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Top Ten Kid Friendly Accommodations

The Best Choices for Family Vacations in Tuscany

Tuscan hotels and agriturismos are adapting and offering more services to host families with children that will give parents an opportunity to enjoy the richness of Tuscany while keeping the kids active and happy as well. We know what it’s like to arrive at your destination and not find cots for babies, chairs for toddlers and toys and games for the kids. Here are our top ten vacation accommodations in Tuscany which are ideal for families, where the kids and parents will enjoy being at.

1. Agriturismo Montalbino

Where: Montespertoli (Florence)

Twin bedroom at Agriturismo MontalbinoSpacious living areas at Agriturismo Montalbino

The adventure begins here! Between the onsite petting view, the swings and jungle gym and the fantastic tree fort, Agriturismo Montalbino is a child’s vacation fantasy land. And as if that isn’t enough the owners at Agriturismo Montalbino program activities in the kitchen and around the farm to tempt the kids to truly enjoy Tuscany.

2. Residence Santa Maria

Where: Montaione (Florence)

Garden space for games at Santa Maria ResidenceGarden space for games at Santa Maria Residence

The sunny disposition of the family run Residence Santa Maria makes it a great place to let the kids have fun, especially with the totally fenced in garden. You will find fruit trees, colorful flowers, large apartments and large pool all at your disposition. And if you don't feel like cooking and eating out on your private terrace then you can walk to one of the nearby restaurants.

3. Podere Casanova

Where: Montespertoli (Florence)

Dining area at Podere CasanovaDining room in apartment at Podere Casanova

Join in the fun and learn the secrets of making the perfect pizza...or just settle down to the welcome buffet after a long day of travel. This is what makes vacationing at Podere Casanova so relaxing with kids. Enjoy the prime position with its great view and panoramic pool while the kids enjoy the wide open spaces.

4. Agriturismo Incrociata

Where: Bucine (Arezzo)

Ariel view of Agriturismo IncrociataAriel view of Agriturismo Incrociata

Great views and fun game areas, just the thing for quality family time.  Its easy to enjoy  the holidays in either a large luminous apartments or an independent vacation villa. Agriturismo Incrociata is a rambling Tuscan farm, nestled among the olive groves and vineyards will satisfy the parents and the children. 

5. Agriturismo Vernianello

Where: Poggibonsi (Siena)

Games for all ages at Agriturismo VernianelloGames for all ages at Agriturismo Vernianello

Kids will have to work hard to be bored with Tuscany at Agriturismo Vernianello; mountain bikes and ping pong, as well as a playground near the pool, giant games like Connect 4 and chess, swings, mini volleyball and football fields, mini library with books in different languages. And if you find the time, this is a stunning position to actually go out and have an adventure exploring Tuscany.

6. Fattoria il Lago

Where: Dicomano (Florence)

Fenced yards at Fattoria il LagoFenced yards at Fattoria il Lago

Located close to Florence in an area which is off the beaten path but loaded with vineyards, olive groves, trails for hiking and especially noted for its great prices for family vacations. Fattoria il Lago has a lake for fishing and a playground area for children as well as a recreational room for indoor activities. Between wine tasting for the adults and games for the kids, the whole family is covered here.

7. Tenuta Quadrifoglio

Where: Gambassi Terme (Florence)

Playhouses at Tenuta QuadrifolgioPlayhouses at Tenuta Quadrifolgio

An adventure in Tuscany includes making dreams come true for all ages. While the adults are busy enjoying the sites, the kids can be busy learning how to ride a horse. The Tenuta Quadrifoglio, not only has an on site ring and equestrian master but a super large pool, lots of grassy area to run about and a dedicated garden area just for the tikes.

8. Camporsevoli

Where: Cetona (Siena)

Double bedroom at CamporsevoliDouble bedroom at Camporsevoli

Kids will love the pool, the gardens and the adventure at Camporsevoli.  Parents will love the views, the position and the price.  This kid-friendly accommodation in the south of Tuscany makes it easy to venture into Lazio and Umbria as well as exploring the delights of Siena and the hot springs nearby.  Be sure to arrange for a fun day of cooking lessons for the entire family.

9. Borgo Isora

Where: Le Piastre (Pistoia)

Poolside at Borgo IsoraPoolside at Borgo Isora

The position of Borgo Isora makes them ideal for a family who like a bit of adventure.  Nestled in the rich green forests above Pistoia, only a short drive from the city center of Florence, hiking, trekking and outdoor exploration is the name of the game.  And don't forget the winter sports; close to Abetone means that you can go skiing, snowboarding and sledding too.

10. Agriturismo Melograno di Banditella

Where: Grosseto

Pool at Agriturismo Melograno BanditellaPool at Agriturismo Melograno Banditella

How about the opportunity to meet some real Italian cowboys? Barbara, the owner at Agriturismo Melograno di Banditella, and her family have worked to bring alive the flavours of tradition here in the heart of Tuscany. Enjoy sit down meals, where everyone will learn something new, hiking on the property and the possibility to see up close the skills of the butteri (cowboys).

Author: Donna Scharnagl

It has been more than 25 years since I took my first steps in Italy and I still haven’t found a good reason to leave.  Between the food, the culture, the history, the art, the landscapes … did I mention the food? I have become a lifelong student. It didn't take long to learn that Italians all have stories that long to be told; stories that paint a picture of how hard work produces character, how life is made of ups and downs and how good it feels to laugh.


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