Excerpts from our guestbook:
Thank you for this time lovely as before.
W. + J., 10.06
I could spend weeks at Podere Caggio just reading and taking in the scenery. The highlight for me was a fantastic meal in Montebuono looking out across the hills with the sunset and great food ... I know that everybody had a great time and was thoroughly impressed by everything Toscana! They will be heading back to Australia with some very fond memories.
Thank you so much! The house and location are very beautiful and we wish that we could have stayed longer. We enjoyed eating your raspberries, gooseberries and redcurrents!
H. et al, 7.04
We have had two wonderful weeks in Tuscany and in your house, Podere Caggio. We have together with our family discovered the southern part of Toscana, the old towns, termal baths and of course the Tuscan food and wines. Thank you for letting us rent Podere Caggio.
V. J, 10.04
We still go on with the good memory of Podere Caggio in our minds. You really do need a break from the Swedish dark, cold and rainy months. We really had a pleasant stay at your lovely house.
Wow! What an amazing place. Thank you so much for letting us stay ... We thoroughly enjoyed the time that we spent here and wish we could've stayed for longer. You've created such a lovely place here.
L.H. & E.H. 7.02
What an enchanted place - full of tranquility and serenity. Also good friends, food and wine ... Your olive oil will remind us of the hills and the soft breezes.
C. & R.B. 9.02
Many thanks for having such a lovely place to escape to ... The marks on the drive are where we had to tear ourselves away - until the next time ... Returning to Podere Caggio is like coming home - and the view from the new "breakfast table" is so enticing - 12 hours every day. Thanks.
This has indeed been an enchanting two weeks. Thank you so much for the experience of Podere Caggio for my friends and me. The time spent here and in the neighboring towns and countryside went far beyond our expectations. We especially appreciated by your fine tips on places to eat which I'm sure were enhanced by, "Ci manda Cristiano". Three of us took the opportunity to go riding with Brigitte. What an incredible time. Thank you again.
J.G., E.L, H.G. & M.H. 10.02
What a great time in Italy starting with the marvelous time at your place. What memories! Thank you so much for letting us use your home.
Thank you for everything! We enjoyed every minute here ... It was a perfect place for close loved ones to come to relax and celebrate our marriage. We haven't been so relaxed in a very long time.
I am writing to tell you how much we enjoyed your house. We were overwhelmed by it, its isolated situation, the views and woody surroundings. The vines covering the end of the house near the road were turning color and were particularly beautiful. It must give you a great deal of pleasure to have created such a wonderful place for yourselves, your family, and those (like us) who are lucky enough to get a chance to use it when you weren't there. We also appreciated the gardens and orchards as we used fresh peaches, rosemary, oregano, table grapes, sage, parsley, and some of your olive oil. Delicious! I also enjoyed browsing in your library. We explored the Tuscan towns nearby and had a perfect holiday.
In August we drove to the farmhouse home of friends, near Sovana. Lost in the countryside, it made the perfect centre for exploring everything, from the frescos in Arezzo to the hot springs in Saturnia, as well as lots of reading and relaxing. Fresh figs by the back door, a field of tomatos set in an olive grove; and local wine and pasta. Bliss.
Letter from an Agronomist Colleague to his Parents in Australia
There are more comments in the German guestbook.