Italy's “Best of Both Worlds” Trail Ride - A Taste of ItalyBy popular demand – and because our clients seem to have such a difficult time choosing between our Roman Countryside Ride and our Tuscany Villa Ride – we’ve given you a little of both!

Your week begins at the country Relais, I Due Laghi, nestled in the rolling Etruscan hills about 45 minutes north of Rome. Exciting canters up long hills and around ancient Etruscan ruins wind their way to vistas overlooking Lakes Bracciano and Martignano. This area is a trail riders dream with miles of endless hills, Roman Roads and wonderful, energetic and fun horses with which to partner.

On Wednesday, you’ll bid I Due Laghi a fond farewell and be taken north into the area of Siena, in the cypress lined hills of Tuscany. The remainder of your week will be full of fun and active rides each morning, in and along land that is a World Heritage Site. The rides follow Roman Roads to ancient fortress towns with reminders of the prominent Medici family at every turn. You will also meander through vineyards and farms that showcase the rich, fertility that make this area so renowned. The absence of large lakes or important rivers hardly leads people to associate it with water, yet this corner of Tuscany has very strong aquatic links – it’s actually an island floating on a sea of scattered thermal springs!

This trip truly combines the best of both of these destinations and offers the utmost in comfort, exceptional riding and mouth watering homemade cuisine. It is in essence, a taste of Italy!

Dates: Available May, June, September and October, weekly
Rates: $2,250.00 USD per person in a shared room. (Single Supplement: $225.00 USD)
Non-Rider: $1,095.00 USD

Includes: 6 nights hotel accommodation, 4 days of guided trail riding, all meals, midweek transfer, spa visit, cooking class, wine tasting and all local taxes.

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Testimonials:

The trip was great. Weather perfect, a little foggy in the mornings at Il Poggio.

I loved the horses and dogs at Il Du Laghi, Maria was fantastic, it wasn’t crowded there at all and everyone was very accommodating. Il Poggio was great, the room fantastic and we loved the spa and cooking class. The horses were intense, they had to drop me down on day 2 to a little less “hot” horse, but Carlo and Enrica were great there.

I think Larry, my non riding husband had a good time too – although he was about 4 legged animaled out by the end of our trip. I let the hotel cats sleep in our room at Il Poggio!

We also did Rome, Pisa and Florence as you know – all great.

Thanks for everything,
Pam Mayer

We had the BEST Time!!!!

I will have to tell you all about the Italian Cowboys we met at Il Poggio! It was a blast . We got invited to join their class and Chris was second!!! Only an Italian did better. My horse was a jumper and wanted nothing to do with the exercises! But I got complimented on my riding.

It was fabulous and every time I think a trip can’t get better it does!

This was just what I needed.

Ciao!
Ruth Hooten

The trip was great! The people were very nice and helpful, and of course the scenery spoke for itself. I really really enjoyed the lessons in the morning with Maria at I Due Laghi. She worked my butt off and I got to work on some disciplines I hadn’t really ever worked out, as well as do some jumping (finally on a horse that could really jump!!).

Il Poggio was beautiful! It rained Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and it was remarkably how quickly green started coming up on the hillsides. The spa visit was great, and much needed after my week of riding.

Overall I had a great time. I cannot wait to go back to Italy. I took over 600 photos (haha). Hopefully I can save up some money and time off work to do another trip soon!

Thank you again for all your help! 🙂
Erin Nuckols