A Tuscan paradise where you can ride, cycle, walk, sightsee or simply relax with a glass of Chianti wine.
Situated at a thousand feet above sea-level on the slopes of the Chianti hills, Rendola Riding is a small organic farm with marvellous views over the Arno valley. Only 50km from Florence, it is easy to reach by car or train, but when you arrive you feel that you are entering a different world...
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Rendola Riding was founded in 1969 as a riding-school and horseback trekking-centre by Jenny Bawtree, an Englishwoman enamoured of horses and Tuscany (she still is). In 1973 it became one of the first farm holiday centres in the region.
Franca cooks delicious Tuscan fare for the guests of Rendola Riding, using where possible the products of the farm. On specific dates she organizes cooking courses but can also provide, on request, tailor-made cooking lessons.
For walkers and mountain-bikers there are many waymarked trails radiating out from the Centre. For those using road-bikes, there are plenty of quiet lanes in the Chianti region and the Arno valley.
Rendola Riding is in the middle of the ‘golden triangle’ formed by the art-cities of Florence (50km), Arezzo (30km) and Siena (48km). Guests can also visit the hidden treasures of Toscana minore.
“A wonderful and memorable holiday in a beautiful landscape. Such pleasant walks and rides, excellent and amusing company and conversation, lovely food, everyone kind and thoughtful.”
– Nick Parcy