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"We and our family and friends had the most amazing wedding thanks to the wonderful feel of Antico TABACCAIO, the small and friendly village of Panicale and the wonderful assistance of Katia! We couldnt have done it without all of those things together! From the moment we searched for the right venue, arrival at the Villa, right through to our wedding day and beyond, Katia has been charming, friendly, honest and gone out of her way to help us have our wedding, making it even better than we could have dreamed of! The Villa was perfect for sleeping our Bridal party and immediate families, the communal areas were large and airy, perfect for our caterers, the pizza oven was phenomenal and the lounging by the pool the day after a blessing! Words cannot describe our happiness for our amazing wedding being in Panicale! We will never forget and hope to visit soon the generous and happy area of Panicale and Villa TABACCAIO. Grazie mille!!!!!!!"
Guest: JazPeppeDate of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: April 20, 2015
"Looking back I realized I had to chronicle one of the best summer vacations I’ve ever had. In July 2009 my wife and I put ourselves in the hands of Suzy and Bill Menard at Fattoria del Gelso, Cannara, Umbria Italy. What distinguished this vacation was the hands on warmth and guidance of Bill and Suzy and the entire staff. The updated farmhouse was wonderfully homey and afforded the privacy and comfort required for a restful vacation. The picturesque grounds are beautiful and clean. And after a day out and about, in and around the swimming pool we had a sweet early evening oasis to cool off and enjoy cocktails in. I traveled with my wife and another couple. Each day with the sun shining down on us we were treated to so much of Umbria that we had to plan for some down time. Suzy, Bill and staff helped us plan each day and addressed our needs as we went along, a custom designed on demand vacation. Days were filled with learning, relaxing and enjoying. There were trips to local wineries one of which we lunched at, tours of Assisi and Peruggia, which was also hosting the Umbria Jazz Fest, a private cooking class and evenings meals at the villa or at a nearby village restaurant featuring seasonal Umbrian fare. During our stay other guests included by chance, a prominent author, a news editor, an electronics engineer, and a CEO of a US Bio-Solutions firm. The evening dinners around the pool, anchored by the abundant flow of Umbrian wine were casual and carefree. The delicious nightly dining was not only a food lover jackpot but a wonderful social gathering featuring very interesting conversation among the guests. With discussion and opinions on politics, prose, business and the arts one could not help but feel reminiscent of European salons of the 18th century. As evening turned gently to night we watched the sun set gently over the horizon from our vantage nestled in the valley floor of the “breadbox of Italy” while gazing up at the lit up hillside of Assisi. Importantly we never felt that Suzy and Bill were pushing tours as much as they were treating us as guests in their home. They shared years of knowledge to make sure our experiences were great for us. I suggest you too leverage that knowledge by sharing with them what is you want out of your vacation. They will be prepared, they will arrange everything and you will have a great time. I hope you find the time and means to enjoy this wonderfully hosted vacation spot for a great time."
Guest: Gary EnochDate of Stay: July 2014Review Submitted: April 3, 2015
"Words just can’t begin to describe how phenomenal the Rocca-di-Benano Villa is. Quaint, comfortable, centrally located, heated and air conditioned, a magnificent fireplace, comfortable beds, just an overall wonderful villa with no surprises and everything we could possibly want or need.
I think besides its location, the amount of detail your provide and helpful hints on trips, eating, clothes, etc, make this a dream come true. Oh my….Simona and her meals she prepared for us at your villa, Chiara and Marco and their amazing organic farm, Emanuela is the nicest and best tour guide we’ve ever had, the restaurants whom you recommended and welcomed us with open arms, Alex and Olga greeting us and taking care of us at the villa, the surrounding towns, the friendly people, oh, where do I stop?
Thank you for all the time you spent helping us make this a trip of lifetime. I’ve already been telling folks they need to plan a trip."
Guest: ArnieDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 14, 2014