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Reviewed 16 June 2014

After a very extensive review of horseback riding options in central Italy, my wife and I elected to book into Castello di Santa Cristina for 4 days of riding. What a great choice! Located on the incredibly scenic border of Tuscany, the grounds were spectacular (yes, there actually is a castle there) and the riding absolutely top notch! Tryfon, the...

Thank Norm_and_Ali
New York, NY
Reviewed 18 March 2014

My best friend and I drove down from Geneva for a weekend (next time I think we would fly). Antonio, who owns the castle and all the land was a our personal tour guide for the weekend. His horses are gorgeous and he truly cares about them and their well being. He has lived there his whole life and proved...

1Thank blumre
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We just came back from a week here. The surroundings are lovely, the pool is clean but a bit too chilly for children. Our bed was pretty uncomfy and rickety.The place was fairly dirty. The cottage was self catering but with no spare work surface or sharp knives this was a bit of a joke... I found this very hard...

1Thank emmrussell
Antonello M, Owner at Castello di Santa Cristina, responded to this review

Thank you for your good comments about our staff & our horses. About your cottage, we are sorry for the absensce of sharp knives & the fact it wasn't clean enough for your standards. Maybe the fact that we checked you in with the cleaning still going on for not making you wait, it didn't help our staff finish properly....

Aurora, Canada
Reviewed 17 October 2013

As a celebration of our 50th birthdays, my friend and I decided to go on a vacation together. We began searching for horseriding vacations and Castello di Santa Cristina was our choice and what an amazing visit we had. My friend is far more experienced in the ways of horses but Kailie (our kiwi guide) made sure that we both...

1Thank Judy6119
Reviewed 25 August 2013

I have just returned for what I can only describe as a very special time at Castello Di Santa Cristina. The horses are beautiful, well trained and properly cared for. The hacks through the countryside are just stunning. My daughter was keen to help out with the horses which was not a problem and this really made the whole experience...

Thank LisaKatrina
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 August 2013

My daughter and I recently stayed at Castello di Santa Cristina and had a wonderful time! (Our only regret is that we could not have stayed longer!) We took a train from Florence and felt like we were entering a fairy tale when we entered the property. We both always have high expectations and they were all exceeded by this...

Thank Kay B
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 1 July 2013

We came from Rome for the weekend and found this to be perfect for a couples break. Arriving late on Friday night we took advantage of a good homemade meal with lots of wine and friendly service before going to sleep in the peaceful and comfortable room. In the morning we had a good breakfast within the little castle then...

2Thank Mr M
San Clemente, California
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Just spent a week at Castello di Santa Cristina and loved every moment. It’s deep in the Italian countryside and breathtakingly beautiful. We had just spent four days in very busy Rome, so Santa Cristina’s relaxing atmosphere was most welcome. We met up with some friends from the States along with our 20-year old son who had just finished his...

1Thank Leslie A
Sunderland, Ontario Canada
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Whether you are looking for a place to relax, hike, mountain bike or horseback ride, this is the place to be. This working farm is situated on approximately 250 beautiful acres and there is a well preserved castle that has been in Antonello's family (the owner) since the 1700s. A tour of the castle is part of the stay and...

Thank teralou
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 5 November 2012

We were a group of family and friends and stayed here for 5 nights. The surroundings and property are very beautiful. We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere and the horseback riding. But when it comes to the food, the wine and the coffee, that was terrible! The price was also way to high regarding the lack of quality. It is very...

1Thank Milla007

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Located at the borders of Lazio, Umbria & Tuscany, one and a half hours from Rome, half way between Orvieto and Siena, the breathtakingly splendid 17th century castle, Castello di Santa Cristina, (complete with fairytale turret) has been the property of the noble Caterini family for generations. Over the past ten years, the castle' s nearby 18th Century ivy-covered farmhouse and out-buildings have been carefully restored to retain their authenticity and separated into 8 self-catering cottages and 14 bedrooms with Bed & Breakfast for guests, furnished with original pieces, can offer you unique country holidays. A perfect location if you are looking at farmhouse holidays where you can explore the various neighboring historic towns including Orvieto, Sorano, Acquapendente and Grotte Di Castro. We offer sensational Tuscan cuisine, fantastic cooking courses and unique weddings in the castle grounds. The Castello di Santa Cristina is also an ideal place for a horse riding holiday. On our exciting trail excursions, we travel as far as Proceno, Lake Bolsena and to the beautiful nature reserve Selva Del Lamone. Riding lessons are something you should not miss when on a holiday with children. Always on the spot you find our swimming pool, the tennis court, a mini football pitch & the possibility to rent bikes. ... more   less 

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Address: Localita Santa Cristina, 01025 Grotte di Castro, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Province of Viterbo > Grotte di Castro
Price Range: $99 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“If you are looking for great riding experience be sure to book this property.”
SandiK_11, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“The cottage was awesome”
ninasl, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room at the cottage near the small pool. There are also rooms at the main building but we never had a look at them.”
pims2007, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Not sure there are any 'bad' rooms. Specify self catering if wishing to cook yourself!”
kiwinflight, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“I only saw the apartment we stayed in so can't comment about the rest but would guess that its all to the same standard”
464elissab, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
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