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Az Agr Il Vecchio Maneggio

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Address: Loc. Sant'Andrea 22, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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+39 0577 950232
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“Il Vecchio Maneggio” - the only one in the area of San Gimignano – offers...

“Il Vecchio Maneggio” - the only one in the area of San Gimignano – offers its guests the exclusive and unique bonus of a great love for horses and a long breeding experience.Grandpa Mario, a former jockey at Il Palio – a famous and century-old traditional horse race that is held in Siena twice a year, Paolo and Simone, experienced riders, are available for teaching and leading their guests in wonderful short, medium, and long tours.At the farm there are 14 horses with different characteristics to fit the requirements of adults, children, beginners and experienced riders.

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We called and booked the horseback tour in the day. I am not sure if you can just stop by and hope for a spot. The instructor was friendly and attentive to our younger children... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We called and booked the horseback tour in the day. I am not sure if you can just stop by and hope for a spot. The instructor was friendly and attentive to our younger children who were riding for their fist time. It was a scenic route through the grape vines and back area. A great experience and highly recommended.... More 

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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We visited Il Vecchio Maneggio on May 25, 2016 as part of a bus tour to Tuscany. We immediately fell in love with the place – the vineyards, the farm, the winery, the gardens, the restaurant – it was all so very beautiful. We had lunch at the restaurant. We were a bit apprehensive since we are vegetarians. But the... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

My husband and I went on an hour-long horseback riding excursion at Il Vecchio Maneggio and greatly enjoyed it. Our guide was calm and friendly, and riding on horseback through the Tuscan countryside is an almost surreal experience. Beautiful!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

We attended a wine pairing lunch as part of our Walkabout Tour. The place is family run and everything is organic from the grapes, olives, honey, Florentine Cows, etc. We feasted on antipasti, fresh olive oil and honey, pasta, and wine. Truly "La Dolce Vita". Honey, olive oil and other items are available for purchase. Just minutes from San Gimignano,... More 

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Thank Anthony H
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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

The horses are so well kept, the scenery you ride through is fantastic Not sure if it was just our tour, but the ridding was meant to be 90 minutes, we were one hour, Our guide spent all her time texting on the phone, no conversation or information. The honey they produce is fantastic.

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Charlotte
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Reviewed 22 September 2014

Their horseback riding sounded wonderful, but turned into simply a walk through beautiful vineyards. Would have liked to explore more and have a faster pace. Our guide only spoke italian and was not very personable.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We ate on the terrace and the food was great too. A scenic spot for sure. Make reservations ahead of time.

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Highland, California
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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Eight of us reserved space for dinner at the Agriturismo Il Vecchio Maneggio for a Sunday night. We were told to be there no later that 7:45 so we could enjoy an "aperitivo" with the other guests who were also spending the night there. We were greeted by the Hostess of the facility, Tiziana who was the cook, the entertainment,... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Like much of Italy, this was just simple but quality entertainment. Place was near San Gimignano and people were very friendly offering a local wine afterwards.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We were staying at San Gimignano and wanted to do some horse riding . Our hotel recommended this farm to us. What a treat this was and really a high light of our stay in Tuscany . Such friendly people who welcome you into their farm and made you feel at home. We only had a hour ride through the... More 

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