La Somma is one of the best-run riding establishments in central Italy providing horse riding holidays, including trekking, dressage, show jumping, and ponies.

Horse Riding Holidays (3)

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Instructors (4)

Clare Pedrick

Andrea Bevilacqua

Agostino Bevilacqua

Valentina Bevilacqua

Reviews (8)

Siobhan Maingay

from Great Britain, July 2024

Amazing location, so peaceful. Lovely lovely people running La Somma. Very well behaved horses (but still energetic and agile!). Good food. Swimming pool very welcome on hot days. And all very well organised .

Thankyou so much in particular to Clare, Agostino and Valentina xx

Erin Kennaly

from United States, September 2022

"Perfect hidden jem"

The entire place was incredible. The horses, food, and people were amazing. We felt very safe on the horses and they seemed very well taken care of. The food was incredible and the little restaurant that we ate at was great! Hope to go back some day.

Sławek Żak

from Switzerland, April 2022

"A true joy in the mountains"

I went for this holiday with my 7yo daughter. We were both delighted by the location and scenery of the place. The riding activities were as great as the outdoors. Valentina paid a lot of attention to my daughter. We had more than enough opportunities to exercise and ask questions. We changed horses quite a bit. The accommodation was just right. It had kitchen that we could use for meals. The doors went out directly to the pool (too cold to use at this time of year, but still).

As part of the package we dined in a restaurant nearby. Great cuisine and fantastic service with it.

It's great to have a rental car in the area to go to Spoleto, otherwise not much to do around.

Highly recommended!!

Robin Smith

from Great Britain, September 2020


Everything was perfect, location, quality of horses, ride routes, animal welfare, meals were fabulous and in line with rustic Italy.

Clare and Agostino were brilliant, more so with me being a novice, very very very pleased with the entire package.

Really did not want to leave, so much so, that we agreed an extra night and ride out which Clare and Agostino arranged, and Lorenzo guided us with the help of Sara at short notice. It was a fantastic ride to finish on, Grazie mille.

Special mention to Valentina for her tireless willingness to make our stay superb.

We really loved it and will be back again.

Thank you all so much

Will(Robin) Smith

Katy Kenyon

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Incredible horses and trails in stunning countryside "

This relaxed family business runs smoothly and without hitches. Everyone was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We felt very welcome from the moment we were collected from the train station.

The stables and accommodation are set in the most gorgeous of settings with wonderful views. The swimming pool is a great size - perfect for an after ride swim.

I had two jump lessons which I really enjoyed and which filled me with confidence.

The horses are kind natured, fit and responsive - two of the best I’ve ridden in a long time.

The trails were varied and interesting, extremely enjoyable.

The food was home grown/reared - very tasty, especially the pasta! It was perfect!

Adria Meserve

from Great Britain, August 2019

"Riding in the hills in Umbria"

The location, staff and horses were all fantastic. The mix of high meadows, woods and villages was beautiful and made the hacking varied and fun.

The evening hack up the hills for dinner and the return in the dark was really special and memorable. It was also fantastic to be able to hack but also have instruction in the school, including jumping. The instructors were very communicative and positive - they encouraged everyone regardless of ability.

Katie Jeeves

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Amazing Jumping, Trekking and Food!"

My entire experience at La Somma was excellent. It started with being in contact with Clare, who was always swift with her email replies and helped to clear any concerns I had in visiting as a lone traveler. On arrival I was met by Valentina who is very welcoming and friendly and ensured I was happy throughout my stay, nothing was too much to ask. She introduced me to the family, who are all super lovely and made me feel like one of them.

I came specifically to jump. I couldn't ask for better horses to ride, who were forward going and honest when I (often) made mistakes. Andrea, my instructor was encouraging and constructive, and was thoughtful in the exercises he set up to help me improve my seat, and challenge me appropriately. Thanks Andrea - what a star! I also managed a full day trek, lunch in the mountains and scenery that was beautiful.

The food was delicious - pretty much everything homemade, home bred, home grown. Clara works miracles in the kitchen! I definitely did not go hungry.

Thank you to everyone at La Somma for having me, I will definitely be returning one day! (I'm from the UK, not the US as suggested above)

Louise Kofoed

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Amazing !!!! "

I can't recommend this place enough !

Authentic food, scenery and people. You really get a unique experience like no other. The horses were so well trained, and there was plenty of room for riders of all levels. The instructors really made sure that everyone got the most out of the trips. The horses were so well matched to our individual level and had a great temperament.

The food is unreal, and I've never had better Italian than this - everything is locally produced and most from their own farm. We sat down with the family who runs the place, and despite language barriers, they still managed to make us feel very welcome and well taken care off.

The trail riding was completely different from anything I've tried before, and just an amazing experience. Thanks for an incredible stay, I will be back!