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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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Trefossata
- Abbadia San Salvatore loc. Trefossata 196
tel. 0577/776204 - fax. 0577/776204
sito: www.trefossata.it
e-mail: info@trefossata.it

Az. Agr. Casabianca
- Asciano loc. Casabianca
tel. 0577/704362 - fax. 0577/704622
sito: www.casabianca.it
e-mail: casabianca@casabianca.it

Agriturismo Az. Agr. Porcareccia Pozzolo
Lauretana Antica - 71 - Asciano loc. Porcareccia
tel. 0577/718333
sito: www.cretesenesi.com
e-mail: ceccola@tin.it

Az.Agr.Monte Sante Marie
- Asciano loc. Monte Sante Marie
tel. 0577/700020 - fax. 0577/700020
sito: www.montesantemarie.it
e-mail: info@montesantemarie.it

Az.Agr.Scurcoli
Case Sparse - Asciano fraz. Asciano Scalo
tel. 0444/695209 - fax. 0444/695209
sito: www.scurcoli.it
e-mail: mattiello@scurcoli.it

Az. Agr. Paradiso
Strada Del Piano 32 - Asciano loc. Paradiso
tel. 0577/718586 - fax. 0577/710014
sito: www.agriturismoparadiso.com
e-mail: agrparadiso@&tbcc.it

Ag. La Pievina
- Asciano loc. Pievina
tel. 0577 - fax. 0577-718591
sito: www.lapievina.it
e-mail: lapievina@inwind.it

Az.Agr.Monacone
S.S. 451 Monte Oliveto Maggiore - Asciano loc. Monacone
tel. 0577/718223
sito: www.ftbcc.it/monacone
e-mail: monacone@fionline.it

Quarantallina
Podere Quarantallino 97 - Buonconvento
tel. 0577/808365 - fax. 0577/808628
sito: www.quarantallina.com
e-mail: quarantallina@.iol.it

Az.Agr.Pieve Sprenna
- Buonconvento loc. Pieve Sprenna 59 fraz. Serravalle
tel. 0577/808422 - fax. 0577/808422
sito: www.pievesprenna.com
e-mail: pievesprenna@pievesprenna.com

Agriturismo Az.Agr.Poggio Alle Rose
- Buonconvento loc. Piana
tel. 0577/270219 333638844 - fax. 0577/223910
e-mail: elicrest@tin.it

Az.Agr.La Ripolina
- Buonconvento loc. Pieve Di Piana
tel. 0577/282280 - fax. 0577/282280
sito: www.laripolina.it
e-mail: laripolina@tin.it

Az. Agr. Canneto
San Michele 28 - Casole D'elsa loc. Il Piano fraz. Il Piano Di Casale
tel. 0577/948343 - fax. 0577/948201
sito: www.canneto.net
e-mail: ilcannet@ilcanneto.net

Az. Agr. Erta
Podere Erta - Casole D'elsa fraz. Monteguidi
tel. 0577/963108 - fax. 0574/666728
sito: www.erta.it
e-mail: agriturismoerta@libero.it

Az.Agr. Scorgiano
- Casole D'elsa loc. Scorgiano 19
tel. 0577/301242 - fax. 0577/301242
sito: www.scorgiano.it
e-mail: mail@scorgiano.it


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