There must be a reason why people keep coming back. I have been to Il Paretaio 12 times so far, but there are others who have come, and come again more than 2o times!
The lovely rooms, beatiful view and Tuscan homecooking are good reasons to come here, but to me IL Paretaio is first of all a riding centre.We scandinavians tend to use too strong aids, but after a week at Il Paretaio you return home as softer rider. Lessons with perhaps only two riders meen you get a lot of attention.Relaxation and softnes is very much emphasized. The horses are lovingly kept, and you get a horse that suits your ability, - old or youg, novice or experienced rider! I have come with friends who tell me that they nerver learned so much in one week. When you come back Cristina and Gianni remember how you rode last time, even many years later!
A holiday with a meaning!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IL PARETAIO is a classical riding centre situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and woods. Its central location, in the Chianti area, makes it a good base for touring the area without changing accomodation (Florence and Siena are just 30 min. by car; San Gimignano only 20 mins). We offer riding programmes for all levels of riders from beginners to advanced or hacking out in the wonderful tuscan countryside. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Il Paretaio Italy/Barberino Val D'Elsa, Tuscany