Testimonials

Dear Robert,

We enjoyed every minute of our Tuscan vacation. You and your wonderful staff anticipated our every need. The pride you all take in making this such a special week was evident in the freshly prepared food and it’s presentation, the ever flowing wine, and the friendliness of everyone associated with Villa Stefano. Thank you for the special live music at the Villa party. We will always have memories of dancing in the moonlight with our friends.

Cioa and Grazie,

Bonnie Williams and Eddie Morton

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Co-Owner, Morton's Gourmet Market

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We second everything written by all the other happy guests. You have created a truly amazing and unique experience. After our week, we feel like real Tuscans. We can’t wait to come back! Molto bouno!!
Ciao for now,
Tom & Sue Ghizzi

Tom & Sue Ghizzi

Sarasota, FL

Robert,
Everything was BEYOND any “perfect vacation” dream we could have imagined. Thank you, Robert! Your cooking and planning made Italy come alive for Rand and I. Loved every minute. Next year, Sicily!
Mary Harper and Randy Mikkelson

Mary Harper and Randy Mikkelson

Sarasota, FL

Robert,
I do not know enough superlatives to describe my feelings for this past week, this has been the trip of a lifetime. From the villa, the staff, the chef(s), the villa owners, the food (Oh my God!), the excursions, the people of Italy, you hosting, the entertainment (what a voice), everything was a 12 on a scale of 10.
We can never thank you enough, your attention to detail is unmatched. Molto, molta bene!!! Mille grazie!!!
Rick Garfinkel

Rick Garfinkel

Sarasota, FL

Dear wonderful Robert!
This has been a week of luxury, the finest foods, a perfect Tuscan setting truly under the Tuscan sun. Your attention to every detail, which includes your handpicked staff of dear Tuscan professionals, has set the bar for the finest vacation of our lives. We thank you for all you have done for us to make our Tuscan visit a forever memory!
Phyllis “Ruby” Garfinkel

Phyllis Garfinkel

Sarasota, FL

Robert,
It was ALL magical and Magnifico!
Ciao,
Mary Grace and Dale Daul

Mary Grace and Dale Daul

White Bear Lake, MN

Dear Sweet Robert,
We can’t thank you enough for this wonderful journey. We have enjoyed every minute. The planning was perfect… food unbelievable and wine and scenery unforgettable. You will be very successful this new career! We wish you all the best…
p.s. So many great memories, thank you!
Love,
Joan and John Dickinson

Joan and John Dickinson

Sarasota, FL

Robert,
The Tuscany Dream vacation was everything and more that we couldn’t imagine. The experience was wonderful, delightful, and magical. The food(s) amazing, wine delicious and the setting majestic. The town visits were magnificent, charming, inviting. Most inspiring were the people… friendly, smiling, patient, helpful, talented and heartfelt. Which brings us to you, Robert, beginning with you – it was a wonderful experience, your passion and love were heartfelt throughout. Bravo!
Thanks,
John Arnold

John Arnold

Sarasota, FL

Robert,
There really aren’t words to express the love and beauty you have created for us on this trip. The magic of your vision has made this one of my all-time favorite trips. The food and wine has been amazing from start to finish. Variety at every course. The villa itself is so beautiful with incredible vistas. I always looked forward to the ambiance of our every dinner under the starts. The guides and tours and all the people you have assisting you are lovely. I feel so fortunate to have met such wonderful people, that I know I’ll maintain relationships with. The Wednesday evening villa party with the trio was such a delight! Above all sharing this experience with you and Frannie was the highlight!!! Robert, I love your vision and food.
Love,
Kem Lindsey

Kem Lindsey

Sarasota, FL

Robert, Frannie and the most magnificent staff,
Thank you so much for a perfect week. On every level this was a week to remember forever. The food, the tours, the guides, the hot air balloons, the history- everything was perfect! Mostly thoughwe will remember this enchanting villa in this magical countryside. All f our senses were engaged all of the time. Your hospitality embraced us, your food nourished us, and the Tuscan air and the beautiful Italian people loved us at a deep soul level. You did a beautiful job, we are honored to be a part of it!
Susan A. Robinson and Ferruh Muktar

Susan A. Robinson and Ferruh Muktar

Sarasota, FL

Dear Robert,
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the most beautiful week in Tuscany. Every little thing was perfect and I felt cared for and loved with all the thoughtfulness and planning that went into every action, trip, and meal.
I pray I return for another Tuscany Dream vacation again with you.
Love and hugs,
Kristine Long

Kristine Long

Los Gatos, CA

Robert and Frannie,
Yes! It was definitely a “Dream” trip! I found this villa and its setting- beautiful and peaceful. Your entire staff from kitchen to drivers and guides were friendly and skilled. I wish you much success in this magnificent adventure of yours! I look forward to seeing you again- hopefully soon.
Love to you,
Karole Ely

Karole Ely

Arcata, CA

Dear Robert,
Thank you for a most wonderful week in Tuscany. This was not a vacation or a trip, but a living experience of “la dolce vita”. The staff, the guides and drivers are the best. Thanks again.
Kathy

Kathy

Grosse Pointe, MI

Robert,
This was a delightful time and so much fun. Of course, my stomach is stretched and was filled daily with the most delicious foods. All the trips, cooking tips and company made this the most worth while trip.
p.s. my best to you, look forward to seeing you in the future.
Thank you,
Alex Stillman

Alex Stillman

Arcata, CA

Dear Robert,
Needless to say we had a great time! Everything exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait to share this wonderful experience with family, friends, acquaintances and anyone who will listen! Thank you so much for all you’ve done to make this past week so special!
Joyce and Pete Ronan

Joyce and Pete Ronan

Grosse Pointe, MI

Robert,
A wonderful week that I am so blessed to have experienced. Thank you for every detail you personally oversaw. Don doesn’t know what he missed! We’ll have to bring him here to experience this wonderful week.
Sue Martin Sue Martin

Houston, TX