We have rented in the United States from VRBO.com and always had good luck in the past. This stay was exceptional! The house is wonderfully decorated with antiques and items that bring out the charm in this adorable 3 bedroom villa. The views are breathtaking from the bedrooms upstairs as well as the patio outdoors. We spent each night drinking wine, eating cheese, enjoying the views, and reflecting on our busy days traveling through Italy.
On our first day, we made sure to have Carla come to the villa to make us dinner so that we could unwind from our few days spent in Venice. WOW! The food was incredibly delicious (even for us foodies) and enough to last almost the entire week! Carla was such a treat and we wish we had booked her for an additional night as well.
The train station at the bottom of the hill from the Villa is close enough that you can walk to it, however coming back from a long day of walking through different cities / towns of Italy; we needed a taxi to take us back up the hill to the Villa at night. Andrea gave us a name of a local taxi driver that was wonderful; we just told him a time that we would be at the train station and he was always there waiting for us. Andrea also gave us information on two great places to dine. The first is Edy Piu’s which is literally right next door… wonderful meal and if you have the chance to sit outside and dine, definitely do that. The second was a wonderful farm (bed and breakfast) at the top of the hill; great breakfast in the morning and superb wine in the evening!
And speaking of Andrea… we cannot even begin to thank him for all that he did for us. On the third day of our stay, very early in the morning, my husband fell and crashed into one of Andrea’s antique curio cabinets resulting in a horrific accident! At 5:45 am, I called Andrea for help for we needed an ambulance. Andrea immediately raced to our rescue. He was at the Villa within 10 minutes and rushed us to the nearest hospital, stayed with us for 3 hours while my husband had his arm stitched up translating Italian into English and comforting me (for I was a wreck). He also picked us up a few days later to take us back to the hospital for a follow up visit, stayed with us again for 3 hours! Who does stuff like that?! He is the most kind, considerate and gracious man! We are so thankful for all he did for us. With that said… why would you think of renting anywhere else? We will DEFINITELY be back! Grazie mille Andrea!