Some of the activities we offer include horseback riding, walking, mountain biking and cycling. We have over 40 years of professional experience in organizing excursions and tours in Maremma Toscana. This charming area of Tuscany will certainly remain in your heart and will fuel the yearning to revisit Prategiano and this quiet region of Italy.
The Hotel Rifugio Prategiano is situated sevenhundert meters above sea-level on the slope of the hill Poggio di Montieri”, minutes from the medieval village of Montieri. From the hotel there is a panoramic view of the seemingly endless hilly landscape of the Alta Maremma. There is an impressive variety of animal and plant life. One can experience various landscapes such as the thick native chestnut and oak forests, the typical olive grove scenery of Tuscany, vineyards, pines and cypresses, as well as the evergreen bushes of the Mediterranean “Macchia”.
We features many outdoor activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, cycling and hiking. Initiating from our quiet location, there are many well signed paths for walking, or you can participate in guided horseback riding trips, or try mountain biking or cycling in Tuscany. There are fantastic views that stretch to the coast of Maremma Toscana and the islands of Elba and Corsica.
The hotel features a large outdoor swimming pool, a beautiful terrace for sunbathing, and a heated jacuzzis It is a family-run establishment spanning four generations. The restaurant serves three course authentic Tuscan meals every evening. Each guest has two options for the first and second courses, one of them is always vegetarian. There is also an "a la carte" menu available. We feature famous wines from nearby vineyards and homemade delicious deserts. The dining room is also open for lunch and a plentiful buffet style breakfast is served every morning. There is also the option of eating a picnic lunch in the countryside with other guests. Typically the horseback riders and bikers meet for a full course hot lunch during their tour, but all guests are welcome and encouraged to join in this special memorable experience. Speaking of horses, Prategiano is one of the most well known trail riding centers in Italy. Any level of rider is welcome as we provide a range of options from beginner lessons, to one hour trails, half-day trails, full-day trails, and even week-long trips. Also dogs are welcome!! They are sure to enjoy the remote location of our hotel.
If you want to go for sightseeing, you can easily visit e.g. Siena, Massa Marittima, Follonica, Florence, Volterra, San Gimigniano or Castiglione della Pescaia. Vacations full of activities and fun are waiting for you! Your holidays here will certainly be a delightful and unforgettable experience.