The chirping of birds in the morning, an immense green sea of ​​meadows and woods at your window, the scent of olive trees and the natural taste of the earth: the country holidays are a complete sensory experience, that gives you unique and deep feelings.
A walk among the trees, a yoga class, a day learning to make bread… There are so many experiences that you can live during your country holidays, following the rhythms of nature, feeling part of it and its views.

Here is for you a selection of the best destinations in Italy for your country holidays!

In Marche, wellness, vegan cuisine and Provencal atmosphere

Country holidays in Italy (Marche)
Marche’s landscapes, photo by Daniele Febei via Flickr

The first destination that we recommend are the rolling hills of the Marche, in the province of Macerata, where you’ll find many mountain bike trails between the Sibillini Mountains, the incredible caves of Frasassi and the many wonders of a land where nature, history and spirituality are intertwined in harmony. Here there’s waiting for you the farm Coroncina, where you can enjoy delicious vegan and vegetarian menus, made with organic ingredients, rooms decorated in pastel colors, a wonderful porch and a beautiful spa.

In Tuscany to learn to make bread and rediscover the scents of vegetable gardens

Country holidays in Tuscany
Tuscan country, photo by Francesco Sgroi via Flickr

We move in Tuscany, in Val d’Arno, among landscapes of vineyards and charming medieval villages. Things to do and see are many, from the boat tours along the Arno river to the forest of Vallombrosa, from hiking to the natural reserve of Bandella. Here, on a hill overlooking the mountains, 30 minutes from Florence, there is the Farm Poderaccio, where you can stay in beautiful apartments, pick organic vegetables directly from the garden or made with the hosts the bread with sourdough cooking it in the old wood stove.

In Chianti, photography workshops and yoga class

Country holidays in Tuscany
Photo by alh1 via Flickr

We stay in Tuscany, to immerse ourselves in the heart of Chianti, in what seems a natural paradise. The vines that change color with the seasons and the immense blue sky will be the breathtaking scenery of your tour on foot or by bike; the perfect starting point is the Eco BB & Art Retreat, a simple and nice place, characterized by the rustic flavor of the Tuscan farmhouse, where you can live unusual country holidays with photography workshops, painting classes, Italian cooking courses, creative writing seminars, yoga and much more. Classes are held in the beautiful studio with three glass doors onto the garden and the vineyards.

Lake Garda on horseback

Country holidays on Lake Garda
Photo by David Martyn Hunt via Flickr

A horseback ride to Lake Garda and its turquoise waters, through forests, scents of olives and vineyards. Does it seem like a nice holiday in the countryside? The farmhouse Il Rovero, a few kilometers from the village of Garda, offers three large apartments furnished with antique objects and natural materials, a beautiful pool and a riding school.

In the hills of Camaiore, to walk in the green

Country holidays in Italy
Photo by Franklin Heijnen via Flickr

Discover the countryside of Versilia, the Apuan park and the wonder of the Camaiore hills in rejuvenating walks. You can, for example, take this easy route on foot, starting from Pieve di Camaiore, through pretty villages surrounded by nature. Borgo 4 Case is the perfect stop to relax after the walk in the hills of Camaiore. Relax in the garden with magnificent views of the Versilia. Or take a dip in the swimming pool among the olive trees.

In Puglia, for a vegan holiday in Salento

Country holidays in Apulia
Salento, photo by Maria Grazia Montagnari via Flcikr

25 km from Gallipoli, in the most authentic heart of Salento. A journey to discover this corner of Puglia, characterized by crystal clear waters, the trulli, the impressive architecture and authentic flavors. Here  a particular organic farm, exclusively vegan, awaits you, offering informal hospitality.

In Sicily, around the Etna onboard the Circumetnea train

Etna
Photo by DavidGeen via Flickr

A slow train, lunar landscapes that leave you breathless and Europe’s largest active volcano: the Circumetnea is undoubtedly among the most beautiful train journeys to do in Italy, an experience not to be missed in the beautiful Sicily. On the slopes of Etna, you can stay in this beautiful organic farm between sea and mountain, between the scents of citrus and the lava rock landscapes.

 

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