My week at Il Giardino - an Agriturismo site in the heart of Tuscany - went far beyond my expectations! The setting is breathtaking, the team make you feel like family, the horses sweet and seasoned trekkers for some of the best views you will ever get on horseback. The property lies in a valley lined with olive groves, fields of poppies and natural beauty. The horseback riding is either mellow through olive tree groves, or you can take a hardy ride up and down the canyons on the trusty horses. You will have fun with a multi-lingual guide! The accommodations are just right - clean, cool and simple rooms, lush and comfortable yards to relax, a gorgeous pool, and best of all, a cellar-turned-dining room for hearty family-style meals in the main house. Scrumptious meals, tasty wine, Italian good humor and conversation. Best of all, the owners, Andrea Pavi and his sons, are truly, the friendliest hosts on earth! This is a place you will want to come back to - every year. I will!