La dolce vita: camp at an agriturismo!
March, 1 2019
Camp amid the rolling vineyards, dine on pasta made with fresh local produce and while away the days relaxing by the pool. That’s what it means to stay at an Italian agriturismo. Farm camping has been turned into an art form here. No frills, just genuine hospitality and a passion for the land that you can only find at small family businesses nowadays. My four agricampeggio tips.
Agricamp T’Asteria – Rating: 8.4
Sit down and enjoy a meal made with local produce and cook with fruit and vegetables from the farm gardens. The owners of T’Asteria want guests to really experience the farm. Children can help look after the chickens, sheep and ostriches in the morning. From T’Asteria you can explore the mountains and valleys of Le Marche, or you can simply relax by the pool. Besides camping in your own tent or caravan, you can also stay in a safari or rental tent. Unique: Look at the starlit night sky through your telescope!
Agriturismo la Concia – Rating: 8.5
Guests at La Concia can prepare regional dishes using local produce such as prosciutto, salami, tomatoes, figs and pumpkins. There is a swimming pool and, of course, a restaurant that serves delicious local cuisine. You can also rent rooms or apartments. La Concia is an hour’s drive from the seaside town of Rimini and close to the historic village of Pennabilli. A visit to the mini-republic of San Marino is a great place for a day trip.
Agricamping La Tesa – Rating: 7.7
Relax and unwind amid the green hills, just a few kilometres from Lake Iseo and the lively town of Iseo. At La Tesa, you can stay a room or an apartment, too. The campsite has stables and guests can go horse riding. To taste traditional, local food, take a seat on the garden terrace, the veranda or in the restaurant, all of which are pleasantly decorated. Take a dip in or sunbathe by the swimming pool, while enjoying views of Lake Iseo.
Agricampeggio De Santis – Rating: 7.4
Camp next to an olive grove a kilometre from the Tuscan coast. Enjoy an Italian breakfast with homemade cakes and jams made from apricots, figs and citrus fruits from the farm’s orchards. Tastings are among the options at Agricampeggio De Santis and you can buy homemade olive oil. The campsite has mountain bikes that guests can use to explore the area. The famous Tuscan cities of Pisa, Lucca and Florence are just under two hours by car.
From cuddling a cow to sipping a great wine: farm campsites!