Carmine is a native of Molise. In his early years he ran his own highly successful bar/restaurant in Isernia. Besides being an excellent cook he became a horseman at heart. Setting up a riding-centre annexe hotel/restaurant soon became a dream of his. In 1992 this was realized together with two partners. This centre is still there and is nationally renowned.
In 2003 ALTAVIA was started, with the intention to creating a riding center specializzed in trekkings for international riders.
An old farmhouse from 1885 was completely restored and renovated. The house is located in a large protected area, surrounded by paddocks and fields from were many trails leave in all directions.
ALTAVIA, literally meaning Highroad, is a small-scale setup. It makes for an informal and cosy atmosphere.
Carmine speaks English and Italian, and is certified guides FISE (Federazione Italiana Sport Equestre).
Together with the horses are two dogs and we form the ALTAVIA family. Luna and Lucky accompany all the trails.