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June 2015

This was my second time staying at Colle Aperto and this visit was just as wonderful as the first! In fact, the upgrades and updates that have been made to the property since my first visit only add to the overall wonderful experience! The property is spectacular and very comfortable. Every day, we felt torn between going out and visiting the surrounding hilltop towns and staying behind to enjoy the property! Graziella is a gem and really makes the overall experience one-of-a-kind. The meals she lovingly prepared and her overall willingness to make the visit as wonderful as possible were such a huge part of the fantastic memories that will carry us until our next visit!

Eric H. Indianapolis, IN Colle Aperto
October 2014

Love this property. It has everything. It's closeness to everything makes it an ideal location in the heart of Tuscany. I only hope it's not 8 years until I get back there again. Gabriele was great.

Sam P. Thousand Oaks CA Loggia
October 2014

We loved the Villa and the location of the Villa. It was close to everything. The only negative comment I could make was that no one told us about the ants. On our first night we left out a lot of the groceries we ordered on the counter and in the morning the kitchen was swarming with ants. After we realized about the ants we were able to control it. The information sheet and the instructions we received before we arrived were fabulous. It included everything and was most helpful. We used it throughout our trip. James was the best, always professional, helpful and responded to my emails immediately. We loved Daisy, she was fabulous and really took care of us. I will be sure to use VIA VILLAS of ITALY again and will recommend it to all my friends. Our trip was fabulous and we thank you for everything.

Juliana P. Mechanicsburg PA Acquabuona
October 2014

The villa was just perfect.
Also your staff there…Roseanna and Luigi our driver were absolutely terrific.Luigi took us to Pompeii and even arranged a guide for us there. Also I had a small medical problem and he went to a pharmacy in Sorrento for me to pick up my medicines. He was amazingly available and between him and Roseanna they made our stay so comfortable and tended to many little needs we had which was so helpful. We were 100% delighted with our stay.
Also the information you sent us about the area and other travel tips were extremely helpful.
I hope we will be able to travel to Italy again soon and if and when that happens we will certainly try and rent a villa again. In the meantime I will happily recommend your company to anyone I know traveling to Italy.
Ciao ciao e grazie mille,
 

Anahid V. Chapel Hill NC
September 2014

It was terrific -the setting, the view,the decor, the villa itself. Our expectations were exceeded. Babeth and Daniella were delightful. So helpful to have Babeth check in everyday and make valuable suggestions and reservations. The exercise room (with the million dollar view) was much appreciated.

Bonnie G. Somerset PA La Sevilliana
September 2014

Nancy and I really enjoyed the apt especially the view from the terrace. The unit was very clean and bed was comfortable. The location of the unit was perfect and the entire building was manicured perfectly.

John N. Naples FL Bellavista
August 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Olivi and look forward to a return visit in the future. The house is magnificent and suited our group perfectly. We enjoyed our dinners with Gianna and  Errico. Julia was absolutely the best that we could ask for in a housekeeper.

Joseph S. Philadelphia PA Casa Olivi
July 2014

Absolutely idyllic! We could not imagine a better place to celebrate our 50th anniversity with our family.

Lance H. Meadowbrook PA Villa Valeria
July 2014

Dear Lori and James,

We had a fabulous time and loved every second we were blessed with our visit to Casa San Giovanni.  Thank you for working with us through the reservation process and details related to the visit.

Frederica was a delightful hostess and immediately set the tone for our experience in San Giovanni D'Asso and the surrounding Tuscany villages.  We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class and thought it gave us a deeper sense of Tuscan cuisine.  The kids loved being part of the "class".
 
We hope someday we can revisit Casa San Giovanni.
 

Mimi C. Eagle ID Casa San Giovanni
July 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at the Casa San Giovani this past summer. I can't even begin to express how utterly perfect it was. The hostess was beyond charming and the house and property were spectacular. My expectations were high - and was completely overwhelmed by it. I believe everyone shares in my thoughts.  It was just spectacular.  Grasia (the cook) was unbelievable as well.  We took a lesson from her and it was a highlight of the trip.  

The pool was perfect for the kids.  It was fairly close to every little town we wanted to visit.  

We look forward to going back to Italy again soon and would certainly use you all. Plus we like the fact that you are located right here in Philly.

The experience could not have been more "Tuscan".

Just thought I would share.

David Y. Downingtown, Pa Casa San Giovanni
July 2014

We loved the villa and the location. The villa was very comfortabe, well appointed, and the perfect setting for us. Kalinka was extremely helpful with assisting us with lost luggage and acting quickly on the broken sewer pipe. We had a great time!!! Thank you for all your assistance during the entire process. We loved the wine tour, lunch, and Mrs Grazelle.

Sheila P. Metairie LA Villa Valeria
July 2014

The Villa was wonderful. I would so recommend this to anybody that would prefer to stay in a Villa versus a hotel.

Nancy D. Fargo ND Villa Angela
June 2014

Villa Anna is a wonderful property well situated as a base for Tuscan travels. The views are breathtaking and the home is very welcoming and comfortable. The owners are extremely helpful and informative. It is an ideal location that makes one instantly feel part of a community.

David R. Westport CN
June 2014

The villa was terrific..... Marcella, Elisa and the staff were terrific and most helpful Marcella's meals were better than those in the best restaurants in Italy!!! And we want to send them all a big THANK YOU for taking such good care of all 16 of us. They made our 50th celebration more special than imaginable.

Just a thank you to you both for the prompt reply to my endless emails. We had a BALL in the most beautiful Tuscan countryside.

Sonya K. Ponte Vedra Beach FL La Casaccia
May 2014

Fantastic Location/Views and Mauro was a great help once we got there!

Gene V. Mountain View CA La Terrazza
May 2014

Beautiful property, I would highlight Rosa the cook and what comes with property with preparation of dinner etc big asset when vacationing.

Cathy T. Los Angeles CA La Colombaia
April 2014

It was great and we loved the nearby town of Settignano.

Susan K. Valley Cottage NY La Ribolita
April 2014

We had our recap dinner last night and went over how stunning Villa Sant'Anna was and how unbelievable the staff is,they are truly dedicated and welcoming to your guests, totally charming and very hardworking. It was so perfect, the staff, the weather, the flowers, the food. Lori I see you and your partner work very hard to find these wonderful properties and we look forward to exploring more of Italy with you!

Darrell D. Beaumont TX Villa Sant’Anna
November 2013

Our apartment was spectacular! The location perfect, we could not have asked for better accommodations! 

Trisha C. San Jose, CA Via Lambertesca
October 2013

Just marvelous!!! The local Manager, Mauro, and the Maid, Anna were superb!! Lori, you and James were great in attending to our every need/question immediately!! Thank you!! 

Sidney J. Bellavista
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