Ride Wine and Dine Dream Trip to Italy

2024

Riding Under the Tuscan Sun!

Itinerary

Monday, May 9, 2022
Day 1: Arrive at Cassetta. Our home away from home!  This beautifully restored farmhouse is tucked away in the rolling Chianti hills of Tuscany.
There, we will rest and recharge after our flights.  We will have a light lunch and champagne to celebrate our arrival.  
Afterwards, a light yoga session and/or massage!  Massages are available by appointment only and must be made a minimum one month in advance.
Dinner in the evening.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Day 2: After breakfast, we will head to The Antinori Winery, one of the most famous wineries in the area.  
From there, we will go to the Badia A Passignano and have lunch there with a view over the vineyard and back drop of the 9th Century Abbey.
Afterwards, we will go on a walking tour of Florence then have dinner in Florence.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Day 3: Breakfast then we head out to go truffle hunting!!!  We will then head to o a private estate and search for truffles with Mattia and his wonderful dogs. Afterwards, we will go to a restaurant in the countryside and have a delicious meal based on the truffles that we found!
When we arrive back at the Cassetta, we will have the option of booking massage appointments again as well as a light yoga session.
For Dinner: Pizza Under the Stars! This is everyone’s favorite night. Xenia brings in a professional pizza chef and we all enjoy a class of wine and learn how to make pizza with the wood burning oven!

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Day 4: Country breakfast
Departure for Alterreno, before check in at Villa Cosmiano.  The Villa Cosmiano is an exquisite winery that was brought back from the ashes by two friends of mine, Jean Claude and Sean.  They have done a truly amazing job restoring not only the winery, and the vineyard, but also the grounds.  This will be our home away from home for a few days! 
Arrival at Alterreno Equestrian Facility:
Meet and greet, orientation, get to know your horses, play from the ground, safe ride preps. 
Lunch at Alterreno with local wines
Relaxing Yoga in the paddocks with horses 
Afterwards, we will go on a lovely, relaxing hack around the Tuscan Countryside.
Go back to Villa Cosmiana to change
Dinner in Osteria Bianca (Capannoli)

Friday, May 13, 2022
Day 5:  Arrival at Alterreno
Lecture on Classical Riding
Prepare horses
Head to the indoor for a brief lesson covering some of the topics from the lecture, then off for a hack
Lunch at Alterreno
Relaxing Yoga in the paddocks with horses 
Transfer to VILLA COSMIANA
Wine tasting and dinner at the Villa Cosmonia

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Day 6: Arrival at Alterreno
Riding out 
Lunch at Alterreno
Relaxing Yoga in the paddocks with horses 
Go and change at Villa Cosmiana
Wine tasting CASANOVA DELLA SPINETTA          
Visit Chianni and Rivalto (two Etruscan hamlets)
Dinner at a local restaurant

Sunday, May 15, 2022
Day 7: 9:30 Arrival at Alterreno
10:00 Ride
Lunch at Alterreno 
Relaxing Yoga in the paddocks with horses 
Who wants can go home to change
Aperitivo at Alterreno
Pizza dinner in the stables with the Horses
Music & Fun

Monday, May 16, 2022
Day 8: Departure

TRIP COST:

$4800 double occupancy

$5300 for single

What This includes:

Transport from the airport at Jerez to the hotel.  All transportation including return flight from Menorca to Madrid or Barcelona.  All lodging and experience fees.  This means that you only need to get a roundtrip flight from the States to Madrid or Barcelona and the ONE internal flight TO Jerez.

Food:
All breakfasts for the whole trip.

Jerez:
Dinner Day 2, Lunch Day 3, Lunch Day 4, 

Menorca:
All breakfasts, Dinner Day 5, 6.  Lunch and Dinner Day 7. Dinner Day 8. Breakfast and Lunch Day 9.

(Does not include flight to and from Spain)

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