Resource Guide to Traveling and Visiting Tuscany




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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 - SIENA

Az.Agr.Torre Doganiera
Podere La Croce 63 - Casole D'elsa fraz. Pievescola
tel. 0577/960071 - fax. 0577/961749
sito: https:/www.torredoganiera.it
e-mail: info@torredoganiera.it

Az.Agr.Podere Sagna
Podere Sagna - Castellina In Chianti
tel. 0577/740493 - fax. 0577/740493
sito: www.poderesagna.com
e-mail: poderesagna@inwind.it

Agriturismo Casafrassi
Chiantigiana 40 - Castellina In Chianti loc. Casafrassi
tel. 0577/740621 0557/742037 - fax. 0577/740805
sito: www.casafrassi.it
e-mail: info@casafrassi.it

Tenuta Di Lilliano
- Castellina In Chianti loc. Lilliano 8
tel. 0577/743070 - fax. 0577/743036
sito: www.lilliano.com
e-mail: info@lilliano.it

Podere Collelungo
- Castellina In Chianti loc. Collelungo
tel. 0577 - fax. 0577/741330
sito: www.collelungo.com
e-mail: info@collelungo.com

Querceto
Chiantigiana - Castellina In Chianti loc. Querceto
tel. 0577/733590 - fax. 0577/733636
sito: www.querceto.com
e-mail: info@querceto.com

Castello Di Fonterutoli
Ottone Iii, 5 - Castellina In Chianti loc. Fonterutoli
tel. 0577/73571 - fax. 0577/735757
sito: www.fonterutoli.it
e-mail: fonterutoli@fonterutoli.it

Az.Agr.Masseto
- Castellina In Chianti loc. La Piazza Di Sopra
tel. 0577/733553 - fax. 0577/733628
sito: www.masseto.it
e-mail: info@masseto.it

Az. Agr. Carlino Virgilio
Loc. Cignan Bianco - Castellina In Chianti fraz. Lilliano
tel. 0577/743053
sito: cignanbianco.it
e-mail: info@cignanbianco.it

Az. Agr. Gagliole
- Castellina In Chianti loc. Gagliole 42
tel. 0577/740369 - fax. 0577/740875
sito: www.gagliole.com
e-mail: aziendagagliole@tin.it

Agriturismo Fattoria Di Vegi
- Castellina In Chianti loc. Vegi 16
tel. 0577/743255 3393391149 - fax. 0577/743255
sito: www.vegi.it
e-mail: vegi@vegi.it

Az.Agr.Fattoria Nittardi
- Castellina In Chianti loc. Nittardi, 76
tel. 0577/740269 - fax. 0577/741080
sito: www.chianticlassico.com
e-mail: fattorianittardi@chianticlassico.com

Fattoria La Castellina
- Castellina In Chianti loc. Ferrozzola 1
tel. 0577/740892 - fax. 0577/741882
sito: www.chiantiandrelax.com
e-mail: info@chiantiandrelax.com

Az.Agr.Poggetto
Podere Poggetto - Castellina In Chianti loc. Cispiano 5
tel. 0577/741001 - fax. 0577/741001
e-mail: poggetto@dada.it

Agriturismo San Fabio
- Castelnuovo Berardenga loc. San Fabio
tel. 0577/355252
sito: www.agriturismosanfabio.com
e-mail: info@agriturismosanfabio.com


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