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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Il Paretaio! The moment I set my eyes and feet in this beautiful place I knew it was really special...I have been coming to Il Paretaio since 2015...the beautiful setting and the views create a "stage" where all the magic
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Love it! I was given a gentle Spanish breed mare to ride and was taught how to do it. Pleasant ride and I chose the American saddle which I’ve a handle in front to have a grip on. Picturesque countryside in glorious Tuscany last summer in July 2018, it was a wonderful guided
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I have been to Il Paretaio five times no, and every time has been just fantastic. It is like coming home. The atmosphere is very relaxing and cosy, it is like being part of a big family. The riding lessons are on a high level, and all the teachers are very skilled. All the
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We spent some wonderful days in Paretaio. I took riding lessons and my husband had a cooking course. There are many horses and the quality is high. Teaching is very sensitive and caring; they want that you feel yourself safe and in the same time they respect very much horses.
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Fabulously situated, lovely horses and owners! Katharine was a great instructor and made every session so enjoyable. Rode a variety of different horses, learned so much from each of them. Food was great, pasta making session was very entertaining. All my numerous email
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"Rooms each have their own character, choose depending on whether you are a family or a single person as some rooms are meant for a family."
"Some rooms are close to dining area, so if you are a late sleeper go for the small room outside, the tower or downstairs."
"I love all the rooms - Each one has a particular character"
"The rooms are nice, but the beds are awful! the mattresses are old, thin, uncomfortable and the springs are bent."
"Ask for first or second floor. Rooms off reception are noisy with people outside of your room."
ItalyTuscanyProvince of FlorenceBarberino Val d'Elsa
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