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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited in October. The accommodation was lovely and the meals were amazing - made even better by the fact that all guests (25 or so) ate together sitting at one long communal dining table. I met some lovely people during my stay, however, the main reason I went was for the horseriding...the horses are well trained and looked after...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had a lovely visit to Il Paretaio. The property is set on a hill with stunning views and very private. The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There are plenty of activities that can be arranged from cooking classes, photography and wine tasting if you are interested. The horses were well...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had a lovely week at Il Paretaio. My impression of the venue form the web site was perhaps better than the reality when we arrived. The owners Christina and Gianni are very welcoming and there was regularly apperitifs served early evening to welcome new guests and allow people to get to know one another. The farmhouse is situated in...

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Durham, New Hampshire
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I spent a heavenly week at Il Paretaio. The owners, Cristina & Gianni, are warm, lovely people who took care to be sure each guest had what she needed and was enjoying every aspect of her experience. The staff reflected the owners' care and concern, and were unfailingly friendly and helpful. The villa is beautiful; the food is fresh well...

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Trondheim, Norway
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Fantastic food, beautiful nature, super staff and wonderful riding! This is paradise for horse lovers. Everyone do their best to take care for you. I always felt safe and confident in the lessons, and the teachers (and my horse Zarish )was doing the best to teach me balance, collection and softness. Thank you Cristina and Gianni, Pietro, Sarah, Lisa and...

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Based on Il Paretaio's web page, it is easy to get the impression that this is a high quality facility: well organized and with excellent horses. Unfortunately, this impression is far from true. In reality, they have several very poor horses. In fact, I have never experienced anything worse than what I did here (a very clear case of overly...

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Truly amazing place! Beautiful well-trained horses, fantastic tuition, stunning location and delicious food. The owners Gianni and Christina, who teach classical riding, made us feel very welcome and the rest of the team were all really friendly and hard-working: there was a great family feel to the place. In terms of horse riding, they cater for all levels : my...

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Maidenhead - UK
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have just returned from a fab away at Il Paretaio and are already planning our return trip. The horses are lovely (apparently - I'm a non rider), facilities are much better than others we're already experienced in Europe, food was particularly good, plentiful and varied and the staff very accomodating. Sarah in particular, the trainer, was very patient and...

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Love it love it love it I worked for Cristina and Gianni for about 16months, It is the an amazing place, although I was staff the experience I had with other staff and guests was mind blowing, The horses are taking care of to a real high standard, The lessons in the arena are up there with the best, where...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My wife and I stayed for a week in Il Paretaio. The staff was super helpful and kind starting from the booking to the end of our great week. We especially enjoyed the communal dinners, which really were the cherry on top of consecutive great days of riding and enjoying the Tuscan countryside. Love of horses and an interesting mix...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
IL PARETAIO is a classical riding centre situated in a picturesque valley surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and woods. Its central location, in the Chianti area, makes it a good base for touring the area without changing accomodation (Florence and Siena are just 30 min. by car; San Gimignano only 20 mins). We offer riding programmes for all levels of riders from beginners to advanced or hacking out in the wonderful tuscan countryside. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Paretaio

Address: Strada delle Ginestre 12, 50021 Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Barberino Val d'Elsa
Price Range: ₹ 5,447 - ₹ 7,989 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Paretaio 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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Il Paretaio Barberino Val D'Elsa, Italy - Tuscany
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“Ask for first or second floor. Rooms off reception are noisy with people outside of your room.”
 of 5 bubbles Helen456851, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Pidgeon Loft has specatular views”
 of 5 bubbles FPLOCL, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upper level room is superb if travelling as either solo or couple.”
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 of 5 bubbles PoserChic, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The "Teatro" room is pretty, provides a lot of space and is really quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Claudia33, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Each room is a little quirky. We had the room in the 'tower' which had stunning views and a little extra privacy.”
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 of 5 bubbles bitofatit, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
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