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Dear Sarah , (Castello Caldana)

A quick note to again thank you for all of your help in assisting us to arrange an absolutely fantastic stay at Castello Caldana. Everything was just perfect and we had a wonderful time. Jem is a treasure and I would recommend the cottage to everyone! We would love to be back there one day!

Warm regards
Nicole Smith

Hi Sarah, (Caruso Apartment

Thanks for all of your help with the Caruso apartment.

Delores and I enjoyed our stay very much. The apartment is well appointed, spacious and in an ideal location to explore Tuscany. Being near Florence is also a big plus. The information in the folder was also very helpful. We walked over to the market on Friday, and we used the Ipercoop for our basic needs. Although the weather was a little cool in Tuscany, we enjoyed very nearly perfect weather in Rome and Naples.

Please give our best regards to Dr. and Mrs. Toffani and their daughter. They were gracious hosts. Mrs. Toffani served us coffee one afternoon, and she invited us in to see her beautiful house before we left. We enjoyed the bottle of wine form their vineyard. I am sorry that I was unable to converse with them in Italian, but Delores was able to get a few ideas across.

I hope that you enjoyed your visit to America.

Best regards,
George and Delores

Hello Sarah, (La Castagna)

Just wanted to drop you a quick note and say that everything in Florence at La Castagna was perfect. The owner was very nice and not knowing Italian, we couldn't tell his mother how good her lemoncillo cookies pass on the information if you can. We had a fantasic time and were only sad in that we could only stay a week. The property is beautiful, the appartment was amazing and our experience was wonderful. Exactly what we had imagined Tuscany to be. And on a more specific note, we REALLY apprecaited the (what looked to be) brand new kitchen and washing machine. Thanks again for everything and we'll certainly be in touch when we go to Italy again.


Hi Sarah, (Farmhouse Lilliam)

I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner, but we were in Switzerland for a week after our stay at Farmhouse Lilliam. I'm just getting caught up on my emails!

You are so right, the time passed much too quickly. Farmhouse Lilliam was a welcome respite from the tourist's destinations we visited in Tuscany. We always looked forward to returning to our private and peaceful cottageafter a big day of sightseeing. The house is very charming, comfortable, quiet and we loved the fact that each bedroom has its own bathroom. Ofcourse, in our opinion, the most wonderful things about this property are the incredible views, the spectacular setting and its peacefulness.

I also wanted to mention your professionalism. Your webiste is well designed and easy to use, the range of properties you represent is great, and your communications with me were always timely, which was most appreciated. In fact, I have already mentioned the TravelTuscany website to our neighbor who has last minute plans to visit in August.

Thank you again for your help and I hope to be contacting you again next year for a new adventure.

Best regards,
Lori Bryan, USA.

Dear Travel Tuscany (Villa Fiori)

Richard and I, along with 2 other couples, spent two perfect weeks at Villa Fiori. Elisabeth and her family made our trip most memorable and enjoyable. The accommodations were as we had dreamed they would be.

The accommodations were very private, yet Elisabeth was available and very willing each day to help us with any plans for travel and meals. Some of the best parts were Elisabeth, her family, her hospitality and her wonderful food. The cooking lessons were a real plus. The meals she prepared for us were delicious, reasonably priced and first class--better than any restaurant!! There is absolutely no reason to eat anywhere else in Italy. Richard and I had our 37th anniversary while we were there. Elisabeth prepared the most devine meal including fresh vegetables from her garden, champagne, special music, beautiful linens, flowers from her gardens, even rose petals spread on the table. It was a very romantic evening.

We were invited to use any of the home grown vegetables and herbs at any time. We were furnished with unlimited wines made from her grapes and the grapes of the area at only a fraction of the cost in the states. She even shared her special orange wine with us.

Elisabeth is a wonderful tour consultant. She was willing to make any arrangements and to give us the directions we needed for our day trips. The fact that she speaks English so well was a real asset to our group.

The pool and surrounding grounds were as pictured in all the books we have seen of the Tuscany countryside. It was so peaceful and refreshing to be able to return to 'Villa Fiori' each day after touring the area. Your website did not exagerate the beauty of the property. In fact, your book could not show its real beauty. One has to experience Villa Fiori!

It was a dream vacation. We hope to revisit Tuscany and Villa Fiori.

Martha Lytle

Dear Sarah

The house/villa is even nicer than represented in the photographs! That is always a welcomed surprise. The pool is wonderful and beautifully maintained. As a pool owner myself, I was extremely impressed with the condition and quality of the pool. The vegetation surrounding the house is fabulous...lavender, rosemary, trumpet vines, palm trees and evergreens. A true mediterranean experience.

The BBQ pit is much more than a BBQ pit. It is in fact the original oven used to supply the town with all its bread. The original owner was the baker for San Ginese. The "pit" is really an outside dining area.

The "pizza man", Leonello, was the gem of the place. He cooked pizza and bruschetta for 16 of us and made the evening for an 8 year old boy by letting him make and bake his own pizza in the oven. He has a heart as big as all Italy itself. No visit would be complete without having Leonello in attendance. Later Leonello returned with a gift for us, the special bread of Lucca.

The Tuscan dinner was another big success. It was beautifully done and very professional. The food was excellent. The staff was extremely gracious. Rosemary was fantastic. She couldn't have been any more accommodating to our group. Some of us arrived several hours early and she allowed them access to the house and pool. Then she put us onto a Lucca tourist guide who helped with our arrangements. Rosemary is a really kind, understanding person who adapted well to our large group and all its requests. She is a real asset

All in all, it was a great week. Many Thanks, Sarah!!

Lucy King

The beauty of Florence, the Kindness and generosity of your family made this a special vacation. Good Health, Good Fortun for all of you.
Molto molto Grazie !

Rocco Joseph Valluzzi

Thank you once again for a beautiful holiday home. we have had a wonderful time and you have helped to make it extra special.

Betty says you have "a little piece of heaven here".

Grazie di tutto e al prossimo anno!

With love from
Helen, Trevor, Isabel, and Eleanor Curry and Betty Jackson.

Thank you for your wonderful Hospitality.We've enjoied ourselves so much and admired the views from you beautiful Villa every morning. We will recommend this to all our friends.We'll write you in november; we want your olive oil! Love, your Miami friends. If you are ever in Miami, please call Lisette, Kurt, Micaelle, John

(Casa di Castagna)

We have been hiking in Europe for 12 years, Austrian Lakes, Black forrest, Lake Lucern etc.... but nothing can compare to our stay and hiking in Tuscany. We visited the wonderful medieval Cities surrounding the beautiful villa that we rented from you. We always go as a group of 6 (ladies only) and we were completely comfortable with our arrangement at the villa.

The best part was every afternoon or early evening we returned home, having bought fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese and meats and after fixing our dinner eating under the beautiful chestnut tree - it was bliss. The wonderful Chianti from the region helped our great active vacation. We hope to do again soon.

Hertha Lasky