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A Stay in Our Assisi Apartment? Let Our Guests Tell You!

Date: August 12, 2019 - categories: , , , , - 6 Comments

I really don’t need to write much about the month-long stay in our Assisi countryside apartment of friends Dawn and Louise, here with Louise’s two delightful daughters, Ella (13) and Christia (10).

Their photos transmit the pleasures we shared.

Their comments, left in our guest book, say it all.

Mille grazie, Louise, for your note:

* Dearest Anne and Pino,

I struggle to express my gratitude for all you have shared and taught my family.

           I am forever grateful for this incredible opportunity to stay in your beautiful     home and peaceful land.
           The beauty that you have created has inspired us and makes us appreciate and love Italy    even more.
          Your home was more than anything I could have ever dreamed of experiencing.      I know Ella and Christia have grown so much from this experience. The knowledge     and skills you share with family, friends and visitors is priceless and will always be treasured.
Thank you for the best month in Assisi. We look forward to visiting again and hopefully living near you soon.
With much love,
Louise Lockwood (Mom of Ella and Christina)

*Christia, we appreciated your note, too, telling us that you wish to visit us again. May it be soon:

         Dear Anne and Pino,
         I can’t wait to visit again!
         I will miss feeding the animals every day. (..and getting gelato from Oxy every      single day – 🙂
         I loved going to Luca’s special lunch.
         This was a very special place to stay.
         Thank you for letting us stay here.        Love, Christia
Cristia and Ella, Filippo – who makes gelato at Gelateria Oxy that you loved  – misses the daily (multiple!) visits of you four to savor the  buonissimo ice cream he makes.
He says that if you come back, you can help him make the nocciola ice-cream you love, Christia.
…..and I’m so glad we were all able to experience a sagra together while you were here.
Luca, too, so enjoyed time with all of you and hosting you for lunch.  He sends you each “calorosi saluti da Assisi”:

Our two Maremanno sheep dogs, Selva and Lamone,  certainly note the absence of Christia and Ella:

…as do our cats:
The goats miss your daily visits to feed them: 
……as do the donkeys (they remember those juicy watermelon rinds!):
Louise, we are so delighted that your daughters’ comments above mirror your own thoughts,  here below:
           *Dearest Anne and Pino,
             I struggle to express my gratitude for all you have shared and taught my family.
             I am forever grateful for this incredible opportunity to stay in your beautiful home and peaceful land.
             The beauty that you have created has inspired us and makes us appreciate and love Italy even more. Your home was more than anything I could have ever dreamed of experiencing.
             I know Ella and Christina have grown so much from this experience.
             The knowledge and skills you share with family, friends and visitors is priceless and will always be treasured.
             Thank you for the best month in Assisi.
             We look forward to visiting again and hopefully living near you soon.
              With much love,
               Louise (Mom of Ella and Christina)
Molte grazie  Vi voglio bene! (“Ti amo” 😉
Dawn,  great joy for both of us to know that your month here even “changed (your) life”!
          *Anne and Pino,
             Where do I begin? Finding peace in your home and land was everything I needed.
              The people I have met and the things I have seen have changed my life forever.
              Thank you for being so kind and making us all feel like we were part of your family.
              I have known for a while Italy is where I wanted to live, now I know for sure I want to call this amazing place home.
                  Love, Dawn
We thank you all for our month together….and for the farewell gifts, too (which brought a few tears..):
May we all reunite again soon:  here.
Click  here for full information on our countryside apartments and Assisi apartment 
Click here to read about – and see! – our memorable night at the sagra
Read about our apartments as a haven for guests 
Read about the gelateria our four recent guests loved!
Read about how staying with us is more than just “an apartment stay”
Read how a “pigeon hole” become a Tranquil Next apartment in Assisi
Read about other happy apartment guests
Read about “the obligations” of our apartment guests
Read about the joy we find in creating special touches for our apartments
Click here to read about – and see! – a special touch in one of the apartments

6 Comments

  • Louise Lockwood says:

    Oh Anne, We love this! Thank you for sharing. I hope many families will have the opportunity to enjoy a month with you and Pino in your beautiful home. It has changed our lives and we are forever grateful for the gift of peace and love you gave us all. xoxox

  • Cami says:

    Amazing people, all of you! Miss you and will be thinking of you!! Such a great time we had that month!!

  • Anne Robichaud says:

    Louise, thanks so much for your note above….and thanks to YOU for being such extraordinary guests. Love to you all

  • Anne Robichaud says:

    Cami, such joy to have you with us, too….and don’t forget to come back to visit us!

  • Dawn hurst says:

    Thank you so much Anne and Pino . Best month ever !!! Hoping many families get to spend time at your beautiful place and with your family. Miss it everyday . Dawn

  • Anne Robichaud says:

    Dawn, mille grazie for your note above and may our paths cross again soon…..a joy to know you

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