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Address: Loc. Sant'Andrea 22, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: 0577-950232
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Description: “Il Vecchio Maneggio” - the only one in the area of San Gimignano – offers...
“Il Vecchio Maneggio” - the only one in the area of San Gimignano – offers its guests the exclusive and unique bonus of a great love for horses and a long breeding experience.Grandpa Mario, a former jockey at Il Palio – a famous and century-old traditional horse race that is held in Siena twice a year, Paolo and Simone, experienced riders, are available for teaching and leading their guests in wonderful short, medium, and long tours.At the farm there are 14 horses with different characteristics to fit the requirements of adults, children, beginners and experienced riders.
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Loved the horses

The horses are so well kept, the scenery you ride through is fantastic Not sure if it was just our tour, but the ridding was meant to be 90 minutes, we were one hour, Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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English first
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The horses are so well kept, the scenery you ride through is fantastic Not sure if it was just our tour, but the ridding was meant to be 90 minutes, we were one hour, Our guide spent all her time texting on the phone, no conversation or information. The honey they produce is fantastic.

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Charlotte
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Their horseback riding sounded wonderful, but turned into simply a walk through beautiful vineyards. Would have liked to explore more and have a faster pace. Our guide only spoke italian and was not very personable.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We ate on the terrace and the food was great too. A scenic spot for sure. Make reservations ahead of time.

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Highland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Eight of us reserved space for dinner at the Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio for a Sunday night. We were told to be there no later that 7:45 so we could enjoy an "aperitivo" with the other guests who were also spending the night there. We were greeted by the Hostess of the facility, Tiziana who was the cook, the entertainment,... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Like much of Italy, this was just simple but quality entertainment. Place was near San Gimignano and people were very friendly offering a local wine afterwards.

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were staying at San Gimignano and wanted to do some horse riding . Our hotel recommended this farm to us. What a treat this was and really a high light of our stay in Tuscany . Such friendly people who welcome you into their farm and made you feel at home. We only had a hour ride through the... More 

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wollochet
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Our family went today to ride horses and it was wonderful! Good tame horses who have obviously been doing this for years. Saw rows of grapes and fields of sunflowers! Staff was wonderful. Thanks! Fletcher Family

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Tiziana and her family are truely the perfect hosts. They are so welcoming, generous, and the evening meals are not to be missed. You really get a true taste of the lovely Italian way of life. If you aren't sociable and don't like food and wine then don't bother going. We don't speak Italian at all but passed 3 hilarious... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We have just returned from a fantastic week in Tuscany. We organised horse riding for 5 of us here at Vecchio Maneggio prior to leaving Scotland and everything went really well - age range mid 20's to mid 50's. Enjoyed it so much we went back again during our week's holiday. Lovely safe and fit horses taking you through wonderful... More 

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Manchester
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We arrived as guests but left feeling like family. My husband and I had read the reviews and had no hesitation in booking 7 nights at Il Vecchio. Our expectations were high and I worried that we may be disappointed. NO Way. It is a fantastic experience and I would recommend a stay with Tiziana and her family ( Lisa... More 

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