Brigands Path

A horse as a friend and a castle as a home. This is our formula to make your holiday successful. A week of riding in the enchanting  countryside between Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. Our beautiful horses and our experienced guides will lead you every day on a fantastic ride across one of the less inhabited Italian countrysides. Beautiful nature and also a lot of history surround us, with castles and archeological sites framing the view.

The old trails used by the "Brigands" (outlaws) to escape from the law 200 years ago provide a fantastic opportunity to explore this beautiful area on horse, just as they did!



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Transfer info

  • 7 nights (from Saturday to Saturday)
  • Accommodation in double room in the restored farmhouse (twin share, bathroom en suite)
  • Breakfast included
  • 1 cleaning included
  • Half board or full board (picnic lunch when necessary; lunches will be served either in local restaurants or at the castle; dinner served at the castle). All meals have fixed menu
  • Welcome drink and guided tour of the castle
  • All children pay the same price as adults
  • Swimming pool (June 1st – September 30th)
  • Tennis court (10,00 euro / hour)
  • Mountain bikes (18,00 euro / person / day)
  • Mini football Pitch
  • Volleyball
  • Ping pong
  • Billiards
  • Guided tour of Bolsena Lake (prices and more information at the Castle Reception)
  • 5 riding days: 1 full (4-5 hours), 4 half days (2-3 hours) & 1 day off
  • Italian/English speaking guide
  • Level: from beginners (lessons in the arena) to experts
  • 2 Outdoor riding schools:
  1. 25 × 60m
  2. 33 × 60m with jumps
  • Tack: English
  • Horses: mixture of throughbred and warmblood crosses, ponies for the children
  • Pace: moderate with trot and canter
  • Min. / max. riders: 1-5
  • Max. rider’s weight: 95 kg
  • Attention: insurance covering horse riding accidents is mandatory. You have to tell the booking office in advance if you are uninsured.
  • Meeting point: Santa Cristina Castle
  • Closest Airports: Rome Fiumicino or Rome Ciampino
  • Closest railway station: Orvieto
  • Taxi service: we have organized a taxi service at the special price, you can choose to be picked up at Orvieto train station or at Rome airports (Fiumicino or Ciampino).
    Our Taxi service is available at the below prices from 10.00 am to 18.00 pm.
  1. From and to Orvieto station return (90 km round trip) costs euro 110,00 from 1 to 3 people.
  2. From and to Fiumicino Airport (300 km round trip) costs euro 240,00 from 1 to 3 people.
  3. From and to Ciampino Airport (340 km round trip) costs euro 280,00 from 1 to 3 people.

The riding instructor together with the castle management hold the right to change these programs according to difficult or unsafe weather conditions, poor rider’s ability or health problems of the horses.



Brigands Path

March 14th - June 12th

September 13tth - November 8th

June 13tth - September 12th



non rider guest HALF BOARD

single room supplement

















5 riding days

7 nights (preferably from Saturday to Saturday

flexible package of trail rides or lessons for grade 0-4

  • 1 full day(4/5 hr)
  • 4 half days (2\3 hr)
  • sharing double room in the restored farmhouse below the castle
  • welcome drink and guided tour of the Castle
  • insurance is obligatory (not included)
  • one cleaning included

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Important general information

  • Important General Information

    • helmets required: no helmets, no riding. We have several helmets but it is advisable to bring your own.
    • Insurance is obligatory. If you haven’t one please consider that we need at least a 48 hours notice for activating one for you.
    • Cleaning room service is provided only on request & on payment. The weekly programs though they have one cleaning day included.
    • Attention: insurance covering horse riding accidents is mandatory. You have to tell the booking office in advance if you don't have one.


    Riding grades

    0- beginner

    1- novice: walk/trot

    2- intermediate: walk/trot/canter

    3- expert: gallop/jumping


    Restaurant offers a fixed menu /meal:

    • 3 courses, water, coffee, included for lunch
    • 4 courses, water, coffee, included for dinner


    Rider's ability

    Attention! Excursions in the countryside on medium / long distances require rider’s ability to control the horse at the three gaits, including canter. The horses are a mixture of different breeds from thoroughbreds to italian saddle and dutch warmbloods, all chosen for their excellent temperaments, their patience and their delight for travelling through this enchanting countryside!

    There are two outdoor arenas and lessons are available for all ages and levels in both dressage and jumping.


Santa Cristina


Grotte di Castro 01025 (VT) - ITALY

loc. Santa Cristina snc.

P.IVA IT 07075731005

Tel. & Fax: (+39) 0763 780 11

Cell.: (+39) 339 860 5166

Mail: [email protected]

areas in front of the tavern

inside the tavern: internet cafe

reception area


breakfast room

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