When you feel stressed out from your everyday chaotic life, when you need to restore your soul, your body and your mind above all, what you need is an Agriturismo in Tuscany. You will get back to a simpler and quieter life in contact with nature.

  • How many of you have ever been in a farmhouse?
  • Do you know what a rural life means?
  • Have you ever been woken up by birds twitting?
  • Have you ever tasted the natural food and wine of Tuscany?

If the answer is “NO”, then you should spend at least a holiday in an Agriturismo in Tuscany!

A holiday in an Agriturismo in Tuscany is an experience of travel across customs and traditions.

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What is an Agriturismo

The Agriturismo is an original farm holiday. You can also rest in rustic but comfortable farmhouse deep in the rural life. You can even enjoy delicious dishes prepared with fresh and seasonal ingredients produced by the farmer or by local producers.

An Agriturismo in Tuscany is an interesting travel experience through traditions. You will know the rural customs of people who work with the times assigned by nature, taking part to the process of production and harvest of the fruit of the heart.

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Farmhouse surrounded by the nature
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A nice garden where to rest in Agriturismo

Most of Agriturismo in Tuscany are settled on the countryside. But this is not a general rule. There are also some Agriturismo up on the mountains or along the sea, lakes or rivers. On 2013 the Italian Ministry of Agriculture Food  and Forestry (Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali) created the logo to distinguish the Agriturismo in Italy. The number of sunflowers should indicate the classification, like stars in hotels. But it is not in use yet. First of all it is necessary to define the requirements you need to be classified. As usual, in Italy even the easiest thing looks really complicated!

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What to expect staying in an Agriturismo in Tuscany?

Agriturismo is an ideal location for holidays with your family and children. It’s a place where you can find a mix of culture, gastronomy and relax doing eco-tourism.

There are many different animals, plantations, and fruit trees. Mostly of them have also the restaurant and the chef is usually the owner of the Agriturismo. He/she prepares excellent homemade dishes (vegetable soup, home made pasta with meat ragout, roast meat or steaks, cakes…) using ingredients they produce in the farm: wine, olive oil, jam, cheese, olives, fresh vegetables, meat, sausages and cold cuts. You can also buy all these products and bring them with you in your kitchen.

Some Agriturismo also offers the opportunity to assist to the production of their products e.g. milk or cheese, wine and olive oil, honey. This is an interesting experience to know how things are made.

Agriturismo in Tuscany are usually owned and run by families. This is warranty of a familiar, informal, homely and warm environment.

Tuscany Agriturism
Rustic dining room with chimney
Flowers and corn tuscany lunigiana
Corn basket


  1. It offers a genuine life style.
  2. It helps people who live a stressed life to relax and calm themselves.
  3. You experience the discovery of local tastes and traditions.
  4. You can taste excellent food and wine.
  5. You experience one of the many outdoor activities in the nature.
  6. It permit you to go back to the natural origin of every human being.
  7. Children can run into the field experiencing the freedom and playing with farm animals.
  8. It is cheaper than hotels.
  9. It minimize the impact of atmosphere pollutions and it respect the nature because their productions are from the farm-to-table.
  10. It provides a positive experience for both visitors and hosts.
Horse Lunigiana Tuscany Agriturismo
Riding stables in Agriturismo in Lunigiana
Olive Oil Trees with sea view Tuscany
Olive oil trees with sea view in Fosdinovo

6 thoughts on “Book an Agriturismo in Tuscany

  1. Diana says:

    Hi! I could really use a tip about a local car hire company, that does not require a credit card, or a nice, small agroturismo that can be reached by train/bus from Florence. I’m looking for quiet and stunning views.

    • Nicola Bandini says:

      The big car hire companies always require a credit card. No chance to skip it. Maybe, a local rental company could ask for a big deposit once you get the car (like 500,00 euros) and in case of damage, they keep it. Unfortunately, I do not know any of them in the area of Florence. Concerning the Agriturismo, take a look online around the village of San Gimignano (you can reach it by bus from Florence), Castellina in Chianti or Montepulciano (there is a train station there).

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