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Near Assisi, You’re “Like Family” in our Countryside Apartment

Date: February 13, 2020 - categories: , , - 6 Comments

Efthimios and Amanda, we’re so very appreciative of the comment you wrote about your January stay in our Assisi countryside apartment:

“Thanks for looking after us like family, Annie and Pino! We had a beautiful time and were very grateful for all the treats!.…..

Stefanos, we loved your note, too: “The best time here was the time I got here….and what I thought was a lion was just Lamone who wanted some snuggles…” Stefanos, he misses your snuggles!

Nicholas, our Maremanno sheepdog, Lamone misses you, too – as does Lamone’s sister, Selva:

….and you captured both our dogs in your drawing, Nicholas, (as well as the cats, one of the goats and even one of the chickens!):

Boys, our donkeys and goats, too, are missing your visits – and wondering when you’ll be back:

And I smile when I think about the day when you wanted to help us with firewood.  Pino says you were both so enthusiastic.

Time to come back?

Saluti da Assisi to all of you from all of us.

Read about our other apartment guests’ adventures


  • Janet Eidem says:

    What a delight! Wonderful artistry!!!

  • Bev Oliveri says:

    I had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful farm. Anne was such a wonderful hostess and served us the best meal! We loved the animals especially the donkeys and dogs!
    When we were about to leave we met Pino. Both he and Anne are the epitome of Italian hospitality.
    I can’t wait to go back to Assisi!
    Bev Oliveri

  • Bev – so glad we will see you again in October….alleluia!

  • Janet, they are good little artists, aren’t they?….and so enjoyable to have around…we miss them!

  • Frank says:

    I’ve been lucky enough to be the guests of Anne and Pino many times over the years. It’s such a wonderful place, high in the hills, with views over rolling hills. Anne and Pino are masterful cooks and exceptional hosts. I’m looking forward to visiting with them again in the fall.

  • Frank, la nostra porta e’ sempre aperta a te. Torna presto! Con affetto, Annie e Pino

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