Agriturismo Cornacchino
Castell'Azzara, 58034

Tel: +39.0564.951582 Fax: +39.0564.951655

E-Mail: info@cornacchino.it

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Etruscan Trail

We explore the ancient paths of the Etruscans, the early inhabitants of Italy - long before the age of the Roman empire. We ride from the mountain pastures of Cornacchino, following the wilderness of the Fiora river valley through canyons cut by rushing streams in tuff rock, the Lamone forest, the hermitages near the lower reaches of the river Fiora, lake Mezzano, an Etruscan necropolis and medieval villages.

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Trail with overnights in country houses

We explore the ancient paths of the Etruscans, the early inhabitants of Italy - long before the age of the Roman empire. We ride from the mountain pastures of Cornacchino, following the wilderness of the Fiora river valley through canyons cut by rushing streams in tuff rock, the Lamone forest, the hermitages near the lower reaches of the river Fiora, lake Mezzano, an Etruscan necropolis and medieval villages.

Highlights

  • Delicious Tuscan cuisine
  • Picnic on the river Fiora
  • Riding through the Etruscan “vie cave” (canyons cut in tuff rock)
  • Necropolis of Poggio Prisca and Ildebranda tomb
  • Hermitage of Poggio Conte
  • Mezzano's lake
  • Ancient village of Vitozza
  • Medieval villages such Sorano
  • Natural reserve of the Lamone forest.

  • 16 - 23 May 2020
  • 22 - 29 August 2020
  • 3 - 10 October 2020

  • 8 days / 7 overnights
  • overnight in country houses in double room
  • on full board basis, included wine with the meals
  • picnic and tipical Tuscan dishes
  • 1 day-ride with picnic
  • 5 days of trail (ca. 5 – 6 hours on horseback per day)

€ 1470.00 pro Person*

*Not included in the price: transfer to Cornacchino, personal insurances, other beverages.

Saturday evening, after the accommodation in the rooms, we meet for the due presentations, an aperitif together, a chat and the assignment of the horses.
Sunday we spend the whole day on horseback, with a picnic, and return to Cornacchino. This first day is very important, it is a matter of "creating the group", of checking the combinations between the rider and the horse, explaining our travel equipment, our way and our rules of behavior in traveling on horseback.
In the 5 days of travel, the day normally involves a long morning and a shorter afternoon, for a total of between five and six hours a day.

Participants:

min. 4 und max. 8 Riders

Gaits:

Walk, trot and gallop if possible

Difficulty:

average

Riding Experience:

Safe rider

Horses:

All the horses are trained in Western riding and particularly suitable for trails.

Landscape:

Various and suggestive: mountain pastures of Cornacchino, the wild valley of the river Fiora, Etruscan Necropolis and “vie cave”, hermitages, the Lamone forest and medieval villages. We ride predominantly on mountain paths, ancient Etruscan roads cut deep into the tuff rock, country roads and dirt roads

Altitude:

Maximum. 860 m. minimum 250 m. above sea level

The stages:

Each stage lasts about 5 - 6 hours shared between the morning (longer ride) and the afternoon

Meals:

For lunch we enjoy a sumptuous picnic, breakfast and dinner are served in the country houses.

Overnights:

The country houses are carefully chosen by us taking into consideration their typicality, comfort, cuisine and stables for the horses and equipment.

Transfer:

By minibus we carries the luggage. The bus may be used for some of the transfers.

Riding gear:

Your riding gear should be comfortable and most importantly, should not be brand new (especially footwear), since new gear often holds unpleasant surprises. The footwear should be comfortable not only for riding, but also for walking, with a hard sole that permits a good contact between foot and stirrup. Footwear with a slick sole and very tight clothing should be avoided. The trousers should be comfortable and robust. You may also need a raincoat , a hat for protection, a portable light, a small knife, swimwear, and a sleeping bag; you should bring along a light jumper for the evening. The belongings together should not be too bulky since there is limited space on the transport vehicle and in the saddlebags. Please avoid suitcases with a hard surface.

Your guide can provide basic medication and will take along a first-aid kit on the trek. Any health conditions that require special medication should be brought to the attention of the guide before departure on the trek. Allergy sufferers should bring their own medicines, as those who suffer allergies from common medications.

Please note:

The program may be modified at any time due to prevailing weather conditions or for technical reasons.

Trail with overnights in country houses

We explore the ancient paths of the Etruscans, the early inhabitants of Italy - long before the age of the Roman empire. We ride from the mountain pastures of Cornacchino, following the wilderness of the Fiora river valley through canyons cut by rushing streams in tuff rock, the Lamone forest, the hermitages near the lower reaches of the river Fiora, lake Mezzano, an Etruscan necropolis and medieval villages.

Highlights

  • Delicious Tuscan cuisine
  • Picnic on the river Fiora
  • Riding through the Etruscan “vie cave” (canyons cut in tuff rock)
  • Necropolis of Poggio Prisca and Ildebranda tomb
  • Hermitage of Poggio Conte
  • Mezzano's lake
  • Ancient village of Vitozza
  • Medieval villages such Sorano
  • Natural reserve of the Lamone forest.

  • 16 - 23 May 2020
  • 22 - 29 August 2020
  • 3 - 10 October 2020

  • 8 days / 7 overnights
  • overnight in country houses in double room
  • on full board basis, included wine with the meals
  • picnic and tipical Tuscan dishes
  • 1 day-ride with picnic
  • 5 days of trail (ca. 5 – 6 hours on horseback per day)

€ 1470.00 pro Person*

*Not included in the price: transfer to Cornacchino, personal insurances, other beverages.

Saturday evening, after the accommodation in the rooms, we meet for the due presentations, an aperitif together, a chat and the assignment of the horses.
Sunday we spend the whole day on horseback, with a picnic, and return to Cornacchino. This first day is very important, it is a matter of "creating the group", of checking the combinations between the rider and the horse, explaining our travel equipment, our way and our rules of behavior in traveling on horseback.
In the 5 days of travel, the day normally involves a long morning and a shorter afternoon, for a total of between five and six hours a day.

Participants:

min. 4 und max. 8 Riders

Gaits:

Walk, trot and gallop if possible

Difficulty:

average

Riding Experience:

Safe rider

Horses:

All the horses are trained in Western riding and particularly suitable for trails.

Landscape:

Various and suggestive: mountain pastures of Cornacchino, the wild valley of the river Fiora, Etruscan Necropolis and “vie cave”, hermitages, the Lamone forest and medieval villages. We ride predominantly on mountain paths, ancient Etruscan roads cut deep into the tuff rock, country roads and dirt roads

Altitude:

Maximum. 860 m. minimum 250 m. above sea level

The stages:

Each stage lasts about 5 - 6 hours shared between the morning (longer ride) and the afternoon

Meals:

For lunch we enjoy a sumptuous picnic, breakfast and dinner are served in the country houses.

Overnights:

The country houses are carefully chosen by us taking into consideration their typicality, comfort, cuisine and stables for the horses and equipment.

Transfer:

By minibus we carries the luggage. The bus may be used for some of the transfers.

Riding gear:

Your riding gear should be comfortable and most importantly, should not be brand new (especially footwear), since new gear often holds unpleasant surprises. The footwear should be comfortable not only for riding, but also for walking, with a hard sole that permits a good contact between foot and stirrup. Footwear with a slick sole and very tight clothing should be avoided. The trousers should be comfortable and robust. You may also need a raincoat , a hat for protection, a portable light, a small knife, swimwear, and a sleeping bag; you should bring along a light jumper for the evening. The belongings together should not be too bulky since there is limited space on the transport vehicle and in the saddlebags. Please avoid suitcases with a hard surface.

Your guide can provide basic medication and will take along a first-aid kit on the trek. Any health conditions that require special medication should be brought to the attention of the guide before departure on the trek. Allergy sufferers should bring their own medicines, as those who suffer allergies from common medications.

Please note:

The program may be modified at any time due to prevailing weather conditions or for technical reasons.

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Agriturismo Cornacchino
Castell'Azzara, 58034

Tel: +39.0564.951582 Fax: +39.0564.951655