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Horses & Riders in Ca’ Zen
“… Far from the madding crowd…”

Four days in a dreamy, antique and authentic country House, located between the Po Delta reserve, the Chioggia lagoon and Island of Albarella, to stay in a unique and amazing corner of Italy.

1st day:

Accommodation for horses in their boxes in our stable: bedding of wood-shavings, hay at will. Accommodation for Riders in our fascinating rooms in the Villa and its rustic annex buildings. Dinner served in front of the fire: our cheeses and cold meat, first course of our own Cooking, with vegetables directly from our kitchen garden, game or meat farmed here as second course, homemade dessert.

2°nd day

The morning after, after having a generous breakfast (for horses and Riders), everybody goes saddle up, a little work in the manege and/or with jumps and then a ride in the countryside and on the river bank to explore the Island of Ariano. You will be guided by a local guide. On re-entry horses can enjoy their afternoon in our paddocks, while Riders can go out for an excursion by boat discovering the Po Delta, or visit some of the most famous and vibrant towns near Ca’ Zen, such as Adria, Chioggia, Comacchio, Loreo,… The evening, Riders can have dinner in the House or we will be at your disposal to suggest fish or meat restaurants nearby.

3rd day

Departure with horses and vans to get to Barricata and a ride on the beach guided by the expert Chiara Angelini.

Re-entry to Ca’ Zen and relax in paddocks for horses. For Riders, a pleasant reading by the fire… Or, why don’t you complete the sporting day cycling along the Via delle Valli? Dinner in a suggested restaurant or in the House.

4th day

Horses and Riders leave to go to Albarella, where together with the instructor Mario Bettella you can have a fantastic walk on the beach or, for the most skilled, work with jumps inside the beautiful sand manege of the equestrian club.

The Delta is a wonderful area to explore by bike.. Bikes, snacks, maps.. are all available on site!

There are also fantastic excursions to be done by boat, with our local fishermen, on board of small flat bottomed boats, through the most intricate and mysterious parts of the Delta, as far as the beaches.

Guided tours also in canoes, as far as the true heart of the Delta...Scanno Boa, Scanno Cavallari...Birdwatching in the Delta is a fascinating experience: The Delta is a garden among the most beautiful art cities in the world… For those who love Birdwatching, there are over 250 species of birds...bring your field glasses, your walking shoes, your camera, and be prepared for a true "Safari"...

Artistic, cultural, naturalistic and gastronomic tours in Veneto

Many are the possible excursions which can be done leaving from Ca’ Zen.. choose your city, and we will provide you the right contacts.. Venice, Ferrara, Ravenna, Padua, Verona, Vicenza, Comacchio, Chioggia...

Typical restaurants, which will serve fresh traditional local products.. like “Seppie in nero and sarde in saor. Another unforgettable excursion is to the romantic city of Verona, the home of Romeo and Giuliette...full of stunning museums (Castelvecchio's Museo and the Museo Archeologico).

You must not forget two other cities: Padova and Ferrara. Padova is the seat of the second University in Italy , and has one of the most beautiful sqyares in Europe: Prato della Valle. Ferrara (in Emilia Romagna) was once kingdom of the Este Family, and has one of the most beautiful reinassance castles in the Country.

The Po Delta is also right next to the Euganian Hills, one of the most beautiful nature envirorments in Veneto Here it is possible to go for long and lovely walks among the hills, and to visit the stunning gardens Of Valsanzibio, Villa Emo and to taste wine in the Castle of Lispida! If you wish to discover great Italian wines, Ca’ Zen will be able to put you in contact with great cellars in Valpolicella, Verona,Fumane, and Treviso.

For all those who love jogging Ca' Zen is the perfect setting for all those who wish to enjoy a peaceful run away from the traffic.. or for all those who are seriously training for half marathons and marathons!