Mary Ann & Terry

Thank you so much for your help on our recent trip to Tuscany and the Palio!  We had a fabulous time and each place we stayed was special in its own way.  We arrived in Rome and took a train to Civitavecchia to pick up the rental car without problems.  Then we drove to Tuscany and Casa Bianca, which we found it to be a lovely place.  It is a group of farms, some separated by a km or two, that were purchased and consolidated and turned into small rental complexes.  The suite in which we stayed was large and included a small kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom.  The main facility was about 2 km from our farmhouse, had a very large pool and served excellent meals.  The surrounding vineyards were beautiful and it was interesting to go on tour that included wine tasting. After staying at Casa Bianca, we went to Antico Casale near Scansano.  The directions were very good and we had no difficulty finding them. Antico Casale primarily caters to horse enthusiasts, but it was also a lovely place to stay and we enjoyed visiting the surrounding villages and restaurants.  We also took a cooking class from Antico Casale's chef (Mariannella) which was excellent.

Thank you also for your help in procuring tickets to the Palio.  It was very exciting and the seats were good. After we left Scansano, we returned to Rome where we met some friends of ours and had a great night on the town! Thanks again for all your help!  I know that we were difficult, but you were great to work with and we have recommended you to others that have asked about our trip. 

Mary Ann and Terry, USA