There are not enough superlatives in the English language to adequately describe how much I enjoyed my week at the Villa d'Abruzzo.  Lisa & Jake are the most gracious hosts & they make all their guests feel as if theyare part of their family.  Our guides, brothers Luca & Giuseppe, introduced us to some of the most beautiful& interesting sites in Abruzzo. (Theyare so adorable that I wanted to stuff them in my suitcase & bring themhome with me!) Cesidia & Angela, our cooks, prepared outstanding meals of regional specialties daily.  Orazio, Eva, Rosetta couldn't do enough to insure that all the guests were comfortable & happy.  I highly recommended vacationing at the Villa d'Abruzzo if you are looking for a unique experience. I'm putting in my request for next year verysoon. I can hardly wait to return. Monica Dalton, St. Petersburg, Fla.

There are not enough superlatives in the English language to adequately describe how much I enjoyed my week at the Villa d'Abruzzo.  Lisa & Jake are the most gracious hosts & they make all their guests feel as if theyare part of their family.  Our guides, brothers Luca & Giuseppe, introduced us to some of the most beautiful& interesting sites in Abruzzo. (Theyare so adorable that I wanted to stuff them in my suitcase & bring themhome with me!) Cesidia & Angela, our cooks, prepared outstanding meals of regional specialties daily.  Orazio, Eva, Rosetta couldn't do enough to insure that all the guests were comfortable & happy.  I highly recommended vacationing at the Villa d'Abruzzo if you are looking for a unique experience. I'm putting in my request for next year verysoon. I can hardly wait to return. Monica Dalton, St. Petersburg, Fla.

A slice of paradise. We had a wonderful holiday in Abruzzo. It's place like no other with friends who felt like family. Thank you Jake and Lisa.  Bev & David.

A slice of paradise. We had a wonderful holiday in Abruzzo. It's place like no other with friends who felt like family. Thank you Jake and Lisa.  Bev & David.

Abruzzo is gorgeous! It's our favourite place in Italy! Rome, Florence , Venice fill your eyes and brain with Art and Culture. Abruzzo fills your heart and soul. Laurie Bednarek and family.

Abruzzo is gorgeous! It's our favourite place in Italy! Rome, Florence , Venice fill your eyes and brain with Art and Culture. Abruzzo fills your heart and soul. Laurie Bednarek and family.

Thanks very much to Lisa Grassi Blais and Jake Rupert for hosting us. Their staff are lovely folk and this new business venture of their's is high quality, and in my opinion every one of you should put Italy and Abruzzo on your to visit list. Rosemarie Ferguson

Thanks very much to Lisa Grassi Blais and Jake Rupert for hosting us. Their staff are lovely folk and this new business venture of their's is high quality, and in my opinion every one of you should put Italy and Abruzzo on your to visit list. Rosemarie Ferguson

We had a fantastic trip and will always remember the incredibly welcoming and exciting ambiance that you have created in a beautiful part of Italy. We will return. Dan Senior

We had a fantastic trip and will always remember the incredibly welcoming and exciting ambiance that you have created in a beautiful part of Italy. We will return. Dan Senior

For our week in Abruzzo, we didn’t have to chart our journey, drive the roads or worry about reservations. We just enjoyed the sunshine, the people, rugged beauty and historic places of this region. We had a carefree holiday in June 2016 at Jake and Lisa’s beautiful and truly comfortable inn. We toured with the highly knowledgeable and gentlemanly Luca and marvelled at the daily culinary wonders served by the always enthusiastic and skilled chef, Cesidia. We spend a quite magical day in the mountains with Angela and Orazio, eating lunch beside the spectacular Lago San Domenico with its blue-green water and its blue butterflies. Through the week, Jake and Lisa warmly welcomed us. Clearly, they have found their calling. Thanks for a unique, relaxing and memorable vacation. Patrick and Deirdre

For our week in Abruzzo, we didn’t have to chart our journey, drive the roads or worry about reservations. We just enjoyed the sunshine, the people, rugged beauty and historic places of this region. We had a carefree holiday in June 2016 at Jake and Lisa’s beautiful and truly comfortable inn. We toured with the highly knowledgeable and gentlemanly Luca and marvelled at the daily culinary wonders served by the always enthusiastic and skilled chef, Cesidia. We spend a quite magical day in the mountains with Angela and Orazio, eating lunch beside the spectacular Lago San Domenico with its blue-green water and its blue butterflies. Through the week, Jake and Lisa warmly welcomed us. Clearly, they have found their calling. Thanks for a unique, relaxing and memorable vacation. Patrick and Deirdre

Abruzzo is possibly the most beautiful place on earth. Catharine Vandelinde

Abruzzo is possibly the most beautiful place on earth. Catharine Vandelinde

I had a memorable and magical week at Villa d'Abruzzo. It was, in a word, perfect. The villa is luxurious, the tours were interesting and fun, the meals delicious and everyone at the Villa made us feel so welcome. It was like a week-long house party! I enjoyed it so much that I cannot wait to return next June with my husband. Ciao. Joy Bennett. Ottawa

I had a memorable and magical week at Villa d'Abruzzo. It was, in a word, perfect. The villa is luxurious, the tours were interesting and fun, the meals delicious and everyone at the Villa made us feel so welcome. It was like a week-long house party! I enjoyed it so much that I cannot wait to return next June with my husband. Ciao. Joy Bennett. Ottawa

Had a fantastic time at Villa d'Abruzzo in October 2016. I can honestly say that it was probably the best vacation I have had. Everything, from the villa to the company to the staff, was truly amazing. The staff has gone above and beyond to ensure that their guests are comfortable, well fed, intrigued, and happy. I'd go again in a heartbeat! Giedre Abromaitis

Had a fantastic time at Villa d'Abruzzo in October 2016. I can honestly say that it was probably the best vacation I have had. Everything, from the villa to the company to the staff, was truly amazing. The staff has gone above and beyond to ensure that their guests are comfortable, well fed, intrigued, and happy. I'd go again in a heartbeat! Giedre Abromaitis

Wonderful week in stunning Abruzzo, Italy. Made some lovely new Canadian friends, saw some breathtaking sights courtesy of the delightful Luca Santovito, had a great picnic with the lovely Angela and Orazio,and was privileged to eat delicious food cooked every day by the talented and beautiful Cesidia. Thank you so much Lisa Grassi Blais and Jake Rupert- you have a truly amazing villa and are the best hosts ever!! We'll be back. Tanya Horeck

Wonderful week in stunning Abruzzo, Italy. Made some lovely new Canadian friends, saw some breathtaking sights courtesy of the delightful Luca Santovito, had a great picnic with the lovely Angela and Orazio,and was privileged to eat delicious food cooked every day by the talented and beautiful Cesidia. Thank you so much Lisa Grassi Blais and Jake Rupert- you have a truly amazing villa and are the best hosts ever!! We'll be back. Tanya Horeck

We had a marvellous week at Amazing Abruzzo Tours because everything was so perfect: the beautifully renovated villa, the tours, and picnics with Luca, who made us know and love beautiful Abruzzo. Cesidia's meals were always delicious, appetizing and diverse. Jake and Lisa, we really appreciated your hospitality and your joy of life. We could not ask for anything more. Rejeanne and Bernard Fleury

We had a marvellous week at Amazing Abruzzo Tours because everything was so perfect: the beautifully renovated villa, the tours, and picnics with Luca, who made us know and love beautiful Abruzzo. Cesidia's meals were always delicious, appetizing and diverse. Jake and Lisa, we really appreciated your hospitality and your joy of life. We could not ask for anything more. Rejeanne and Bernard Fleury

This photo taken on one of our tours during our week-long vacation at Villa Abruzzo in June 2016 . From right: Janet and Caroline, two sisters from the UK., with Brian, Sandy and Annabelle, new found Canadian friends.  We were so happy that a random google search looking for a tour in Abruzzo guided us to your website.  We enjoyed everything about the whole experience, though one of our highlights was going to the truck stop for porchetta sandwiches for lunch - much to the amusement of the truckers - and buying fresh cherries from the roadside fruit stall as dessert, all washed down with ice cold beers.  Perfetto in every way.  Thank you Lisa and Jake for letting us share your little slice of paradise.   Janet Whitehead and Caroline Garnett

This photo taken on one of our tours during our week-long vacation at Villa Abruzzo in June 2016 . From right: Janet and Caroline, two sisters from the UK., with Brian, Sandy and Annabelle, new found Canadian friends.  We were so happy that a random google search looking for a tour in Abruzzo guided us to your website.  We enjoyed everything about the whole experience, though one of our highlights was going to the truck stop for porchetta sandwiches for lunch - much to the amusement of the truckers - and buying fresh cherries from the roadside fruit stall as dessert, all washed down with ice cold beers.  Perfetto in every way.  Thank you Lisa and Jake for letting us share your little slice of paradise.   Janet Whitehead and Caroline Garnett

Our experiences and travel in Abruzzo with Jake & Lisa was nothing less than spectacular. Everyday was a new adventure! The food, the wine, the beautiful sights and the amazing hospitality made our trip extremely memorable.  We cannot wait to return in 2018. Lisa Bonin & Bill Bray

Our experiences and travel in Abruzzo with Jake & Lisa was nothing less than spectacular. Everyday was a new adventure! The food, the wine, the beautiful sights and the amazing hospitality made our trip extremely memorable.  We cannot wait to return in 2018. Lisa Bonin & Bill Bray

Our 8 days in beautiful Abruzzo were unbelievable..we had beautiful Italian weather and our hosts were so gracious. The staff, the excursions, our accommodations, the meals, of course the "vino" were all outstanding. Many thanks for such beautiful memories. Sincerely, Heather Wilson (Ottawa) and Sharon LLoyd ( Moncton) May-June 2017

Our 8 days in beautiful Abruzzo were unbelievable..we had beautiful Italian weather and our hosts were so gracious. The staff, the excursions, our accommodations, the meals, of course the "vino" were all outstanding. Many thanks for such beautiful memories. Sincerely, Heather Wilson (Ottawa) and Sharon LLoyd ( Moncton) May-June 2017

Our stay in Abruzzo was the highlight of my entire Italian trip! The region is GORGEOUS, every view is a postcard. We spent our days road tripping, hiking and exploring; Jake provided us with great advice on what to see and do with our time and based on our interests. We were deliciously fed and expertly taken care of by all of the staff. The personal attention is really exceptional. The villa itself was beautifully and carefully renovated; the view from the pool is stunning and our guests rooms were spacious and comfortable with Italian character. Without hesitation I give Amazing Abruzzo Tours my highest recommendation. -Melynda Szabototh

Our stay in Abruzzo was the highlight of my entire Italian trip! The region is GORGEOUS, every view is a postcard. We spent our days road tripping, hiking and exploring; Jake provided us with great advice on what to see and do with our time and based on our interests. We were deliciously fed and expertly taken care of by all of the staff. The personal attention is really exceptional. The villa itself was beautifully and carefully renovated; the view from the pool is stunning and our guests rooms were spacious and comfortable with Italian character. Without hesitation I give Amazing Abruzzo Tours my highest recommendation. -Melynda Szabototh

Mary and I thoroughly enjoyed your stay with you. The villa was wonderful, Cesidia put together 5 star meals every night and every day Luca escorted us on the most wonderful day trips. The Abruzzo area has to be the best kept secret in Italy. Mary and I found the whole area full of interesting and uncrowded history that was so well documented by yourselves and Luca. We couldn't recommend Amazing Abruzzo highly enough and several friends have booked with you already. Our plan is to get back to visit in 2018. Have a very enjoyable and successful 2017. Jim Bowen

Mary and I thoroughly enjoyed your stay with you. The villa was wonderful, Cesidia put together 5 star meals every night and every day Luca escorted us on the most wonderful day trips. The Abruzzo area has to be the best kept secret in Italy. Mary and I found the whole area full of interesting and uncrowded history that was so well documented by yourselves and Luca. We couldn't recommend Amazing Abruzzo highly enough and several friends have booked with you already. Our plan is to get back to visit in 2018. Have a very enjoyable and successful 2017. Jim Bowen

Tremendous tours. Fabulous food. Gregarious guests. Wonderful wine. Simply: sumptuous. Annabel Buckley

Tremendous tours. Fabulous food. Gregarious guests. Wonderful wine. Simply: sumptuous. Annabel Buckley

This vacation was amazing! I would recommend it to anyone. There was so much variety – we were never bored and always looked forward to the next adventure. After a fun day of guided tours, we would lounge around the pool drinking local beer and wine while our top-notch chef (Cesidia) prepared an amazing dinner. And when the dreaded “shopping day” came, those who didn’t want to go were offered a hike and picnic in a nearby gorge. Always lots to do, eat, drink and experience. Having such interesting people show us around and share their experiences really made this a once in a lifetime trip. Colin Dell

This vacation was amazing! I would recommend it to anyone. There was so much variety – we were never bored and always looked forward to the next adventure. After a fun day of guided tours, we would lounge around the pool drinking local beer and wine while our top-notch chef (Cesidia) prepared an amazing dinner. And when the dreaded “shopping day” came, those who didn’t want to go were offered a hike and picnic in a nearby gorge. Always lots to do, eat, drink and experience. Having such interesting people show us around and share their experiences really made this a once in a lifetime trip. Colin Dell

Thank you both so much for such an enjoyable stay at Villa Aburzzo.  I enjoyed myself in every way; food, accommodation, location, hospitality and more.  Thank you and your amazing staff for attending to all our needs with such care and enthusiasm.  It truly made our stay extra comfortable and memorable. My best wishes to you.  Arrivederci! Franca Gopaul

Thank you both so much for such an enjoyable stay at Villa Aburzzo.  I enjoyed myself in every way; food, accommodation, location, hospitality and more.  Thank you and your amazing staff for attending to all our needs with such care and enthusiasm.  It truly made our stay extra comfortable and memorable. My best wishes to you.  Arrivederci! Franca Gopaul

Five stars. Just returned from an incredible week with Lisa, Jake and all the warm and wonderful people at Villa d'Abruzzo. Cesidia had us in awe of her cooking. Luca kept us active, both physically and mentally, with his great tours. Thanks to all. Debbie Davis, Ottawa

Five stars. Just returned from an incredible week with Lisa, Jake and all the warm and wonderful people at Villa d'Abruzzo. Cesidia had us in awe of her cooking. Luca kept us active, both physically and mentally, with his great tours. Thanks to all. Debbie Davis, Ottawa

A five star experience indeed! Jake and Lisa provide a top notch holiday experience you won't forget. Excellent tours with a warm and knowledgeable guide Luca. His love of Abruzzo draws you in to the history and culture of this part of Italy. The meals by Cesida are fabulous and give the flair of Abruzzo. Indeed a holiday that will always remain in our hearts. Cheryl Spotswood

A five star experience indeed! Jake and Lisa provide a top notch holiday experience you won't forget. Excellent tours with a warm and knowledgeable guide Luca. His love of Abruzzo draws you in to the history and culture of this part of Italy. The meals by Cesida are fabulous and give the flair of Abruzzo. Indeed a holiday that will always remain in our hearts. Cheryl Spotswood

Sad to have left our "famiglia Italiana" at Amazing Abruzzo Tours. A huge thank you to Jake Rupert and Lisa Grassi Blais for an unforgettable experience. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our week at your villa. Kristine Hollington

Sad to have left our "famiglia Italiana" at Amazing Abruzzo Tours. A huge thank you to Jake Rupert and Lisa Grassi Blais for an unforgettable experience. I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our week at your villa. Kristine Hollington

Lisa and Jake: It is difficult to fully express our heartfelt thanks to you both and your Villa d'Abruzzo family for what we feel was a trip of a lifetime! From our pick up in Rome to our drop off in Pescara, our daily excursions and time spent with new friends made us feel like we had truly seen and experienced the 'real' Italy! Cocktails by your beautiful  pool were thoroughly enjoyed too! You have created a beautiful Italian retreat where we were able to see incredible sites and savour the finest Italian food and wine. Lisa and Jake, you welcomed us into your home and we are forever thankful.  We look forward returning to Villa d'Abruzzo soon! Barbara and Tom Baker

Lisa and Jake: It is difficult to fully express our heartfelt thanks to you both and your Villa d'Abruzzo family for what we feel was a trip of a lifetime! From our pick up in Rome to our drop off in Pescara, our daily excursions and time spent with new friends made us feel like we had truly seen and experienced the 'real' Italy! Cocktails by your beautiful  pool were thoroughly enjoyed too! You have created a beautiful Italian retreat where we were able to see incredible sites and savour the finest Italian food and wine. Lisa and Jake, you welcomed us into your home and we are forever thankful.  We look forward returning to Villa d'Abruzzo soon! Barbara and Tom Baker

Brian and I truly enjoyed our time at the villa. The entire cast of characters that made the eating, touring and getting to know Abruzzo a pleasure and rounded out the experience. Jake and Lisa's enthusiasm was  palpable. Lynne Keller

Brian and I truly enjoyed our time at the villa. The entire cast of characters that made the eating, touring and getting to know Abruzzo a pleasure and rounded out the experience. Jake and Lisa's enthusiasm was  palpable. Lynne Keller

This place has it all. If you want access to historical sites, live a different cultural experience, connect with nature or simply relax by the beach or pool, this is the ideal destination. The only thing this place doesn't offer is a stressful environment...and I'm ok with that! Lisa and Jake are awesome hosts and have truly found their calling. Just wish they were closer! Alain Gonthier

This place has it all. If you want access to historical sites, live a different cultural experience, connect with nature or simply relax by the beach or pool, this is the ideal destination. The only thing this place doesn't offer is a stressful environment...and I'm ok with that! Lisa and Jake are awesome hosts and have truly found their calling. Just wish they were closer! Alain Gonthier

We have no words to express how wonderful our time was with Amazing Abruzzo Tours. You and "your family" have exceeded beyond all expectations. The amazing hospitality with all the comforts of home. The food of such quality and quantity to satisfy the most fastidious of tastes. And the vast knowledge of the history of your beautiful Abruzzo to share with you visitors. Luca was so patient and accommodating. He answered all our questions and always made sure we were comfortable, particularly so for Greg and myself. He stole our hearts! Cesidia took such pride in making our meals and attended to our every need. She is an amazing cook. She melted our hearts. What a beautiful and gracious couple are Orazio and Angela. They are amazing and how fortunate for us that they have extended their friendship and hospitality to your guests. We must not forget Eva and Ilenia who were most helpful and delightful. Please give them all our best wishes. Lisa, your smile and calm reassurance is a treasure. Jake, keep singing and playing guitar. What a gift. Many blessings. Lina and Greg Peddie

We have no words to express how wonderful our time was with Amazing Abruzzo Tours. You and "your family" have exceeded beyond all expectations. The amazing hospitality with all the comforts of home. The food of such quality and quantity to satisfy the most fastidious of tastes. And the vast knowledge of the history of your beautiful Abruzzo to share with you visitors. Luca was so patient and accommodating. He answered all our questions and always made sure we were comfortable, particularly so for Greg and myself. He stole our hearts! Cesidia took such pride in making our meals and attended to our every need. She is an amazing cook. She melted our hearts. What a beautiful and gracious couple are Orazio and Angela. They are amazing and how fortunate for us that they have extended their friendship and hospitality to your guests. We must not forget Eva and Ilenia who were most helpful and delightful. Please give them all our best wishes. Lisa, your smile and calm reassurance is a treasure. Jake, keep singing and playing guitar. What a gift. Many blessings. Lina and Greg Peddie

One cold, bleak day in February, I impulsively booked a trip to Abruzzo for early in May, 2017. After my rash act, I proceeded to pour over the Amazing Abruzzo website trying to reassure myself that I had made a good decision. We were completely delighted! Every aspect of the entire experience has been carefully considered and planned. The tours to the various sites were well organized and both Luca and Giuseppe were well-informed, caring, considerate guides who made each day so interesting and such fun. It is impossible to decide which excursion was the highlight of the trip! The region of Abruzzo is spectacular! There is a great variety of things to see and do, it is not crowded, and it is so very authentic.  The villa is as beautifully restored and comfortable as it appears on the website. Eva was the warmest, most considerate server anyone could wish for. She was consistently cheerful, kind, generous, and thoughtful. Cesidia’s cooking was indescribably delicious! And she, too, was warm, welcoming and friendly. And did I mention her cooking?!  Angela and Orazio generously hosted us for a fabulous meal in their home and showed us around one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Villalago! My husband and I stayed in the Townhouse. It is located just steps up the street from the Villa and the quick walk back and forth was very pleasant both in the morning and evening. The Townhouse would be a great place for two couples to share or for a family.  Lisa and Jake were the consummate hosts. They were warm, friendly and shared lots of great information. They ensured that the entire experience was memorable. Thank you both for a marvellous and memorable experience! Kelley and Gord, Ottawa

One cold, bleak day in February, I impulsively booked a trip to Abruzzo for early in May, 2017. After my rash act, I proceeded to pour over the Amazing Abruzzo website trying to reassure myself that I had made a good decision. We were completely delighted! Every aspect of the entire experience has been carefully considered and planned. The tours to the various sites were well organized and both Luca and Giuseppe were well-informed, caring, considerate guides who made each day so interesting and such fun. It is impossible to decide which excursion was the highlight of the trip! The region of Abruzzo is spectacular! There is a great variety of things to see and do, it is not crowded, and it is so very authentic.  The villa is as beautifully restored and comfortable as it appears on the website. Eva was the warmest, most considerate server anyone could wish for. She was consistently cheerful, kind, generous, and thoughtful. Cesidia’s cooking was indescribably delicious! And she, too, was warm, welcoming and friendly. And did I mention her cooking?!  Angela and Orazio generously hosted us for a fabulous meal in their home and showed us around one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Villalago! My husband and I stayed in the Townhouse. It is located just steps up the street from the Villa and the quick walk back and forth was very pleasant both in the morning and evening. The Townhouse would be a great place for two couples to share or for a family.  Lisa and Jake were the consummate hosts. They were warm, friendly and shared lots of great information. They ensured that the entire experience was memorable. Thank you both for a marvellous and memorable experience! Kelley and Gord, Ottawa

When planning your trip to Europe please leave Amazing Abruzzo till last. We started our journey there and it turned out to be the pinnacle of a month long European visit. Lisa and Jake have built a world class experience that feels like home but dazzles the senses in every way imaginable. Food to die for, a rainbow of wines, atmosphere galore, comfy beds with linen thread-counts beyond my reckoning, a staff that couldn't have been sweeter, fascinating tours. History, art, music, evening strolls for gelato, value galore and over-all attention to detail that goes above and beyond. The rest of Europe was nice but Abruzzo was AMAZING! Randall Prescott We found out about Jake & Lisa's "Amazing Abruzzo" while reading the travel section of the Ottawa Citizen. My husband quickly had me reading along to their weekly blogs. The journey they went through to uproot, sell their home, give up jobs and leave families, learn Italian and jump at the chance on buying/renovating a villa, is a true testament to their spirit and drive. Their villa is so welcoming and comfortable and a perfect  size to accommodate guests  and still feel like a home. Our guide Luca was a patient and knowledgeable historian and chef Cesidia provided incredible food from the region, espresso in the morning and lots of smiles. Her touch is obvious in little details like ironed sheets, embroidered wash clothes, and hand made table linens.We stayed with Amazing Abruzzo Tours during only its third week of operation and you would have thought they had been running this business for years. We can't say enough good things about Amazing Abruzzo. Personally for me, it's all about the people and Lisa, Jake and their team really made this trip for us. Tracey Brown-Prescott

When planning your trip to Europe please leave Amazing Abruzzo till last. We started our journey there and it turned out to be the pinnacle of a month long European visit. Lisa and Jake have built a world class experience that feels like home but dazzles the senses in every way imaginable. Food to die for, a rainbow of wines, atmosphere galore, comfy beds with linen thread-counts beyond my reckoning, a staff that couldn't have been sweeter, fascinating tours. History, art, music, evening strolls for gelato, value galore and over-all attention to detail that goes above and beyond. The rest of Europe was nice but Abruzzo was AMAZING! Randall Prescott

We found out about Jake & Lisa's "Amazing Abruzzo" while reading the travel section of the Ottawa Citizen. My husband quickly had me reading along to their weekly blogs. The journey they went through to uproot, sell their home, give up jobs and leave families, learn Italian and jump at the chance on buying/renovating a villa, is a true testament to their spirit and drive. Their villa is so welcoming and comfortable and a perfect  size to accommodate guests  and still feel like a home. Our guide Luca was a patient and knowledgeable historian and chef Cesidia provided incredible food from the region, espresso in the morning and lots of smiles. Her touch is obvious in little details like ironed sheets, embroidered wash clothes, and hand made table linens.We stayed with Amazing Abruzzo Tours during only its third week of operation and you would have thought they had been running this business for years. We can't say enough good things about Amazing Abruzzo. Personally for me, it's all about the people and Lisa, Jake and their team really made this trip for us. Tracey Brown-Prescott

Our holiday at the villa was incredible, and started on the right foot with pick up in Rome - much appreciated! The prevailing at home feeling in the villa was quite unique and rare in our travels. As there were few travellers staying with us, we experienced the personal touch from everyone of the staff, who are indeed all humble stars. The atmosphere was laid back and friendly, and we were not hurried on the tours. Loved the varied food, wine and aperitifs, great conversations at the table. Torre de'Passeri is a small old Italian town which is wonderful to visit. It's a refreshing change from the metropolitan cities but still filled with history. We would not hesitate to return for another stay with Lisa and Jake, our superb hosts. Thank you for making our holiday memorable! Denise and Len

Our holiday at the villa was incredible, and started on the right foot with pick up in Rome - much appreciated! The prevailing at home feeling in the villa was quite unique and rare in our travels. As there were few travellers staying with us, we experienced the personal touch from everyone of the staff, who are indeed all humble stars. The atmosphere was laid back and friendly, and we were not hurried on the tours. Loved the varied food, wine and aperitifs, great conversations at the table. Torre de'Passeri is a small old Italian town which is wonderful to visit. It's a refreshing change from the metropolitan cities but still filled with history. We would not hesitate to return for another stay with Lisa and Jake, our superb hosts. Thank you for making our holiday memorable! Denise and Len

My wife and I and our two young children (5 and 7 years old) had been traveling for a few weeks before coming to Villa D'Abruzzo and were somewhat ragged. From the moment we arrived, the warmth and attentiveness of Jake, Lisa, and all the staff couldn't be more evident. The villa had everything that adults and kids could need, including a great pool, meals catering to both, and plenty of room for the kids to do their own thing while adults lingered in the dining room savouring incredible Italian dinners. Amazing Abruzzo Tours was also able to balance our daily tours so that they were of interest to everybody while not testing the limited patience of our young kids. Our time in Abruzzo was definitely the highlight of our five weeks in Europe. Derek Mahoney

My wife and I and our two young children (5 and 7 years old) had been traveling for a few weeks before coming to Villa D'Abruzzo and were somewhat ragged. From the moment we arrived, the warmth and attentiveness of Jake, Lisa, and all the staff couldn't be more evident. The villa had everything that adults and kids could need, including a great pool, meals catering to both, and plenty of room for the kids to do their own thing while adults lingered in the dining room savouring incredible Italian dinners. Amazing Abruzzo Tours was also able to balance our daily tours so that they were of interest to everybody while not testing the limited patience of our young kids. Our time in Abruzzo was definitely the highlight of our five weeks in Europe. Derek Mahoney