Tuscany: Horse Riding

Sun, dolce vita and picturesque towns...

Tuscany, with its idyllic countryside, is perfect for those who love horse riding. With numerous riding schools and stables dotted around Tuscany, it's not hard to find a lovely place to ride. The best equine excursions are spread from Florence down to the region's southern borders with Umbria and Lazio, with the exception of the Mugello region in north-central Tuscany. A trek along the River Sieve takes the saddle-savvy traveler through one of the best wine regions in Italy. Regional outfitters exist in most of Tuscany's major cities, but try to make arrangements before departing for Tuscany - this assures you'll get healthy steeds and experienced guides.