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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.

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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.

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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
    Thanks

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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?
    -Jasmin

  • 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!
    Wendy

  • Hello, we are looking for an agriturismo location for April in Tuscany (7th to 11th, dates to be confirmed) for a family of 5 (3 children aged 6, 10 and 12). Ideally it is a working farm, possibility to cook our own meals (but a restaurant on site would be great as an option), a swimming pool? Could you help me with recommandations, feeling completely overwhelmed with the possibilities.
    Thanks,
    Valérie

    • Dear Valerie, Thanks for messaging us! We have several agriturismos that we love for families in Tuscany. One of our Family Vacation Advisors will reach out to you in email to help narrow down a list of great options and book it for you. Happy Planning! Best, -Amie

  • Hello! I am looking for an accommodation in Siena or Pienza for my husband, myself and our 2 year old. We will be in Italy from August 19-31st. Restaurants on site would be great and a swimming pool would be a nice addition. We would like to take day trips to Florence but not sure about the logistics. Will you please assist with this inquiry?
    Thanks,
    AC

    • Hi Amrin, We offer a comprehensive Family Vacation Planning Service for Italy where we craft custom itineraries that include vetted accommodations and wonderful activity options. I’ll have one of our Family Vacation Advisors reach out to you in email to help. Happy Planning! Best, -Amie

  • Looking for a resort in Naples/ Almafi/ Sicily in the second half of July. Family of 3 (including one 5 year old). Any ideas?

  • Hello, We are a family of 5 with 3 children (ages 5 and twins who are 11), travelling with another couple. We’d like to spend the nights of October 17 and 18 at a farmstay — location very flexible. Can you help? Thanks!

  • Looking for agriturismo in Tuscany for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (12 & 14 years). Looking for 3-4 nights sometime between August 9-17. Would love some suggestions. Thanks

    • Hi Manish – Absolutely! Many agriturismos have a Saturday-to-Saturday stay requirement in the peak summer season, but we do work with some that are more flexible…I will have a Family Travel Advisor specializing in Italy reach out in email. Happy travels!

  • Looking for agriturismo in Tuscany for a family of 2 adults and 3 children (9,7,4 years old. Looking for 3-4 nights btw August 4-10.

    • Hi Chris – Most agriturismos will have a minimum 7-night stay in high season, but we do work with some vetted properties that are more flexible. One of our Family Travel Advisors specializing in Italy will reach out in email. Happy travels!

  • Hi,
    Wondering about agriturismos in Tuscany for a family of 2 adults and 1 child (will be 18 months). Most likely for Oct 15th for possibly 5 nights.

  • Looking for agriturismo in Tuscany for a family of 2 adults and 3 children (6, 9 & 12 years). Looking for 2 nights July 8-9. Would love some suggestions. Thank you!
    Genevieve Robitaille, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • Hi! I am traveling to Tuscany with two small children (1 and 2 year olds) and I was wondering what hotels you recommend? Thanks

  • Hi,
    We would like help to plan a week long trip to Italy with a 3yr old and 3-5 adults (hoping the grandparents will agree to join us). Could you help with planning? Would prefer to stay in one location and go at a relaxed pace and take day trips. I think Tuscany or Umbria would be a good choice. Thanks!

    • Hi Stephanie, thanks for using Ciao Bambino! We’d be glad to help with your Italy trip. I’ll have a Family Travel Advisor reach out in email. Happy planning!

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