December 16, 2012
A beautiful setting, gracious and luxurious in all aspects. Location for any adventure in Tuscany. Everyone should be able to enjoy this wonderful experience.
Anne and Warren
A heavenly week in the lap of luxury. Could not have been a more wonderful experience. Thank you!
Sheldon and Phyllis
November 11 2012
thank you for a wonderful week, you did a great job looking after us. Almer and Grace were great to work with, very cheerful.
Julie and Mark
La Querce - one of the most picturesque places on this planet. The views, the olive groves and this magical villa - we couldn’t have asked for more. Except “more wine please!!”
Special thanks to Domitilla for organizing all the events for the wedding celebration and enormous thanks to Grace, Almer and staff for your efforts and endless help.
What a wonderful place!!
Molly and Bill Dvorak
We had 13 adults and 5 children here for a week for our son’s wedding on October 11, 2012. We had many dinners here, cooking class, art history tour, wine tasting and it was all wondeeful!
Many thanks to you Domitilla and to Grace, who was very patient with us.
Jim and Mimi Gallo
A holiday in a magical place! Special thanks to Grace and Almer for all their attentions.
The villa and scenery and comfort are magnificent - the villa is definitely 5 stars!
Thanks Domitilla for giving all that was promised.
Lynne and Harvey Schmelter-Davis
We have has such a famtastic 2 weeks at la Querce. A magnificent villa which I shall always remember very fondly.
The weather has been fabulous and this has been the perfect spot for exploring Tuscany. Sadly Impruneta was “chiusa per ferie” when we were here - but the grumpy barista in the cafè made no smile and great cappuccinos!
We have loved re-visting Montepulciano and Firenze. Also seeing Pisa and Viareggio for the first time.
The hospitality has been great and I at last got the whole family to eat my lasagne for dinner and lunch.
The tour of the wine grove and vineyard was very interesting - well done Bartolo!
We are sad to be leaving but a great fortnight. A fabulous villa.
Now, whenever I hear “La Rondine” by Puccini, I will think of La Querce - it is the soundtrack to our holidays.
The grand piano was also a fabulous treat - Scarlatti and Mozart sounded very good at the “old girl”!
My Italian was improved considerably these past 2 weeks and has re-ignited my enthusiasm for the language. I hope to continue my studies back in North East England upon my return.
I teake with me: the beautiful italian language, the magnificent Tuscan views, the fabulous sculptures of Firenze and the satisfying italian cuisine.
Gary Clarke, Newcastle, England
I also enjoyed a fantastic time here celebrating Patrick, my father’s birthday (70). We have enjoyed the space enormously, the heat and history. Highlights for me have included:
sitting as the late afternoon turns to dusk and the sun vanishes behind the hills, surrounded by family, drinking italian wine and eating fabulous food.
floating on a lilo in the pool in the full afternoon sun.
looking up at the golden yeallow house through the deep green leaves of the oak tree at the blue summer sky.
having a concert around the grand piano.
a wonderful tour of the vineyards, olive trees, wine production area.
breakfast laid in the dining room
a superb meal at Bellavista.
children playing in the pool.
July 28, 2012
Thank you so much for an amazing holiday! All you have done is really appreciated. Grace and Almer have been so great. We loved it here and we are a bit sad to be leaving. The villa was beautiful but the staff was great as well.
The Kinebas family
The stay here was unforgettable, really unique. We all felt completely at home here, which makes us all more sad to be leaving. The country, villa and nature are beautiful and Grace and Almer topped off our stay.
The extended Kinebas family
July 14, 2012
Thank you so much for all you have done to make our stay so amazing. We all felt very much at home here and we were very well taken care of by Grace and the rest of the staff. We loved every minute of our stay. The villa and countryside are beautiful but most of all we all felt most welcome here.
Thank you - Grazie!
Melinda and George Bennet
June 29, 2012
Thank you to Domitilla, Grace and Almer for a truly spectacular and memorable family celebration!
The villa is spacious yet beautiful and comfortably appointed, and the staff could not have been more helpful and accomodating.
We will never forget our stay at Villa La Querce!
Ali and Mark,
New York City, USA
We had a lovely week at la Querce. We appreciate that thought of everything - a tripod, good WI FI, excellent soaps and a wonderful place - close to Firenze, easy to get anywhere in Toscana.
The villa is beautiful; it is amazing to think about the families who lived in the villas years ago. Our stay was truly memorable and we are looking for ways to return to La Querce.
Washington DC USA
Thank you for your hospitality, attention to detail and the caring touch you add to an already incredible house and setting. We have made some great memories here that will stay with us forever.
Thank you for helping make that possible.
Chris and Gabrielle,
Virginia Beach, Virginia USA
June 1 - 9 2012
La Querce is wonderful - the best italian villa in the world, with the best help, Grace and Almer.
So much fun exploring and experiencing this past of Italy. The weather was fantastic! Great fun, food and fellowship with friends. Couldn’t have been better!
Southlake, Texas USA
19 May - 2 June 2012
Thank you for the palatial setting for our family trip. Twelve of us encamped here for two weeks as we explored Tuscany and made a special trip to Abruzzo to see our italian relatives.
We felt very at home in your beautiful house and gardens. La bella Italia, la bella Querce.
Plonka from Chicago, Illinois USA
April 21-27 2012
What a great experience. We loved it. The food was amazing and the villa is wonderful. Hope to come back in the future. Grace is a wonderful person and a great help for all of us. Thank you for a lovely week.
Ines Cortejoso, Venezuela
Gracias por toda su hospitalidad, pasamos una semana meravillosa, nos llevamos gratos recuerdos.
Great hostes, wonderful enviroment and experience. The villa is something we will always take with us.
7-14 April 2012
What an experience to be “Queen of the Castle” for a week! We’ve had a very memorable stay here at La Querce. The scenery is spectacular, the people so friendly and the food is too tempting.
Thanks to Grace and Almer for looking after our party so well. We also enjoyed finding out about the wine-making at the villa.
The McGanns from Melbourne, Australia
The Heads from Godalming, UK
December 2011-January 2012
Happy 2012, what a wonderful way to ring in the new year! We had a fantastic time here! Everyone was so welcoming, friendly and wonderful.
Connor, Suzanne and Joe
Great time! Great weather! Great host! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.
JoAnne and Bill
Thank you for a wonderful experience and a great time while here. Hope to return in the future, great way to spend the holidays... at Villa La Querce!
Beth (Spellman Tour of Italy 2011-2012)
Toujours aussi agréable! Nous reviendrons!
October 15, 2011
Staying in your beautiful villa has been magical! Thank you for the hospitality, the exquisite meals and help with the laundry. We have enjoyed everyday of our stay.
Mr and Ms John Dixon
October 14, 2011
Thank you for the incredible hospitality. Your villa has helped make this a trip of our lifetime.
Reed and Darlene Spangler
October 8, 2011
Our group of seven Americans enjoyed our all too brief visit under the hospitality of Grace and Almer. Domitilla also made our stay here convenient and happy. The villa itself was a marvel and gave us a great joy to live in. We all wish we could have spent more time here. We will never forget the wonderful time we spent al La Querce!
John W. Craig, Los Angeles, California
The villa was everything we expected and much more. Loved our time here. Thanks to Domitilla for all your organization over the last 10 months. And thanks to Grace and Almer for your assistance during the week of our stay. Would love to come back.
Warren and Colleen Bradshaw, Australia
We had a fantastic time staying at La Querce. Magnificent views, location and hospitality thank to Grace and Almer. Great place to catch up with old friends.
Julie and Brad Neave, Australia
We came to La Querce as a base to see Tuscany, and instead saw Tuscany as an excuse to experience La Querce. Wonderful atmosphere and warm hospitality. We will long rememeber. We loved it!
August 20, 2011
Here we are, packing to leave, one of our party is playing a Chopin nocturne on the piano upstairs and we are crying. This has been an exquisite, joyful week, full of laughter, wine and grace (and Grace, who was wonderful as well).
Thank you, there is a universal agreement that this was the best from the nine years the family has been gathering. This will be spoken of in later years, in loving tomes. We will try to plan a return, of course.
Barbara and Jon Kaufman
August 13, 2011
We have passed a great week.
Families Bayona and Pérez
6 Aout 2011
Un grand merci pour la seconde et je n'espere pas derniere fois, la Querce est aussi agreable, l'accueil aussi sympathique et Florence aussi magnifique.
Familles Levy, Segond, Vietina, Renaud
July 31, 2011
We had a truly wonderful stay at this beautiful villa. Thank you Domitilla, Grace and Almer for making our stay so comfortable and happy – this is a vacation that our family will never forget! We hope to return some day...
Also, thank you Marco for sharing your story of great vines and nice wines... we enjoyed the M – keep it going!
This is our first family vacation with all our children as adults. It was amazing for everyone! We enjoyed exploring the villa and found the location great for touring Chianti. Grace and Almer were absolutely wonderful! We are already planning our next visit. Thank you for an amazing family vacation. We will never forget it.
Mark and Cynthia Pagliaro
Thank you for an amazing stay! We will never forget the celebration of our engagement!
Dana and Brendan Hoffman
July 15, 2011
A truly memorable holiday experience. The villa was great and the location and scenery outstanding. The interests of a range of ages from 70 to 1 were fully catered for. We were privileged to have the opportunity to enjoy great countryside, magnificent museums, all in a family setting.
Thank you Grace and Almer you were great, thank you Domitilla.
Helen Duggan and family, England
July 1, 2011
This has been an experience we will remember for the rest of our lives. We wish to thank La Querce for being such an important part of our stay.
Cory, Alicia, Cosmo, May, Tina
We enjoyed our stay tremendously. Beautiful villa, perfect location, wonderful staff. Thank you for making our first trip to Tuscany a memorable experience.
Powell and Sung Hae
June 25, 2011
What a wonderful experience and glorious setting.
An experience of a lifetime and partly beacuse of the wonderful, helpful staff at villa La Querce.
La Querce – it was heaven on earth! Grace and Almer, many thanks for a memorable experience!
The Girardis, New Jersey
June 18, 2011
We had a wonderful 50th anniversary here at La Querce. It has been a special time with family. This is a beautiful and lovely home. We won't forget these two weeks!
Rose and Russ Smith, Birmingham Alabama
Thank you so much for this beautifull time together. What a perfect oasis in Tuscany! Enjoyed everything!
June 4, 2011
A fantastic holiday a in a great villa with great friends. Grace and Almer were true and genuine in all aspects of their work and made us all very welcome!
We will back next year.
Family Giovanni (Cheshire UK)
May 17, 2011
La Querce was such a wonderful experience. From the moment of our arrival Grace and Almer took the best of care to make us feel at home and welcome. The villa is so very beautiful and we feel grateful for the opportunity we had to sped our time in Tuscany at La Querce.
Andrea and Bill Caccese
Thank you for a beautiful stay at La Querce this week. We thoroughly enjoyed your villa, especially the nicety of Grace and Almer who are a wonderful staff.
Grace and Walter Heske
Magnificent stay in a perfect home.
Jeranne and Robert Dusko
April 25, 2011
Thank you for a wonderful visit! We enjoyes our stay and found everything about the house very nice.
April 9-16 2011
Wow! Villa La Querce has been a wonderful experience with a lovely ambiance and excellent meals and care from Grace and Almer. I wish I could be 70 again!
I absolutely loved it
Tommy and Annabel
Charming and comfortable with wonderful care from Gace and Almer. Many thanks for providing such a beautiful and spacious location to celebrate Merilyn's 70th birthday.
We have had a wonderful time in a beautiful place! Thank you for helping us organize lots of surprises for my mother's 70th birthday!
November 20, 2010
A Thanksgiving to remember! Thank you for a wonderful and welcoming vacation and a surprise candle light dinner for our holiday celebration.
Paul and Maureene Chapdelaine
November 6, 2010
A birthday celebration like no other...lots of great food, wine and fun with 8 friends turning 50! A beautiful place that was perfect for us – Grace and Almer made it even more so, they took care of everything, and did it so invisibly. We will return...
October 12, 2010
The place is amazing and all that was promised (and more). A perfect get together for our children and grand babies. Thank you for accomodating us in such a lovely elegance!
Marilee and Stephen Gordon
September 18, 2010
Thank you so much for letting me celebrate my 80th birthday with my family in such wonderful surroundings! I'm sure they will never forget this holiday. Thank you also for the very warm welcome and care from your staff.
I echo grandma's note – what a wonderful place... we've had a very relaxing time. Recommend “Il Pruneto” in Impruneta – we had a lovely meal there on our last night. Thanks to Grace and Almer, Marco and Domitilla for a warm welcome!
Emily Gee (Manchester, UK)
September 11, 2010
Carl and Lindsay's wedding. What an amazing place! A perfect place for such a special celebration. It has been only wonderful.
Julie, Helen, Angela (England)
Many, many “thank yous” for making our stay so wonderful – couldn't imagine anywhere better for such a special occasion. Thanks also to Gace and Almer and family for making everything so special.
Our special trip to Firenze for the most special of occasion couldn't have been any better, in part due to this fantastic villa and the fantastic people who helped make everything go so smoothly. The meal on our wedding night in this fabulous setting was delicious and topped off an amazing day.
Carl and Lindsay (England)
Special thanks to Domitilla for helping with the arrangements for our big day, flowers, delicious cake, and my hair appointment – what would we have done without you!
Grace and Almer and family have looked after us so welcomingly and thank you for our wedding gift. We hope to return soon.
Grace and Almer couldn't have done any more to make each day pleasant.
August 28, 2010
Villa La Querce is a bit of heaven on earth... so beautiful yet comfortable in every way. All of us (from 8 to 80) enjoyed every minute of our stay and each will have memories to cherish.
Grace and Almer couldn't have done any more to make each day pleasant.
Marcia and Ralph Preiss, grandchildren, children and spouses and friends
(New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Jerusalem, Boston, Washington DC)
August 13, 2010
Toute la famille est très heureuse d'avoir passé un très agréable séjour dans ce cadre idyllique.
Merci beaucoup pour votre accueil.
July 30, 2010
We had a great time in Tuscany and appreciate your hospitality and friendiness. The villa was so great!
The Ramallo family
July 24, 2010
Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday within a lovely ambiance and for the kind service of Grace and Almer who made us feel at home and relaxed during our nice stay. We would love to come back.
It was a great holiday here for us kids and teenagers! It was so relaxed, fun, incredible! Thanks to Grace and Almer who helped so much! Thanks for this great holiday and great villa, land and pool.
July 10, 2010
What a lovely week we spent at La Querce. Grace and Almer were a delight and so helpful. This was our home away from home! This was a slice of heaven! Our two meals were delicious. The olive oil was extraordinary. The wine tour was delightful and informative.
The villa was beyond all our expectations. The location made it easy to get to so many Tuscan highlights.
The Coyles (and friends)
July 3, 2010
Thank you for the wonderful villa! We love the swimming pool and views. We especially enjoyed the wine tasting and hearing more about La Querce from Marco. Grace and Almer were wonderful! The villa has such beautiful views especially from the master suite.
Our week was wonderful – great location, great villa and great hospitality.
The Cheneys (San Francisco, California)
June 26, 2010
Thank you for a wonderful stay! We really enjoyed this perfect villa “under a Tuscan sun”.
May 29, 2010
Our week at “La Querce” proved to be one of our greatest vacations ever!
The villa is just gorgeous; beautiful, quaint and steeped in history – we couldn't have asked for more!
With “La Querce” as our base we had a great time exploring Florence and Tuscany, and are still in spell of the tuscan culture and ambience.
Grace and Almer made it even better helping us in the house as well as on any help/information we needed.
All in all we had the greatest family vacation – all 10 of us! - and we're going to strongly recommend “La Querce” to all our friends!
Ravi, Carolyn, Amber (USA)
Harsh, Mona, Ashok,
Himanshu, Pranav (USA)
Tilak, Radhika (New Delhi, India)
May 15, 2010
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The house and grounds are beautiful.
Grace is a fabulous cook and she and Almer did a great job.
The Lofgrens (USA)
March 20, 2010
What a glorious stay!
All of us had the most wonderful time here at La Querce. It was a perfect base to see Tuscany and to go into Florence.
The villa is beautiful and welcoming, Grace and Almer provided us with some of the best meals we've had in Italy.
A very special week, and we all – three generations of us – had a wonderful time.
Roosevelt, Brinkley and Hanlon families - New York, Pittsburgh and Nantucket
Nous (16 personnes, entre 14 et 65 ans) avons passé un séjour merveilleux à villa La Querce: sensation de bonheur total dans une maison où l'on se sent bien tout de suite.
Martine, dans l'espoir de revenir!
6 October, 2009
Thank you for the lovely villa. We all fully enjoyed the wonderful facility and the excellent attentiveness from Grace and Almer. The house was beautifully decorated and truly amazing.
We hope to be back again one day in the future. We will recommend this treasure to our friends back home.
Big GRAZIE to Grace and Almer,
Hong Kong and China)
6 settembre, 2009
Come dimenticare questo compleanno organizzato in poco tempo, con i miei più cari amici, in un posto da favola.
Un grazie al personale...veramente fantastico.
Un fine settimana da sogno in questa splendida villa!
24th August, 2009
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The villa is beautiful and Grace and Almer were attentive to our every whim. They are real treasures.
Bellissimo! Tutto! Cibo buonissimo, but what truly made this week very special was the care of Grace “Gracey” and Almer.
Laura (De Yonker party)
22 Aout, 2009
Un sogno di vacanza. La casa stupendissima. The “rooms with a view” and the room with the piano. Les livres d'antan, les canapés moelleux, la cucina grandissima. Tutto bellissimo. Et l'Italie! Ti amo.
Brigitte de Coureges, Parigi
8 Aout, 2009
Un séjour de reve, dans un cadre de reve, comme on n'en immagine plus. Des enfants heureux, des parents heureux, des grands-parents heureux.
Un accueil parfait, un service parfait. Un couple toujous souriant, prévenant, discret.
Toutes les conditions pour avoir envie de revenir...
1 Aout, 2009
Un trés beau séjour... belle demeure et si bien placée pour apprecier la region. Excellents produits de la proprieté, surtout les Chianti et l'huile d'olive vraiment delicieuse. Personnel sympathique et attentioné. Nous reviendrons.
Mr. Huck (London)
J'ai été très heureux, je me suis amusé. J'ai trouvé le plat d'hier très bon.
Paul (9 ans)
Très bon accueil, belle demeure, séjour très agreable.
Juliew, Coutainville (France)
July 4th, 2009
A great week at the villa, wrapping up our trip to Italy! After seeing as many things as possible, unwinding here has been a special trat. From the accomodation to the pool to the special care of Grace and Almer, we feel lucky to have been here. Marco and the vineyard tour was a great way to end.
Jeff Kupets and Chris Girgenti, Wilmette, Illinois, USA
June 28, 2009
What an amazing week here at La Querce in beautiful Tuscany. We were very comfortable in this spacious “Old World” home. We wish the weather was a little nicer (less cloud and rain) but Grace and Almer made up for that with their wonderful help and hospitality. We truly have many special memories to take along with us.
The Torggler family from Annapolis, MD and Seattle, WA - USA
June 6 2009
Thank you for making our vacation so memorable. The villa is beautiful and the La Querce wine is fantastic! Grace and Almer's hospitality made our stay even more pleasant.
A group of friends from Seattle, WA
May 18 2009
This was a very nice week at La Querce, because of Grace, Almer, service and smile... We will remember your beautiful country and we hope to see you again soon...
Bernard Vejni, Montreal Canada
April 19 2009
Thanks for making us feel at home much more than we expected.
Diego and Susan Di Benedetto
Thank you for opening your family home to us on our first visit to Italy – Truly memorable.
Alan and Diana Zimmer Huntington Beach, California
Mille grazie per un soggiorno spettacolare! Siamo stati molto bene e torneremo presto. Domitilla grazie per aver organizzato una vacanza per festeggiare 10 anni di matrimonio. Grace e Almer erano bravissimi, la cena buonissima, il vino La Querce il migliore del Chianti, bravo signor Marco. Ancora Grazie!
Diego and Jenesha Stefani
January 3, 2009
Dear Domitilla, how can we thank you for the opportunity of sharing Christmas with our grandchildren in your beautiful home. The villa is fabulous and Bobby and I felt we stepped back in another century. Un abbraccio forte,
Judi and Bobby Ciano
The house was lovely, perfect location, wonderful views. Dear Grace and Almer, thank you for lookig after us so well, and the wonderful cooking too. We had a restful and terrific holiday and look forward to coming back one day.
The Johnson family and friends
We loved everything, the countryside, the food, the cooking class. Grace and Almer, thank you for treating us like a family!
The Gabriel family
We had a great time, all was great! Thanks to Grace and Almer for taking good care of us.
The Deking and the Musachia families
Italy girls! Such a memorable experience. So very lovely! 10 girls to celebrate a 50th birthday. The villa was wonderfu, the service, the food, all amazing. To friendship and love. Until we next meet. Grazie!
Fran Fryman, Chicago IL
8 dicembre 2008
E' impossibile elencare tutto quello che ha collaborato a una magnifica serata a villa la Querce, specialità locali, vino di ottima fattura, la squisita cornice locale, che con la luce del giorno d'apresso ha svelato le dolci colline e gli ridescenti colori, i vigneti, gli ulivi... tutto questo non è che una piccola parte di ciò di cui abbiamo gioito.
Gli amici del Porche Club
Thank you for such a wonderful time. The villa is a very warm inviting place (thank you Grace and Almer for al your help).
Gracie, Sharon and Dennis
August 30 2007
What a wonderful time for our team to talk and dream about the future as we enjoyed the beautiful living rooms and the outdoors – long evening on the lawn. A special thank to Domitilla for use of your home and to Grace and Almer for their beautiful, gracious service!
Greg and Charmain Lillestrand
What a delightful unforgettable tuscany experience! Huge thanks to Grace and Almer for making our stay here so luxuriously comfortable!
George Piskov and family
Thank you for making our visit to Italy a wonderful time. Your good care and wonderful cooking added to the atmosphere of this amazing villa!
John and Sandra Maletta. St. Catharine, Ontario Canada
A wonderful time for all the Davis', Sacco's and Guzman's. Our stay at villa LaQuerce was magical. Grace and Almer were the best... they took good care of us. We leave with the warmest memories, and hope all who stay here find the peace and happiness we found at villa la Querce.
3 families, 13 people Davis, Sacco, Guzman