Tuscany Castle Stay

This riding holiday based at a beautiful 17th-century castle estate immerses you in la dolce vita. You'll ride along the "Brigands' Path," an ancient route used by local outlaws on the run from justice some 200 years ago. When you're not in the saddle, you're enjoying the best Italy has to offer: fairytale landscapes, colorful history, delicious local cuisine and lots of sunshine.

Best period

April - November

Price

From € 1.240

Ideal length

6 days, 7 nights

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Highlights

Ride well-trained horses through pristine landscapes of hills and volcanic lakes, complemented by Renaissance castles and palaces.
Stay at a charming, historic and welcoming 17th-century castle estate.
Enjoy homemade, savory and flavorful Italian dishes in the on-site taverna.
Come home to an estate with many possibilities, attractive to all riding levels, non-riders and families.

Quick facts

At a glance

Embark on a captivating one-week riding adventure, setting your base at a breathtaking 17th-century castle estate nestled in the heart of Alta Tuscia, halfway between Rome and Siena. This enchanting estate, adorned with a picturesque checkered tower, effortlessly blends idyllic charm with a grandiose presence. Steeped in history, the castle has been proudly held by the esteemed Caterini family for generations. In its illustrious past, the castle even served as a sanctuary for priceless Vatican treasures during the tumultuous revolution of 1848. Today, the domain remains the cherished country residence of Count Antonio and his family, ensuring an authentic and captivating experience.

On horseback you ride across open fields blooming with vibrant flowers, olive and vineyards and chestnut forests with occasional views of beautiful volcanic lakes. You will ride along the "Brigands' Path", an ancient route used by local outlaws on the run from justice some 200 years ago. Short and long riding days alternate, it's a diverse program that fascinates every day. The estate has a long-renowned equestrian center, home to carefully selected horses of various origins and character. Are you a beginner? No problem! An alternative program, consisting of riding lessons and easier hacks, can be customized for you. There is something for everyone, safety first!

More information

The estate offers various accommodation types, from hotel rooms perfect for solo or duo travelers, to spacious apartments with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms for larger groups, and even separate family homes complete with private gardens. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities for both equestrians and non-riders. The accommodations are surrounded by a beautiful green garden with a swimming pool and tennis court. Guests are always treated to a guided tour of the castle and a relaxing massage at the spa. Italian cooking classes, wine tastings and guided mountain bike tours can be organized upon request. There are also many beautiful places to explore in the area, such as the historic city of Orvieto with its magnificent cathedral and picturesque Civita di Bagnoregio. After a day full of activities, guests can enjoy delicious food and fine wine in the characteristic taverna. Savor every bite, as the flavors transport you to the heart of authentic Italian gastronomy.

Long weekend: a shortened version is possible from Wednesday evening to Sunday.

What do others say?

I recently had the privilege of embarking on an authentic riding holiday in Botswana, organised by the fantastic team at Outside the Corral. I cannot express enough how extraordinary this experience was! I would like to express my sincere thanks to Outside the Corral for putting together such a unique and enriching experience. This trip went beyond a holiday, it was an immersion in the beauty and authenticity of Botswana. If you are looking for adventure, connection and memories that will last a lifetime, look no further. Thank you Laure-Anne for making my riding holiday in Botswana truly incredible!
Amber de Tollenaere
Laure-Anne had prepared the trip incredibly well and really counts down with you until the moment you leave. Amazing! During the trip, there was nothing to worry about. Carefree enjoyment of the horses, the people, the beautiful nature, accommodations and the delicious food. What a beautiful part of Spain too, which you might otherwise never visit. What I find a very big plus: having had some lesser experiences myself in terms of the welfare of the horses on horseback rides, it is blissful that Outside the Corral values this so highly. And how well the horses were looked after there!
Laura Pillen
From the first conversations, we clearly felt a "click". Laure-Anne understood very clearly what we were looking for and that was for myself an "exciting riding experience" and for my partner a pleasurable wellness. And what we got was an incredibly romantic setting in Ireland with excellent horses and guides (both lessons and trail rides). The whole setting was perfect and, to top it off, we got a gorgeous, sunny summer week in Ireland without a drop of rain. We had no worries, gave everything out of our hands (including the extension of our riding trip with a rental car). Everything was tip-top, like Swiss clockwork!
Johan & Christa
We were looking to go on a horse riding holiday (3 experienced riders) and Outside the Corral helped us pick the Tuli Safari in Botswana - it was an amazing, unique experience! Great sightings, very knowledgeable guides, good horses that were very well looked after, incredible camps, and not to forget the great service and food. Outside the Corral gave us a detailed itinerary with packing tips and for whatever questions we had left, they would reply immediately. If you’re looking for an incredible travel experience, I would 100% recommend booking with Outside the Corral!
Rhé Slootmaekers

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