Riding in Upper Valdera
Located in southeast of Pisa,near the provinces of Florence and Siena that strategically incorporate it into a particular artistic contextor, between pleasant plains to hills rich in centuries-old woods and chestnut trees, the area of Upper Valdera is theideal for those who love to do riding in the middle of nature and also wants to stay close to civilization.
The welcome of equestrian tourism enthusiasts takes place on a hill in the heart of the Alta Valdera Park,in the immediate surroundings of Volterra and 50 minutes away from Pisa and Florence.
The property, nestled in the beautiful setting of the Tuscan countryside,covers an area of 60 hectares and gives guests the opportunity to fully enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the historical value of the territory. The story goes that this land was a passing area of the Templars who had built mansions in which they found refreshments and made their horses refuel.
Recently restored by a veterinarian who in 1966 created on these lands an important breeding of thoroughbred horses, the home maximum of hospitality and relaxation to its guests thanks to four classic Tuscan-style apartments full of historical elements and equipped with all the modern comforts to live a unique experience.
To make the living room even more evocative the presence of the consecrated Church dating back to the end of the 15th century with a splendid painting on the ancient altar in stone and marble in which to allow a moment of pause and reflection totally shrouded in silence.
Dulcis in fundo, thehuge pool surrounded by greenery that offers guests a dining and relaxation area.
Strategically located, the property looks like the ideal place to start to visit the main poles of historical and artistic attraction of Tuscany including Volterra,with its delightful Etruscan old town and many medieval-era buildings, the splendid Pisa with its leaning tower, Lucca with its 100 historic churches and 4 km of historic walls that can be walked and feet among centuries-old trees, Siena,a city rich in history, art and traditions related to the Palio, Florence,just 80 km away, which does not need presentation.
Numerousand possibilities to perform outdoor activities such as canyoning, rafting and beautiful walking and MTB trekking, as well as on horseback,on nature trails that lead to caves, waterfalls and natural parks.
The proximity to Versilia allows guests to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan beaches and high fashion shops approaching resorts such as the rocks of Calafuria, The Rimigliano Park,the Gulf of Baratti and the Cala del Gesso,just to name a few.
Not least the WineSt. of the Pisa Hills that crosses a typical Tuscan scenery dotted with small villages of ancient origin in which, in addition to the vestiges of the past, you can be tempted by an incredible variety of food and wine specialties.
The property is equipped with a stable that provides guests with beautiful horses to explore the valleys and woods of the area, under theskilled guidance of an equestrian guide and get in touch with the wonderful Tuscan nature. The presence of ponies allows even the little ones to safely approach the world of horses followed by an instructor from the center. In addition, those who travel with their horse,can have the stables of the stable in which to rest the animal while he enjoys, ecstatic, so much wonder.