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Riding with style in Venice

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Few visitors to Venice think of combining the cultural and architectural riches of that unique city with an equestrian vacation. But it can be done. The Lido of Venice (immortalized in the book and film, Death in Venice) boasts a stable that caters mainly to local riders but can also organize riding packages for visitors to La Serenissima. Il Centro Ippico Lido di Venezia has four horses -- French, Czech, Hungarian and Italian -- appropriate for adult riders with some experience. For now riding on the Lido beach is not possible (though the stable is discussing this option with city officials), but riders can work on jumping and dressage techniques with qualified instructors who speak English. An elegant base for such a vacation is the historic and beautiful Bauer Hotel on the Grand Canal: a vaporetto (water bus) from the Bauer takes you right to the Lido and from there it’s a short ride by public transportation to the stable.

Contact Maestro Fabrizio Tognacci at  or by phone at +39 335 6077 774. 

Written by  Claudia Flisi.

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