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Fantastic Horse Riding Holiday in Italy

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Monterosato Country House is a century-old, beautifully renovated property resting on a hill-top with unobstructed panoramic views from all sides. It is surrounded by 25 hectares of land with olive trees, vineyard, and an equestrian center. The owners live in the villa and only host one guest party at a time with high standards of hospitality, privacy, quality of service, and accommodation in an elegant and sophisticated setting.

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 85 kilograms / 190 pounds
  • Horse height range: 160 - 178 centimeters / 15.5 - 17.5 hands
  • Tack type: English
  • Horse breed: Belgian Warmblood (BWP), Andalusian (PRE)

Meet the instructors

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  • 5 horse riding lessons
  • Flatwork and jumping classes
  • Visit to the equestrian center and interview with the instructor
  • Evening aperitif and welcome drink
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, German, Italian
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
Airport transfer available:
Ancona Falconara Airport (US$ 163 per person)
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Monterosato Country Club hosts a limited number of guests at a time to offer high standards of hospitality, privacy, quality of service, and accommodation in an elegant and sophisticated setting with unobstructed views from all sides of the property.

The location is secluded and very quiet, though restaurants, beaches, and nightlife are at a short driving distance. At Monterosato, you’ll enjoy luxury accommodation at the country house or at the equestrian center guest house in double rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

The bedrooms are very spacious and air-conditioned. The rooms also have sky windows, a walk-in closet, safe, desk, and a sitting area. The whole property has Wi-Fi coverage and features satellite television channels. The room services include daily maid housekeeping, towel change, and sunbed towels.

During this holiday, Monterosato Country Club offers fully air-conditioned accommodation in a 230 square meters (approximately 2,500 square feet) three bedrooms duplex apartment in the country house and a 140 square meters (approximately 1,500 square feet) two bedrooms guest house apartment.

Individual double bedroom suites are also available in the country house. Most rooms have a mansard ceiling with reduced clearance on a side, skylight windows, and floor-height windows with curtains, blinds, and mosquito nets.

The Guest House Apartment

The Guest House Apartment is located at the Monterosato Country Club Equestrian Center, a few hundred meters away from the Country House.

An open staircase leads to the Guest House's top floor. The 140 m2 apartment has 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. It hosts 6 guests, is fully airconditioned, has two balconies with panoramic views and ceiling skylights.

The kitchen is equipped with induction cooktops, an exhaust hood, refrigerator, freezer, electric oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker, and kitchenware.

Being the ceiling shaped by the roof slope, head clearance reduces sidewise where bathrooms and closets are located.

The master bedroom has a full-size bed, sitting area, balcony, walk-in closet, and en suite bathroom. The second bedroom is a family room with two queen-size beds and an en-suite bathroom. A cot can be added to either room.

Guests are welcome at the Equestrian Centre Club House and at the Country House swimming pool and outdoor facilities.

The property has indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi coverage and 24/7 security surveillance.


Day 1

  • Check-in from 2:00 p.m.
  • Visit to the equestrian center
  • Interview with the instructor
  • Select your horses
  • Welcome drinks

Days 2 - 3

  • Breakfast
  • Morning riding
  • Free time
  • Afternoon riding

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Morning riding
  • Check-out before 12:00 p.m.


Jochen Allard


Monterosato Country Club is located five kilometers from Fermo's town center and 12 kilometers from the sandy beaches of Porto San Giorgio. The local airport is Ancona Falconara (AOI). It is 68 kilometers or a 40-minute highway drive away.

Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) is 277 kilometers or a three-hour highway drive away. Monterosato Country Club can arrange airport pick-up, though they recommend renting a car at the airport to enjoy mobility and excursions in the area.


  • Fermo, 5 kilometers
  • 9 holes golf course, 10 kilometers
  • Porto San Giorgio beaches, 12 kilometers
  • 18 holes golf course, 45 kilometers



  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting


  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Patio


  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Mosquito net
  • Room cleaning

Things to do (optional)

The region has great art, architecture, and history and heritage ranging from the eleventh century, as well as deep cultural traditions. Renowned towns, landmarks, and villages offer great tourist destinations within a 10 to 45 minutes drive time from the property.

Fine arts and antique fairs, historic parades, theaters, and music events, as well as culinary festivals are frequent, especially in the summertime.

Local cuisine, wines, and olive oil are among the most valued in Italy. A great choice of restaurants, pubs, and live music venues is available within a five to 15 minutes drive time.

Fashion designers factory outlets such as Prada, Todd's, Paciotti, Nero Giardini, Lori Blu, and many others are within a 30 minutes drive.

Sandy beaches, yacht marina, clay tennis courts, and a nine holes golf course are 15 minutes away. An 18 holes golf course is 45 minutes away.

Rome is 250 kilometers away. If you plan to visit during your stay, there are convenient bus rides that will get you to the city center in about three and a half hours.

Here is a choice of things to do, visit, and experience during your stay at Monterosato Country House.


Ascoli Piceno

Ascoli Piceno is a beautiful medieval town among the most monumental of Italy. You should visit the historic center with many buildings and churches from the Middle Ages, the magnificent Piazza del Popolo overlooked by the Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo (XIII century), the Chiesa di San Francesco (XIII-XVI century), and the Loggia dei Mercanti. Do not miss a visit to the historic Caffè Meletti in the main square.


The historic town of Fermo is fascinating: it hides jewels of art and landscapes of great beauty. You should not miss the Palazzo dei Priori and the adjoining art gallery with a collection of paintings of the Venice and Marche schools; the Roman Cisterns, the Aquila Theater, the cathedral, the wonderful Piazza del Popolo, and the Archaeological Museum.

Massa Fermana

The Municipal Art Gallery of the Town Hall exhibits works of Vincenzo Pagani, the "Resurrection" by Giovanni Andrea De Magistris, and the polyptych by Carlo Crivelli, dated 1468 and displayed in the Chiesa di San Lorenzo e Silvestro in the town center.

Montefiore Dell'Aso

This is another beautiful medieval town to visit for the Polo Museale di San Francesco with the adjacent church with cloister and the Monasterio Francescano. Do not miss the Trittico by Carlo Crivelli and the Museo De Carolis.

Beaches and mountains

Nearby, there are some of the most popular beaches of Marche. Porto San Giorgio has a nice strip of sand, San Benedetto del Tronto a great waterfront, Porto Sant'Elpidio a pebble beach, Ponte Nina a rock beach. Pedaso is for relaxation seekers and Marina Palmense has free access.

If you are in for a hike, the Sibillini Mountains offer a variety of trails from Pievebovigliana, Fiastra, Montefortino, Montemonaco, Montegallo, reaching as far as Norcia.

Fashion outlets

The area is renowned for shoes and leather goods top brands. Visit "Il Castagno" Outlet Village and "Tod's" and "Hogan" in Casette d'Ete, “LoriBlu" in Sant'Elpidio a Mare, and "Cesare Paciotti" in Civitanova Marche.

Food specialties

Azienda Agricola "Bagalini" located in Contrada Abbadetta, Fermo offers a selection of products from the Marche Region. Azienda Agricola "Fontegranne" in Belmonte Piceno has a great choice of homemade cheeses. "Azienda Agricola Michele" of Montemonaco offers sweet and savory baked goods.

"Salumificio Mezzaluna" in Fermo produces the local sausages specialties “Ciauscolo” and “Fermanello”. The organic farm “Fattoria Biologica Scibe" of Grottazzolina offers quality meat.

Historical villages


Montemonaco is a lovely place in the heart of the Sibillini Mountains, where you can visit the ancient village and go for walks along picturesque mountain trails.


La Coma di Monte Rinaldo Cuma is one of the most evocative archaeological sites of Marche. Here, the architectural remains of an important Hellenistic shrine of late Republican age were discovered and are still being researched by scholars.


The castle of Moresco features a distinguished heptagonal tower. Moresco is listed in the “Borghi piu’ belli d’Italia” registry (Italy`s most beautiful villages). It stands on top of a hill, controlling the River Aso Valley; in the Middle Ages it was a stronghold of the town of Fermo in the war against Ascoli.

Its strategic position is still showing as it offers a spectacular view that stretches from Monte Conero, near Ancona, to the Gran Sasso, on the way to Rome.


High on the hill between the valleys of Menocchia creek and the Tesino River, Ripatransone is located in a beautiful panoramic position, deserving the title of "belvedere del Piceno".


This is a small town in the province of Fermo also listed in the “Borghi piu’ belli d’Italia” registry. Its name recalls a Servilius or gens Servilia is from a Roman settlement which stood four kilometers away, in a higher position than the current location.

Torre di Palme

The evocative center of Torre di Palme is a panoramic terrace on top of a dominant hill overlooking the coast and the Adriatic Sea. The village is part of the circle of Fermo castles referred as marine, middle, or mountain based on their location.



Visit the Antique Market and Crafts held every Thursday evening all summer. Other interesting antique markets take place in Ascoli Piceno and San Benedetto del Tronto.

Porto San Giorgio

Visit the street market on Thursdays (all year round) and Sunday (summer only) in front of the railway station and many streets across.


There is a great choice of local producers. Visit "Centanni" along the Aso Valley, "Di Ruscio" in Campofilone", "Fageto Earth" in Pedaso, "Maria Pia Castelli" in Monte Urano, "Dezi" in Servigliano, "Black Madonna" in Porto San Giorgio, and "Sgaly" in Ortezzano.

What's included

  • 5 riding classes
  • Flatwork and jumping classes
  • Italian, English, German, Dutch, and Flemish-speaking instructors
  • Professional tuition
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Local transportation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ancona Falconara Airport (AOI). Transfer from this airport is available at the extra cost of 150 EUR.

You could fly to Ancona Falconara Airport (AOI) from Rome (Alitalia), Munich (Lufthansa), or London (Ryan Air), and drive south on the A14 Autostrada Adriatica to Porto San Giorgio. On the other hand, if you choose to fly to Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCP) in Rome, you can choose between the following three options:

  • 40 minutes flight to Ancona Falconara Airport (AOI)
  • 3.5 hours bus ride to Porto San Giorgio
  • 3.3 hours highway drive heading east through L'Aquila and Teramo to the Adriatic Coast on the A24 Highway and then north on the A14 to Porto San Giorgio

You need a car for your stay at Monterosato Country House. The closest car rentals are in Civitanova Marche (25 kilometers), Ancona railway station (68 kilometers), and Ancona Falconara Airport (AOI) (80 kilometers).

Arrival by bus

You can choose a bus ride from Rome or from Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCP) (Autolinee Cardinali; Roma - Marche Linee) to Porto San Giorgio.

Arrival by ferry / boat

You can also travel by boat to Ancona seaport.

Arrival by train

You can arrive by booking a high-speed train (Trenitalia Frecciarossa or Frecciabianca) to Ancona railway station and a local train to Porto San Giorgio.

Note: Be aware that, unfortunately, there is another Contrada Lavandara in the town of Fermo. This wrong location may show up in your navigator or Google Maps. To avoid that you should enter "Monterosato Country House, Contrada Lavandara 7, Fermo" as the destination or these coordinates 43.119942, 13.699801.

Airport: Ancona Falconara Airport Airport transfer available: Ancona Falconara Airport (US$ 163 per person) Additional charges may apply. 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 14 days before arrival.

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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.


Low season
  • Rest of the year


High season
  • January 1 – 13
  • March 24 – April 6
  • June 30 – August 31
  • December 16 – 31


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You can also book a 2 and 3-bedroom apartment. Please send an inquiry for more information.

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