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08 Aug 2022 | Horse riding in the Cerveteri Archaeological Park

Fantastic experience

We opted for the four-hour excursion visiting the Etruscan ruins. I was amazed! Let's start from the premise that this is not the first horse-riding experience I've had with my partner and this riding school is really something exceptional, as soon as we arrived we were offered a drink and a good coffee, presentation with the horses since it's not the usual excursion where the horses move only and exclusively behind the guide, but rather they follow your commands and also follow them impeccably! We began our journey amidst evocative scenery among hills, sea views, and paths articulated between trotting, galloping and walking. The guide always put us at ease, explaining everything to us and keeping us constantly under control for any problems that might arise with the animals. At a certain point we crossed a small canal where the horses cooled down, drank and we took the opportunity to enjoy the unique scenery even more! The trail continued towards the Etruscan necropolis which, in my humble opinion, must be visited at least once in a lifetime.... Even better if done astride a horse because you really feel part of the context! The instructor or guide explained to us in great detail what these fantastic ruins and their history were. Explanations that were more than sufficient and said with a simplicity that not even my history teacher in high school and never managed to arouse my interest so much. After this step, we started our walk towards the 'base' where once again we trotted on the grasslands with a view of the sea in the distance that were so magnificent that they made you remain silent to enjoy the most of that impressive view. An experience to be absolutely repeated, perhaps with the waterfalls this time that surely have nothing to envy to other places in the world! In short. Super satisfied and I also wanted to thank the guide because she was of a unique sweetness and professionalism! Thank you thank you thank you!

AA

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Alessandro A.

26 Aug 2023 | Horse riding in the Tolfa Mountains

A beautiful, priceless and indelible memory

Super super recommended! On my partner's birthday, we arrived at the ranch for the horseback ride I had given her, booked a couple of weeks before with Freedome. It was a magnificent experience, certainly for the beauty in itself of the Tolfa mountains, but above all for Marco's ability to present and narrate them, conveying his truly authentic and ancestral respect for Mother Nature. He is someone who studies and knows deep down what he is talking about. Fantastic horses, with whom we developed a very good rapport despite the fact that it was the first time with them, and in general on horseback, both for my companion and for me. Not insignificantly, we were a small group so we were able to have a very interactive experience. A walk, in fact, enriched with anecdotes about the territory and Marco and his family's relationship with it. A wonderful family who then joined us for an aperitif at the end of the walk, where we tasted products made by them using raw materials from the territory, therefore available according to season, and which they sell in hermetically sealed containers or offer in a restaurant they run in Bracciano on the lake (we will try to book without a shadow of a doubt!). Even during the aperitif, time flew by pleasantly and we did not realise that it was getting dark. A special mention, which I make last but not least, for the willingness to prepare a birthday cake, again homemade with blackberries picked that morning. I had called a few days before and we agreed immediately. For the next horseback ride, we had no doubts about who to trust, and we were thinking of trying a multi-day experience which, as we understood it, is one of the types of experience that Marco organises

Vladimiro M.

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Vladimiro M.

15 Oct 2023 | Horse riding day in the woods of the Tolfa Mountains

PERFECT!!!

We had a wonderful and special day... Even before our magical experience we were contacted by Marco who fortified us with the last details and information for the big day. When we arrived at the place Marco welcomed us. Super friendly, very welcoming, offering us coffee, having a very pleasant chat to get to know each other better and explaining everything we needed to know before our ride given our little horse riding experience. It was really nice to spend time in nature, with the animals, hear the explanations and see the breathtaking scenery. You can see that Marco takes what he does very seriously, professionally and passionately. This made us even more passionate. Francesca brought us a delicious and much appreciated apperitif with products made by them. Between chatting and laughing everything was even more perfect and fun. Getting to know Marco and Francesca even more gave us nothing but pleasure. Our walk continued with a lunch in the middle of the woods prepared by chef Marco. Everything was absolutely exquisite with a sophisticated and gourmet menu. From the wine to the first course to the dessert all delicious. Being animal lovers we loved every animal but especially the dogs and our mascot Ultimo who accompanied us all the way. Absolute sweetness. On our return to the stables a coffee was waiting for us to end this wonderful experience. Thank you very much for making this anniversary special. Thank you so much to Marco, Francesca, Chef Marco, Ultimo, Lascito and Lucio. See you very soon!! Recommended of course!!!

Alessandro G.

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Alessandro G.

02 Sep 2023 | Horse riding in the heart of Sulcis

Great views

This was an incredible experience- for a beginner, not really familiar with horse riding. The area itself and horses were great, however we didn't like the fact that it wasn't clearly stated where the meeting point is. In the confirmation email from them there's an address which is just the town name where they're based but no number, coordinates, nothing. We arrived on time, but we had to call the "contact person" because we had no idea where to go. Even though in the booking we stated we only speak english, when I called that number a woman answered in Italian and when I spoke english back, she hung up. That happened three times, after that we gave up and decided to drive around to see if we can find it. In about 15mins we received a message that she was going to get the instructor to call us, who then helped us find it. Luckily, we did, but because we were a bit late the instructor rushed over the explanaition on what to do with horses, especially didn't mention much about how to calm them down in case they start running or if something scares them. Which is exactly what happened, so that wasn't pleasant and neither was the instructor. Some of his comments/reactions weren't appropriate.

ZB

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Zuzana B.

06 May 2024 | Carriage ride in Borgofranco d'Ivrea with tasting

Wonderful carriage ride

I had the pleasure of giving my mother an unforgettable experience for her birthday: an enchanting carriage ride to the Balmetti of Borgofranco d'Ivrea, completed by a delicious tasting of local products. The two-hour experience took us through the picturesque countryside of Ivrea, allowing us to completely immerse ourselves in the beauty of the surrounding nature. Passing through small villages and enchanting natural paths, we fully appreciated the charm of this land, all this aboard a carriage pulled by magnificent horses. What made this trip truly special was the kindness and competence of our guide, Patrizia, together with her husband Marco and their young helper Carlo. Patrizia stood out for her courtesy, education and passion, making us immediately feel at home. His knowledge of the area and his love for horses made the trip even more engaging, enriching our experience in an unforgettable way. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to discover the beauty and authenticity of Borgofranco d'Ivrea in a unique way. truly unique and lovely. Thanks again to Patrizia and her family for making my mother's birthday so memorable!

GM

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Giuseppe M.

16 Aug 2023 | Horse riding in Val Noveglia with aperitif

Wonderful experience!!!!!

Yesterday, with the intention of celebrating an alternative August bank holiday, my fiancé and I decided to go horse riding. We discovered A.S.D Nuala Equi Tour thanks to Freedome, a platform with which we also booked. The experience was wonderful!!! Nuala and Christian were welcoming, professional, polite and friendly. Initially, they explained some basic information to us so that we could do the horseback ride in total safety, and then we set off. We rode Stella and Gigia, both of whom were very good and beautiful. The walk lasted two hours, from 18:00 to 20:00, practically all in the woods, which we really appreciated! Another detail that happily amazed us was that it was just the two of us plus the company of Nuala and Christian. Towards the end of the walk we stopped to let the horses rest a little and take the opportunity to have an aperitif. What can I say, everything was delicious! Home-made jams, mixed cold meats, delicious giardiniera, cheese and a choice of drinks. After which we left on horseback to return to the stables. Wonderful experience that I highly recommend!

CG

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Chiara G.

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