We are Jake Rupert and Lisa Grassi-Blais, expat Canadians who followed our hearts to Abruzzo, Italy where Lisa's grandfather was born and raised. We can't wait to welcome you to our villa and show you around this incredibly beautiful and unique part of Italy.
Cesidia Senese has big, bright personality and more than 40 years of experience in the restaurant and catering business. She loves nothing better than watching people dig into her Abruzzese specialties. She might even teach you some of her famous recipes.
Your Other Chef
Angela Iansenzaniro comes from Molise, one region south of Abruzzo. She has been cooking all her life, including at her own restaurants in Abruzzo. You will not go hungry with Angela around.
Luca Santovito was born and raised in Abruzzo and he can't wait to show you his region. The history, the geography, the culture, Luca is an expert on it all. After a week with Luca, you will be an honourary Abruzzese.
Your other guide
Giuseppe Santovito, Luca's brother, joins the Amazing Abruzzo team this year as our second guide. Giuseppe loves the Abruzzo region and he is looking forward to showing you all his favourite places.
Eva Budaiová Zazzarini speaks perfect English as well as Slovka, Hungarian, Italian, and German. She can do it all. Serve, host, run tours, get you at the airport. Eva is a gem.
Orazio Grossi does a little bit of everything - driving, hosting, cooking, and more. He has more than 40 years in the restaurant/hotel business, and one of the coolest Italian/Australian accents you ever heard. Orazio will also tour you around his village of Villalago, voted one of the most beautiful in all of Italy.
Your Cleaning Lady
Rosetta Mirabilio makes sure your room and the rest of Villa d'Abruzzo is clean and comfortable. If you need anything done in the room, just ask and Rosetta will make sure it gets done.