Fattoria di Maiano

Fattoria di Maiano, Fiesole: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Fattoria di Maiano Reviews: 3.5/5

Fattoria di Maiano
3.5
About
Teaching farm and exciting enterprises and activities. Catch the chance to enjoy the nature, leaving a day en plain air, immersed in a real farm’s life! Walking through the designed paths, in the olive tree grove of the Fattoria di Maiano estate, you can visit and go next the animals of the farm: ducks, ostriches, goats, Amiata donkeys and limousine cows.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience Fattoria di Maiano

3.5
95 reviews
Excellent
23
Very good
32
Average
16
Poor
11
Terrible
13

David M
Brandon, FL311 contributions
Excellent - worth a visit
Jul 2019
I travel to Florence frequently and always find the time to come to Fattoria di Maiano - even if it is just to buy the amazing olive oil. If you have the time, tour the farm - many interesting things to see - including an old marble quarry. The quarry is not longer used so it filled with water to become a lovely, clean pond.

Just a lovely and unusual place to visit. The staff are helpful and friendly.
Written August 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ApacheDave
Hong Kong, China84 contributions
Large Farm in the city
Feb 2019 • Family
Being told it is one of the largest farms in Italy, I can say the place is very nice. You can see some animals, geese, donkeys, Ostrich, hens, rabbits, Senese pigs. You need to walk a while so if you go with small kids, be prepared. One downside of this trip was the entrance fee, which I believe it is too expensive (Euro 7 per person) for just taking a walk around. I would have expected some kind of extra to be included in a price like that.
Written February 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kilf68
Kenilworth, UK43 contributions
The Map of the farm doesn't help
Sep 2018 • Friends
We went as three friends to see the farm as we are staying close by and one of our group had had lunch there the day before. We paid €7 each to walk around a pretty rundown rustic farm. We saw a few geese, donkeys and an Ostrich. We couldn't find the lake and the river. It turns out we went straight down the hill toward the animals and didn't via left. So we missed the whole lake etc and only saw the gardens as we struggled back up the hill. We just felt totally lost. We were three nationalities so you can't say it was typical English or whatever. Better or clearer signature would have helped.

The entrance fee should have been deducted from our restaurant bill as the farm didn't amount much. Entrance way over priced for what's there. Not a bad lunch. Home made Gnocchi with Rabbit Ragu £14.
Written September 13, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LamN
Singapore, Singapore5,276 contributions
Where is the leader of the temple?
Jun 2018 • Family
If you’re tired of churches, museums, and the crowds in Florence, this oasis on the Fiesole hills, a 20-30’ taxi ride from the Duomo, is the place! The gigantic grounds were consolidated in the 19th century by an English gentleman, Sir Giovanni Temple Leader. Peaceful views over the city. It has a hotel with restaurant, a playground for children (lots of class outings during the school year), a tiny animal farm, an olive farm with olive oil mill. Mainly for walkers, as what’s to see doesn’t take long to admire, especially when it’s scorching hot. Very nice staff at reception.
Written June 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

yangky_5
Manila, Philippines20 contributions
Safari 15 minutes away from Florence city center!
Mar 2017 • Family
We were directed to this place by the concierge at the Four Seasons Firenze for their safari. The property is an official test course for Land Rover vehicles. We were a group of 5 - three adults and two 4-year old girls. The Defender was waiting for us when we arrived, already pre-treated with a nice mud mask, just the way it should be. Tomasso drove us around the property while explaining historic areas (the hill where Da Vinci tested his flying machine...on someone else), why the olive trees had cracked tree trunks, etc. We also went on parts of the Land Rover course (my kids were laughing because the puddle run was so much fun!) and to the farm where there were piglets, baby sheep, and the funkiest chickens I've ever seen. Then he brought us up on a hill so we could see the amazing view of Florence. The kids even got to pat a horse from the window of the Defender!

We had lunch in the restaurant after the tour (sampling menu was included but we ordered more food because we love eating).

This is such a great activity, specially since it's only a 15 minute cab ride from the city!
We'll be back when we visit Florence again.
Written April 11, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
La ringrazio per il bellissimo racconto della sua esperienza! sarò felice di rivedervi quando tornerete a Firenze! Tommaso
Written June 6, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

familyaust
Melbourne, Australia20 contributions
A special place in Tuscany
Aug 2016 • Family
This is a unique property! The views are spectacular - seriously breathtaking. The pool is stunning and immaculately clean with plenty of sun beds.
The accommodation is rustic and the "loggia" apartment did come with some challenges eg the plumbing pump in the second bedroom was extremely noisy and had an unpleasant odour when it was in use. However the space the apartment offers is ideal for 5 people and the staff are very friendly and helpful. You can enjoy lengthy walks that encompasses both the farm aspect and the historical structures of the Maiano property. We loved staying at this property. The only other negative about Loggia apartment is that it does not have a view of the valley - however you can find many lovely tables and chairs to sit outside and enjoy the Tuscan views.
Written August 19, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Viajante-gigante
Philadelphia, PA616 contributions
Beautiful place off the beaten path
May 2016 • Family
We loved our time here and as you can see from the photo it's very picturesque. You can see the olive vineyards on the hills, etc.
Written August 14, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HPO
Laren, The Netherlands85 contributions
Great place to visit!
Aug 2016 • Family
This is a great olive oil factory to visit. Great surroundings, nice park. Apart from the tour through their facilities and apart from the olive oil tastings, they also serve a great lunch. Nice view, a perfect spot to sit! and yes, I bought 15 liters of their great oil!
Written August 11, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thesmalltalker
London, UK88 contributions
Under the Tuscan Sun!
Oct 2015 • Couples
This place came highly recommended by our local host to get a glimpse of Tuscany and to have a non-touristy experience in a beautiful place. I am so happy we took his advice.

Fattoria Di Maiano is an Olive Tree farm which is a private estate of old Tuscan royalty. It is located in Feisole which is around 5 miles from Florence and at a higher elevation so it overlooks the city of Florence. Imagine looking through olive trees and eventually settling you eyes on the the city i the distance.

There is more to Fattoria Di Maiano because it does have a some farm animals that you can see up close and they have woods that you can walk through in peace and quiet. Being a former quarry centuries ago, you will see remnants of the activity then and get taken back the days the old world.

For me and my wife, it was like being on the set of a movie situated in Tuscany, everything you've seen in the movies is practically there to be experienced first hand. No busy tourists with selfie sticks and a shopping bags - just breathtaking experience of the Tuscan countryside and a peek into how things were before.
Written October 6, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ross H
Warwick, Australia1,901 contributions
Great organic adventure
Sep 2015 • Couples
Very friendly people and staff with great food. Need to use peddle assist if planning to cycle up to the farm and accomodation
Written September 22, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 13
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Fattoria di Maiano

We recommend booking Fattoria di Maiano tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 2 Fattoria di Maiano tours on Tripadvisor