Gale P., Atlanta, GA
…(and) fell so completely in love with Assisi and Anne, that I returned to Assisi this January to stay until March, renting Anne’s apartment in Assisi. WOW! Talk about amazing! Her elegantly Umbrian furnished apartment is in the center of town which makes it easily accessible to all the activities, cafes, restaurants, shopping, sites, and transportation within Assisi!
Anne has made Assisi our “second home” and we feel quite blessed to have met her. Anne truly is an amazing and intellectual tour guide providing the best delivery and insight I have ever experienced from a tour, but even more, Anne is gifted with a personality that if infectious! You keep looking forward to speaking with her more and more, experiencing all that Italy has to offer! Make sure you take a tour with Anne..”
Judy D., Tucson, AZ
Because of Anne, we really had a better and deeper understanding of what we were seeing in the area. In addition, we stayed in her apartment which is a two-minute walk from the main square. All together, a delightful experience.”
Tony and Jeannie P.
And that tour of Assisi was an indication of your expert knowledge and it’s clear how much you love Assisi….and after two months here, we feel so much love for Assisi and Umbria. We will always treasure our time here, remembering all the special experiences that our in hearts forever.
Pace e bene…”
Judy T. , Ventor City, NJ
(and on Trip Advisor):
I recently spend a month in Anne’s apartment just off the piazza in Assisi. It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life, mostly due to Anne and her attentiveness, generosity and wealth of information.
I had done a fair amount of research on Assisi for months before I went and still more while I was there. I had explored a lot of Assisi – it’s back street, churches, etc. I learned even more from some of the many people Anne introduced me to and from those introductions, friendships and excursions grew. About halfway through my month, I did an Assisi tour with Anne and found how much I’d had no idea of! I had done two other tours with Anne prior to my Assisi tour, which were incredibly informative and so well arranged.
She knows exactly where to take you, whether it’s for the significance of the site, or a shop or the restaurants she had reserved for us. But to see for the first time all the things I’d missed right in Assisi was amazing!! Everyone was amazed at her energy, her insights and most of all, her passion.
In addition to the tours, Anne took care of me in a myriad of other ways, having me to her house for dinner twice and inviting me out to dinner with her and her husband, Pino. (and they wouldn’t allow me to pick of the check!). These experiences enriched my time there beyond what I can express here. Anne is by far the best tour guide and resource I’ve ever had anywhere!
Diane C., Boulder, CO
It is a rare travel experience when you don’t feel like an outsider just passing through. Not to mention the lunch at a secret local spot, the dinner at the neighbor’s farm house (don’t bring wine, and insult them that their grapes aren’t good enough), dinner at Anne’s house (if you are lucky enough to get a cooking class or a meal), (and WOW is it beautiful there!), a tour of all the historical places, with art history, and ancient history 101 made fun and interesting, and I could go on, but it was only 3 days and I still can’t put it all in one comment page.
Anyway, I’ll be sad to leave, and already thinking about when I can come back!“
Jan J, Australia
Corin, San Francisco, CA
It is a visit to always remember.“
Dee L, San Francisco, CA
Thank you – you are such a special person – so hospitable and a wonderful guide. I so enjoyed all the information/knowledge of Assisi that flowed from you. It was a pleasure to be with you.
Pino, it was so nice to meet you at your serene and cozy farmhouse. Thank you, too!
Assisi is a delightful hilltop town (and) after 10 days here, I felt that I got to know the town quite well.It is a place that should be on everyone’s travel list.“
Jerry, Lafayette, LA
Thank you! Can’t wait to return to beautiful Assisi. Hope to spend more time with you on the next visit.”
Col B., Orange NSW, Australia
Nicolas, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I knew I would enjoy Assisi, as it is absolutely beautiful. However, by renting the apartment I was introduced to so much more than I would have been on my own. I met wonderful people, both Italian and American which led to getting together at various times throughout my trip.
A visit to your farm, for a city girl who rarely cooks, was an evening to remember. We drove to “get land” to plant flowers and then I ended up picking fava beans from your garden.
Definitely a rare sight. So rare in fact that the goats were gawking and even the jackass was smart enough to know that Cara on a farm was something to smile at! Then it was off to Peppa’s, a true delight, to enjoy a meal at her home with her family.
Another amazing and unexpected experience was spending a weekend in Orvieto at the home of your son. He happened to be visiting Assisi at the time, but I was welcomed with open arms in Orvieto by his wife Francesca and her parents Francesco and Anna. I truly experienced the Italian life in Orvieto! I left full of homemade pasta and amazing meals compliments of Francesca and Anna. I even went to a school with Francesco so he could vote, boy did he have a few thoughts on the election! To my delight, I ended up in Orvieto during the feast of the Palombella, a celebration of Pentecost. An amazing experience where the people are as beautiful as their beloved Duomo!
I could go on and on and still never cover all the amazing experiences I’ve had during my time here. As much as I’d love to, if I do that, I’ll miss my train.
Thank you so much Anne. You’re amazing and your love for Italy and people definitely shines through in all you do.”
“Dr.” Gale ”, Atlanta, GA., USA
Assisi is a special place in the world to me and has become my second home.
Anne, I so enjoyed our short time together, trips to Peppa’s house …the tour of the Saint Francis Basilica and your marvelous cooking!
I wish i could have enjoyed more time in Umbria so as to see the beauty of this region but ny studies required 6 wks of time and prayer. Assisi is different than any other area in Italy: for me, there is no place but here.
I am sad to leave as I feel so loved and at home …but happy to be returning to my family.
I will miss everyone and this “tranquil nest” until I once again return and rejoice in being back to my beloved Assisi ..with blessings and love
Peggy M., USA
Please let Peppa know of my gratitude and appreciation for a wonderful meal and thanks to all for their hospitality…( and) Sunday was a special day…right up there with the Pope’s Assisi visit. Woke up thinking about how lucky I am to be here and experience a day like your Thanksgiving. Been doing things other people just dream about.
Thank you for a beautiful day, fond memories and leftovers that are for the most part consumed… left a few things for late snack tonight.”
Valerie R., New York, NY
And the location: only a few minutes walk to the main square / but in the quiet backstreets. Perfect! I stayed here for 16 nights and couldn’t have picked a better place! Anne will introduce you to “the locals”, let you know where to get a delicious meal (check out la Fontanella – in a beautiful garden) and help you find fun things to do while in Assisi. Looking forward to the next time I can stay here at Il Nido Tranquillo.
Sharon H, Lilburn GA
Omar H., Lilburn GA
You were born for this city: this I truly know for sure. All my best…”
MACKENZIE, 13 years old (almost 14)
…Thank you, Anne, we had such an amazing stay and I’d love to come back again! ps This was a GREAT fourteenth birthday present!
Carol and Jerry, UK
Kevin, Greenfield, MA
Joe R, Rochester, NY
Linda J. – Minnesota
We enjoyed her tours of Assisi (as her guest), Bevagna and Spello and her knowledge of art and history as well as insights into local life and culture.
We never would have found one of the best Assisi restaurants without her – where we ate three times.Franca’s cooking is amazing!”
Janey M. – Dallas, TX
Where do I begin?? As I prepare for my trip back to the states tomorrow after 3 glorious weeks in “My Nest…..oooops, THE Nest”, my heart is warm and my love for Assisi and sweet,sweet Anne is overflowing! I now think of her apt as MY lil slice of heaven It is the perfect retreat after very full days of exploring, touring with Anne and eating my way into oblivion!
Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, plus many of Anne’s special touches. Quiet nights, sleepy mornings! It’s just the nicest place to stay when you’re visiting Assisi …a very easy walk to anywhere in town, plus all the restaurants!!
I had such fun on her rural tour….quite a humbling experience and the wine tasting in Spello?? Well, no words to describe that one! SO MUCH FUN!
She even invited several of us to her home for a meal cooked by her and her sweetheart of a husband and their son!! I call that hospitality with a capitol “H”!!
Thank you sweets… you made this part of my trip…the trip of my lifetime. I expect to see you next in Texas!!!! At my house!!
Lynn and Charles G. – Denver, CO
All the necessiities are here as well for cooking, laundry, reading, relaxing, watching TV… We have totally enjoyed our time here and so appreciated Anne taking the time to introduce us to the local shopkeepers and friends… Thanks again, Anne, for sharing your love of Assisi and Italy with us.”
Len J. – Minnesota
…It is truly quiet and tranquil! The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to cook some of our meals and to make espresso in the morning…
…All said, it is a great apartment and we would highly recommend it and Anne!
Ali H. Stamford, CT, U.S.A
Anne, the tours with you give me insights to Assisi that no guide book can possibly offer. Grazie!
It’s now back home for me but I am leaving a piece of my heart here in this apartment on a quiet street in Assisi. I will be back.