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Hi Enza and Paulo,

We hope this e-mail finds you and your family well. Dean and I would like to say a very big thank you once again for making our stay with you such an enjoyable one. We had such a lovely time and now we are back in England, so wish we were back in Tuscany. Our apartment was superb and you made us so welcome. We will recommend you to all our friends and family and look forward to coming back very soon.

Please tell Paulo his wine is ‘the best’ and to save us some for our next visit!

Many thanks once again.Our best wishes to you all,
Joy and Dean Chesterton

Dear Enza,

You must think us very rude in not emailing before, to thank you both for a very enjoyable weeks stay. All us us - myself, Michael, Robyn and Ian spent a very enjoyable week seeing the stunning sights of your country, and especially the good weather we had.  Robyn and Ian was not so lucky with the weather more north on their second week.  They are now in Sweden experiencing colder weather and shorter day light hours.  We have been back at work almost 2 weeks now and need another holiday.
Sorry that we did not see you before leaving, but we had to make an early start to get to Pisa, we spent the day their before we made out way to the airport.  A big thank you also for your kind hospitality in taking us to the Jazz night - a lovely way to start our holiday. 
Kind regards to you and the family, for all your kindness.
Jenny and Michael Colyer
Robyn and Ian Fox

Hi Enza, Paolo, Thommaso and Mathilde

Well we’re back in the UK now after spending those two glorious weeks at I Gelsi – thank you so much for your warm hospitality and efforts. We felt very welcome and as our fourth time staying with you, it felt like home from home but with Sun, Great food and wonderful wine.  Ellie misses Tommy and Matti, and of course the pool J

We made sure that we left a few more fantastic places (Cortona was as lovely as Paolo said it was) in Tuscany to visit when we come again next year.  And the vineyard tour is top of the list. Those wines won’t taste themselves you know.  

I would (and will) recommend I Gelsi to all as long as I can get booked in next year ;)

With all our very best wishes
John, Andrea & Ellie
Lincoln UK.

Hi Enza,

Well we are now back in 15c in the UK and shivering our boots off! Mind you, Sorrento was too hot at 32c and as for Capri - oh dear oh dear! On that day Carol looked at me and said - "I want to go back to Gelsi" The town of Amalfi however was lovely and we liked Sorrento so it was not all negative. We had a great time in Tuscany, no doubt the highlight of our 3 weeks in France and Italy so we hope to come back sometime. Meanwhile, hope you are all OK and give our regards to Paulo, Keith and Bev!!

Love, Tom and Carol
Dear Enza ,
Thank you for a great holiday in April. We enjoyed exploring your beautiful part of the world. Your property is very well catered for families,  We had a great time.
Thanks again, David and Rebecca See.
Hi Enza and Paulo
We just wanted to drop a line to say thank you for such a wonderful holiday.  On reflection we should have stayed at I Gelsi for at least a week!  Florence was beautiful but too hot!  Anyway, thanks again.  We've recommended you on Trip Advisor and will recommend I Gelsi to our friends and family and of course, we hope to see you again with the baby in tow next time!
Regards, Liz & Alex

Hi Enza

Just a short email to say many thanks for a truly lovely holiday in I Gelsi last month. We all had a really enjoyable time, and more importantly a really relaxing week in your beautiful home. The children when given the option of a week in the camp site or a week in your home, said they would prefer yours anyday as they could really relax and loved having the pool to themselves - high praise indeed!

We plan to go back to Tuscany again next year, and maybe you can let me know when you are accepting bookings for Summer 2009, as we would like to pre book for a week in July 09, in the Girasole apartment again please! (The kids loved the upstairs bedroom!!) I am not sure what dates the Summer term 2009 ends as of yet so cannot give you exact dates until school starts again in September. Please tell Paolo that we have enjoyed his delicious olive oil many nights since we came home!

Regards, Claire

Dear Enza and Paolo,

We were sorry that we missed you yesterday morning and were not able to say 'goodbye', but we wanted to be away by 9.00am to get the car back and to see something of Pisa.

Once again we want to say what a wonderful holiday we had and how much we enjoyed our stay at I Gelsi. It is a lovely spot in the midst of some stunning countryside. But more than that we were made to feel so welcome, only concerned that we might be intruding in your family life! It was both your friendliness and the little touches that contributed so much to our enjoyment.

We have some very good memories of Tuscany, (and some photos!), that will help us through the winter months and the business of everyday life.

With best wishes and thanks,
Adrian and Sue

Hi Enza & Paolo,

We just wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay at I Gelsi.  We enjoyed it very much. It felt like home away from home and we loved the peaceful surroundings and the beautiful environment.  Thanks for all your assistance and advice.  We wish you all the success with your venture.

Kind Regards from a cold South Africa.
Eric & Alicetine McLean

Antonelle, Peter & Danny de Meyer

Dear Enza and Paolo,

Once again I would like to thank you for sharing your lovely home with us (we're just back in Scotland after spending a few days with Veronica). It was a great way to spend my 50th birthday.

I will send you details of the cottage in Sutherland as soon as I've worked out how to attach the photos to a message on our new computer!

My cooking's gone all Italian, I'm off to make melon with Parma ham and risotto with a tomato salad (using your lovely olive oil of course)

Thanks again Kath and Collin Ainslie

Just to say we arrived home well yesterday evening (22:30); back again to normal belgian habits and
weather 17°, rain all day, wearing a jeans and a sweater, drinking a cup of hot tomato soup in the kitchen

Quite a difference with drinking a nice tuscan wine and eating a piece of Pienza pecorino cheese at the terrace at  I Gelsi, sitting in the sun or swimming in the pool or eating an icedream at the gelateria in the village of Figline Valdarno

Keep enjoying your tuscan home as we did last week and have lots of nice sunny days!

Kindest Regards, Bob, Peggy & Phoebe

Hello Enza and Paolo

Just a note to say hello and thank you for your hospitality during our stay with you in July. We had a wonderful time in Europe and will return as soon as we can afford to!  

Again I must congratulate you on your web site, it says it all and having the GPS details makes finding you a joy. See you next time we are over, wishing you all the best of health and happiness.

Regards from Paul and Christine Laing

Dear Enza, Paolo & Family,

We just wanted to send you a quick e-mail to say a big thank you for making our trip to Tuscany a very enjoyable one. The accommodation, pool, surroundings etc were wonderful and we will definately come back at some point in the future.  

Thank you also for your help with restaurant bookings and directions.  Your knowledge was invaluable. 

With very best wishes to you all.  We hope to see you again soon,

Alan, Lisa, Hannah & Grace Beddie X

Thank you Enza,

We have had a wonderful time. The accomodation has been perfect and we would be very happy to recommend it to others. It was so nice to be in the countryside after the business of the towns and tourist places. It would have been great to spend a little more time with you , and also you delightful children, but we fully understand that you must be a very busy person. Our normal lives are very busy, even without a family at home to care for. We hope we will be able to stay her again sometime.

Regards, Greg, Bronwyn and Rhys.

Good Afternoon Enza

Yes, we arrived home at 3:30 pm Sunday. We stayed in Florence on Sat night and left our hotel room at
4:30 a. m.  We are just getting back to normal here. We enjoyed our stay at I Gelsi and hopefully will some day return.  My family truly enjoyed all of Tuscany.

Thank you again for the hospitality.  We will recommend you to anyone who is planning a trip to

Say hi to Paolo and your family for us.
Bill, Sheila, Joe and Emily

Dear Enza and Paolo,

Just to say we had a fantastic time in Italy. Where you stay is beautiful and you made us feel very welcoming and made everything so easy! You are very kind and lovely people and when you come to Scotland let us know and we will do all we can to help.

Veronica , Jamie and family xx

Hello Enza and Paolo, 

We arrived back home yesterday at around 4pm having been able to get an earlier ferry crossing than we had booked.

Thank you again for being so welcoming and contributing to another very enjoyable holiday. Everything about I Gelsi makes a stay memorable. It is both the setting, and your generous hospitality. Thank you too for the gift of the wine, it was an unexpected bonus!

We send our best wishes to you both and to Thomaso and Mathilde,
Adrian and Sue, (and Alyson and Howard). 

Dear Enza,

My family enjoyed very much our stay in your beautiful place, during the week we spent in
IGelsi (Toscana).

Found yours and Paolo's warm hospitality in your fully equipped units.

We can only recommend every one to come and enjoy I Gelsi!

In case anybody would like to contact me to get my personal recommendation, please feel free to give my e-mail and or my phone number (972-3-5334061), and I shall be more than happy to give my recommendation.

Warm regards, Dov

Hello Paolo,

Here we are, back in England again; just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our stay with you.

'I Gelsi' stands out as one of the special places we visited during our trip through Italy and our stay with you was made even more enjoyable by your friendliness and attention, leaving us with many happy memories.

As we said during our evening together, if you and your family our ever in our vicinity, when visiting The Lakes, you are very welcome to stay at 'The Old House', although this does not compare to 'iGelsi'.

Unfortunately, we were bitterly disappointed with Sorento; not so much because of the place but because of the attitude of the people we came in touch with. In fact, starting from Rome, we found that the further south we went, the ruder and less helpful the people became, so what we hoped would be the 'holiday of a lifetime' became rather a nightmare.  However, on the way back, both Rimini and Lake Garda were delightful as also was the attitude of the people we met.

Thank you, once again, for making our stay in Tuscany so enjoyable, and hoping that we may meet you in the future.

Best Regards, Felix & Denyse Leaver.

Just to let you all know we returned safely. We had a good flight and the sun was shining when we arrived at Newcastle. Not as hot as in Italy but pleasant. Not sure what tomorrow will bring. Jim is hoping it will be fine as he is off to the golf course early in the morning.

Katie & John will be back in the air on their way to Spain with their father.

Paul's mum--Ann--survived the flight thanks to a couple of valium and two miniature bottles of whisky.!!!!!!!!!

She even looked out of the window as we came into Newcastle.Who knows she might well now make up for lost time and begin to see the world.

Josh pulled out his wiggly tooth just as we checked in in Pisa. He apparently had hung on to it all week as he was afraid that the tooth fairy might not visit Italy.

Jim and I would like to say a big "Thank you " to you all for allowing us to share your beautiful home. It really is something special and we hope you go on from success to success.

Lots of love to you and Paolo, Thomaso, Mathilde and your mum and dad.


Dear Enza & Paulo,

Thank you for a wonderful stay at I Gelsi.  We had a wonderful stay and you made us feel very welcome - it was so restful.  Back to work tomorrow though.  Yuch!!!  I have not been along to see your parents in person yet, as I have come back with a filthy cold and cough and don't want to pass it on

Thank you once again - we will be recommending I Gelsi to everyone we know!!  We may see you, Enza, early in June when you are in Brentwood.

With our very best wishes, Marion, James, Emma & Phil


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