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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.

Agriturismo Francini
loc. Orticaia, 4 Dicomano
tel. 055 8385037 - 055 838054
sito: www.agriturismofrancini.com
e-mail: info@agriturismofrancini.com

La Casa di' Billo
Via di Cantagallo, Scarperia
tel. 340 2632437
sito: www.casadelbillo.com
e-mail: info@casadelbillo.com

La Cascianella
Via Africo, 2 - Bagno A Ripoli loc. Loc. Antella
tel. 055/6531089 - fax. 055/6531089
sito: www.agriturismolemacine.com
e-mail: macine@dada.it

Agriturismo Corzano
Via Di Maniera 4 - Barberino Di Mugello
tel. 3387012567/055841403 - fax. 055/841403
sito: www.corzano.com
e-mail: corzano2001@yahoo.it

Panzano
Loc. Panzano - Barberino Di Mugello loc. Cavallina Di Mugello
tel. 055/8418231
sito: www.villapanzano.it
e-mail: guasconi@tin.it

Azienda Agraria Fontani Fara
Via Ripoli, 1 - Barberino Val D'elsa loc. Monsanto
tel. 0577/933321 - fax. 3472595785
sito: www.wel.it
e-mail: lecciotondo@libero.it

Agriturismo Le Novelle
Via Pimonte, 33 - Barberino Di Mugello loc. Cavallina
tel. 055/8418255 - fax. 055/8418255
sito: www.lenovelle.it
e-mail: bilum@texnet.it

Agriturismo Torraiolo
Via Di Novoli,32 - Barberino Val D'elsa
tel. 055/486345 - fax. 055/2396781
sito: www.torraiolo.it
e-mail: info@torraiolo.it

Az.Agr. Il Monte Di Guidotti Gina
Via San Filippo,27 - Barberino Val D'elsa
tel. 055/8075077
sito: www.poderesanbartolo.com
e-mail: info@poderesanbartolo.com

Due Piani
Via Novoli, 27 - Barberino Val D'elsa
tel. 055/8075388 - fax. 055/8249304
sito: www.duepiani.it
e-mail: duepian@inyourlife.it

Fattoria Casa Sola Di Gambaro Giuseppe
Via Di Cortine, 5 - loc. Loc. Cortine
tel. 055/8075028 - fax. 055/8059194
sito: www.fattoriacasasola.com
e-mail: casasola@chianticlassico.com

Fattoria La Ripa
V.Prov.Per Castellina In Ch,27 - Barberino Val D'elsa
tel. 055/8072948 - fax. 055/8072680
sito: www.laripa.it
e-mail: laripa@laripa.it

Podere Poggetto
Strada Di Magliano, 10 - Barberino Val D'elsa loc. Loc. Magliano
tel. 055/8077845 - fax. 055/8077845
sito: www.poderepoggetto.it
e-mail: g.moschi@libero.it

Fattoria Sant'appiano
Via S.Appiano, 11 - Barberino Val D'elsa loc. Loc. S. Appiano
tel. 055/8075541 - fax. 055/8075541
sito: www.santappiano.it
e-mail: pierfrancesco17@supereva.it

La Colombaia
Via Cassia, 12/16 - Barberino Val D'elsa loc. Loc. San Martino Ai Colli
tel. 055225618 - fax. 055/225036
sito: www.lacolombaia.de
e-mail: lacolombaia@tin.it


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