Dear visitors of Lupus-Italicus,
in this section you will find feedback of our customers!
2007 and current
August 24 2009
We were very happy with our stay at Fattoria Stefania.
Mrs Stefania was very nice and cooperative in providing our children with food. She was an excellent host and we stayed even 5 days longer. The quality of the food was fine and the surroundings were breathtaking. The kids liked the pool very much.
J.H. from Netherlands
July 7 2009
Dear Andrea and Mrs. Orsini,
We had a very good stay in the house of Giacomo!
He was very kind, offered us some of the goods of his farm and gave us a list with the restaurants in the neighbourhood.
(..) The house was very comfortable, very good beds! and we were surpised for the service of bathrobes!
We will hope to come back next year to visit some more of the region.
A. v. S. and K.A. from Netherlands
June 10 2009
"Dear Andrea and Elena,
We really had a wonderful stay with Giacomo who is a very nice man and helpful if necessary.
It is a charming and nicely decorated apartment with a lot of light.
Most of all we were impressed by the view all around the apartment and it was very quiet. So this apartment is specially nice for nature lovers.
We were lucky to have nice weather, so we didn't mind to stay a day at home just relaxing and enjoying the view.
You have to realize that if you want to do some shopping for bread etc. you have to take your time to reach a good place, but also this we calculated already. Especially the flowers everywhere were marvelous.
Seperately I do send you some photo's.
With kind regards,"
L. H. from Netherlands, Voorburg
September 19 2008
"Dear Signora Orsini, dear Signora Herrschaft,
Once again grazie mille for helping us organize our trip to our beloved Puglia.
" Masseria Lucia" was as lovely as we remembered it from last year and we enjoyed every minute of our stay there. The food and the vini at the masseria were just fabulous and we whiled away many a happy hour under “our favourite olive tree” sampling yet another bottiglia di vino pugliese served by the one and only Antonio in his very special way. This is absolutely Heaven on Earth.
Thank you also for helping us sort out our car trouble, while we were there. I don’t know how we would have managed without your assistance.
We can’t wait to get back to this absolutely perfect corner of the world. Many thanks for everything"
Mrs H. D. and Mr. J. D., Mönchengladbach, Germany
September 1 2008
We had a wonderfull time in Italy, both at Due Fratelli and at Mario's.
We liked Due fratelli a lot, but we simply loved "Mario".
The food, surroundings and the interactions with the other guests were really great.
Thanks for your guidance and advice.
As requested some photo's..."
M.H. from Netherlands
August 17, 2008
"Dear Dr. Ms. Orsini and Ms. Herrschaft,
We were very amazed to see how well cared for and clean the resort and apartment were (Susanna country estate). You did not exaggerate in the least when you wrote to us about the beautiful apartment terrace with the magnificent view of the valley. It was just great - we spent almost the entire time on the terrace. Even the swimming pool was very neat and tidy.
We are telling all of our friends about our refreshing holiday. We would recommend this address to anyone wishing to escape from their everyday life into peace and solitude. Nonetheless, the motorway connections are absolutely easy to find as are opportunities for cultural excursions. Last but not least, we would like to emphasise the hospitality and helpfulness of the hosts. They were always happy to provide us with information and recommendations.
Even now we still like to think about our holidays in Tuscany and would like to thank you for the wonderful accommodations.
With kind regards,"
Dr. L. V. from Neustadt
August 14, 2008
"Dear Dr. Ms. Orsini and Ms. Herrschaft,
This year (for the second time already), we chose the Nicola and Silvana Villa for our holiday accommodations and just like the first time, we were completely satisfied.
The house is beautifully situated amidst vineyards with a great view of the Maiella mountain range. The nearest beach (called "Bandiera Blu") is only about a 5-minute drive away and it is also not far from the nearest city (for a morning cappuccino!) and shopping facilities. There is even a well-stocked supermarket right in town.
There is practically something for every taste within a short distance from this spot. Those who need a change from the beach can reach the mountains in approx. one hour by car. Those who long for the hustle and bustle of a big city don’t have to drive long to go to places such as L’Aquila, Sulmona, Ortona, etc. Vasto is ideal for an evening Corso, mainly due to its gorgeous boardwalk.
In the mornings you can get top-quality, fresh fish in one of the many Pescherias, which you can prepare yourself on the grill attached to the house, in a large, covered summer kitchen. Even the fresh fruit and vegetables here are an excellent quality and low-priced. You absolutely have to try the region’s first class olive oil (also available in Nicola and Silvana)! A secret tip for wine-lovers: In approx. 40 minutes by car, you can reach the Masciarelli winery, which has been rated by "Vini d`Italia" as one of the best in Abruzzi! However, the wineries in the immediate surrounding area also offer nice regional wines.
As for the house: It offers everything necessary for a holiday: A well-equipped kitchen/living room, a tastefully decorated bedroom in Italian country style and a comfortable bathroom. It is situated on a large parcel of land arranged with a very spacious and well-tended garden of olive and fig trees (inviting for an afternoon nap). The owner of the house is always ready to assist. Simply ask!
To make it short and sweet: Those who spend their holidays here will definitely come back!
Dear Lupus-Italicus Team – Thank you very much for the friendly service. Until next time!
Best wishes to Essen!"
Family F. from Kirchhundem
August 13, 2008
"We had a very pleasant holiday. The accomodation (Antonio) was fine and the region more beautiful than we had anticipated. Especially the food in Italy (and the wine) is very good. With regard to the accomodation we really liked the swimming pool and the view you have from there. Best regards,"
C.v.N. from Netherlands
August 13, 2008
"Dear lupus-italicus Team,
We came home delighted from our fourteen-day stay at the Mario Villa.
The entire, very well-kept estate, the spacious room, the great hospitality as well as Gabriella and Mario’s friendliness overwhelmed us. Not to mention the highlight of every day - dinner! Antipasti, primi, secondi and dessert with a lot of vino rosso....fantastic.
Due to the seating arrangements at dinner, where all the guests sit at one long table, we met many interesting travellers
from the USA, Scotland, Belgium, the Netherlands, England.......... Although we were in this same area last year
(Alessandro) and went on many excursions, we still took many tours again this year, to Gran Sasso, or the
Trabocchi coast, for example. There are landscapes that you just can’t get enough of!
It was a wonderful holiday!! Best wishes"
J.H. and G. M. from Witten
August 13, 2008
"We liked our holidays very much. Mr. Giacomo was very nice and we got a very nice and tasty welcome gift from him. The impression of the region was very good. Very nice people, very friendly and not much tourists. Also very nice beach (Focacasia) and very nice places (Chieto, Guardiagrele). We hope that mr. Giacomo goes on like this. Our appartment was very nice, very clean and very big. It was very quiet, and with the dogs nearby our children loved this. And they saw Giacomo getting the harvest from this year. So we certainly want to visit this area again.
I hope we will go again with Lupus-Italicus next year. Thank you very much.
Family V. from Netherlands
July 31, 2008
The accommodation (Giacomo) is excellent, we where lucky however that there was nobody else.
Giacomo is an axcellent host and we became more or less friends and got exchanging presents.
The bio concept works well with him.
The restaurants recommended around are all super and very reasonably priced.
Once you leave the dirt road you have easy acces to many interesting spots; we visited a lot and we daily made long walks with small or big climbs (including the highest nearby ) and all of that with our little dog.
The landscape is super, the views from the house are incredible and we had excellent normal weather and hope to return.
Tanti saluti/ regards,
J.T. from France
July 30, 2008
"Dear Frau Orsini,
Again this year, our entire two week holiday in the "Casa Delle Stelle" was wonderful.
Every thing was - as always - perfect. Even the landlord was there and happy to see us staying there again. We were received with the usual heartiness and they said good-bye with a huge package of all kinds of different pastas. One more reason to drive there again.
The Caseificio Voltignio is definitely worth mentioning, which has its sales outlet located between Cepagatti and
Cattignano. Fresh every day, you can get mozzarella, treccia and ricotta as well as other delicious specialty cheeses
like, e.g. Pecorino nella cruscia.
Thank you very much for the prompt service and the nice acquaintance. We would love to take advantage of another one of your offers sometime.
Alla prossima e cordiali saluti"
D.L. and B.M. from Stockstadt
July 7 2008
"This year we were in the region for the third consecutive year and are simply enthusiastic Abruzzi fans.
The combination of ocean and mountains, big city and deserted mountain village as well as the food, the wine, the people and for our children, the many animals......this year, only the weather didn't exactly go along with how we had imagined it. But that doesn’t matter – we’re going again next year!!! The accommodations at Mario Villa were perfect!! And the food was tremendous!
But the Stefania Villa is the most beautiful!!!!! Food, accommodations, the whole property and Stefania herself simply cannot be topped!!! (We stayed there the year before last and went for a visit once this year)
What do we especially remember? How uncomplicated the booking process and check-in was upon arrival. We also found
the personal contact with you before the holiday very positive.
Other than that....just thank you very much - we had a wonderful holiday in Abruzzi!
Family H. from Grafing
October 10, 2007
"Because I had never been to the Abruzzi region before, I was completely taken aback by how "high" the mountains are. We spent a lot of time exploring the Maiella and Gran-Sasso areas by foot and experiencing all the small and old mountain villages. We were so delighted with our accommodation at Antonio's that we decided not to travel on to Molise as planned, but rather to stay where we were for another three days.
We had no problems being understood - even with
the locals. One of the things that really struck us was just how talkative and
open the local residents are. They always greet you with a smile and are very
helpful indeed!!!! The food and wine was excellent. Luckily we were able to walk
off the large portions during the day, otherwise things might have got a bit
critical :-). Once again, thank you for all your help."
G.W. and C.K., Hanover
October 6, 2007
"The Villa Maria Hotel was absolutely beautiful, the service excellent and the food delicious. We have travelled with Lupus-Italicus on a number of occasions and always recommend you to our friends. All of the holidays that we have booked through you have been really good and very relaxing."
U.D.-W. and S. W., London, GB
October 4, 2007
"Our holiday at the Elisa estate was simply fantastic; it is just what we had been looking for and thanks to you we found it. The views across Pistoia and Prato are out-of-this-world. Taken together with the very kind hospitality provided by the family and the excellent food, the holiday was a pleasure from start to finish.
Hardly a day goes by without us mentioning the delicious meals
that we enjoyed on this holiday and the delight we had in looking forward to
them. To sum up: WONDERFUL. This holiday also offered excellent value-for-
money...and we even found ourselves beginning to plan for a return visit during
the holiday itself. We will definitely be booking again for next year. Having
read what I have just written, I was just wondering whether there were any
negatives. Well I can honestly say that there were none and this location gets
my full recommendations and all my praise."
A.D. and B.S., Grafing
October 4, 2007
"Although we have been to Italy on a large number of previous occasions, this holiday really did exceed even our expectations! The presentation of the Casa Stefania provided by your agency provided a very precise picture and lovely descriptions. Indeed, because of this we were already expecting it to be rather special. But would it be as good as you said?
Absolutely, it was impossibly lovely.
Here is a more detailed description. The accommodation oozes Mediterranean charm. The stone houses and the loving details, the different seats in the shade, the flowers, the pattern of the tiles on the drive, the period furniture and the pool that has been cleverly integrated into the architecture all conspired to create a very cosy atmosphere. The small Melograno house has been decorated very tastefully, the kitchen boasts period furniture and it's almost impossible not to feel at home at once.
I would also like to praise you. All of the arrangements were taken care of
quickly and professionally and without any fuss -> thank you"
Family R., Julbach
September 12, 2007
"Once again I would like to thank you for all the trouble you went to while organizing our trip to Apulien. Everything went smoothly and we were very happy with our holiday. It wasn't our first trip to the Apulien region and it certainly won't be the last. I fear that we have fallen under the region's spell and we shall certainly be returning (forse per sempre). I'm also convinced that it will also be a pleasure to experience the warm hospitality of the Masseria Lucia family again. In addition to all its other assets, the location could hardly be better: nel cuore della mia Puglia amata. Tanti saluti e ancora grazie mille"
August 16, 2007
"Hello to everyone at Lupus Italicus,
Thank you for making everything about our holiday go so smoothly. We also found the scripts that you gave us to be a good help. Things could hardly have been more perfect! The "Casa Stefania" was beautiful, our hostess extremely hospitable, the shared meals fantastic and the entire atmosphere very welcoming. The English-speaking employee was another excellent thing about our accommodation.
The region met all of our expectations: from the cultural attractions, to the
unforgettable landscape offering a mixture of mountains and the Mediterranean
Sea. We found the people to be very friendly and open towards foreign tourists.
We were surprised to find that hardly anyone spoke English, not even the younger
We will definitely be recommending this region to our friends and family and will certainly be booking our next holiday with you!"
Dr. P., Bad Salzschlirf
August 15, 2007
"My wife and I (and probably our 2-year-old daughter) are all in agreement that our holiday in the Abruzzi region was one of our very best. We will definitely be booking the apartment at "Giacomo's" again. The food, the nature, the atmosphere and the lovingly decorated apartment left nothing to be desired. Our host was also a delight with a very professional attitude.
I hope you like the photos. While I was sorting through the photos I couldn't
help imagining being back there again enjoying the freshly barbequed meats
(Arrosticini) with a glass (or two) of wine."
Familie F., Ulm
August 8, 2007
"The Casa delle Stelle" is absolutely perfect and a dream to stay in. It has been tastefully decorated and with its lovingly positioned sculptures is a work of art. The views are SPECTACULAR. We wanted for nothing. We even enjoyed the company of all the four-legged visitors... The beach at Pineto is incredibly clean and we enjoyed it tremendously - and that's saying something given that beach holidays are not really our cup of tea.
We also want our holiday next year to be in Casa delle stelle. "
B. M. and D.L., Stockstadt
02. August 2007
"Dear Mrs Orsini,
We had a wonderful time nella Casa dell'Artista. The house is very very beautiful, with all the cooking facilities, nice rooms and bathrooms. 100% of satisfaction. Also the location was perfect: close to the shops, many walking possibilities, nice garden (we had a splendid weather!). This is really a house and a location to recommend. Thank you for all, also for the easy administration.
With kind regards."
J.de P., Leuven Belgium
July 25, 2007
"We liked our accommodation at the "Monica B&B Hotel" in Rome very much; it was well decorated and very clean and hygienic. One of the things that I remember the most was the host and the tips that she gave us. I would also like to mention the airport service, which was also excellent."
N.M. , Bergrheinfeld
July 24, 2007
"We loved it at "Antonio", in the Abruzzi region. As long-standing lovers of Italy we were able to discover a region that is second to none in terms of its cultural and culinary diversity, its history and landscape, and its people and its special light. The accommodation was wonderful with its natural air-conditioning (the house nestles right next to the mountain) and excellently furnished. We were also very impressed by the hospitality demonstrated by our hosts. On one occasion they even went so far as to organize a mechanic to come and fix my car. Tante grazie a tutti!"
Familie L., Wels, Austria
July 24, 2007
"We were very impressed and happy with our holiday in the Campania region. Everything was perfect from the food to the atmosphere to the rooms. We also appreciate how easy you made it to book the holiday and your support. We would certainly come back again for more - thank you"
Family D., Aachen
July 12, 2007
"Dear Frau Orsini, we felt entirely at home in the Casa Enia holiday home in the Abruzzi region. It has been lovingly furnished and its quiet and peaceful location is simply delightful. Highly recommended! Thank you so much!!! "
S. R., Schweinfurt
June 29, 2007
"Dear Lupus Italicus team, we returned from our fabulous holiday in Tuscany only a few days ago and we are writing to you today to say thanks for everything!
We spent 10 days with "Elisa" and the rest of the family. We had an unforgettable time. The estate is located in the middle of an olive plantation in the mountains overlooking the cities of Pistoia, Prato and Florence. The views are breathtaking. Everything was very tidy and tastefully decorated.
We were welcomed into the family like old friends. Because of her excellent English, Elisa went out of her way to make sure that our every need was taken care of and to answer all of our questions about the region and its people. As well as being delicious, the breakfast was also extensive. Yet the highlight of every day was the evening meal which went on for hours on the panoramic patio area.
We went on a large number of interesting trips and walks. We also spent a large amount of time in and around the lovely pool.
It's the second time we've booked a holiday through Lupus Italicus and once again it was a complete success. I'm sure that it won't be the last time that we book and enjoy a holiday in Italy through you...;"
Family R., Heimsheim
May 7, 2007
"Dear Ms. Orsini! We have just returned from our week's holiday at Lilli and Federica's and just wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at the estate! The two sisters couldn't have looked after us better and even invited us to a tour of a castle on our last night. It was an unforgettable experience! The house and the surrounding area were also really lovely! We will certainly be going back! Thank you for all your work, everything was just like that pictured on the beautiful photos! "
B.and M. B., Oldenburg