Testimonials from previous guests
"An Education In Italian Life and Culture
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Locating the best B & B fit requires that travelers fully understand what is important to them on their journey. My family visits countries to educate and broaden ourselves and gain greater insight into the people, their culture and lifestyle and this home more than met that goal. I have traveled internationally for 58 years and our visit with Anna and Jacques was still quite unique because it was a visit with them and their family, not simply a stay in their lovely villa. We were their only two nights but in that time we shared a wonderful meal in their home on Jacques' birthday where we exchanged information about our countries and our families. The next day we enjoyed a well orchestrated and completely delightful cooking class with Anna. Food is definitely a seed in the cultural learning process. And finally, that night we experienced one of the most memorable nights of our travels at a local winery, whose owner is a friend of our hosts, where we shared the food prepared in the cooking class and tasted five incredible wines. This is a highly intelligent and knowledgeable couple with an impressive understanding of the US who made us feel like a part of their family, not simply guests. And while this appears effortless for them, it is clear that they do a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes before and after their guests' arrival to make it happen. Their home is historic at every turn and easily lends itself to an environment of communication between two different worlds: old and new; North America and Europe. The stay in this villa is not just about a comfortable bed, a lovely garden, a breath-taking fresco or cherished air conditioning, it is about the generous hearts of an extremely gracious couple and their friends who opened their lives to us for two short days. I would encourage all to stay here, but do so only if you wish to open your hearts and minds to a cultural exchange. If you go with a mindset of anything less than that, you will miss something absolutely spectacular.
Hi Anna, just wanted you to know that I would never have travelled to a country I had never been to before if I hadn't made friends with you on Facebook beforehand. My intuition and your friendship and honesty was all the encouragement I needed to come and stay with you and Jacques. The reality was just as good as i thought it would be.
Jackie Gilbert - Stevenage, England
To Anna & Jacques
Both our stays with you and your family have been so welcoming it almost feels
like our home too.
As hosts you could not do enough for us. We felt so comfortable and relaxed at
Villa San Pietro and especially enjoyed your home cooking and tips on how to
Keep up the good work xx
Rhonda & Steve Bruce
Hi Anna and Jacques,
We had a really wonderful time at your place. We both remarked that
what made the stay with you extraordinary was the service you
provided – all the tips, the extra help, the internet search etc… Vacations
aren’t just a “nice place away from home” but rather must involve a
“place where you don’ feel lost away from home”. We certainly “felt at
home” ( actually not- where do we get such a service at home?). So keep
up the good work and many thanks again,
Prof. Sam Leihman-Wilzig
Bar Ilan University ISRAEL
Dear Anna and Jacques,
Your family made our stay unforgettable, we love your place so much!
The dinner with you was memorable and the company even better,
Robert and Ruby Puckett
Dear Anna and Jacques
Many thanks for the wonderful stay at your villa, the very pleasant
dinners, the delicious food . I also enjoyed the facial very much, we hope
to be back soon!
Marianne and Arno Pont
Anna y Jacques,
Gracias por la hermosura de pais que le han regalado a nuestros
cuerpos y espiritus y gracias por tanta atenciones, no lo olvidaremos
Nelly, Hugo y Carlos Gandini
Dear Anna and Jacques,
Is there a better place to stay in Italy? We doubt it. The warmth of
hospitality we have received from you in such a splendid setting will
long be remembered by us, grazie!
Ron and Hellen McPherson