The joys of an Italian agriturismo

Apr 14, 2016 999

To connect with the rural charm that defines Tuscany, consider exploring by car and staying not in towns but in farmhouses. Savvy travelers can slow down and get a taste of Italian rural life in the traditional-yet-cozy lodgings of a countryside B&B or an agriturismo — a working farm that takes in guests.

As the names imply, these lodgings are in the countryside, although some are located within a mile of town. They make peaceful home bases for exploring the region, and are ideal for families. Some properties are simple and rustic, while others are downright luxurious, offering amenities such as swimming pools and riding stables.

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