Family-friendly Agriturismo In Tuscany: Borgo Collelungo
During a busy, stressful week in a busy, stressful month, my friends came to visit and suggested we all take a relaxing weekend away together at an agriturismo somewhere near Florence. J and I enthusiastically jumped at the suggestion and we all began searching for a family-friendly agriturismo within a one hour drive from Florence. Enter Borgo Collelungo* located in Montaione, Italy, the superb option that a friend found.
What is an Agriturismo
Agriturismos are popular holiday resorts that are typically located in a countryside villa that offer beautiful views and relaxation. As a rule of thumb, agriturismos require a car to reach and are typically only open seasonally (closed in the winter). Each agriturismo seems to offer a different focus, from food, to interactions with farm animals, to vineyards with wine tastings, or pool-based family-fun. Borgo Collelungo* was certainly the latter.
Staying at the Borgo Collelungo* in Montaione, Italy
We stayed at the Borgo Collelungo* for two nights, and our whole family (Baby ISO included) was sad to leave on Sunday. I think that three nights would be a better length of stay, especially given the good price, great facilities, wonderful pools, and location just an hour outside of Florence.
Rooms at the Borgo Collelungo
Several room options are available at the Borgo Collelungo*. We stayed in the one-bedroom apartment. Our one-bedroom apartment had an incredibly well-equipped kitchenette, a pull-out couch, bedroom with a large bed, and a bathroom with a shower. Our friends who were traveling with two children stayed in the larger apartment with two bedrooms and a living room. All of the rooms that I saw were spotlessly clean.
Pools and Playground
For a family-friendly getaway, the pools and the playground were absolutely the best part of the Borgo Collelungo* for numerous reasons. The pools and playground were enclosed with a fence that was locked from 6:30 pm until 8 am, making it safe for kids to roam around in the evening or morning. The grounds included two pools: a wading pool that came up to my nearly 4-year-old son’s waist (and my knees) and a 25 m pool with shallow and deep ends. The pool area had ample chairs with umbrellas as well as a pergola if you prefer full-shade. The playground was situated adjacent to the wading pool, making it easy to watch your kids play while lounging in the pool or on a lounge chair. The owners even included a gaggle of small rubber ducks for the kids to play with.
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Breakfast on-site at your preferred time
Barbecue (just give notice that you’d like to use it first)
Local wine and olive oil sold on-site
The owners will set up horseback riding nearby for you
Free Wi-Fi in public areas
Biking options available
The owners are two sisters who are very nice, thoughtful, and accommodating
The rooms are incredibly well-equipped
The wading pool is perfect for little ones
The playground adjacent to the pool is perfection when visiting with multiple kids
Each room comes with a private outdoor table, perfect for an evening meal or a morning coffee
The scenery is gorgeous
Encounters with little creatures
Booking Details for Borgo Collelungo
Borgo Collelungo* is located in Montaione, Italy approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from Florence. You should book early* because there were no vacancies the weekend that we visited (May 31 through June 2) and there are limited vacancies for the rest of the summer. The one-bedroom apartment is approximately 100 USD per night depending on when you visit. Its location is rather distant from main roads; however, it is easy to reach if you have a GPS and it is also approximately one hour or less from Florence, Pisa, Siena, and Livorno, making this a great spot for a spot of relaxation during a trip in Tuscany.
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