Tuscany offers a vast array of accommodation types for all pockets and tastes, from budget hostels to luxury resorts with styles that vary from classic decor to modern design furnishings.
But for traveling golfers wishing to live an authentic experience that embodies the rural essence of traditional Tuscany, the best option is to stay in a rustic farmhouse surrounded by its own vineyards and olive groves.
One perfect example is Agriturismo Poggiofoco, a ranch with charming stone buildings that host comfortable rooms and villas decorated in a traditional Tuscan style with exposed wood beams and cozy fireplaces.
Located on a hilltop in the heart of the Maremma Tuscany, the 550-hectare estate of Poggiofoco also features beautiful vineyards that produce quality organic wines. These can be tasted under a century-old oak tree while enjoying the sunset over the rolling hills. In fact, the ranch offers panoramic views from Mount Amiata to the Argentario Sea.
The owners of Agriturismo Poggiofoco are passionate about wine making, and share their knowledge and experience with their guests, guiding them through the estate, the vineyard and the wine tasting sessions. Grape varieties grown here include Carbernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Alicante and Sangiovese.
The farm’s extensive grounds have enclosures for wild boars, sheep and Maremmana cows (a breed of cattle reared in this part of Tuscany), and also feature excursion trails that are ideal for biking and trekking. Poggiofoco harvests mainly grapes, olives and grains, which it grows by using natural fertilizers and sustainable techniques for water conservation.
Immersed in the Tuscan nature, Poggiofoco farmhouse is far from traffic, yet it enjoys a central location that is perfect for visiting the Maremma’s medieval and Etruscan villages, and for exploring the local lifestyle.
During the warm weather (from late spring to fall), after a long sunny day out on the golf course, what can be better than a dip in the farm’s salt-water swimming pool?
This is just one example of what a proper rural golfing experience in Tuscany could be like!
If you would like to visit this special destination and book a rustic golf vacation, or for any questions, please contact IGolfTuscany by email info (@) igolftuscany (dot) com, telephone +39 346 213 0937 or skype (username: igolftuscany).