I spent the month of October at il Paretaio, a fantastic Tuscany B&B replete with horses. i was able to visit the following nearby cities and towns using public transportation: Florence, Siena, Colle Val D'elsa, Tavernelle Val D'Pesa, Certaldo,, Poggibonsi, Volterra, San Gigmignano, San Casciano and Montereggioni. There is a fashion outlet in nearby Barberino with designer samples at 40%off. I bought a gorgeous coat! The incredible views inspired me to paint some landscapes in watercolor. My cousin and her husband joined me for one week, and they loved the place, especially the family style meals during which they met people from all aver Europe, and even two women from the county next to theirs in Pa. The staff is very friendly and I, as a return visitor feel as though I am among family. The staff bends over backwards to accommodate any requests and to iron out any diiffculties. I, as a rider, am in heaven riding wonderful Lusitano horses twice a day in very professional lessons. I have already reserved for May.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IL PARETAIO is a classical riding centre situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and woods. Its central location, in the Chianti area, makes it a good base for touring the area without changing accomodation (Florence and Siena are just 30 min. by car; San Gimignano only 20 mins). We offer riding programmes for all levels of riders from beginners to advanced or hacking out in the wonderful tuscan countryside. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Il Paretaio Italy/Barberino Val D'Elsa, Tuscany