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

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5 Day Wine Tour and Horse Riding Holiday in Spoleto, Italy

September 19-23, 2020 | May 15-19, 2021, 2020–2021
    from US$1,471
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    Instructors (4)

    Clare Pedrick

    Andrea Bevilacqua

    Agostino Bevilacqua

    Valentina Bevilacqua

    Reviews (4)

    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.

    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!

    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)