Family Travel in Tuscany – Agriturismo Living

In planning a family vacation in Tuscany, you’ve probably got all the beautiful images it in your mind: A lovely accommodation on a rolling hillside, a bountiful supply of food and wine, and plenty of activities for the whole family. And then, inevitably, you start to worry about how in the world you’re going to plan such a picture-perfect trip.


Spannocchia agriturismo


Enter the Agriturismo. A combination of the Italian words “agriculture” and “tourism”, these farmhouse accommodations are ideal for families of all sizes. And don’t worry about staying on a typical “farm”, these locales often feature extensive amenities more along the lines of a high-class resort and are an ideal choice for families with children of any age. The setting is rural, with all the picturesque features you might expect from staying under the Tuscan sun. The condo-style living arrangements come well-equipped, with kitchens and living rooms that give families a spacious home-base. Most have swimming pools and you can also find full resort amenities with an onsite restaurant, tennis courts, a fitness center and a myriad of other features.

There are more perks that come along with Italian “farmhouse living.” The owner or manager of the property may live onsite and serve as a point of contact to help your family with anything you need – from planning activities to offering general guidance about the region. Most are conveniently located so your family can sightsee for part of the day, touring neighboring towns and experiencing the local culture and history of Tuscany, and then relax at the pool for the afternoon. Some Agriturismi offer structured onsite activities such as Italian cooking classes, horseback riding, and wine and/or olive oil tasting. Many properties serve their very own farm-harvested food in an onsite restaurant, so you won’t need to worry about cooking up meals – unless you’d like to showcase your new Italian cooking skills. Some accommodations even offer daily housekeeping, so you’ll be able to focus on the fun stuff.

Unlike the isolation you could expect if your family rented an independent villa, Agriturismi provide a wonderful balance of services and privacy. Well-located throughout Tuscany, it is easy to explore the surrounding areas. Most options are small with family-focused services including babysitting and equipment rental, making it easy to relax and experience the best Tuscany has to offer, both onsite and off.


  1. Looking for possible accommodation in Tuscany for a family of 4 adults and 3 children (9-14 years) for about 4-5 nights in period 21 June to 30 June 2016. Thank you

  2. Looking for agriturismo in Tuscany for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (12 & 14 years old). We enjoy local food, and experiencing the daily life of local people.

  3. We are also a family of four, kids ages 12 adn 15 and looking for a agriturismo in Italy this June/July . Would love a recommendation! Thanks.

  4. Hi I’m looking for accommodation for 2 adults and 3 children (aged 2 – 7) for 2 weeks in june or July…amalfi area and or tuscany. thank you

  5. Hi we are looking for an agratorisimo in Tuscany for a family of four with kids ages 7 and 10. We love cooking and would love to help farm and cook, any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

  6. We are looking for a kid friendly holiday from 9th July to 16th July – 2 Adults, 4 children (13, 11, 10 and 7) dates are flexible.

  7. We are looking for an animal ‘farm stay” experience that is close to local village/s to explore. Cooking and eating with locals. 2 adults and 2 children (6yrs and 3yrs old) 1 week stay.
    available from 23rd June through to 20th July


    • Hi Letitia, Thanks for using Ciao Bambino! One of our Family Travel Advisors will be in touch in email to help you book a stay at an agriturismo as you describe. -Amie

  8. HI, we are also looking for a farm stay in tuscany for 2 families each with 2 kids.
    For end of june for 5 days. Thanks

  9. Hello, we are looking for accommodations for our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 kids ages 14, 12 & 6) in the Tuscany area for the end of June, early July for a week to 10 days. Would love to experience agriturismo living, or a family villa, or something other than a regular hotel. We’d like to see and be able to interact with the locals as much as possible, to be able to walk into town. Would appreciate any and all recommendations!

  10. Hi, we are looking for accomodation “agriturismo” in the Tuscany region. Two adults and two children (2 years and 6 months old). Can you help us with some recommendations?

  11. Hello, we are looking for accommodations “agriturismo” in the Florence region. There will be three adults (a married couple with their mother in law), and one daughter (age 11). Any recommendations would be much appreciated! Thank you!


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