An agriturismo, a term that dervices from the Italian words for agriculture and tourism, is a farmhouse that offers rooms or apartments for tourists, though this doesn't come with farm-like living conditions. Farm holiday houses are generally rennovated and offer spacious rooms, swimming pools for guests, spas and luxurious furnishings and services. They usually serve food prepared from local farm products, welcome pets and organize fun and original activities for adults and children.
Some agriturismi produce organic foods, raise local cattle, grow traditional vegetables and are home to Slow Food Foundation restaurants and events. Many also organize children's educational activities to teach them about living on a Tuscan farm and offer guided tours of stables and fields, not to mention the activities that allow guests to contribute to daily farm work (such as milking cows or feeding sheep).