- Transfer service to
Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico - Transfers
from Florence and Pisa
- Private transfers to Andrea Bocelli's concert-
to get to Teatro del Silenzio from Pisa,
Florence and the Tuscany area:
YOU NEED TO GET TO THE CONCERT OR THE
REHEARSAL OF ANDREA BOCELLI IN LAJATICO
AT TEATRO DEL SILENZIO?
FIND OUT HOW!
del Silenzio - Lajatico
- Pisa - Tuscany
OF ANDREA BOCELLI
AT TEATRO DEL SILENZIO
Sunday 20th July 2014, 8:15 pm
BUS TRANSFER SERVICES FROM
PISA, SIENA, LUCCA, VIAREGGIO,
AND OTHER RURAL TOWNS
TO THE CONCERT IN LAJATICO & BACK
AT TEATRO DEL SILENZIO
Saturday 19th July 2014, 9:00 pm
TRANSFER SERVICES FROM
PISA, VOLTERRA, SAN GIMIGNANO
AND OTHER RURAL TOWNS TO THE REHEARSAL
LAJATICO & BACK
GET TO THE 2
EVENTS THROUGH US!
A picture of Teatro
del Silenzio during the rest of the
ABOUT HOW TO GET
TO THE CONCERT IN LAJATICO
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT...
del Silenzio is an open air theater
just outsite of Lajatico, a small
village of 1,000 inhabitants in the
heart of Tuscany, 45 kms from Pisa
and 95 kms from Florence.
For the event about 10,000 people get
there and the traffic is a major problem
for the local authorities. Therefore,
on the days of the concert and the
rehearsal the village LAJATICO IS CLOSED
TO PRIVATE TRAFFIC. Private
cars are forced to park in a little
town 3 km before Lajatico and the visitors
need to queue to take free public shuttle
buses to Lajatico. The same experience
takes place after the end of the event
and queues continue for long time.
Only some licensed cars, vans or buses
can get to Lajatico, stopping just
before a completely restricted area
where only special cars for impaired
people or ambulances are allowed.
For all visitors the access to the arena
requires a 10 minutes walk down a little
hill along a pedestrian pathway.
DO I SKIP THIS?
easiest and most comfortable
way to get to Lajatico without
losing time in the traffic jam is by
booking seats in our
buses leaving from Pisa and Florence.
We are a Tour Operator based close to
Lajatico and we help you solve
any logistic problem to the concert.
Our buses are allowed
to reach Lajatico. You will
get off directly at
the entrance of the pedestrian
pathway leading down to Teatro del Silenzio.
operators will be at the venue to orientate
you on the way from the bus
stop to the arena and on the way back
to your bus.
HERE IS WHAT WE OFFER:
YOU SELL TICKETS TOO?
THERE ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS?
OUR PRIVATE CHAUFFEURED CARS/VANS
offer customized return
driver services from any location in
Tuscany and Italy to Lajatico
on board luxury cars,
vans for up to 7 people or
up to 25 people for
your private party.
BY TRAIN + BUS + TAXI
order to get to Lajatico from Pisa
or Florence you can take a train
to Pontedera, i.e. the closest
railway station to Lajatico, just 24
kms away. Pontedera is on the Florence-Pisa
line. Here you can check the .
From Pontedera you can reach Lajatico
by taxi or by bus. Here you can check
The bus service stops before 9 pm and
the last train service runs at around
1:30 am in Pontedera. Taxis cost around
50 Euro one way from Pontedera railway
station to Lajatico.
NOTE: There is a limited number of
taxis serving from Lajatico on the way
back after the concert. You might
need to wait over 1 hour for the first
taxis to be back in Lajatico from Pisa.
you drive a car from Pisa take the freeway
FI-PI-LI in the direction of Florence.
If you drive from Florence take the
freeway FI-PI-LI in the direction of
Pisa. In any case get to the exit Pontedera.
Here follow the signs to Volterra.
After about 23 kms you reach the small
village La Sterza where the concert
organization is arranging a huge parking
area. From La Sterza you can take
a shuttle service to the theater
and back. It is advisable to get to
the parking area at least a couple of
hours in advance due to highly possible
congestion problems on the road to Lajatico.
OF THE AREA OF LAJATICO
CAN I FIND TICKETS TO THE CONCERT?
Tickets for the CONCERT on Sunday
20th July 2014 are on sale with
our accommodation packages.
WE DO NOT SELL TICKETS ONLY.
Here are the official rates of the tickets:
OF TICKETS TO THE CONCERT IN 2014
CAN I FIND ACCOMMODATION CLOSE TO LAJATICO?
can arrange a customized holiday
schedule for you or your group
including accommodation in the
area of the venue, as well as in the
beautiful towns of Pisa, Florence,
Siena or Lucca.
can choose to stay in Florence or
Pisa and then get close to Lajatico
for the days of the venue.
We personalize your package according
to your plans! Contact
us and inquire about accommodation
in Tuscany for the concert.
IT POSSIBLE TO BUY ONE OF YOUR PACKAGE
AS A GIFT?
can send you a nice gift card
in the form of a voucher with concert
tickets and accommodation within
15 kms from the venue and transportation
(upon request) from your accommodation
premises to the concert and back.
This is an original idea for an unforgettable
THERE A DRESS CODE TO THE CONCERT?
is no dress code officially but most
people get there in elegant suites
and dresses. Remember that the arena
is in the middle of the countryside
in an unpaved soil, so comfortable
shoes might help.
IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN LAJATICO IN
unpredictable until a few days in
advance, the season is usually hot
and dry during the day in July. Yet,
because the arena is on a hilltop
in a breezy region not far from the
coast, it is probable that temperatures
get chilly during the evening. We
recommend watching the weather forecast
WANT TO BE INFORMED ON ALL ANDREA
BOCELLI CONCERTS AT TEATRO DEL SILENZIO?
subscribe to our BOCELLI CONCERT NEWSLETTER
we can keep you informed about all
editions of Andrea Bocelli's concerts
at Teatro del Silenzio in the future.
FROM OUR PREVIOUS GUESTS
1. This is an email we received
on 25th July
we discussed last night after
the rehearsal, I would like to
be able to be transported to tonight's
concert at the Teatro del Silenzio.
Please write back as soon as possible,
or send me a text message to [...]
to let me know you received this
message, and also what time the
bus will be departing my hotel.
you so much for accommodating
my transportation needs, and for
all the other wonderful events
you have organized that have made
our stay in Italy so enjoyable.
2. This is an email we received
on 26th July
We are now back in England, and
reflecting on the marvellous evening
we were experiencing last night.
We all thought the 2nd half of
the concert was particularly good
We enjoyed our stay again at the
hotel/B&B in Palaia. Please
thank Massimmo for his kind recommendation
of the restaurant in Peccioli
(correct?) off the square - we
thoroughly enjoyed our lunch there,
but were sorry to discover that
we missed Karine who was eating
in there too.... we would like
to have met!
Our only sadness was that we did
not have such good seats as last
year and we are not sure why that
was, bearing in mind we did book
up around November time (8 months
before the event)?
We were right under one of the
lighting scaffolds which were
completely off centre of the stage
which was a big disappointment.
I know there is nothing that can
be done about it now but we felt
we wanted to let you know that
we were annoyed about this part
of our 'package'.
We were so glad that the weather
held for the evening, despite
the rain earlier in the afternoon,
and it was a great temperature
throughout the evening.
Another great experience - we
will wait to see if that really
is the FINALE?!!
3. This is an email we received
on 27th July
Dear Karine and team,
We have just returned from our
long weekend to the Andrea Bocelli
concert at the Teatro del Silenzio,
Lajatico and we must thank you
for your wonderful attention to
detail that you and your team
at Arianna and friends did for
us .It was nothing short of perfect!!!
The hotel was perfect,the arrival
package complete with maps and
tour guides was high quality and
well presented and the tickets
were probably the best we have
had over the last 3 visits ,the
car hire as expected and every
detail went so well for us.
Of course we had our concerns
of using the internet but your
professionalism was exactly that
and we again thank you for a wonderful
service and especially the patience
you and your team provided for
our own confusion and short comings
on the internet, file downloading
Should we ever travel to Tuscany
again or if Il Maestro has another
concert in Lajatico be assured
we will contact you and use your
Once again Thank you, thank you,
Sue and Dan
4. This is an email we received
on 28th July
Hello Karine (and the rest..),
have just returned from our trip
to Tuscany, where we visited the
concert of Andrea Bocelli in 'Teatro
del Silenzio' on July 25th. We
want to give you our compliments
for the complete trip. Everything
was perfect: the location (Cristina's),
the concert, the wine-tour.....
We have really enjoyed ourselves
and we will do it again if he
returns next year (speriamo...).
So thank you very much for everything
and alla prossima!!
5. This is an email we received
on 28th July
Thank you for arranging such a
wonderful time in Gambassi at
She was a wonderful hostess &
helped us out a lot.We also had
a fantastic time at the Bocelli
Once again thank you very much
for your assistance with our trip
& other requirements.
Graham & Joanna
6. This is an email we received
on 28th July
THanks for everything.
We had a brillaint time.
Will definately recomment you
and maybe book again soon.
7. This is an email we received
on 28th July
I am writing to thank Arianna
and Friends for the week we spent
in Tuscany. It was our first ever
experience of Italy and we enjoyed
The Andrea Bocelli concert was
a wonderful, memorable event in
his home town which we will never
forget. We do hope this is not
his last one there!
The accommodation which you reserved
for us (Massimo's) was very good.
We were very well looked after
and the food was very good.
Thank you so much for everything.
It was all very well arranged
We look forward to hearing from
you regarding future events.
With best wishes.
Liz and Bryn
8. This is an email we received
on 28th July
Just wanted to thank you and your
team for a wonderful weekend that
my in laws have just had. They
said that the hotel and staff
were excellent ( plus the food
and wine of course!) and also
to you for arranging the transfer
for them at such short notice.
Without that then this would have
meant they would have missed the
concert, a mistake on my part
as we thought that we had booked
this. So thankyou very, very much
and please let us know if andrea
bocelli will be performing again
next year or if this was his last
9. This is an email we received
on 29th July
Just back from Italy and the Bocceli
concert, what an amazing time
both my husband and I had. Thank
you so much.
If Andrea ever does another concert
in Italy that you get information
on would you be kind enough to
email me the details.
10. This is an email we received
on 29th July
Thank you all for a wonderful
holiday in Tuscany. (Reservation
code K 203-09) We stayed with
Massimo in Terricciola - excellent
accommodation, wonderful food
and lovely people. The taxi service
was extremely comfortable to/from
the airport and the journey to
the concert most enjoyable despite
11. This is an email we received
on 29th July
We wanted to say a big thank you
to ariannand friends especially
Karine for all the help you gave
us to make our trip to Tuscany
such a success. The concert at
teatro silenzio was amazing and
you all looked so cool in spite
of the fact it must have taken
a great deal of organisation to
get all those people and transport
to Lajatico! We enjoyed our stay
at the Hotel in Pisa and would
like to return in the future to
see more of the beautiful Tuscan
Margaret and Eric
12. This is an email we received
on 30th July
The concert on Teatro del Silenzio
was the most fantastic musicevening
i our life. Its sad that it was
the last time. Why is it the last
time? If there are other place
in 2011 where we can go to hear
him I will like to know.
Our week with Massimo was great.
Lovely people, kindly and what
a resturant. Waw.
Kindly regard from
13. This is an email we received
on 30th July
We are now sadly back home in
Wales after another truly wonderful
break in beautiful Tuscany. Everything
was perfect thanks to your efforts
and we just wanted to thank you
most sincerely for arranging things
so that we could relax and enjoy
our holiday without having to
worry about a thing. The view
from the hotel in Volterra was
breathtakingly beautiful, I never
tired of looking at it and the
concert was absolutely fantastic,
Andrea was in fine voice and the
atmosphere was just magical. The
only thing that worried us was
the thunderstorm on Sunday afternoon,
but like the rest of the arrangements
you obviously had that all in
hand, as the rain stopped and
the sun smiled down on us as soon
as we stepped out of the car in
I will not hesitate to recommend
Arianna and Friends to anyone
intending to travel to Tuscany.
Diolch yn fawr iawn iawn [Welsh]
We know that this fifth concert
was the last scheduled one, but
please will you let us know if
you hear any news regarding further
concerts at Teatro del Silenzio.
Hoping to see you again in the
not too distant future.
With very best wishes to you all
Jackie and Phil
14. This is an email we received
on 31st July
returned last night from our trip
and I wanted to take a moment
to thank you for your good service
on our Bocelli Concert Package.
The Hotel in Montopoli was an
excellent recommendation. We only
wished we could have enjoyed more
than one dinner there. The transfer
arrangements to the concert along
with the presence of you and your
fellow staff was appreciated.
The seats you obtained for us
brought tears to my wife"s
cannot honestly think of a single
thing that you did not have covered.
I will make an attempt to most
favorably review your services
on the TripAdvisor website in
the near future.
THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE!!!
15. This is an email we received
on 1st August
you again for the wonderful concert
package you organized for us.
all, of course, liked the Lajatico
concert. It was so beautiful and
enjoyable. We liked the whole
I was so happy to hear "Miserere".
The piece is one of my favorites
after I heard it through internet
years ago, Bocelli and Zucchero
singing first time together, I
guess.The evening was unforgettable,
once again. We feeled, anyhow,
quite melancholy because it was
the last one in Lajatico.
Tuscany is wonderful. We were
quite pleased to have our accommodation
in Volterra, the beautiful old
city in Tuscany. What a city !
The location of the hotel was
quite excellent for us.
We also liked the walking tour
you organized for us. Thanks to
our excellent guide, we really
liked her. So much we learned
about the Etruskan museum.
we are looking for the upcoming
concerts of Andrea Bocelli in
Europa. We also dream of travelling
in the beautiful Tuscany once
Cari Saluti dalla Finlandia
e le mie amiche
16. This is an email we received
Just to say thank you for our
lovely weekend in Pisa, the hotel,
the romantic meal, arrangements
for the concert and the concert
itself were all great. We all
thoroughly enjoyed it.
Can you let us know as soon as
you hear anything if Andrea is
doing a concert next year and
we will look to book again.
Thanks to you and everyone involved.
Sara, John, Mags, Paul, Martin
17. This is an email we received
Dear Arianna and Carine
a note to say how much we enjoyed
your tour to Vinci and the Wine
farm and the cooking at Licia\'s.
You have both been so helpful
and kind, and knowledgable about
Ann, Bill, Tom and Toby
18. This is an email we received
Hello my dear !
you for a good arrangement, the
concert was amazing and were we
stayed in the Casanova was very
nice and cosy, good food and sweet
Also our stay in Firenze was nice,
and the hotel was also a good
19. This is an email we received
Just a quick note to say thank
you so much for organising the
tickets and transport to the Andrea
Bocelli concert for us. We had
the most fabulous time!!
I have already recommended your
company to a friend!
Until we meet again.
20. This is an email we received
all enjoyed the concert on 24th
but friends who went on both 24th
and 25th said that the 25th was
Do you know if this event is taking
place next year and if so we would
like some tickets for the actual
night, preferably near the front
We had great seats this year 10rows
from the front.
Look forward to hearing from you
21. This is an email we received
Dear Karine/Arianne etc
really enjoyed ourselves so much
and thanks for giving us such
wonderful seats for the rehearsal
it felt so personal. Also many
thanks for finding seats for us
on the bus.
will definitely use you again
if we come to Italy
22. This is an email we received
To All at Arianna and Friends,
Thank you so much for arranging
our Bocelli trip. We had a marvellous
time and everything went wonderfully.
We liked the hotel very much and
the transport arrangements were
great. I understand that there
may not be another concert next
year - let's hope he changes his
23. This is an email we received
dear karine--thank you for coming
back to me and the refund to my
credit card would be a lovely
thing to do--we did not want to
give you the impression that we
were just complaining for the
sake of it as this was not true
,the whole trip was first class
and was very enjoyable,Hotel in
Pisa was fine as were all your
staff ,I do hope that if you organise
any further trips we may take
advantage of these in the future.
with kindest regards george
24. This is an email we received
My wife Theresa and I had a fantastic
time in Tuscany. Everything was
arranged perfectly by you which
made it all the better. Thank
Please put me on your mailing
list as we will return next year
even if there is not another Bocelli
25. This is an email we received
I would like to personally thank
you, tho we have not communicated
directly, for your handling of
our itinerary while in Italy.
We could not have done it without
you. We struggled getting on &
off the many trains, but I know
when going to so many different
cities, unless one has a car &
driver, the trains are the only
mode of transportation. Going
to Raiano & seeing our relatives
was priceless. Cinque Terre was
also very special and, of course,
the Andrea Boccelli concert was
a dream come true.
I know how busy you are, but if
you could get me information,
I would be most appreciative.
Mille grazie per tutti...
26. This is an email we received
I can't say thank you enough for
all the hard work and effort you
put into our Tuscany package.
We had a FANTASTIC time - the
concert was wonderful, as was
the cooking class with Licia and
the winery tour. Thanks for adding
the cost of the winery tour to
my credit card. (Now it's working!!)
Our time in Italy was so special
and we know it's due to your help!
Please thank Arianna and Licia
And, if by some chance, you find
out there will be a concert next
year, please, please, please notify
me as soon as you possibly can.
We'd love to come back again and
enjoy another concert in Lajatico
and warm up in the Tuscan sun!!
Thanks again ever so much,
27. This is an email we received
Hi Arianna & Karine,
Hope you are both well?
It was great to meet you when
I came over for the concert. Thank
you so very much for organising
everything & making my trip
to Italy & the Bocelli concert
a memorable one, it was fantastic!
Arianna, as I mentioned to you,
I would love to come over to Tuscany
and work with your company next
year if possible? I have a real
heart and passion for everything
Italian, especially Tuscany! It
this may be possible, please let
me know and I will send you my
CV detailing everything I have
28. This is an email we received
We'd just like to say a big thank
you to you & the team for
organising our trip to Tuscany
again, we had a fabulous time
& the concert was even better
Unfortunately I left my concert
program at the Teatro & wondered
if you may be able to get me another
one ? If this is not possible,
could you please send me a copy
of the page listing the musical
Please pass on our kind regards
Angi & Chris
29. This is an email we received
Buon giorno Karine,
La immagino in ferie
Comunque volevo ringraziarla per
l'albergo era veramente carino,
incantevole, siamo rimaste senza
parole, le persone disponibili,
Il concerto è stato eccezionale,
i posti centrali, abbiamo goduto
appieno della voce di Bocelli
e degli altri ospiti.
Spero venga rifatto.
30. This is an email we received
just thought i'd take a moment
to thank you for your organisation
of the Andrea Bocelli event a
couple of weeks ago
everything was just perfect and
we all had a great time - tuscany
is such a special place
thanks and best regards
31. This is an email we received
thanks. I have received this on
my credit card. Andy was very
pleased with the bike, I only
hope they collected it from the
farmhouse as no one had been by
the time we left on Saturday.
We thoroughly enjoyed the concert
and our stay in Tuscany. Fabio
and Tatiana were delightful.
thanks for your assistance throughout
and ensuring we had a memorable
Karen and Andy
32. This is an email we received
Thank you very much for a super
concert on the 25 of july, and
a very nice stay at agroturismo
Casanova, nice people and food.
Please tell us where we can buy
a music/picture dvd from the lovely
Birgith & Uffe
33. This is an email we received
I just wanted to tell you that
our dream vacation became a reality
thanks to your help and everyone
involved. It was an unforgettable
experience and we would like to
thank you, Arianna and the whole
staff for making it possible.
It was a real pleasure meeting
you in Lajatico.
We will continue to be in touch
for all our future vacations in
34. This is an email we received
you very much for you help with
our visit to Lajatico. We had
a lovely stay and, as you will
know, the concert was absolutely
particular, our stay at the farmhouse
was superb. We were looked after
outstandingly well and enjoyed
every minute of it. Unfortunately
I can't find an email address
of them to send my thanks personally.
Would you be able to let me have
again, my heartfelt thanks and
we would be pleased to hear of
any more events at Lajatico although
I gather that, for the time being,
the Teatro del Silenzio will indeed
35. This is an email we received
just wanted to say how much we
enjoyed our trip to the Andrea
Bocelli concert. The whole weekend
was very well organised and we
really appreciated your attention
to detail. Please keep me on your
email list to receive all your
news and information about upcoming
thanks and kind regards
36. This is an email we received
Dear Arianna, Karine, Consuelo
and everyone at Arianna and Friends,
Thank you for a magical weekend
and concert experience! My friend
and I were thrilled with the charming
town, beautiful hotel, the arrangements
to Lajatico and of course, Bocelli
and the entire concert! Dinner
at the hotel and the bottle of
wine were superb and much appreciated.
The whole trip was such fun and
I only regret that we were too
rushed to talk with all of you
I normally visit Italy a few times
a year and hope to arrange for
a special vacation in the future
with Arianna and Friends. Thanks
37. This is an email we received
Just wanted to say how much my
wife and I enjoyed our stay in
Tuscany. The hotel Alessio in
Chianni was lovely, the concert
magical. All made possible with
your help, plus the organisation
on the night was excellent.
Sue and Graham
38. This is an email we received
Thanks for taking care of that.
We will return to Italy in the
next few years as we enjoyed our
stay very much.
The country is beautiful, the
people friendly & the food
superb so why would we stay away.
We will contact you again before
our next trip.
Graham & Joanna
39. This is an email we received
I hope that you are well.
When we attended the Andrea Bocelli
concert, there were a number of
small airplanes flying around
My husband has his own plane and
flies regularly so this obviously
interested him as he would love
to fly over the beautiful countryside.
Do you know which airport these
planes would have flown from?
If you do, please would you let
me have their details and if they
rent out planes to visiting pilots.
Perhaps flying holidays are something
you already arrange for people
I should also be grateful if you
would let me know if Andrea Bocelli
is expected to perform again at
Lajatico next year.
I look forward to hearing from
40. This is an email we received
has been two weeks now since we
returned from our lovely holiday
in Italy but sadly I had to come
home to the funeral of a very
dear friend (we started school
together aged 3) and whose sudden
death I heard of the night before
the concert, so please forgive
the lateness of this email.
stay at Alberto's was so much
more than we had expected. After
a very long, enjoyable but tiring
drive we were welcomed very warmly
by the family who helped carry
our baggage up several flights
of stairs and after sitting in
a car for the best part of three
days this was quite a shock to
the system, especially in the
late afternoon heat. Alberto was
very helpful, especially his understanding
of English. Carla's breakfasts
and buffet were plentiful and
delicious and sustained us for
the rest of the day. How very
lucky this family is to live surrounded
by such beautiful Tuscan countryside.
would like to say a big thank
you to you, Karine, for arranging
this trip for us and we were honestly
quite amazed at how smoothly the
task of getting thousands of people
to and from the Teatro del Silenzio
was dealt with by everyone. I
wanted to say hello to you in
the car park but you were already
engrossed in conversation, so
hopefully another time. The concert
was of course truly spectacular
and I and others really hope that
in time some other event with
Andrea singing there will happen.
will return to Tuscany and when
we do we will be sure to call
upon your services again, so in
the meantime, very many thanks...
41. This is an email we received
am now home in Australia after
a magical holiday. My favourite
place is Tuscany and favourite
people are all of you
Adrianna, Massimo, Counsello and
Diego you made my holiday in Tuscany
more than I could have ever dreamt
of. Time really stood still in
Tuscany, I felt like the wonderful
time would never end.
of laughing, magical moments,
friendships created and sharing
your good wishes and humour will
last a lifetime. I hope we can
all meet again and share some
more "mucho bellissimo"
times with you that may be in
Australia or in Italy.
remember all of you also with
tenderness and affection, and
we are happy to be able to call
you our friends, you are a really
wonderful group of people.
we met, the wonderful things we
saw, Andrea Bocelli's rehearsal
and concert and our trip to the
Bocelli cantini and then on the
Volterra for more hospitality
and Damiano playing the violin
by the poolside. meeting more
lovely people and enjoying a true
Tuscan meal surrounded by good
friends and new friends are moments
to be treasured.
use my credit card to pay for
the postage, thank you so much
for your kind help. Would you
please forward this email to Arianna
and Massimo for me, when I have
time I will send some photos to
you that you may like to have.
a huge task for you all after
the Concert to look after all
the people you booked accommodation
and activities for, you must need
a holiday also. Everyone that
we spoke to that had booked their
holidays with you was very complimentary.
for you wonderful assistance before
our holiday and during our holiday,
you all deserve gold stars for
all the care and attention you
showed to us. I have recommended
Arianna & Friends to people
I know already and have to tell
you that out of all the countries
we visited Italy is my first love,
and you have all helped make this
holiday one I will never forget.
I hope to return to Tuscany and
stay for longer and get to know
say a special hello to Diego,
he is a really wonderful man,
I hope he has had a magic holiday
very best wishes and love, I hope
we can keep writing to each other
and stay in touch.
42. This is an email we received
Dear Arianna and Karine,
After all our emails and chats
on the telephone it was great
to meet up with you both. Thank
you so much for helping make our
holiday in Tuscany so special
by organising hotel arrangements,
concert tickets, tour guides and
cooking lessons. The hotel in
Pisa was ideal, especially the
interconnecting family rooms,
the price was even cheaper than
we would have got going direct
to the hotel. The position was
perfect too as only a 15 minute
walk to the piazza. We arrived
before midday and they even let
us book in to our rooms and park
the cars. Later we tried the restaurant
in the hotel - very interesting
and delicious menu!
The tickets for the Andrea Bocelli
concerts gave us superb viewing
for both nights so thanks again.
The Vinci tour was most interesting
and we much enjoyed having the
lunch at the wine loft, the children
loved looking behind the scenes!
We have all come home with lots
of wonderful memories including
the recipes from our cooking course
with Licia - what a lovely lady:
so kind, patient and welcoming.
It was a great honour to be invited
into her home. You will be pleased
to hear we have made all the recipes
at home - I bought some Alchermes
in Lajatico so we can make the
salamino pudding authentically!
We very much look forward to visit
you all again so will be in touch
for your expert help!
All our best wishes to you,
Naomi, John and Isobelle
43. This is an email we received
Dear Arianna and Karine
Hello from your friends in Canada.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful
adventure while in Tuscany. The
primary focus was on seeing Andrea
Bocelli which did not disappoint
at all. It was fabulous. We expected
that. What we did not expect was
such a wonderful time when not
at the concert.
My wife and I stayed at Alessio's
with friends for 5 nights and
thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in
July 2010. Margherita and Giacomo
provided the best service a person
could ask for at the onsite restaurant
(thank you very much for the reservations,
service, advice, etc as you helped
make this a wonderful stay). The
atmosphere more than met my expectations
to make me feel what 5 days in
Tuscany should be (relaxing, stress
less and enjoyable). All the local
sites are within an easy drive
(Pisa, Livorno, Volterra, and
Bologna) with no issues on the
roads. Ask for a room overlooking
the main entrance / bell tower
if they are available. The food
was quite good and the cleaning
staff looks after you very well.
On Saturday night there was a
really nice local market brought
to the hotel where you can buy
/ taste local products.
Thank you again Arianna
See you again,
44. This is a comment on Tripadvisor
about our services:
came to Tuscany to hear the 'Last'
performance of Andrea Bocceli
and our accommodations were booked
by a wonderful agency Arianna
& Friends who at the time
we did not know and had no idea
as to what our hotel in San Gimignano
would be like!
From the moment we arrived at
the Relais Santa Chiara we were
enchanted - by the setting, the
service, the room and the tranquility......not
to mention the convenient proximity
to everything....it could not
have been better. As they say
"you can't improve upon perfection"
We would definitely return to
Relais Santa Chiara...truly a
Martin & Lauretta Stewart
- Toronto. Canada.
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