Dear Roberto and Jussara,
The truth is, we just didn't want to leave Podere Felceto. This was our fourth visit with our large family, and to us, it felt like coming home to a haven of tranquility and beauty. Our eyes feasted on what seem like fairytale castles beyond the green patchwork of vineyards and olive groves. We were welcomed by this centuries old Villa with its huge country kitchen, perfect for raucous family cooking experiences that culminate in meals seasoned with laughter. Roberto and Jussara and their daughters, our hosts, are warm and welcoming. They have become our extended Italian family.
Esther and Jordan Makower
Henkel family - Jen, Dwayne, Scott - Dec 2014
Our best wishes for a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, and joyous New Year!
Our family, and now our friends understand what a magical place your home offers to others. Thank-you so much for the wonderful gift you've shared with us. You may not always realize it, but your home is much more than a place to stay. It's a treasure... As a child, my memory grasped every corner of my grandmother's warm and happy home. Her home felt safe. It made me feel happy and sleep easily. In your home, I feel much the same. I find it interesting that our brain often "shuts off" and we forget to notice our surroundings as we move along through life. Your home awakens me. It makes me see things through a child's eyes. Much like my grandma's home, I recall every nook and cranny of Felceto. The walls of your home are like open and welcoming arms that give the best hug ever. We are so lucky to know you and I am certain we will visit again.
Jen, Dwayne, Scott
Robert Israel - Fall 2014
We stayed here for a week this fall and had a spectacular time. Perfectly located for touring Tuscany and smack dab in the middle of a vineyard. not far to Panzano and the wonders of Dario Cecchini. Also close to both Florence and Siena.
Dinners at the Villa with the Chef Jacopo and the Pizza course unforgettable experiences.
Roberto, Jussara great hosts
Jose Jubé - July 2014
Roberto, Jussara and family,
I have traveled a lot in my life and have visited many beautiful places but I never felt so connected with a place as I have with Podere Felceto and the Chianti region.
I wish we had spent more time together to get to know one another but I feel truly blessed for the opportunity to have experienced the Chianti region for a few days and your hospitality was simply fantastic.
I miss Chianti already and if you ever need a helping hand on the farm or with anything else or know someone who does, let me know. I loved it so much I would live there for a while and do any kind of work just to keep myself busy and learn the language and sulk in the culture which is very much what makes me happy in life. Learning other ways of living...I am very serious about that.
Mahalo and hope to talk to you soon.
Yong Ji and Eileen - May, 2014
Hello Roberto and Jussara,
Thank you for the warm hospitality during our stay in Podere Felceto. It was our first time staying at a countryside home and we totally loved it. The quaint cottage home, breakfast with an awesome view together with your warm hospitality and friendliness make our stay so memorable.
We learn so much about food such as recognizing good olive oil, tasting the best meat in Italy and enjoying a true rustic Tuscan meal. All thanks to the both of you for sharing with us tips on good Tuscan food.
Though it was a short stay at Podere Felceto, it was the best part of our Italy trip. We will definitely come back to Italy and stay at Podere Felceto again.
Thank you so much for the wonderful memories and take care.
Yong Ji and Eileen
Debra and Kevin, May 2014
Dear Roberto and Jussara and Yara,
Thank you so much for everything! Your hospitality, your support, your detective skills and most of all becoming friends that we will always treasure. We will see you again...soon.
Debra and Kevin
Married at Podere Felecto, May 2014
Marcy and Helen Tommasini - October 6, 2012
What a wonderful way to spent time surrounded with both Canadian and Italian family. Roberto and Jussara, Yara and Sara you have been as usual both accomodating, kind and as well loving to all of us from far away. This is our second time at Felceto and will not be the last.
We wish you all good things in your future.
Marcy and Helen Tommasini
with all the family
Quebec - Canada
Philip and Glenda Spinks - September 29, 2012
To Roberto, Jussara and Family,
Thank you all for making our 50th anniversary such a memorable occasion. The Dinner was fantastic, the group that play all the 70' and 80' songs that we use to listen when we were young, musically were fabulous. This is our forth time to Felceto and we hope to return again. A wonderful oasis to spend quality time with friends and family.
Thank you again
Philip and Glenda Spinks
Virginia - USA
Eloise Taylor - September 27, 2012
We have been in the Fienile with its garden and gazebo looking out over the valley. It has been a joy to our eye and peace to our heart. This is a fantastic place! I loved staying here and hope to come back soon!!
Christine & Julie Zandler - September 21, 2012
To our friends, Hosts Roberto and Jussara, Yara and Sara,
To be able to communicate through "email" with you for 12 months has been a privilege with your patience and expertise in putting together an "EXPERIENCE" which will be treasured in our hearts for ever. For these two weeks "THANK YOU" do not seem enough: we are certain there is no other place on this earth where the "VENUE" and "FAMILY" are so welcoming.
To your Chef Jacopo, what a very likeable person, whose love of food shines through, with exceptional presentation, (we could take him home!!) made my birthday a real special one.
Christine & Julie Zandler
Pittsburgh - Pa