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Agriturismo il Giardino

The story of Agriturismo il Giardino started with my grandparents Giovanni and Elide in 1965 when they purchased their first house in the village of Acone. Their son Andrea together with his wife Dina in 2000 opened the first apartment of the Agriturismo, after a long time restoring the property so began the adventure.
In 2013 it was decided that Gabrio, the youngest son of Andrea and Dina, would take over the Agriturismo. His great passion for animals and cooking became a major attraction of Il Giardino.
The guests could visit the farm and meet the inhabitants and could enjoy traditional toscan dishes prepared in the old Taverna on Gabrio’s farm.


The newest addition to the property is Villa Casalta, a short distance from Agriturismo il Giardino. It is a country house that has been completely renovated into indipendent apartments with a private pool overlooking the magnificent valley of Chianti Rufina.
Agriturismo il Giardino and Villa Casalta are the perfect locations for you and your family to escape from day to day life in the beautiful tuscan countryside offering unforgettable experiences. One can simply relax and immerse themselves in the smells, the flavours and the atmosphere of Tuscany, relaxing by the pool.
Alternatively you can take part in one of our cookery classes, visit the frantoio of the farm, where our wonderfull extra vergin olive oil is produced, or maybe visit one of the local vinyards for a guided tour of the cellars and a chance to try the Chianti Rufina wines. For the more adventurous maybe our night time jeep tour to the top of Montegiovi from where you can see the lights of Florence might appeal. If your passion is horses we can offer lessons and trekking on horseback for all abilities from beginner to experienced. Maybe you would like to join the locals in searching for the famous truffles in the hills above our farm. For the younger visitors together with their parents we can offer pony rides in the countryside.
The closeness of many beautiful tuscan cities such as Firenze, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca make this the perfect location for your holiday.

School

Agriturismo il Giardino is proud to present its new activities program for schools of the area around Florence. We have created several workshops regarding the reality of our farm, with the will to share our experience and passion with the new generations.

Experiences

If you would like to have during your holiday a unique experience Agriturismo il Giardino and Villa Casalta are able to offer you a chance to relax and have fun!  If you are in love with horses and animals, if you would like to try a night time jeep experience, or if you’d like to learn more about the culinary art of Tuscany, with tasting of olive oil and wine or cooking lessons we can help.

Educational Farm

For many years Agriturismo il Giardino has endevoured to work with local schools, children and families who wish to visit animals in their natural environment on the farm.

Horse riding

The good disposition and training of our horses make it possible, even for who doesn’t have much experience, to go on trail riding after the first lesson in the arena and enjoy the scenary of Chianti Rufina.

Restaurant

Within The Agriturismo il Giardino you will find the old Taverna dating back to 1400: once it was part of a monastery but today it is the home of Gabrio and his family where they are creating recepies using biological products km 0.

 

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