Thomas H. & Paula S.
Paula and I returned from our Tuscan adventure late last night and I wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks. You have been my hero for more than a year as we worked through a number of changes caused by outside circumstances. Your constant positive attitude, prompt follow-through, and delightful approach was very much appreciated. Paula and I have been married for 32(!) years, have 4 kids, and have never been to Italy together. We have both been a number of times, but separately (business, etc). The Tuscan villa idea was about not spending our time running around to see sights that we have experienced before, dealing with crowds, etc. Rather to spend quality time with each other in a magical place like the hills of Tuscany.
A few points for you...
The accommodation exceeded expectation. It gave us the privacy we were looking for to get reconnected with our long time friends Bob and Barbara. (Bob and I were college roommates, I have known him since I was 18 years old.) The view was spectacular, the place was pristine, the size was just right. The grounds and gardens - wow!
The chef concept was* perfetto! *Having wonderful meals cooked for us in our own place was very special. Cinzia and Mara could not have been more helpful, caring, and of course, patient with our elementary Italian language skills. ;-) We could not have asked for a better traditional Tuscan cuisine experience and I would recommend them highly and without hesitation. If you have surveys for such things please send them our way.
Our drivers, Sandro, Giacomo, and Gionathan were all punctual, helpful and fun. All were very considerate drivers as well. This was much appreciated on those steep, windy roads!
Thank you again dear Alessia. You helped create forever memories for us. I will be sure to recommend the services of Cultural Italy to anyone that is considering a trip. And, if possible, I'll tell them to ask for Alessia! ;-) I know that you have just entered your busy season. When you run into one of those tough days where things aren't going well, pull out this email and re-read it. It might help you get your energy back because the work that you do enables the important things in life. That is what you bring to people.
P.S. I would like to send some individual photos to Cinzia, Mara, and Giacomo. Can you help me get them to them? They each indicated that they would love to have some of the photos that I took of them from this past week.