A farmhouse in Tuscany for a holiday or a weekend, maybe last minute? Why not? Do you already know Tuscany? Its cities of art, its history? Probably yes, but there is a less known but equally fascinating landscape. A farmhouse in Tuscany or Chianti to discover an unique natural environment, where the human presence has shaped the outlines of the hills, without affecting the original sweet features.
The characteristic medieval villages of the provinces of Siena, from Pienza to Pitigliano, the endless rows of vineyards, the olive trees, the melancholic cypresses: visiting a farmhouse in Tuscany offers the opportunity of an unusual holiday in contact with nature. The Maremma, for example, is the ideal place for excursions in the five parks of Cornia Valley by mountain bike or on the back of beautiful horses.
For those who like a less savage holiday, there are the farmhouses in Chianti. They are houses renovated to bring to the tourist’s mind the gestures and characters related to the tradition, often forgotten by those who come mainly from large cities.
Tuscany also offers one of the most beautiful coasts of Italy: the Argentario with its pine forests overlooking the sea.
For the kitchen, there will be spoiled for choice: each farm will offer specialties accompanied by wines like Morellino di Scansano or Chianti Classico.
Livorno is situated 15 km south of the estuary of River Arno and faces the sea with one of the most important port in Italy. So it is easily accessible by any vehicle. The farmhouses of this city are an excellent starting point to visit famous monuments. Some farmhouses are situated on the five islands of the Tuscan archipelago: the beautiful island of Elba, the Gorgogna, Capraia, Pianosa and finally the famous island of Montecristo.
If you are tired of the usual trips to the lakes or mountains and want to enjoy a few relaxing days in the cities of art, we recommend going over a farmhouse around Lucca. This province, being of Roman origin, preserves part of the amphitheatre and some remains of the walls. Most of the monuments date back to the Middle Ages, the period of greatest splendour of the town, which was influenced by the masters of the school of Pisa.
A farmhouse around Grosseto is the perfect spot to visit the Maremma, one of the most evocative area in Tuscany.
The structures that are in this area can accommodate all types of tourists: from those who want a holiday home with pools and the best comfort, to who prefers a more sober stay, to try an ancient way of life with a complete contact with nature.
The most renowned places in Maremma are: Pitigliano, Sovana, Manciano, Capalbio, Montemerano, Saturnia and many others.
A few meters above sea level, in Tuscany, there is the province of Massa Carrara hosting of beautiful farms. The weather is always cool, because the city is situated between the Apuan Alps and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The farm of Carrara are very famous for the presence of Terme di San Carlo: they are therefore an excellent opportunity for all people who want to relax with spa treatments.
Among the most famous municipalities, we recall Pontremoli, famous for the castle that overlooks the city and from where visitors can admire the beautiful house of a great Italian singer: Zucchero Fornaciari, the king of the Italian blues. For those who love the sea Marina di Massa offers beautiful sea nd well equipped beaches.
Everybody knows the famous Pisa Campo dei Miracoli. If you visit the farm in Pisa, you will be close to this old and stunning town, but you can also visit other Pisan beauties. Some major municipalities in this province are the Tuscan art cities of Volterra and San Giuliano Terme. Pisa is also close to the Tyrrhenian Sea and the River Arno. If you visit this town do not miss the chance to take a stroll along the banks of the most famous river of Tuscany: the Arno.