Farmhouses on the outskirts of Florence and in the surrounding hills and valleys offer a great advantage to those interested in renting a car and moving outside of the city to explore the Tuscan countryside. Spend a day exploring Florence then alternate with a day spent wandering through the Chianti hills or Mugello valley.
By staying at a farmhouse in Florence or the immediate surroundings, you'll get to experience both the marvels of a Renaissance city as well as the relaxing peace and quiet that a home surrounded by gardens and away from traffic offers.
Below you'll find a few recommendations for farmhouses in Florence that will provide the perfect setting for your holiday in Florence and Tuscany.
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Stay just outside of Florence in the Chianti hills near Montespertoli at this beautiful working farm. Wine, olive oil and meats can be enjoyed at the farm's restaurant as well as bought from their shop while enjoying a stay in a farmhouse house, relaxing by one of the two pools and enjoying the panoramic views.
Go to www.fattoriaillago.com
A 400 hectare working farm with its own vineyards produces Chianti Rufina wine about 40 minutes from Florence. Accommodation is in various farmhouse apartments, with a swimming pool for guests. The farm offers visits to the wine cellar and tastings.
Go to www.poggioalsole.net
Small family-run farmhouse nestled in the beautiful hills of Fiesole, only 8 km from Florence. Poggio al Sole farmhouse offers 5 double rooms furnished in typical Tuscan decor, with wood-beamed ceilings and terracotta floors.
Go to www.fattoriadellortodegliulivi.com
The Fattoria dell'Orto degli Ulivi is a cozy farmhouse in the hills of Florence, a few minutes by car from the city. The farm has a house with 5 double bedrooms and main modern amenities and it's rented in full in the high season (up to 10 guests). Outdoor pool, organic products.
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The wine estate just outside Montespertoli in Chianti, about 45 minutes from Florence, offers guests a large estate with various size farmhouse apartments and a separate private house. Enjoy wine tastings and lounging by the pool, with day trips around Tuscany.
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Farm houses in an ancient hamlet have been completely restored and converted into 9 comfortable farmhouse apartments, rich in traditional Tuscan charm but also in modern comforts. Large swimming pool, private outdoor dining areas for each apartment and much more.
Go to www.poggioarioso.it
Located just 20 minutes outside of Florence, the wine and olive oil estate offers three farmhouse apartments ideal for a relaxing vacation in the Tuscan countryside. Enjoy wine tastings and tours of the cellars as well.
Go to www.inididibelforte.com
A group of 9 independent apartments (one of them equipped for disabled persons) with an outdoor swimming pool, located only 40 Km (25 miles) northeast of Florence, on a working farm producing extra virgin olive oil, saffron and chestnut flour.
Go to www.fattoriairicci.com
The Farmhouse I Ricci is a perfect mix of Tuscan hospitality & food: it offers its guests an independent cottage, holiday apartments or a suite with b&b service and a delicious restaurant with traditional menu as well as wine tastings. It's immersed in the countryside, 30 km north of Florence.
Go to www.lamasseriavacanze.it
Immersed in the Tuscan countryside, about 30 km from Florence, La Masseria is a lovely villa with 3 independent apartments that can be rented separately or together accommodating up to 13 people. The apartments are furnished in Tuscan style and equipped with all amenities. Outdoor pool and free Wifi.
Go to www.agriturismolatopaia.it
La Topaia offers 2 comfortable apartments and 3 rooms in the main villa for your Tuscan holiday in Mugello. The countryside location is perfect for enjoying a relaxing vacation but it close enough to make it easy to visit Florence and the rest of Tuscany.
Go to www.frascole.it
Enjoy your holiday in a beautiful farmhouse in the heart of the Vico estate which produces Chianti Rufina DOCG wine, vinsanto and olive oil. Visit the vineyards, cellar and enjoy the countryside in the Florentine hills near Mugello.
Go to www.agricolapoderino.it
Poderino farmhouse is surrounded by the green florentine hills, about 10 km from Florence. Poderino offers to its guests an indipendent apartment rental which can hosts up to 4 people. The apartment is furnished in florentine taste and equipped with all main comforts.