Agriturismos In Rome - What You Can Expect
Agriturismos in Rome are becomming more popular all the time. If you haven't heard the term Agriturismo before let us explain. Agriturismo is a combination of the words "agriculture" and "tourism" in Italian.
This is a style of vacationing in a farm house. This was started and codified into Italian law in 1985. An agriturismo in Rome is a vacation that is suitable for the whole family and some of them are very romantic or luxurious.
A Little History About Agritourismos In Rome
Starting in the 1950s and continuing through the 1970s, small scale farming in Italy became less profitable. Many farmers abandoned their farms and went in search of work in larger towns. Italians value highly the traditions and produce of small scale production of food.
By 1985 a law defined Agriturismo, as abandoned farm houses and buildings estates. They were later restored into vacation homes, hotels and many for agritourismo. These agritourismos allowed the small farmer to generate income from the farm, and for vacationers to sample the lifestyle of a rural life in Italy.
Here Are Some Agritourismos In Rome That We Have Found To Have Great Ratings
We've done some research and found some top-rated Agriturismos in Rome and area. These are farm house holiday accommodations in the countryside; just outside of Rome in the Lazio region.
These accommodations are the best rated farm houses in Lazio (the region that surrounds Rome) on Venere.com, a site we use ourselves for booking accommodations in Italy. Agriturismo accommodations can be a good choice if you are traveling by car and want a different experience.
La Ferrata is located just outside of Rome in Tivoli. This is a wonderful place to spend a weekend. We stayed at this Agriturismo with a large group of friends and had a great time. The rooms were very comfortable and clean and the people who ran the place really made you feel at home. The food and wine were great and plentyful. This is a great place to bring the children as there is plenty of space for the kids to run free.
La Tana dell'Istrice
La Tana dell'Istrice, the Porcupine's Lair, is a farm on the border of northern Lazio near Umbria, 18 kilometers from Orvieto and 100 kilometers from Rome. This medieval manor house has been converted into a hotel with seven rooms and two suites, all with air conditioning and wireless internet access. There's a swimming pool and restaurant and the entire property is non-smoking.
Italy Farm Stay
Italy Farm Stay is an organic farm in a national park between Rome and Naples. The nearby town of Sora can be reached on foot in about 40 minutes and there are good bus connections from Sora to Rome. The farm produces wine, olive oil, and honey and grows vegetables and fruits. There are a variety of animals both on the farm and in the surrounding forest area.
Borgo di Tragliata
Borgo di Tragliata is northwest of Rome and about 25 kilometers north of Fiumicino Airport in northern Lazio. Guest rooms and apartments (for up to 10 people, with kitchen and fireplace) are furnished in traditional style On the farm there are a swimming pool, restaurant, mountain bikes for guest use, lounge, two churches, and wireless internet access. The farm produces organic products including honey, vegetables, and meat.
Podere Giulio is on the coast near Tarquinia. The farm house has ten independent apartments, with small cooking corner, that can accommodate up to four people each. There's a swimming pool, garden, play area, restaurant and bar and access to a private beach a short distance away.
Tenuta Pantano Borghese
Tenuta Pantano Borghese is a historic farm house in the countryside near Frascati, about 30 kilometers southeast of Rome. Apartments in the restored farm house have a kitchenette, wireless internet access, and TV. There is a swimming pool, barbecue, play area, and gardens and horse back riding can be arranged.
Agriturismo La Selvotta
Agriturismo la Selvotta is a more upscale Agriturismo where guests can partake of wellness and spa treatments, gourmet dining, and wines from the wine cellar. The agriturismo is surrounded by olive groves and pine trees and has a swimming pool, wellness center, and tennis courts. The agriturismo is in Genzano di Roma, near Lake Nemi, about 30 kilometers southeast of Rome.
Fontana del Papa
Fontana del Papa, the Pope's Fountain, offers bed and breakfast and cooking classes on a farm in the countryside north of Rome. Nicely furnished rooms are in a restored 16th century farm house where guests can also use the living and dining rooms. There's a swimming pool, garden, and patio. Transportation can be arranged from Fiumicino airport or the Civitavecchia train station or port.