I hopped a train to a town called Montevarchi-Terranuova where I was picked up and taken to the Rendola Riding center. I was greeted by Jenny, an older English woman who runs the show, and a handful of people from around the globe who were staying at the facility for a multi-day holiday (similar to what I did at the Crossogue Equestrian Center in Ireland). Since I shipped my riding equipment home weeks ago, I was happy to see they had extra boots and helmets that I could borrow.
I went back to Florence completely relaxed and so happy. I highly recommend any rider who comes to this region of Italy to stop by Rendola for a couple of hours to see the real countryside!