Over the last few years, factors like interest in local traditions and cultural identity of a people, attention to traditional products, an increase in free time, and the search for peace and quiet have brought tourism to a more personalized experience. The number of agritourisms in Tuscany has grown enormously over the last few years from 1,000 beds in 1990 to 35,000 presently. In addition to smaller, family run homes, we now see exclusive, historical dwellings cropping up with all of the modern amenities: pools, tennis courts, restaurants and gardens.
Staying in a Tuscan agritourism does not mean just taking a vacation in the outdoors but having the possibility to take advantage of services like having a guided tour for walks among local nature, taking cooking classes, learning the art of ceramics in an ancient kiln or going from winery to winery sampling the local wines or taking in a concert in little known churches or sanctuaries.
Source: LA REGIONE TOSCANA n. 7 luglio 2005