My family (2 adults + 11 year-old + 9 year-old) are spending a few days in Venice this spring, followed by a few days in Rome. In between, we'd like to stop of for two nights in a place where we can enjoy the countryside of Tuscany or Umbria. We're flexible on budget and thinking an agritourismo, might be ideal, particularly one with a swimming pool and opportunities for the kids to run around. Extra points if it's accessible by train from Venice and to Rome. Thanks for any advice or experiences you can share!
Staying at at an agriturismo usually requires a car.
Without a car, you're limited. This one is located in Siena, and you'd change trains in Florence.
It's a combo of a hotel or B&B but it has apartments set in a park like setting.
We've stayed in this lovely villa near Cortona several years in a row now and can't wait to go back in the fall. You need a car though -- you can train to Orvieto or Chiusi and rent a car from there. The villa is well-equipped, with a lovely pool and the owners (British) are great to work with. So much to see and do in the area.
Have a wonderful trip!
Check out this VRBO rental:
Last May, we stayed at a beautiful agriturismo just north of Siena, named Villa Il Castagno Wine Resort. We didn't have a car on our trip - train to Siena and a quick taxi ride between the villa and Siena. They have a pool, although it was too cold to use it when we were there. Super helpful owners and a stunningly beautiful location.