Castellare di Tonda - Italy

Medieval Tuscany

5 star rating   11 June 2022

Steve (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Amazing holiday | I cannot praise the riding enough. I’ve never ridden such well trained horses, ever! They spook at nothing, not snakes, flapping sheets, fast cars or very steep inclines or drop offs.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
5 star rating
How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
5 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
5 star rating

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

For anyone going there I would strongly recommend they hire a car. The transfers are £240 per person so for two people that pays for a car for the week. It saves some quite long walks which in 36 degree heat wearing riding gear wouldn’t be much fun. There is no longer any shop on site to buy anything such as milk coffee etc so a car also allows you to travel to the nearest which is 5 miles away.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
4 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

You were perfect, would have been helpful of the resort to let you know there was no shop as it was day 3 before we had time to get to a shop. Ailsa, the guide was an absolute dream and made a good holiday perfect. Very helpful in any way she could. (ITS comment: We were sorry that you hadn't been informed and we have updated our information to say that there is no longer a shop onsite)

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

None, all good