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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 - AREZZO

Cafaggio
- Anghiari loc. Toppole, 42
tel. 0575749025 - fax. 0575787454
sito: www.cafaggio.it
e-mail: info@cafaggio.it

Ca' Del Viva
- Anghiari loc. Ca' Del Viva, 63 fraz. La Scheggia
tel. 0575749171 - fax. 0575749171
e-mail: herbert112@libero.it

Agriturismo Il Sasso
- Anghiari loc. S. Lorenzo, 38
tel. 0575787078 - fax. 0575787078
sito: www.agriturismoilsasso.it
e-mail: agrisasso@vigilio.it

Agriturismo Antecchia
Campriano, 44 - Arezzo
tel. 3383269988
e-mail: antecchia@tiscalinet.it

Az. Agricola Bonucci Piero
- Arezzo loc. Badia San Veriano
tel. 3471899509/0575360524 - fax. 0575360347
sito: www.ilcastelluccio.net
e-mail: info@ilcastelluccio.net

Agriturismo Antico Podere Di Pomaio
- Arezzo loc. Pomaio, 19
tel. 0575371400 - fax. 0575371400
sito: www.pomaio.it
e-mail: info@pomaio.it

Agriturismo Agridomus Il Mulino
Pian D'usciano, 21 - Arezzo loc. Palazzo Del Pero
tel. 0575369122 - fax. 0575369122
sito: www.agrimulino.com
e-mail: chiaraomarini@virgilio.it

Badia Ficarolo
Loc. Palazzo Del Pero, 57 - Arezzo
tel. 0575 369320 - fax. 0575 369320
sito: users.iol.it/la-badia
e-mail: la-badia@iol.it

Barone Albergotti
- Arezzo loc. Ceciliano, 78
tel. 0575320017/057520978 - fax. 057520978
sito: www.villaalbergotti.com
e-mail: ilpoderaccio@interfree.it

Ca' Lucano
- Arezzo loc. San Donnino, 252 fraz. Palazzo Del Pero
tel. 0575369428 - fax. 0575369428
sito: www.calucano.com
e-mail: info@calucano.com

Casa Pippo
Lignano,6 - Arezzo
tel. 3495105959/0575910251 - fax. 057521862
sito: www.casapippo.it
e-mail: fraeli@aruba.it

Agriturismo Fattoria San Fabiano
- Arezzo loc. San Fabiano, 33
tel. 057524566 - fax. 0575370368
sito: www.fattoriasanfabiano.it
e-mail: info@fattoriasanfabiano.it

Rancaccio
- Arezzo loc. Pieve A Ranco, 12 fraz. Molin Nuovo
tel. 335 5838313 - fax. 0575/401745
sito: www.rancaccio.it
e-mail: prenotazioni@rancaccio.it

Il Palazzo
- Arezzo loc. Libbia Di Tregozzano
tel. 0575315016/3487234290 - fax. 0575315016
sito: www.ilpalazzo.toscana.it
e-mail: ilpalazzo@ilpalazzo.toscana.it

Val Di Colle
Scopeto 22 - Arezzo loc. Bagnoro
tel. 0575365167 - fax. 0575365167
sito: www.valdicolle.it
e-mail: valdicolle@tin.it


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