Tuscany is a land rich in history and amazing landscapes, which for sure will fascinate you. If you are planning a vacation in this territory not far away from Florence, we suggest you the best 6 organic and eco-friendly Farmhouses in the area.

1. Farmhouse La Fontanaccia

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The charming Farmhouse La Fontanaccia is located in the Chianti Rufina’s hills, in Valdisieve (Tuscany), far away just 15 minutes from Florence. Here you can relax and hear the nature sounds that surround the Farmhouse. Here you will fall in love with Elisabetta’s cuisine, her dishes have balanced flavours and high-quality products. The facility uses electricity from 100% renewable sources and uses just food products km 0. For nature and sports lovers, Val di Sieve is perfect for treks and walks. In the area, there are also some castles, like the Sammezzano one, particular for its oriental style.

2. Organic Farmhouse Poderaccio

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This Farmhouse is located on a hill facing the beautiful mountains of Vallombrosa, on the slopes of Chianti, just 30 minutes away from Florence. The guest house is a colonial house from the 18th century that has been renovated following the principles of green building. In the house there are apartments with all that you need for cooking. If you love the km 0 cuisine, you can pick up vegetables from the garden. For relaxing, there are a jacuzzi and even a sauna. If you want to do a nice hike, the street «setteponti» passes by extraordinary parishes and villages. There is also the Vallombrosa forest which is perfect for walks.

3. San Domenico Farmhouse

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San Domenico Farmhouse is a rustic country house, immersed in the Siena’s hills, 4 Km away from the medieval village of Radincandoli. Near the country house, there is a little lake and a stream where you can cool down. This place is perfect if you want to observe animals, is not rare to see fallow deers, foxes, porcupines, hawks, and buzzards. During the night you can also enjoy the starry sky. The farmhouse pays attention to eco-sustainability: it uses just energy from renewable resources and solar panels to warm up the water. In the surroundings, you can trek and use the mountain bike.

4. Fattoria Lavacchio Farmhouse

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The Farm is located on the top crest of Montefiesole in the municipality of Pontassieve, 18 km from Florence. Here are organized numerous activities regarding agriculture, gastronomy, culture, and sport like horse rides. If you want to know more about the organic production of wine, the farm allows you to visit their winery. During your stay, you can enjoy the swimming pool and spend your evenings on the wonderful terrace. The owners will pay attention to your health and use just products for eco-friendly cleaning and all the food is organic. Florence is reachable by train and the villages of Arezzo and the historic city of Siena are easily accessible by one hour of driving.

5. Farmhouse ECO BIO Podere Montisi

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This Farmhouse is located in an ancient country house from the 16th century, in the heart of the Florentine countryside, in Calenzano. You can relax and spend some holidays away from the chaos of the city and follow lessons in Tuscany cuisine. In the garden, you will have the opportunity to do a barbecue and relax with your family or friends. The farm has been renovated following the principles of bio-architecture and does waste sorting. For whoever loves doing sports in nature there are trek paths in the Agricultural Park of Travalle, you can also do hikes in the Chianti region. Balancino lake is easily reachable.

6. Podere le Pialle

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Podere le Pialle is located in Pontassieve, 19 km away from Florence. This farmhouse is perfect also for some relaxing family holidays. The guests can use the swimming pool and they can spend quiet days surrounded by nature. You can also taste the delicious products from the farm, in particular the honey that has won second place in the Mieli di Toscana competition. From this facility, you can easily reach Florence and come back on the same day to the Podere le Pialle to relax.

In conclusion, if you want to discover Florence and Tuscany differently, you can do it by staying immersed in nature in one of these wonderful organic farmhouses.

Cover image: organic farmhouse La Fontanaccia, Rufina, near Florence.

Author: Beatrice Maffei

Hi! My name is Beatrice and I am a student, attending the course Sustainability and Tourism Management at the University of Trento. I like travelling and discovering new places, trying to behave like a local, and immerging myself in the native traditions and culture. I love nature and I like doing long walks and hikes with friends and family. During my studies, I lived for a while in Spain and Finland.
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