HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE IN TUSCANY
INDICATIVE ITINERARY *
Sunday: Meeting in Tuscany at the lodging at Castel Sereno. Aperitif, briefing, dinner and night at the B&B Castel Sereno.
Monday: SORANO- CHATEAU DE PROCENO. After breakfast, you will ride along the river « Lente » to discover the Middle Age castle «Caste Ottieri» named from à very known old familly of this historical country. Wonderful spot for à stop to appreciate an unforgetable lunch. The afternoon, you will ride through awesome hills and forests, you will enjoy the peacefull mood of the lanscape to the Casel Proceno, where you will stay for the night.
Tuesday: PROCENO – SELVA DEL LAMONE. After breakfast, you will cross the “Stidolone” river heading to Vitozza, through the Montorio’s property (Mussolini’s nephew). Lunch break at the village. Time to discover all the treasures of Vitozza: old Etruscan necropol, roman church, middle age fortress, but also 200 caves inhabitated untill 19th century. The afternoon, you will ride through the misterious and fascinating “Lamone” forest to your next lodging at the”Mezzano” resort. Night in B&B by the lake, near the pretty little village of Farnese.
Wednesday: SELVA DEL LAMONE - VULCI. After the discovery and visit of the Castro Estruscan-Roman ruins, you will appreciate a good lunch. The afternoon, you will follow the old Castro’s Etruscan way to Vulci, a typical Tuscany village. Then, you will step on the “outlaw way” like did Tibursi, a famous 19th century bandit. After crossing the Prince Torlonia’s property with its old Roman bridge “ponte diavolo” (devil bridge), you will reach the “Vulci’s Park”, an important Etruscan archeologic area. Dinner an night at the hotel “Cascine”.
Thursday: Visit of Vulci’s Park. Departure horseback riding to visit the archeologic park where you will discover the Etruscan tombs and a lot of other interesting wonders. First class lunch in the park’s restaurant. Free afternoon. Several activities are at your disposal: visit the Etruscan Museum, spend good time in the park, or just rest in this peacefull area.
Friday: VULCI – SELVA DEL LAMONE. You will ride along Fiora’s river until Romitori, old place where monks used to pray. Mystic mood for lunch. In the afternoon, you will discover different landscapes: fields, hills, little trails ... to reach “Farniese” village where used to live the Duque Bonaparte, Napoleon’s brother. After Selva del Lamone, you will have dinner and sleep in Frà Viaco’s guesthouse.
Saturday: SELVA DEL LAMONE – SORANO. You will ride through the Mezzano’s property, and reach Vitozza where a succulent lunch will be waiting for you. The afternoon, ride along the “Lente” river, you will admirate the “Città del Tufo” famous archeological park. Going through Sorano, you will reach your destination at Caggio’s farm. After taking care of the horses, your companions during this wonderfull week, you will return to your first night accommodation.
Sunday: After the breakfast, transfert to airport or train station.
* Indicative itinerary: can be changed if necessary.