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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 - LIVORNO

Valicandolina
Vicinale Di Valicandoli, 122 Bis - Bibbona
tel. 0586/670338 - fax. 0586/631939
sito: www.valicandolina.it
e-mail: vilma@valicandolina.it

Villa Caprareccia
Via Bolgherese, 4 - Bibbona
tel. 0586/671942 - fax. 0586/671942
sito: www.villacaprareccia.it
e-mail: info@villacaprareccia.it

Il Gheppio / Musotto Ersilia
Via Dei Sorbizi - Bibbona loc. Marina Di Bibbona
tel. 0586/684170 - fax. 0586/683500
sito: www.ilgheppio.it
e-mail: agriturismo.gheppio@tiscalinet.it

Agriturismo La Sassetta
Vicinale Dierne N. 42-Loc.La Sassetta - Bibbona
tel. 0586/670281
sito: www.lasassetta.it
e-mail: info@lasassetta.it

Pod.Le Mezzelune/chiesa Sergio
Le Mezzelune, 126 - Bibbona
tel. 0586/670266 - fax. 0586/671814
sito: www.mezzelune.it
e-mail: relais@lemezzelune.it

Diciocco
Via Polledraia, 2 - Campiglia Marittima loc. Venturina
tel. 0565/850106 - fax. idem
sito: www.diciocco.it
e-mail: info@diciocco.it

Fattoria Di Casalappi
Di Casalappi - Campiglia M.Ma loc. Campiglia Marittima
tel. 0565/843244 - fax. 0565/843036
sito: www.agriturismocasalappi.it
e-mail: unfo@casalappi.it

Il Paggione Di Forestieri A.
Via Delle Lotrine, 1 - Loc.Lotrine - Campiglia M/ma loc. Venturina
tel. 0565/846568 - fax. 0565/846568
e-mail: piaggione@infol.it.

La Ranocchiaia Di Fascetti G.
Via Aurelia Sud, 44 - Campiglia M/ma loc. Le Banditelle fraz. Venturina
tel. 0565/852048 - fax. 0565/852048
sito: www.ranocchiaia.com
e-mail: ranocchiaia@ranocchiaia.com

Agriturismo Terra Cei Ciuchi
Delle Volpaiole, 5 - Campiglia Marittima loc. Campiglia M/ma
tel. 0565/843169 - fax. idem
e-mail: herta@infol.it

Agriturismo Villa Toscana
Dei Granai - Campiglia Marittima loc. Venturina
tel. 0565/853462 - fax. 0565/850357
e-mail: villatoscana@tin.it

Castiglione / Pisani Gabriella
- Campo Nell'elba loc. Castiglione
tel. 0565/976633
sito: www.elba.toscana.it/castiglione
e-mail: castiglione.elba@tin.it

Mazzi Franco
Madonna Di Lacona 540/A - Capoliveri loc. Lacona, 65
tel. 0565/964083
sito: www.infoelba.it
e-mail: franc.mazzi@libero.it

Eucaliptus / Di Vaira P.
Via Bolgherese, 275/A - Castagneto C/cc loc. Magazzino fraz. Bolgheri
tel. 0565/763511 - fax. 0565/763511
sito: www.agriturismoeucaliptus.com
e-mail: eucaliptus@interfree.it

Agriturismo Fonte Di Foiano
Fonte Di Foiano, 148 - Castagneto C/cci
tel. 0565/766043 - fax. 0565/765826
sito: www.fontedifoiano.com
e-mail: foiano@etruscan.li.it


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