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Farmhouses in Tuscany

When most people imagine a typical property in Italy, it’s a fair bet Tuscany farmhouses for sale and country houses – with their stone walls and set in a charming medieval village or surrounded by green rolling hills – aren't far from their minds. At Homes and Villas Abroad we have some of Tuscany’s best Italian farmhouses for sale to suit all tastes and budgets.

    

7 beds countryside estate, Chianti, Tuscany
4-bedroom farmhouse in Tuscany
2 bedroom Tuscan country house
3 bedroom house
Restored farmhouse in Cortona, Italy
Buy farmhouse in Tuscany with 7 bedrooms
Detached farmhouse in Tuscany for sale
4 beds, Pontremoli, Tuscany, Italy
 Detached Tuscany farm estate to buy
Farmhouse in 10 acres of land
300,000 reduction
8-bedroom estate
5 beds, 7 acres of land
Property in Tuscan countryside for sale
12 bedroom farmhouse
6-bedroom property, 15 acres
4 bedrooms, swimming pool, Tuscany
2.5 acres, country property Italy
15% reduction
3 bedroom house in Tuscany with annex

    

Perhaps there should be little surprise at the popularity of Tuscany farmhouses for sale, given that the region is Italy’s top choice with foreigners, attracting one in three of all visitors to the country. It is also the No1 choice of thousands of Italy real estate investors. And Italian farmhouses for sale in Tuscany offer buyers a wealth of opportunities. Set in acres of agricultural land and green countryside, they often come with barns, stables and other outhouses that can be turned into guesthouses to make the perfect Tuscan farmhouse retreat for you, the whole family and visitors.

A farmhouse for sale in Italy’s most popular region also has other possibilities. If they don’t already have a swimming pool, their vast swathes of land offer ample space to install one. They are also ideal to be turned into B&Bs, small hotels, agritourism venues or horse-riding schools. A good number also come with olive groves and vineyards, especially in Italy's wine growing areas, meaning that if you buy a Tuscany farmhouse for sale you can always return it to its original farm use.

It’s easy to see why Tuscany retains such timeless appeal. The region is a heady romantic mix of centuries of art, culture and history, seen in its famous jewels such as Florence, Lucca, Siena, and Pisa, as well as in its swathes of picture-postcard countryside and 180 miles of stunning coastline.

Tuscany’s beaches are home to picturesque resorts such as Forte dei Marmi and nearby Viareggio. Forte dei Marmi has been an upmarket retreat for more than a century and still attracts a well-heeled international clientele. Russian multi-millionaires, fashion designer Giorgio Armani and Italian national soccer boss Marcello Lippi all own homes here. (By the way the resort’s Santa Maria Beach has been named by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s best topless beaches). Meawhile, Viareggio, one of Tuscany’s oldest sea resorts, is renowned for its seafood and its month-long February carnival dating back to the 1870s.

Most Tuscan farmhouses are found in its scenic countryside of its hinterland, dotted with scenice medieval hilltop towns and villages. One of the best-known is undoubtedly Cortona, made famous over the past 10-15 years by the book and film Under The Tuscan Sun, about writer Frances’ Mayes renovation of a 200-year-old Tuscan farmhouse.

But there are countless others that are perfect examples of elegantly preserved medieval Tuscany, such as Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza .Both Pienza and the surrounding Val d’Orcia, for instance, are Unesco World Heritage Sites, while Montalcino, Montepulciano and the Chianti region are world-famous for their wines.

 
 
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