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Il Cornacchino

Il Cornacchino is a little farm surrounded by woods and meadows in Italy, offering exciting horse riding holiday packages.

Instructors 8

Benedetta

An environmental equestrian guide, Benedetta has worked many seasons as an operator in WWF summer camps at Cornacchino, becoming in 2007 "horse woman" for those camps. From 2007, she works full-time at the Cornacchino as a guide. She has become mother in December 2008 and works with Il Cornacchino now part-time. She speaks Italian, English, and Spanish.

Doris

Doris has worked with Il Cornacchino on and off since 1991. An environmental equestrian guide and FITEEC-ANTE, Brain Gym, and Cavalgiocare operator, she is involved with lessons, with activities involving both Italian and German speaking children and trail rides. She speaks German, Italian, and English.

Elisa

Elisa is one of the guides at Il Cornacchino.

Flavia

Flavia is an equestrian guide graduated in "tutela e benessera animale" (safeguard and animal wellbeing). After being a guest for many years (her first time at Cornacchino was in 2007), she now works as a guide and helps Giulio and Alessio with the trails.

Rico

Rico learned horsemanship with Il Cornacchino in 1988, but then dedicated himself to painting and sculpture productions. In 2003, he decided to work again with Il Cornacchino and now accompanies excursions and treks. He speaks Italian, German, and English.

Vittoria

Vittoria is an environmental guide. She has been following her great passion for horses and after several years of jumping, she has come to Cornacchino and now works there as a guide. She speaks Italian, English, and Spanish.

Fabio Tascone

Fabio has been working with horses and equestrian vacations since 1980. He speaks Italian and English. He is a certified FITEEC-ANTE guide, environmental equestrian, DWA, and farrier. He provides oversees horse care, lessons, training, horse-shoeing, promotion, and general management of the establishment.

Giulio Costi

Giulio has been working with horses since 1986. He speaks Italian and English. He is a certified FITEEC-ANTE guide and an environmental equestrian. He works with the horses with trekking excursions and helps to manage the establishment.

Testimonials 3

Florian G.

TripAdvisor website

Our family had a fantastic time at this horse riding ranch. Initially only my wife and my daughter wanted to ride, but finally we found us all on horses having a lot of fun and unforgettable impressions.

a traveler

TripAdvisor website

If you are looking for a place where you can stay in peace with yourself, meet with other guests, dogs, cats, donkeys and horses when you wish to (you don't have to), than your are at paradise in Cornacchino. You don't have to be a food lover, but I guess latest at the end of your stay you will be enthousiastic about the delicious italian food.

Christine D.

TripAdvisor website

We have just arrived home from Il Cornicchino and it was amazing. Completely professionally run. The horses were amazing, loved, cared for and in great condition. They were a credit to the Il Cornicchino team as they were very well trained for the work they do and were a delight to be around and were very responsive and excellent to ride as well as being good company for the rider. The horses live as a herd in a natural environment and in consequence they do have some of their own rules about order and it is, I believe, polite to respect some of the horses wishes in relation to order etc. I do not condone bad behaviour to other horses whilst being ridden. If you can read their situation it makes for a better understanding all round. This is hilly country and so the riding is not fast but the scenery is brilliant and you wouldn't want to miss it. There are trots and canters everyday. Depending on the trail you choose it will go around vineyards, through woods, up and down mountains, across rivers, sometimes swimming with the horses. It is a great experience. The accommodation is very good with comfortable beds and gloriously crisp clean sheets. Check as to shared bathrooms, some rooms share and therefore this is worth checking before you book. The food here is first class regional fare. It is very tasty and wholesome and produced in a very Italian way. One of Italy's top cookbook writers used to run the kitchen here and the quality is very high. Julio the guide we had was brilliant as was our support team for the trail, which was Alessio and Flavia. They know the way, although routes are not used to frequently, and the food and places to stay are brilliant well thought out. Be prepared to walk down long steep hills. This is more comfortable for the horses and reduces any damage to their backs with the hair being pushed up the wrong way.

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