and Queen's Romantic Park
The visit to the Botanic Garden is undoubtedly an essential route at Fattoria di Maiano. The garden was designed in nineteenth century by Sir John Temple Leader; along its paths, you can savour the perfect harmony between the enchanting amenities of Fiesole hills and the cyclical rhythm of human activities. On one side, olive trees and rural landscape, enhanced with animals:cows, horses, goats, donkeys, geese, wild boar and even ostriches in the wild. On the other side, the shady fronds of the wood, between gnarled trunks, cypresses and tall oaks that overlook the ancient paths of the old stonemasons. It is here, in the Parco Romantico della Regina, inaugurated by Queen Victoria herself, that the small lake Colonne lies, set in a suggestive quarry of stone. A place of extraordinary charm, the ideal setting for a picnic in nature, with products and specialties prepared by the farm.
the wild soul of the farm
Fattoria di Maiano is a place of leisure for those who love adventure, too. If you enjoy trekking, you can explore the various paths that cross the hills, between wooded expanses and extraordinary landscapes. Suitable routes for a light trekking, for families or for real sportsmen, to be explored alone or with guide. You can delve into the typical vegetation of Tuscan woods and then be amazed by the enchanting view over Florence from Belvedere terrace, or walk along monumental caves and rocky walls.
out of ordinary experience
Safari Tour is an unmissable option for young and older ones. A trip on an off-road vehicle among the most remote paths of the Farm. An exclusive opportunity to lose yourself in a fairytale atmosphere and chance upon wild animals, from foxes to roe deer, from porcupines to wild boar, discovering the most beautiful views of Florence. The Safari Tour will let you feel astonished with its full immersion in nature just 5 km far from the center of Florence.
Oil mill and organic vegetable garden: the taste of organic farm
You can not say that you have known a Farm until you get into the heart of its activities. At Fattoria di Maiano you can realize the industriousness and dedication that lie behind its products. From the organic vegetable garden to the fascinating guided tour around the oil mill, through cultivation and olives pressing, to obtain the precious extra-virgin Laudemio oil. An instructive and stimulating way to foretaste the delicacies of our Restaurant “ Lo Spaccio”, or taste the products of our shop. Contact us to receive all details about guided tours and events at the Farm.