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Il Paretaio

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Maidenhead - UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a fab away at Il Paretaio and are already planning our return trip. The horses are lovely (apparently - I'm a non rider), facilities are much better than others we're already experienced in Europe, food was particularly good, plentiful and varied and the staff very accomodating. Sarah in particular, the trainer, was very patient and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it love it love it I worked for Cristina and Gianni for about 16months, It is the an amazing place, although I was staff the experience I had with other staff and guests was mind blowing, The horses are taking care of to a real high standard, The lessons in the arena are up there with the best, where... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for a week in Il Paretaio. The staff was super helpful and kind starting from the booking to the end of our great week. We especially enjoyed the communal dinners, which really were the cherry on top of consecutive great days of riding and enjoying the Tuscan countryside. Love of horses and an interesting mix... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I cannot give IL Paretaio a high enough rating.... My goodness where do I start.??? The location is just incredible, the accommodation so perfect and comfortable, linen like i have ever experienced, food is just exquisite and the horse plus tuition like nothing on earth... This truly is a LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN. The quality of the horses, tuition and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Everyone at Il Paretaio is warm and welcoming, the surrounding country is gorgeous and the horses are really good school horses. I learned a lot and hope to come back. The ambiance is rustic Tuscany. Nothing fancy, but everything just so and managed with cheerful efficiency. The food is exceptional. We loved the pasta making class, the visit to a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We just completed a lovely weeks holiday in Il Paretaio. This was our fourth visit and the warmth and atmosphere of this very special place is as strong as ever. If you are into horse riding either as as beginner or an intermediate / advanced rider then this is the place for you. Christina, Gianni and the excellent instructors and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We've just spent 4 nights at Il Paretaio and the beginning of April, and have already decided to go back in June. I think this is worth all the reviews in the world: a happy customer always go back! Cristina and Gianni are very welcoming, and all the staff are also very nice and helpful. This is the sort of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I am back again this year for a week of riding lessons and home style Tuscan dinners at Il Paretaio. I recommend my review from May 2015 for more specifics. What I want to note this year is (a) of the 20 or so people in residence this week (the place is full), I think all but two are return... More 

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Birmingham UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I visited Il Paretaio last week as a solo traveller and had the most wonderful time. They make you feel so welcome and it's an ideal place for single travellers as everyone eats together on a big table in the dining room. The horses and tuition are fantastic and the food is some of the best I've ever eaten. I... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Il Paretaio is a rare find. I spent my 60th birthday here in November and the sweet memory lingers as one of the very best weeks of my life. With no request from me, Christina and the staff took special care to make my birthday extraordinary, and she did this in the most sensitive and attuned ways. The only thing... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Il Paretaio

Address: Strada delle Ginestre 12, 50021 Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Barberino Val d'Elsa
Price Range: $84 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Paretaio 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Il Paretaio Italy/Barberino Val D'Elsa, Tuscany
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