Tuscany Short Break

5 Daysย  |ย  From ยฃ759pp

Italy ( Best airport: Rome Ciampino / Rome Fiumicino)

This short break in Tuscany is ideal if you want to get away for some relaxation and riding but are short on time. Explore the charm of this region, crossing vast, unspoiled territory, riding through beautiful nature, lakes, villages, castles, palaces and archeological sites. The castle offers a perfect location for an authentic country holiday in the south of Tuscany, where you can explore neighbouring historic towns of Orvieto, Sorano, Pitigliano and Bolsena.

The Riding

This trail consists of two 2 half day rides and one full day ride; however the riding can be tailored to suit individual requirements and abilities. For those who want to improve their riding there are instructors on site to offer tuition in one of their sand arenas. There are also special intensive training programs with lessons in flatwork and showjumping available on request. The equestrian centre is a perfect place for family holidays, with riding programs and summer camps available for children aged over 5 years old.

During July it is too hot to run the full day trail, so instead a half day trail will be offered with a massage at the wellness centre.

Level of Riding and Fitness

All riding abilities are catered for and your stay will be tailored to your specific requirements. Beginner and novice riders will be offered a mix of tuition and easy trail rides, more experienced riders can enjoy a full day trail ride as well as lessons and half day rides. The weight limit is 100kg.

Guides and Group Size

Group sizes are between 1-6 riders. Groups are separated based on ability.

The Horses

The horses are a mixture of thoroughbreds, warmblood crosses and ponies, ridden in English tack.

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Accommodation and Dining

The breathtakingly splendid 17th century castle, Castello di Santa Cristina, has been the property of the noble Caterini family for generations. It is located in Southern Tuscany half way between Orvieto and Siena, closely bordering with the regions of Umbria and Tuscany and one and a half hours away from Rome.

The castleโ€™s 18th Century ivy-covered farmhouse and out-buildings have been carefully restored over the past ten years to retain their authenticity. Now they offer fantastic accommodation, in 8 self-catering cottages and 14 private double bedrooms. All rooms are furnished with original pieces and offer you the chance to enjoy a unique holiday in Italy.

The ground floor of the farm house opens onto the main terrace which overlooks the swimming pool. On the ground floor there is a large โ€œtavernaโ€ with brick vaulted ceilings. The space is divided into three main areas: dining room, billiard room, ping-pong room, plus a large kitchen available for all the guests and equipped for cooking courses.

There is also a wellness centre onsite providing a range of holistic and Ayurvedic treatments with a qualified physiotherapist.

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Tuscany Short Break

5 days / 4 nights / 3 riding days

ยฃ759 pp – low season
ยฃ899 pp – high season
Single supplement – ยฃ68

Flights & Airport transfers

Transfers can be arranged from both Rome airports

FCO Airport – โ‚ฌ320 return (max two people)
CIA Airport – โ‚ฌ330 return (max two people)

Price Includes
  • Accommodation
  • All meals including wine
  • Riding - 2 half day rides and 1 full day ride
  • Guided tour of the castle
Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Additional activities
  • Treatments

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