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A farm holiday or agriturismo is a type of tourism whereby you find accommodation on a farm. This type of holiday came into existence at the end of the sixties and has become more and more popular in Italy since the eighties.
Initially it was meant for those people who lived in cities and were willing to have a different life experience and participate in working on a farm. With time the hard labour aspect has gradually disappeared. Agriturismo is the forerunner of rural tourism.
Nowadays it provides a growing number of services besides mere accommodation: catering, courses, educational farm holidays for schools, tasting of local products etc.
This type of tourism has created new opportunities for development in areas where agriculture was languishing, thus safeguarding these areas and also providing work for younger generations.
B&B, short for Bed and Breakfast, is an English expression for a type of informal accommodation. One stays with a family that has one or more guest rooms available, with or without private bathroom and with breakfast included.
B&Bs are generally less expensive than hotels and motels but more expensive than hostels and campsites. B&Bs provide a source of income for the families who own them and are an opportunity to those who are living alone or elderly to get to know different types of people.
Holiday homes are second homes that are rented out by their owners, especially during summer (which also covers maintenance and tax expenses).
Unlike an agriturismo or B&B, they are a self-catering accommodation where you have the whole house or apartment at your disposal, receiving the house keys upon arrival. Besides normal furnishings and kitchen equipment, you are likely to find an iron, a washing machine etc. and sometimes even an internet connection!
If possible you should check in at the time indicated in the file of your chosen accommodation. If you are not able to arrive at the established time, please advise us so we can notify the owner.
Fill out the page "Find Accommodation" by entering the type of accommodation and town. Next fill in your arrival day, departure day and the number of persons and then click on enter.
Choose an accommodation from the list of available properties and then a complete file of the property will appear with photographs and a description of the place, its exact location and how to get there. The cost of your stay will be calculated automatically.
Click on "Book" and a page will appear. Fill in your personal details and send them to us by clicking on "Enter". The availabilities are continuously updated. In order to avoid a double booking we always double check with the owner. If the availability is confirmed we will send you a confirmation by e-mail within 24 hours. If it is not confirmed we will send you similar available options.
You confirm your booking by paying a deposit, the amount of which varies according to the accommodation. Once we have received a copy of your payment (within 24 hours from the date of confirmation of availability) your booking will be confirmed.
By bank transfer or postal cheque. Soon it will be possible to pay the deposit by credit card as well.
The balance must be paid to the owner in cash on the day of your arrival. In hotels and agriturismi you will be able to pay by credit card (when available). This option will be indicated in the file of your chosen accommodation.
No. Booking is free of charge and the room rate is the same as the rate given by the owner. The owner pays the cost of booking.
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