Your perfect holiday in a farmstead in Italy
Italy as a country famous for its rustic nature, exquisite cuisine and natural beauty, lends itself perfectly to farmstays. A country known for its historical cities, the more rural areas of Italy are equally as exciting with their unique charm and regional recipes. Many farmstays aren’t too far away from larger cities making them ideal for your holiday if you prefer the relaxed feel of accommodation that isn’t located right in the busy city centre.
Tuscany is probably the first region you think of when you are looking for somewhere in rural Italy, as it really is the definition of rustic. Full of stunning cities and pathways such as the Garfagnana, Lunigiana, Casentino and the Florentine hills, Tuscany is the perfect contrast between classic Italian cities and the Italian countryside that dreams are made of. Hiking in this area you will really experience a sense of freedom and unspoiled nature. While Florence the capital of the region is particularly known for its outstanding beauty and rich culture, the surrounding countryside has its own charm and represents a truly idyllic experience for the visitor. Stay in Liguria is another region with plenty of rural properties and farmstays. Lying in the North-West of Italy, it offers a combination of Italian and French cultural influences alongside the lovely beaches of the Italian Riviera. Inland you will find rolling, hilly countryside alongside mountains. Lake Garda as the largest of its kind in Italy, and sitting central in Northern Italy in between the largest cities, makes for a fabulous day trip or holiday location too. Lombardy to the North provides tourists with many opportunities for hiking, cycling and relaxing in spas, aside from the attraction of Venice, Padua and Treviso. In the south, Alberobello draws visitors for its unique trollo architecture which feature circular roofing and white brickwork. While these technically aren't farmstays, they resemble small cottages like you have never seen before. Originally built to avoid taxation in centuries gone-by, they now put this small commune on the map. Nearby Lecce, is also known for its own style of architecture and makes for a great day trip too.