Horseback riding in Italy. Italy: In the country of culture, friendliness and gastronomy, enjoy the atmosphere and landscapes of Italy on horseback. Few of the equestrian professionals in Italy, offer itinerant Inn to Inn horse riding trips, rather stationary equestrian holidays with return every evening to the same accommodation. Our passion for traveling on horseback, has led us to find and offer you the most beautiful horse riding trips in Italy. Friendliness, scenic beauty, comfort, culture and gastronomy, are the strengths of our horseback trips in Italy !
We have selected the most beautiful horseback riding tours in Italy, and the best horse travel professionals: in Tuscany and in Sicily the two regions of Italy we fell in love with ! Two contrasting regions, to discover Italy on horseback with two passionate and charming Italian guides ! The Sicilian guide speaks fluent English, the Tuscan guide speaks some English but you will appreciate the charm of the expressive Italian communication !
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Italy has a lot to offer. Its dreamy light and sumptuous landscapes seem made for romanticism, and its three millennia of history, culture and cuisine particularly appeal to riders. The landscapes in Italy are very varied. More than three quarters of the countryside in Italy is hilly or mountainous, which makes Italy a privileged country for the practice of horse trekking. There are 20 national parks and 130 regional parks in Italy, where you can enjoy a protected environment. there are large areas of completely unspoiled country that you can ride in.
Italy is known for its art, its historical sites, its wines, and its gastronomy. Each region has something different to offer to the rider. Tuscany is famous for its Maremma horses. In Siena, a great medieval spectacle and festival with its famous horse race around the square, the Palio. Everywhere you ride on horseback in Italy, there are ruined castles and fortresses, and deserted hamlets to ride through. Riding through this wonderful diverse countryside is a great experience.
When you've spent a day on horseback, you can be assured of Italian hospitality. Italians are warm and welcoming people who love to share the pleasures of life: a comforting meal or a glass of wine. Italian cuisine is always traditional, using the freshest ingredients, so you will be assured of fine cuisine throughout your horseback journey.
WHEN TO GO HORSE RIDING IN ITALY:
Italy has two types of climates: the continental climate inland, with hotter summers and colder winters, and the Mediterranean climate on the coasts with more temperate temperatures. The climate in Italy is rather favorable throughout the year because of the length of the coasts, and thanks to the regulation by the sea and the Alps which offer a barrier against the cold.
In Tuscany: The months of March, April and May are characterized by a variable weather with very mild temperatures, even above 20 ° C, and brief periods of cold. The days are getting longer and warmer hours of the day are ideal to spend on horseback. The summer is usually characterized by prolonged periods of atmospheric stability with temperatures that can reach, especially in the month of August, 40 C°. It is not unusual in the month of June to have some rainstorm while in July temperatures are higher and rainfall is rare. Usually in the month of September the weather is still stable and pleasant temperatures with highs up to 25 C°. Also in October, not infrequently, gives a mild weather.
In Sicily: March and April can be the most rainy months, but the chill has begun to disappear during the day and there are many brighter, sunshiny days. May and June see the beginning of really warm weather. July and August are the truly hot months, with regular heat-waves, hardly any rain to speak of, and only occasional cooling breezes. September and October see the return of the occasional rain-storm, more regular breezes (good for riding), warm sunny days, and high sea-temperatures.