We offer half and full-day rides in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy: Maremma Tuscany. Grandfather Paradisi was one of the first hotel owners in Italy to offer trail rides on horseback. Forty years later, the Paradisi family is still running the Prategiano hotel and stables. Our horse riding center and the hotel are located in the sparsely populated hills between Siena and the coast.
You can rest assured that our Maremma horses are surefooted and reliable. We have young and energetic horses, as well as very easy and experienced horses. Our guides will find the right “partner” for you.
Beginner riders can find their balance in the saddle through lessons in the ring. The goal of these lessons is to help you understand the basics of trail riding and to have fun. As soon as you feel confortable with your horse, you may participate in the easy trail rides.
If you are an experienced rider you may book half-day (about 2,5 hours in the saddle) or full-day trail rides (about 5 hours in the saddle). These decisions may be made on a daily basis. During the rides you will see beautiful nature, ride through medieval villages, cross rivers, and learn the secrets of the Tuscan landscape. You will also enjoy great picnic lunches with international company. Mountain bikers and walkers often join our group of horseback riders for these special lunches. The region is ideal also for walking holidays in Tuscany, cycling and mountain biking. So don't be afraid to bring your non-riding friends and partners! At our agriturismo they will find lots of other possibilities for fun and active holidays. Horse riding in Tuscany is an unique experience, but a horse holiday in this part of Italy offers you also the opportunity to combine your hobby with great sightseeing tours and days at some of the most beautiful beaches of Tuscany.
Prategiano is an ideal starting point to get to know the stunning area between Massa Marittima, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano, Grosseto and the coast. Nearby there are several nature reserves, hot springs and many beaches. Together, these highlights contribute to the beauty of this wild land. Here, one can feel a rich cultural landscape centered in nature, yet within easy driving distance of some of the most famous art cities of Italy. Your activity holidays here will certainly be a delightful and unforgettable experience. The Maremma Tuscany will remain in your heart and will fuel the yearning to revisit this remote region of Italy.