Agriturismo – Antico Borgo Poggiarello

This awesome agriturismo awaits you
Antico Borgo Poggiarello

 

Agriturismo (a-gree-two-reez-mo).  What’s an agriturismo you ask?   Google translate refers to it as a farmhouse or a farm holiday.  We just call them Fantastic!  In a nutshell, an agriturismo is a family run farm which opens their doors to guests. Doing this helps the family subsidize their income allowing them to keep their farming way of life alive and well.  To qualify as an agriturismo the farm must produce 51% of its income from farming.  The remaining 49% of income can be generated by hosting guests.

 

Not only are agriturismos good business for small farms in Italy, they are equally good for us as travellers.

 

There are rewards for leaving the big cities of Italy to relax in one of these hillside country farms. “Tell me more Peter!”
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Florence – Our Tale of Two Cities

The View from the Giotto's (Bell) Tower
The Duomo in Firenze

 

Unlike Charles Dickens’ 1859 novel “A Tale of Two Cities”, our tale of two cities is technically the same place, Florence.  Hang in there folks, it’ll make sense soon…

 

Florence for us is really two cities.  Florence of 2011 and Florence of 2015.  I’ll stop talking in riddles now and fill you in on the details.

 

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