Italy has always been famously beautiful, and romantic. With a wonderful selection of Italian horse riding breaks in store for you, I assure you that beautiful and romantic are the words that first spring to mind.
Lounge by the pool with a book in Italy….
To start with we have a wonderful Italian family horse riding holiday for you, nestled between Tuscany and Umbria this ongoing countryside works wonders with the kids. You would stay in an enchanting castle so the adventures keep going on and on. What is wonderful about this holiday package is that you are able to choose how much riding you would like to do. Non-riders are most welcome and they will find plenty to amuse themselves with in this fabulous Italian countryside.
We offer a wonderful long weekend break in Italy that is only on offer when the children are back at school.
Exploring the beautiful countryside around the castle
Again you stay in the castle and on arrival you can meet your companion for the weekend, tack up and go for a hack in the countryside surrounding the castle and even wading through the Stridolone River. Whilst riding out the wildlife is very varied including deer, wild boar and various birds in the surrounding areas and especially from Lake Bolsena to Lake Mezzano. All of the horses are very well looked after and excellent riding tuition is on hand in a variety of languages. So, all that is left is to pack your jodhpurs, then you’ll be on your way!
The enchanting 17th Century castle that will be your home for your stay
Equestrian Escapes proudly offers you an Italian Castle & Trail horse riding holiday that was designed with the adventurous in mind. If you like to don your riding attire and gallop off into the distance on an adventure then you should most definitely look at this horse riding holiday very carefully. You will head out along the Brigands Trail and towards the stunning Lake Bolsena where the views are quite literally breath-taking. Accommodation is half board and you will be staying in a stunning 17th Century castle perched atop a hill, and you will feel on top of the world with this horse riding holiday of a lifetime…
Stay in luxury accommodation in the form of three different castles!
If the idea of staying in beautiful medieval castles thrills you, then read on! This wonderful Italian castle-based horse riding holiday is more than thrilling as you have the opportunity to stay in not one, not two, but three castles (two medieval, and one historic fortress)! This holiday is only available to intermediate and advanced riders and you will thoroughly enjoy the luxurious castle accommodation, as well as the first-class horse riding tuition. Riding out in this location could not be more luxurious either – cantering along the beaches of Lake Bolsena and through the surrounding vineyards of the area. perhaps even try some of the local grape – luxurious for sure!
Choose your companion for the week, saddle up and away you go…!
Alternatively you may want to opt for a shorter, midweek Italian break in the countryside, enough time to let off some steam and get away from all the stresses that come from being at home. Accommodation here has two swimming pools that you may like to catch some rays beside whilst you are not hacking out, or to read a book beside with a nice local glass of wine in the early evening. Tennis courts are also available as well as extensive gardens. Other activities may include hiring a bicylcle and visiting the local dairy farm where you can watch them produce ricotta cheese and even sample some for yourself or explore the archaeological sites with Etruscan tombs that are scattered in the countryside.
The surrounding countryside is simply breathtaking
We also offer a beginners castle-based horse riding holiday where you will receive excellent riding instruction from the team that is on hand to give advice and teach you to horse ride in this area of outstanding beauty. The riding itinerary is usually set out with a lesson in the morning, and a scenic hack in the afternoon so that you may be able to grasp your bearings and see what Tuscany has to offer, including wonderful winding forest tracks and sandy pathways that are ideal for those on horseback. You can ‘take the day off’ from horse riding throughout the week and perhaps sample some local olive oil, or even take an adventurous mountain bike for a ride if you are not too tired from being in the saddle! This holiday is designed to help your grow in confidence on a horse, and I would suggest it to anyone who wishes to learn as well as having a holiday of a lifetime!
For more information on any of our other horse riding holidays, or to book your Italian break, please get in touch with Equestrian Escapes.