In Italy, one way to experience an authentic taste of the country, its cooking and its way of life is to book yourself into an agriturismo. This roughly translates as a ‘farm holiday’, but the type of holiday accommodation you find can vary from the simple and rustic to a level of sophistication that’s on a par with any five-star hotel.
An agriturismo vacation can be a great way to experience another side of Italy. Of course, staying in a tourist hot spot like the heart of Florence or Rome is unforgettable and exciting. But just imagine an alternative, where a stroll along a strada bianca (unmetalled road) could lead you to a tiny rural hamlet or a local festa – with food and wine supplied by villagers for a few euros – with music and dancing. Maybe this white road will lead you to a market, where you can buy slices of pork slow baked with fennel, a kilo of freshly picked peaches and a bottle of the local wine to enjoy later on the terrace of your farmhouse.
It is a good idea to hire a car to take you to the unmetalled roads from various places in Italy, from where you can take a stroll and unwind in the rural hamlets. car-rental-italy provides cars on hire from a wide range of cars for well designed economical packages for the tourists and tourists find this a convenient option to explore Italy and experience the essence of Italian hamlets.