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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.

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Agriturismo Ca' Del Sasso
Cornale N.1 - Bagnone loc. Corvarola
tel. 0187/428077
sito: www.cadelsasso.it
e-mail: ca.del.sasso@lunigiana.it

La Fola
Dobbiana Macerie,1 - Filattiera loc. La Fola Di Sopra
tel. 0187/855035 - fax. 0187/855035
sito: www.lafola.com
e-mail: info@la fola.com

Agriturismo Bardellino
Via Provinciale - Fivizzano loc. Soliera fraz. Bardellino
tel. 0585/93304 - fax. 0585/93304
sito: www.ilbardellino.it
e-mail: info@ilbardellino.it

Karma
Guadagni,1 - Montignoso fraz. Castello Aghinolfi
tel. 0585/821237
sito: www.ilbardellino.it
e-mail: info@agrikarma.it

Coriana
Val Di Magra - Mulazzo loc. Coriana
tel.
sito: www.coriana.it
e-mail: info@coriana.it

Ca Del Bosco
Via Provinciale - Ca Del Bosco - Mulazzo fraz. Busatica
tel. 0187/439610
sito: www.agriturismocadelbosco.com
e-mail: info@agriturismocadelbosco.com

Podere Rottigliana
Rottigliana - Pontremoli
tel. 0187/833480
sito: www.podererottigliana.com
e-mail: info@podererottigliana.com

Costa D'orsola
Orsola - Pontremoli fraz. Pieve Di Saliceto
tel. 0187/833332 - fax. 0187/833332
sito: www.costadorsola.it
e-mail: info@costadorsola.it

Agriturismo Casola -Toralbo Angelo Maria
Casola - Villafranca In Lunigiana loc. Mocrone
tel. 3358236176 - fax. 0187/429892
sito: www.agriturismocasola.com
e-mail: agricasola@libero.it

La Valle Del Sole
- Villafranca In Lunigiana loc. Fornoli fraz. La Villa 22
tel. 0187/490006 - fax. 0187/490006
sito: www.valledelsole.it/index.html
e-mail: info@valledelsole.it

Agriturismo La Cerreta
La Cerreta - Villafranca In Lunigiana loc. Filetto
tel. 0187/495198
sito: www.agriturismolacerreta.it
e-mail: info@agriturismolacerreta.it

Al Fienile
Malacosta - Massa loc. Quercia
tel. 3483938317 - fax. 050552083


Giunasco
Orturano Di Sopra - Bagnone
tel. 0187/427019


Agriturismo Il Melo
Ceresola,1 - Fivizzano fraz. S.Terenzo Monti
tel. 0585/982239 - fax. 0187/422902
e-mail: francesca.chinca@tiscali.it

Ca' Di Moreto
Via Canepari 46 - Fosdinovo
tel. 0187/628016 - fax. 0187/628016
e-mail: cadelmoreto@libero.it


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