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Horseback Riding Holiday in Italy

Welcome to the La Dolce Vita horseback holiday in the Sicilian picturesque countryside. Journey into the essence of Sicilian elegance: A Horseback riding retreat through ancient trails. Traverse the untouched beauty of historic Sicily astride your trusty companions, immersed in a tapestry of nature, rich culture, and timeless traditions. Be enchanted by the art of simple yet expertly crafted genuine cuisine, a tantalizing La Dolce Vita experience.

Horses:

tbc

Tack:

English

Highlights

  • 5 days of horseback activities
  • Horse and harness
  • Guides and support staff
  • 6 nights accommodation at the horse ranch
  • Lunches, dinners, and breakfasts for the entire duration of the stay
  • Transfers from/to Palermo airport

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: 4-8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (US$ 218 per person)
Airport transfer included: Falcone–Borsellino Airport (Punta Raisi Airport)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen

You will stay at a beautiful horse ranch near Palazzo Adrano.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from Palermo to the enchanting horse ranch (2 hours). Upon arrival, relish a delightful aperitif – in Sicily, any excuse is perfect for indulging in local delicacies! Settle into your cozy room and acquaint yourself with the farm and its magnificent horses. Enjoy a leisurely lunch followed by an exciting test ride along scenic Sicilian country roads. Savor a home-cooked dinner and unwind with an overnight stay on the charming farm.

Day 2

Awaken to the countryside charm and share a hearty breakfast together. Prepare for an exhilarating 3-hour horseback ride, returning to the farm for a delectable lunch. Embrace relaxation as you please – here, time is on your side! Later in the afternoon, venture to Palazzo Adriano, a picturesque village near the farm, for a delightful cooking lesson with a local pastry chef. Conclude the day with a cozy dinner and another restful night at the farm.

Day 3

Today, immerse yourself in the natural reserves of the Sicani Mountains. Begin with a satisfying breakfast before heading out for a mountainous lunch, enjoying a hearty picnic surrounded by nature's embrace. Return to the farm in the afternoon to pamper and feed the horses, followed by a serene evening and a comforting home-cooked dinner under the stars.

Day 4

Embark on an approximately 3-hour excursion to Monte Hippana, once a crucial trading center between Palermo and Agrigento. Lunch amidst scenic surroundings sets the stage for an afternoon exploration of Prizzi's ancient and contemporary history. Indulge in an intimate aperitif at the Totó cellar, concluding the day with a delightful home-cooked dinner and another peaceful night at the farm.

Day 5

Start the day with breakfast and a final breathtaking horse trek, indulging in a mountain picnic. Visit Quisquina, renowned for the captivating story of Santa Rosalia, exploring her ancient hermitage and the evocative Andromeda Theatre. Gather for a heartwarming dinner, cherishing moments together before the next day's departure.

Day 6

At 10 a.m., transfer to Palermo, check-in, and a brief walking tour of the vibrant city. Enjoy lunch amidst the city's rich ambiance, followed by leisure time. Later, relish an aperitivo either on a boat or on land, then savor a delightful dinner at one of the city's top restaurants, ending with a cocktail. Retreat for a night's stay in a historic palazzo in the city center.

Day 7

Enjoy a final breakfast before your transfer to Palermo Airport, bidding farewell to the enchanting beauty of Sicily.

Location

As esteemed guests of the horse ranch nestled amidst the Sicani Mountains, embrace the serenity of riding through majestic mountains, verdant hills, and the serenade of natural springs and babbling streams. Here, tranquility and harmony await, inviting you to become not just visitors, but cherished members of the farm family. Revel in the warmth of genuine hospitality, savoring exquisite local and seasonal fare, complemented by the finest wines.

Embark on a captivating journey astride the locally bred and trained horses and ponies, venturing through Sicily's most enchanting landscapes. Explore the hidden treasures of this captivating land, from lush natural wonders to the cobblestone alleys of ancient villages. Engage in cultural immersions, connecting with locals, and weaving tales that bring history to life.

As the grand crescendo of Sicilian indulgence, delve into the culinary and cultural magnificence of Palermo. Behold the opulence of the Florio Family and immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Sicily's capital city, a fitting conclusion to your unforgettable exploration of Sicilian cuisine and culture.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Transfers from/to Palermo airport
  • Guides and support staff
  • Horse and harness
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 days of horseback activities
  • Lunches, dinners, and breakfasts for the entire duration of the stay

What's not included

  • Flights to Sicily
  • Transportation from another airport

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport Airport transfer available: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (US$ 218 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Falcone–Borsellino Airport (Punta Raisi Airport) Airport transfer included: Falcone–Borsellino Airport (Punta Raisi Airport) No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
Early bird Discount
This listing has a early bird discount of 10% if you book 90 days before the selected arrival date.
7 days / 6 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Sunday September 15, 2024
(7 days / 6 nights)

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