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  1. C. Sue Porter

    From fairfax
    This is my first trip
    You have to do this!!
    This was truly a memorable vacation. It felt like being with family who took the utmost care of us and gave us an experience I will never forget.The activities added such a rich dimension to the Italy experience -made it so much more than a sightseeing trip. Kudos to Suzy and Bill!
  2. Anne Sullivan

    From ACTON
    I've been a handful of times
    Outrageously Wonderful
    The ultimate way to experience the very best Umbria has to offer with respect to food, wine, history, scenery and hospitality. A jam-packed week with spectacular food and wine. A varied itinerary included guided tours, truffle hunting, ceramics painting, chocolate making and getting to know the wonderful people of Umbria. Marco and Chiara rock as 'house parents'. The trip of a lifetime.
  3. Barbara

    From Alexandria, VA
    I'm practically a native
    Fall tour
    What a remarkable week! Suzy and Bill, Chiara and Marco orchestrated a perfect introduction to this corner of Umbria. Coming "home" to the farmhouse after a full day of adventures was a highlight. Meeting our hosts' friends and families, among them very talented artisans and cooks, brought deeper meaning to our experience. And our hosts went to great lengths to meet my personal wish list for the trip. I'll have great and lasting memories of my time in Cannara.
  4. Susan

    From VA
    I've been a handful of times
    Magical !!
    There are not enough Superlatives!!! Everything was Perfect!! La Fattoria Del Gelso is a Beautiful Home! You are taken care of in an Exceptional way ! Everyone you meet & everywhere you go , are extensions of the Exemplary Care of Suzy & Bill! You cannot have a Better Team than Chiara & Marco & Antonella & Luciano !! It is truly a Magical Experience!!
  5. Rita

    From Fort Belvoir
    I've been a handful of times
    Exceeded All Expectations!
    I just returned from the Fall Tour and it was more than I could have every imagined. Suzy and Bill, Marco and Chiara are the most amazing hosts. They literally anticipate all of your needs. I've traveled to Italy several times, but never to Umbria. I loved seeing the region through the eyes of those who truly understand and love the people, the towns, the food and let's not forget the wine!. The best part--I didn't have to make a single decision the entire week. I felt completely relaxed for the first time in months. I loved it so much that I will be renting the house with family and friends next summer...and I can't wait!
  6. Virginia Gross

    From Kansas City, MO
    I've been a handful of times
    A group of 8 of us just spent a fabulous week at Billl and Suzy’s house in Umbria! We had a fantastic time. It was just the right amount of city tours, winery visits, other food experiences and time to enjoy the house and pool. The weather was perfect, which resulted in many evenings around the pool watching a gorgeous sunset and, of course, drinking Umbrian wine. There is plenty of room at the house to spread out and the pool area and grounds are beautiful. Marco spoiled us with fresh eggs and fruits from the garden, and taking care of what we needed. HIghlights from our trip included truffle hunting, cooking with Ernesto in his restaurant, dinner at Simones and those cooked for us by Marco and Chiarra, the fantastic wineries we visited, and our farm tour day with Jennifer. We also enjoyed cooking a few of our own meals in the gourmet kitchen,Thank you Bill and Suzy to making this trip possible for our group!! We had so much fun and the memories will last a lifetime.
  7. Nick & Eloise Gmur

    From Bellport, NY
    I've been a handful of times
    Eat, Drink, Tour... Repeat.
    This was our second one week Umbrian excursion with Bill and Suzy. They are wonderful hosts, anticipating our every need - even a few we did not know we had- and making this a totally enjoyable seven days. From the moment you arrive in Rome you are taken care of - food, drink, tours, adventures (wagon ride to the winery anyone?) are planned and executed perfectly. No wondering what to do next, or who is going to pay for what, you simply relax and enjoy. The tour guides were excellent, and the places visited diverse, revealing many parts of Umbrian life. And the food and wine were bountiful and outstanding. Staff at the Cucina are warm and friendly, and willing to help in unexpected ways - I admired the milk frother used for the coffee and Chiara immediately offered to get one during her next trip to the grocery store. Perfect! The house is lovely and comfortable, life in Italy for a guest at the farmhouse is easygoing. Both of us have heartily recommended the tour to many friends. Go!!!!!
  8. Nettie Aslander

    From EPE (The Netherlands)
    I've been a handful of times
    Marco, together with his two ladies, is a wonderfull and available host. We liked the house, the pool, very much. As we needed 7 bedrooms (9 persons including 2 couples), it was a pitty there were only 6 bathrooms. Overall: thank you for sharing this wonderfull house with us. I will recommend it and will come back..
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