wonderful vacation in Tuscany
Sabrina, I am one of Charmaine Soo’s sisters who was fortunate to be a guest at two WONDERFUL villa stays. My husband and I agree with the others -- choosing to work with you and Ville & Charme to find the perfect villas in the Tuscany region was a good decision! Charmaine sent us copies of all the e-mail exchanges between the two of you. We are very particular and we looked MANY times at the website showing these two villas and asked you many, many questions. You were very prompt in giving us the answers and it was clear that you were familiar with the owners and with the villas. Your personal knowledge made it easy for us. We were talking to a trusted friend. We were disappointed that we did not have the opportunity to meet and thank you in person...maybe next time. Staying at the beautiful Villa Tere in northern Tuscany gives visitors easy day trips to Siena, Florence (1-hour train), Arezzo, San Gimignano, and the "Chianti" towns. Cristina and Gino show great pride when they greet guests to their newly renovated, spacious, elegant villa. There are many modern amenities such as the elevators, motion-activated lights, and well-equipped gourmet kitchen. All living areas and the bedrooms are comfortable and beautifully furnished, and bathrooms are large and spotless! The swimming pool area is very attractive and there are many lovely, quiet spaces under olive trees for relaxing and outdoor eating. Cristina (and brother Luca) came to the villa several times during our stay to make certain we were doing well. We admired Cristina’s attention to details to make Villa Tere very special and we especially liked her prizewinning olive oil and pretty soaps! I would highly recommend to guests that they walk/drive to Cavriglia to shop at the alimentari, to try the pizzas at Pizza Doc, and to enjoy a lovely lunch and/or dinner at Piccolo Ristorante/Lo Zaffo (we liked our first dinner so much that we went again for a second dinner!). Five of us spent three short days in Rome before we met Charmaine, Richard, and Patricia in Chiusi. At the end of our two weeks in Tuscany, four spent two more days in Florence and four of us visited Venice for three short days. Then, my husband and I traveled to Vienna for several more days. We have many photographs and many wonderful memories from our two villa experiences. We would gladly return to both villas! We, too, highly recommend Villa & Charme and to work with you for any stay to the Tuscany region of Italy. Thank
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