I spent a week at Il Paretaio as a solo traveler. My main goal was to improve my dressage, something I'd being trying to do for some time now. One week of instruction at il Paretao was worth more than 15 years of training in my home country! My goals of riding a well trained horse correctly on the bit, and being able to translate that to successfully riding those horses who are tricky at accepting the contact was more than met.
Gaining best friends and thoroughly enjoying the food were two added extras i hadn't taken into account when booking.
The group of people there were so fantastic that we are planning to return again next year. Meantime I hope they can visit me in my home town.
- 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