“Thank you so much for our wonderful stay at Casa Bacco. It was a very relaxing and fun week. We spent hours eating wonderful cheeses, meats, breads, and pasta and drinking wonderful vino in the kitchen at Casa Bacco, all purchased from the great shops in Cortona. We loved exploring every part of Cortona and meeting some of the locals. The unique shops and the wonderful restaurants were truly charming. The information you sent us really helped us enjoy our stay. Italy is such a beautiful place to visit we can’t wait to come back. Denyse was a great help in getting us settled and with taxi arrangements. And Miro was very helpful and patient with us (our Italian is a bit limited), making the villa a warm and inviting place for us to stay.”
“Just wanted to let you know what a splendid time we had in the medieval fairy tale town of Cortona! We have the most wonderful memories to get us through our often dreary Pac. NW winter and spring. I think we walked the whole town over and enjoyed every street and establishment. We introduced ourselves to all the locals and their establishments. Although I think they are used to hearing about you, they always smiled. What a delightful group of people. When our rented car broke down and we decided that we were not going to use that mode of transportation, the local travel agency put us on their winetasting tour of the little towns nearby, so without driving we did end up seeing the countryside as well as tasting the best wines of the region. What a great vacation! The weather was perfect every day. Thank you for all your great tips and expertise. We have many notes about other places around the Cortona area we are curious to visit and can’t wait to go back”
“Your place is wonderful. Cortona is a gem. Ivan is a gem. He had his mama make us ALL some homemade pasta and a yummy cake, plus her homemade basil pesto, which was to die for. Thank goodness there are all those hills to walk or I would have come back 10 lbs. heavier. Our cooking class was so much fun. Celebrated four birthdays. Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The memories my family and I made those 2 weeks no one could put a price on. So very, very special.”
“Our stay at Sojourn Venture’s property in Cortona was amazing! With the helpful guides written by Stacey and Rob, we were able to experience Cortona like the locals do. From giving us the insider tip on where the best butcher and produce could be found to how to best experience the rich culture and history of Cortona. Our accommodations were impeccable – a beautiful apartment right in the heart of town. What’s more, when the unexpected befell us and we were in need of a Doctor, Stacey made herself available to us by phone to help us navigate medical care. Thank you Stacey and Rob for your hospitality and for introducing us to our new favorite city in Tuscany!”
“We have just returned from our visit to Cortona and our one week stay at Casa di Bacco (Oct 4-11). It was a truly enjoyable experience. All our expectations were exceeded.The planning assistance provided by Denyse and Guilia was helpful and greatly appreciated. Most of the interaction was via Guilia, who did an outstanding job! We would highly recommend Sojourn-Ventures and Together in Tuscany to our friends and other interested parties.”
“Hello Denyse and Guilia!!
Thank you for helping make our time in Cortona so wonderful. It was an amazing and special trip for our family and we have come away with so many great memories!!
I wanted you both to know how much we all enjoyed the tour guides you set up for us. Janet, who lead us on the wine tours in Montepulciano, was so much fun and so knowledgeable. We loved the little town and our lunch that day was delicious!
Marco, who took us through Florence, was also lots of fun and taught us so much about the city. We loved his accent and will always remember how he lead us through the crowds – loved using the microphones! Again, lunch and wine were outstanding!
Pete and Hayley and I had the most wonderful day in Rome with Giuliano. Certainly well worth the cost of the tour – amazing!! We feel like we made a friend in him – I would certainly give him five stars for his tour!
And, of course, Enzo and his son, made our touring and getting around so easy. We all felt very special being chauffeured around by them! We will all remember our cooking class with Ivan as being an amazing evening with so much delicious food – thank you, too, Denyse for being there that night as well!
Always happy to be home but we will never forget Cortona and staying in such a special spot. Casa San Marco was a little piece of heaven! Hugs.”