Chianti Castles and Wine Tasting - Italy

Chianti Castles and Wine Tasting

5 star rating   25 September 2022

Caroline (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Fabulous holiday | Riding was excellent, well cared for, fit, and well behaved horses.
One thing we would say is that participants need to be riding fit as some of the rides are long and terrain can sometimes be challenging.

The Riding

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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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Accommodation was traditional Italian farmhouse, very comfortable, clean and well equipped.
Excellent high quality, home cooked traditional Italian food. Very varied and tasty menu accompanied by endless carafes of local organic wine.

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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Very comprehensive pre holiday info. Particularly liked the wallet and detailed itinerary provided.

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

My friend Mel handled the booking and payment side but as far as can gather she was pleased with the level of service received.

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My friend Mel and I recently returned from Chianti and Castles riding holiday in Tuscany.
The accommodation was a traditional rustic farmhouse, beautiful and very comfortable. The food was varied and very tasty traditional Italian dishes served with copious amounts of local organic wine.
Our hosts were extremely attentive and very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble.
The horses were fit, well behaved and very well cared for and Donatella matched each to its rider perfectly.
The local scenery is stunning and very varied. Riders need to be riding fit to fully enjoy the experience as some of the rides are long and terrain can be challenging. We were treated to stunning views, extensive local history, numerous wine tastings and fabulous picnic lunches.
We enjoyed this holiday immensely and would wholeheartedly recommend it as it exceeded our expectations.
Caroline and Mel
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you very much for your feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday in Italy.]