Back To Nature - Agritourism Is The Travel Trend Of This Year
Why you should consider getting down and dirty on the farm this summer, here are our favourite Agritourism stays to book now. From Pantelleria to South Africa.
Parco dei Sesi, Pantelleria, Italy
The gardens of Parco Dei Sesi empowered by the rich and nutrient volcanic soil as well as the precious knowledge of their ancients, brings to life the most tasteful and unique varieties of homegrown fruits, vegetables, herbs ect. They lovingly produce organic Passito wine, capperi, extra-virgin olive oil, olives, fruits and vegetables. On top of their own production they work with selected local organic farms and ﬁshermen to bring to the table daily fresh organic products like local tumma cheese, dried tomatoes, zibibo wine ect. Every season they invite a young talented chef to offer their guests the delicious fruit of our cultivations.
Anna Tasca Lanza, Sicily, Italy
Stay on-site in our 19th-century farmhouse and relax into the remote Sicily of once-upon-a-time. From April to December, experience Sicily’s food traditions. They offer hands-on culinary classes in the kitchen. Come for a four-course lunch lesson or spend one night or more. Overnight experiences allow you to explore the surroundings with our tailored food excursions. Discover their in house workshops focusing on seasonal ingredients and traditional techniques from the farm. Or join their guest-led workshops with known-chefs and creative instructors from around the world. Delicious flavors in a stunning setting inspire your senses and pique your culinary curiosity. Meals and lessons feature ingredients grown on the property and all wines from the family vineyard, Tasca D’Almerita.
La Granja, Ibiza, Spain
La Granja is a farmstead set among Ibiza’s pastoral inlands and run in collaboration with Friends of a Farmer, an international association devoted to the cultivation of art, crops and gardens.
La Donaira, Andalusia, Spain
AN ORGANIC WORKING FARM - The estate occupies 1500 acres at the top of the Serranía de Ronda, in Andalusia; a rolling terrain ranging from rocky crags and old oaks to olive and almond groves, through green valleys dotted with plantations, organic orchards and a vineyard. They have sheep and goats, rare and endangered breeds of cattle such as the pajuna cow, chickens and bees, they breed Lusitanian horses, and help themselves with a team of German draught horses, mules and donkeys to work the land.
Their approach to agriculture is open and experimental; a blend of tradition and innovation, but based on permaculture design principles. The same principles form the basis of everything they do at La Donaira, from ecological education and interior design to collaborative art festivals. And the coming and going of volunteers, experts and guests from all walks of life brings fresh thinking – a kind of philosophical polyculture that sows brilliant new ideas about better ways of doing things in all areas of life.
Thyme, Cotswolds, UK
Thyme is an English country destination, nestled in the heart of the Cotswold village of Southrop. An enclosed collection of restored historic buildings form a peaceful hamlet environment, a ‘village within a village,’ that epitomises the understated & natural beauty of the surrounding area. A sustainable ethos is rooted in the kitchen garden & farm, ensuring a gentle footprint in the local and global landscape. Offering hotel rooms, cottages, cookery school classes, spa facilities, tithe barn dining for celebrations & corporate events, cocktail bar, restaurant, village pub and gardens.
Babylonstoren, Franschhoek, South Africa
Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, set at the foot of Simonsberg in the Franschhoek wine valley. It has a fruit and vegetable garden of beauty and diversity, unique accommodation, fine food and wine, and evokes a sense of wellbeing. The garden comprises 15 clusters spanning vegetable areas, stone and pome fruits, nuts, citrus, berries, bees, herbs, ducks and chickens, a prickly pear maze, and more.
Join the newsletter
Curated experiences, travel tips, and latest reviews, not to be missed.