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


From € 1.240

Ideal length

6 days, 7 nights


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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 had an absolutely incredible time with my daughter at Castle Leslie in Ireland. The accommodations were stunning, and we were treated to excellent guidance and fantastic horses. Whether you're a seasoned rider or someone with little jumping experience, the cross-country riding at Castle Leslie is an exhilarating experience. Thank you to Laure-Anne and Outside the Corral for the great guidance and personal approach!
Inge Meijers
Fantastic follow-up and service to find the perfect holiday! Fast, to the point, friendly and everything was top notch! I had a fantastic trip that I will never forget!
I had the most extraordinary horseback riding holiday that truly exceeded all expectations. The route from Petra to the Wadi Rum Desert bestowed breathtaking scenery and an unparalleled sense of freedom through vast desert landscapes. In short, how glad I am that I read an article in the Feeling about Outside The Corral, then started following Laure-Anne's wonderful Instagram page, scheduled a virtual coffee and finally booked this trip which, in my opinion, has to be one of the best in the world! Laure-Anne put a big bow on this trip, she is incredibly responsive, very enthusiastically helped me along with all my questions big or small and provided me with several addresses where in could go to "break in" in preparation. Her whole guidance just made the experience even more magical. And I am left with the question whether I will book one or two riding vacations with her next time!
Julie Van der Heyden
Laure-Anne made sure I had the trip of my life. I received quick answers to all the questions I had beforehand, and noticed that she really thought along with us and lived with us towards our departure. During our trip, everything was arranged down to the last detail. I am already dreaming of a new horseback riding trip via Outside the Corral!
Céline Woltman

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