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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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Molino Delle Galere
Via Renaggio 12 - Montecatini Terme loc. Nievole
tel. 0572 - fax. IDEM
e-mail: nievole@tin.it

Agriturismo Le Colonne
Via Berlinguer, 21 - Pescia loc. Monte A Pescia
tel. 0572 - fax. 0572-499598
sito: ww.lecolonne.com
e-mail: info@lecolonne.com

Agriturismo Fattoria Di Pietrabuona
Via Per Medicina, 2 - Pescia loc. Pietrabuona
tel. 0572 - fax. 0572-408150
sito: www.pietrabuona.com
e-mail: info@pietabuona.com

Agriturismo Azienda Agricola Saralisa
Di Confine, 54 - Pescia loc. Castellare
tel. 0572 - fax. 0572-451275
sito: www.pietrabuona.com
e-mail: saralisa@valdinievole2000.com

Azienda Agricola Marzalla
Via Collecchio, 1 - Pescia
tel. 0572 - fax. 0572-478332
sito: www.pietrabuona.com
e-mail: marzalla@tiscali.it

Il Frantoio
Via Colle Pinci, 8 - Pescia fraz. San Quirico
tel. 0572 - fax. 0572-453365
sito: www.guardatoie.com
e-mail: frantoio@dada.it

Il Traspo Di Basile Giuseppe
Via Obaca, 15 - Pescia loc. Vellano
tel. 0572 - fax. 0572-444018
sito: www.agrituristica.it
e-mail: info@agrituristica.it

Le Calde
Via Mammianese, 184 - Pescia loc. Le Calde fraz. Pietrabuona
tel. 0572 408161 - fax. 0572 617902
sito: www.lecalde.it
e-mail: info@lecalde.it

Il Bottaccino
P.Te Monsummano 94 - Pieve A Nievole fraz. 51018
tel. 0572/952968
sito: www.bottaccino.italway.it
e-mail: bottaccino@italway.it

Baldi Franco
Via Calvana N. 2 - Pistoia loc. Canapale
tel. 0573 - fax. 0573 - 531687
sito: agriturismobaldi.com
e-mail: info@agriturismobaldi.com

Tenuta Di Pieve A Celle
Pieve A Celle, 158 - Pistoia loc. Pontelungo
tel. 0573 - fax. 0573-910280
sito: www.tenutadipieveacelle.it
e-mail: tenuta_di_pieve_a_celle@yahoo.it

Agriturismo Barbicaio
Saturnana, 50 - Pistoia
tel. 0573 - fax. 02-700446142
sito: www.agriturismobarbicaio.it
e-mail: info@agriturismobarbicaio.it

Podere Palazzina
Guglianese, 9 - Pistoia loc. Gugliano
tel. 0573/477062 - fax. 0573-477062
sito: www.agriturismobarbicaio.it
e-mail: poderepalazzina@yahoo.it

Agriturismo La Gualtiera
Valdiforfora, 65 - Piteglio loc. Lanciole
tel. 0573
sito: www.lagualtiera.com
e-mail: info@lagualtiera.com

Agriturismo Fattoria Settepassi
Gremignaio N. 23/27 - Ponte Buggianese loc. Vione
tel. 0572 635603/0553215850 - fax. 0572/635603 055 3246206
sito: www.rpviaggi.com
e-mail: info@rpviaggi.com


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