Activities for Kids

Horseback riding for kids and Agriturismo I Pitti

Next to the Agriturismo there is the Equestrian Center of Stefano Ferrari, suitable for adults and children! Stefano works with heart and soul.

The Center offers the opportunity of individual or group lessons on trained riding horses for children or beginners.

A gentle white pony, Furia, which can be a fun playmate, is available also for the first riding lesson with a horse in "child size“.

Stefano has 6 horses among them a couple of very patiently and good-natured temperament horses, ideal for who does not believe to be a champion rider.

Guests can also take a short excursion into the surrounding area. For the more experienced rider, however, Stefano offers excursions up to three-hour rides in the natural area around, supplemented by explanations and interesting information about flora and fauna.

Horses: 6 (Horses, Pony, Gaited horses, English / Classic, Western)

 Introductory courses for beginners in the riding rectangle: € 15 for 60 minutes on horseback.

Costs for horses: 80,00 Euro per day / horse

Horse boarding possible. boarding fee:.15,00 Euro per day / horse incl. feed

Cost for 2 hours excursion with horse: 25 euros

Cost for 3-hour excursion with horse: 35 euros

Zoo of Pistoia and Agriturismo I Pitti

 

The Zoo is located in the hills near the city of Pistoia at approx 8 km far away from the Agriturismo I Pitti.

It covers an area of 75.000 sq mt and houses about 400 animals of 100 different species, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. It is actually focusing its animal collection on endangered species and it has been already successful in breeding rare and threatened species such as Fennec foxes, Caimans and Ring-tailed lemurs.

Since 2001 the Zoo has started renovation of many exhibits in order to assure animal welfare, to promote conservation education and to support conservation of threatened species.

Special prices for guests of the Agriturismo I Pitti

 

 

Pinocchio Park, Collodi and Agriturismo I Pitti

 

 Inaugurated in 1956, the Pinocchio Park is no ordinary theme park, but rather a precious masterpiece created by artists of great character working together.  It is approx 15 km far away from the Agriturismo I Pitti

 The literary itinerary, marked out by mosaics, buildings and sculptures set amidst the greenery, emerges from an inspired combination of art and nature. The path is winding, and the dense vegetation means that every stage on the route comes as an unexpected surprise, with the very plants and trees contributing to create the atmosphere and the episodes in the story of the Adventures of Pinocchio. The Park itself is the site of constantly renewed cultural activities that are always mindful of its roots: exhibitions of art and illustrations inspired by children’s literature and the Story of Pinocchio, puppet-making workshops, puppet and marionette shows and minstrels enliven the visit to the Park, depending on the season. 

The park is equipped with tables and chairs where to eat a packed lunch. One can spend an entire day in a shady and cool place dedicated to Pinocchio.

 Special prices for the guests of the Agriturismo I Pitti

 

Adventure Park in Cutigliano and Agriturismo I Pitti

 

Adventure park in the trees of Cutigliano, a challenge for body and soul! It is 40 minutes drive from the Agriturismo I Pitti. For adults and children from 5 years.

Evolve through the canopy with various means: ladders, bridges, zip lines and others will produce strong emotions and unforgettable memories.

Although you will of course be totally secured you will undoubtedly get a couple of adrenaline rushes. All that combined with our wild and beautiful forest is an excellent means to get rid of the stress of the city.

Reduced entrance tickets for guests of Agriturismo I Pitti

 

Vinci, Birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, and Agriturismo I Pitti

Vinci, nestled in the hills of Montalbano, is located about 17 km from the Agriturismo I Pitti.
It can be reached in two ways. In one direction you go towards Pistoia and continue towards S. Baronto, along a beautiful scenic route that offers glimpses of great effect on the city of Pistoia and Prato. The route is indicated quite well.

The other way goes around the other side of Montalbano hills passing by Monsummano Terme and continues towards Cerreto Guidi. Even this route offers panoramic views of one of the typical Tuscan landscapes of olive groves, vineyards, rolling hills that change color depending on the time of day.
In Vinci we suggest the visit of the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci and the Museum of Leonardo.
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Pistoia Underground Museum and the Agriturismo I Pitti

Pistoia Underground Museum offers a reconstruction of the hospital's history through the ages from a 700 metres long underground route expanding under the ancient Ospedale del Ceppo and under the historic centre of the town. Pistoia Sotterranea is the longest hypogeous path in Tuscany.

Special prices for guests of the Agriturismo I Pitti

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The suspension bridge of Mammiano and the Agriturismo I Pitti

We suggest you an excursion to the Mountain of Pistoia, to Mammiano, at 40 minutes drive from the Agriturismo I Pitti,  where you can discover a really particular engineering work: the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world.

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Garfagnana - The Wind Cave

 

The Grotta del Vento is in the centre of Garfagnana, a mountainous area that coincides with the other valley of the Serchio river, at approx. 80 km from the Agriturismo I Pitti.

The Wind Cave offers an exceptional variety of underground karst aspects ranging from living and shining stalactites and stalagmites, to little lakes, water courses, forms of erosion, mud formations and even perfectly-vertical shafts which can be visited with practical walkways.

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Carriage ride in the National Park of St. Rossore

This is a proposal that children always like much: a hike in horse-drawn carriage in the Natural Park of Migliarino, near Pisa.

The park is located near the sea, about 55 km from the Agriturismo I  Pitti.
It's  an activity that can be well combined with a visit to Pisa or Lucca, or half a day at the beach in Marina di Vecchiano.
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Palazzo Mansi in Lucca and the bedroom of a Princess

If you want to give your children an idea of how the ballroom and the bedroom of a princess could look like, I suggest you to visit the Palazzo Mansi in Lucca.

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To climb the Tower of Pisa

If your children have at least 8 years I recommend you take them to the top of the Tower of Pisa. It may seem trite, but when they grow up,of  the trip they did in Tuscany with parents, your children will remember perhaps Florence, maybe even the pasta eaten in a particular restaurant or maybe the huge Florentine steak, but you can be sure that they will never forget that they climbed the Tower of Pisa. It 'a unique experience.
We can arrange the tickets.

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