
tel. 0587 - fax. 0587-697184
sito: www.agriturismopratini.it
e-mail: floriddia@libero.it

Pod. I Moricci
Di Ripassaia 57 - Peccioli fraz. Fabbrica
tel. 0587/697446 - fax. 0587/697928
sito: www.imoricci.it
e-mail: imoricci@tiscalinet.it

Az. Agricola Pratello
Loc. Pratello - Peccioli loc. Libbiano fraz. Legoli
tel. 0587/630024 - fax. 0587/630024
sito: www.pratello.it
e-mail: tenuta@pratello.it

Podere Canale
Celli Montelopio - Peccioli
tel. 0587/697500 - fax. 0587/697500
sito: www.agriturismocanale.it
e-mail: info@agriturismocanale.it

Casanova
Della Colombaia - Peccioli loc. Ghizzano
tel. 0587/697500 - fax. 0587/697500
sito: www.agriturismocasanova.com
e-mail: info@agriturismocasanova.com

Agriturismo Le Palaie
Comunale Per Fabbrica - Peccioli
tel. 0587 - fax. 0587-697299
sito: www.lepalaie.it
e-mail: caponi.a@it.ggori.com

Touristic Farm (Pod. Chiasso Gherardo)
S. Sebastiano 50 - Peccioli
tel. 0587/635228 - fax. 0587/635228
sito: www.lepalaie.it
e-mail: slupi@interfree.it


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