Country House in the heart of Chianti
An evocative place to stay in the heart of Chianti – An international equestrian center specialized in classic riding. Places selected by the most accredited travel guides in the world (Fodor’s, Karen Brown, Guide de Charme, Touring Club, Gambero Rosso, Duncan Petersen, Guide de Routard and others)
The Paretaio is open to horse riding enthusiasts, both those who want to stay for a nice holiday in Tuscany or simply visit Florence and Siena (just half an hour away). – 8 Rooms with bathroom in the charming farmhouse – 2 Apartments – Swimming pool – Traditional Tuscan cuisine Horseback riding – Riding lessons for beginners and experts – classic riding lessons / dressage – walks in the countryside with guide – qualified instructors (BHS – FISE – GEA) – 30 horses very reliable and professionally trained.
Our guests are accommodated in the heart of Chianti in a 19th century farmhouse with terracotta floors, wooden beams and usual Tuscan furniture. We have 8 rooms with bathroom furnished with simplicity and good taste. The highest room (La Piccionaia) with its 6 windows at 270 degrees on the surrounding hills, is always the most requested. The quiet and relaxing pool offers a splendid view of the Tuscan hills.
We have a small and delightful apartment; The Mangiatoie (about 45 square meters) It is located inside the farmhouse and can accommodate from 2 to 4 people. It consists of a living room with a double sofa bed and a double room with bathroom.
Forget about the diet! Our dinner includes four dishes, and a good Chianti wine is always at your disposal (and included in the price!). The cuisine is typical of Tuscany and the used products are fresh and genuine: we use the olive oil that we produce on the farm. We can prepare vegetarian dishes on request! The Paretaio is also an international equestrian center. At the same table you will meet knights and non-riders from all over the world. You will certainly have the opportunity to make new friends or meet old friends if you are or you will be one of our regular customers.
More than 30 different types of croutons, pizzas, focaccias and pasta of all kinds: particularly good lasagna (also in the vegetarian version) and tortelloni alla Maremmana. Pork, beef, wild boar, chicken cooked in every way and always accompanied by a different choice of vegetables. Tiramisu, panna cotta, grandmother’s cake, homemade cantucci are our special desserts. Our recipe of the month Tuscan Crostino with Pecorino and Honey Finely sliced Tuscan Pecorino. Put the slices on the good Tuscan bread (not salted) and add on top the Pecorino, a little honey and some crushed walnut kernels. Keep in the oven for a few minutes.
A qualified and friendly team will welcome you to our equestrian center in Tuscany. Carla and Katiuscia will organize everything you need and will be your main contacts from the time of booking until you leave our facility. Miriam, Jenny, Stefano, Camilla, Rebecca (our equestrian guide), Alex and Dany will collaborate with Cristina and Gianni in all equestrian activities. Rosetta, Gabriella and Kumar will serve your delicious dinners. Elide will take care of the garden and the shopping. Ivan, for who knows him, is always our crazy and funny joker. You would have the opportunity to get to know each one of us better during your stay at the Paretaio.
The Paretium is the ideal place for animal lovers. If you have a dog will be welcome in our farm. In addition to the 30 horses (Lusitani, Angloarabi, Arabi, Maremmani) we have the cutest dog you have ever known: Wilcock. Rest assured that he will observe all your lessons in the riding school !!! It is even capable of making the passage !!! We also have eight cats. Pay particular attention to Silvestrina, the biggest, always ready to sneak into your room if you give her an extra caress !! We are also looking for a wife for our Wilcock so if your dog is a large breed you never know.
Our guests, as well as knights often come from different nationalities and eating all at the same table is not difficult to know each other and develop new friendships. Among our dearest friends and frequent visitors we also have the actors Claudio Bisio and Gigio Alberti and the author Mogol. Claudio Bisio in particular is so in love with the place and the horses that he bought a farmhouse near us and he got married right here with us. Also other actors of the Mediterranean group and the director Gabriele Salvatores were our welcome guests.