It is an absolute joy to met so many interesting people from all over the globe.
This page is dedicated to the feedback that we have received from some of our guests during their visits.
Thanks
Anna e Gabriele

 We are also on  Tripadvisor.com


 We traveled to Italy with our 3yr-old twins and wanted a relaxed, central location for visits to Spello, Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco, etc. We LOVED our stay at Casale San Bartolomeo. Gabriele and Anna were wonderful hosts and made us feel so welcomed with our children. In fact, their daughter played so nicely with our twins and even allowed them to play with her toys. The location is beautiful, with a peaceful view of the hills that can be seen from the outside breakfast area as well as the upstairs bedroom windows. The room was extremely clean and spacious, with sufficient space for extra bedding for our children. We spent 8 days in Italy, traveling Umbria, Tuscany and Rome. The meal that Gabriele prepared for us was by far the best food we ate on our entire trip throughout Italy. I would highly recommend this location for anyone traveling to Umbria and especially for families with small children. We already miss Anna, Gabriele, Giulia and Giorgia and our children keep asking us "when can we go to our Italy home"? Thank you so much for a wonderful visit!

Scott, Kristin, Will, Emily, Texas
scott_vacha@agilent.com

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Abbiamo soggiornato in questo delizioso casale il 22 e il 23 Maggio.
Siamo stati accolti dalla piccola Giulia e il benvenuto non poteva essere migliore.Il casale, immerso nel verde e nella pace delle colline di San Venanzo, e' stato recentemente ristrutturato.
Le stanze hanno tutte il bagno privato e sono arredate con gusto e stile antico, la nostra aveva la doppia esposizione
Cena e colazione sono a base di prodotti locali cucinati dal tuttofare Gabriele !
L'atmosfera e' familiare ed accogliente, Gabriele ed Anna ci hanno fatto sentire a nostro agio e senz'altro ci torneremo
Consigliato per famiglie, i bambini possono giocare nella piscina e rincorrere i due gattoni che gironzolano intorno.. e per fine settimane romantiche
luigi.palma@libero.it, Roma

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We have stayed with friends for a whole week, at the end of March, 2010. The house is located in a most wonderful hill top in Umbria, near a small town called Marsciano.
Gabriele and Ana, the owners, are a very warm couple. We felt like with friends or more like part of the family. Both did their best to fulfill all our needs. Whenever we felt like staying for dinner - Gabriele did his best, supplying a great meal for us. The rooms are wide, well supplied, clean and warm. We came with our bikes (4) there was room for all of us. Entering and leaving the house was easy. It is close to all recommended attractions in Umbria. The place is surrounded by the most magnificent views anyone can imagine.
We recommend the place with a lot of love and warmth. We'll surely try to come again. Alex and Ahuva

Ahuva, Miri, Alex , Miki - Israele
Miki.Nagler@deepbreeze.com

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"Fabulous!!!!"

We spent 3 days in this paradise... The place is perfect, the rooms awsome, decorated with incredible taste. The countryside is gorgeous , the house is closed to the jewels of Umbria and we spent 3 wonderful days, relaxing and charming. The owner and his delicious family welcomed us as if we were part of it. They are full of joy and really do this job with happiness and they have a gift to host you in the best way possible.
Gabriele is a great great cook and we stole some recipes we loved.
We came with our little baby girl and she had the best time ever.
We will definitely come back to enjoy the swimming pool!!!

Catherin - Roma
catherinedemontalembert@hotmail.com

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Casale San Bartolomeo is a great place whether you want to relax or explore the region of Umbria.
Casale San Bartolomeo meets all your expectations you might have about a traditional Italian agriturismo; a beautiful house with cozy rooms, a nice terrace, garden and swimming pool and a great view down the valley.
Gabriele and Anna are perfect hosts and the atmosphere is relaxed. The location is perfect for exploring all the famous cultural and historical sites in the region - Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spello, Montefalco and other medieval villages in the area. The area is fantastic with great scenery. Umbria can easily compete with its more famous neigbour region - Tuscany.
We stayed at Casale San Bartolomeo for four nights in September 2009 with six other friends and had a great time.

Vidar - Norway,
VIDAR.OVESEN@hafslund.no

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Abbiam soggiornato al Casale San Bartolomeo a Pasqua 2010 con nostra figlia di cinque anni, che di ritorno dalla vacanza ha disegnato colline verdissime con casali accoglienti ... :-) A San Bartolomeo abbiamo infatti avuto una bella accoglienza, curata anche nei dettagli sia all'interno (pulizia accurata, fiori e piantine colorate nelle camere e nella sala da pranzo) che all'esterno del casale. Abbiamo inoltre apprezzato le cene sia per il gusto che per la varietà, e consigliamo sicuramente la mezza pensione per chi va al casale in famiglia.

M&M -  Ravenna, Italia
micol.pizzolati@gmail.com

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Anyone who still likes to be treated as a king... this is the place to be!!

In this lovely casa on top of a hill you are really in the middle of nowhere. At the same time it is located near lovely places such as Perugia (25 min) and Todi (15 min) and many other cities. We have found it the ideal mix between relaxation and sightseeing Umbria. Make sure you confirm dinner for your entire stay. You will not regret it, because with Chef Gabriel's food your "Umbria experience" is complete. We think the host (Gabriel) and hostess (Anne) and their family are very pleasant people. They give you all the privacy you like, but will also give you the attention you need. They are willing to tell you everything about Umbria and Italy (and especially Rome!).

Darcy and Annemarijn - Netherlands, Amsterdam
darcy.de.bood@gmail.com      
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This was an unexpected discovery and we are so glad to find Casale San Bartolomeo. Gabriele and Anna are wonderful hosts. They are warm and inviting people, and it was delightful to meet them and enjoy their family and wonderful agriturismo.
There is an added treat of Gabriele's cooking class and an optional evening dinner, bot were fantastic, and we could relax and settle in after a day of touring. the property has a marvelous view and the swimming pool at the end of a hot summer day was just what we needed. the cool evening air makes sleeping delightful. Everything was wonderful and we look forward to our return, hopefully in each season!

Bonnie Kramer - UNITED STATES
bonnie.kramer@gmail.com 
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Quest'anno io e la mia bella famiglia allargata, abbiamo deciso che invece di andare sempre all'estero come ormai da anni facciamo, volevamo esplorare le meraviglie del nostro bel paese. Lo abbiamo girato parecchio, 5 terre, toscana, umbria arrivando fino in costiera. Il posto che ci è rimasto più nel cuore è proprio questo: il Casale San Bartolomeo. In questo posto ognuno di noi ha trovato una risposta alle sue priorità vacanziere: chi leggeva rilassandosi a bordo piscina guardando il bel panorama circostante, chi chiacchierava amabilmente con i due proprietari e chi invece se ne andava a scoprire bellissime località umbre non lontane da lì e per tutti noi, tanti piccoli e grandi assaggi culinari preparati dal sapiente Gabriele. Il casale è molto pulito e comodo, è stata veramente una bella esperienza sia umana che culturale. Ci torneremo molto presto e prenotiamo già da ora stessa stanza e stesso trionfo di antipasti umbri.

Thaira and Family - Roma
Thaira.Grom@unicreditgroup.eu 

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"Bucolico soggiorno"

Il Casale é stupendo, fuori e dentro!
Le camere spaziose e accoglienti, accurata la pulizia, posizione strategica (immersi nel bosco, ma a pochi minuti dalla "civiltà") e poi tutti loro: Gabriele, Anna, Giulia, Giorgia.....Nicoletta e Mainardo (DUE MAGNIFICI GATTONI)
UNA FAMIGLIA COI FIOCCHI!
Consiglieremo sicuramente una tappa in quest' oasi di pace a chi vorrà visitare quella splendida terra che é l'Umbria.
Grazie dell'incantevole soggiorno, torneremo a trovarvi...per ora un grosso in bocca al lupo!
P.S. Gabriele é "UN TUTTOFARE", però cucina benissimo
...e di nuovo complimenti per la scelta dei libri a disposizione!

Alessandra e Marcello - Limone Piemonte, Italia
info@barfrontera.com

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Carissimi Gabriele ed Anna,

Sarah, Sophia ed io, volevamo ringraziarvi per aver fatto si' che il nostro
weekend a Casa San Bartolomeo fosse proprio come speravamo.
Volevamo un luogo ove poter placarci dopo il trambusto della citta' e poter
ascoltare il silenzio.
Tornare a guardare le stelle, che in citta' non si vedono mai, e ricordarci
che esistono creature meravigliose come i grilli e le lucciole.
Sapere che in pochi chilometri avremmo potuto raggiungere splendidi posti
da visitare, se mai ci fosse venuta la pazza idea di alzarci dall'amaca....
Rilassarci a bordo piscina e fare il bagno anche di notte.
E mangiare bene!!
Volevamo un atmosfera di casa che in citta' e' scomparsa, e l'abbiamo
trovata nella pietra e nei fiori del vostro casale, nella vostra
spontaneita' e nella simpatia delle piccole e splendide Giorgia e Giulia.
Grazie mille, torneremo senz'altro

S+S+D - Italy

Dario.DiGioia@wfp.org
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Ciao Gabriele e Anna,come già sapete per questa estate volevamo una vacanza tranquilla, rilassante e in un posto bellissimo.
Abbiamo pansato all'umbria (terra meravigliosa) e poi abbiamo trovato questo casale che oltre offrirci tutte queste ci ha riservato un ambiente famigliare grazie alla vostra simpatia e ospitalità .
Lo consigliamo a tutti e sperando un giorno di poterci rivedere vi mandiamo un grosso abbraccio a voi e alle vostre meravigliose bambine.
Paola e Giorgio, Modena
Ciao Gabriele e Anna,come già sapete per questa estate volevamo una vacanza tranquilla, rilassante e in un posto bellissimo.
Abbiamo pansato all'umbria (terra meravigliosa) e poi abbiamo trovato questo casale che oltre offrirci tutte queste ci ha riservato un ambiente famigliare grazie alla vostra simpatia e ospitalità .
Lo consigliamo a tutti e sperando un giorno di poterci rivedere vi mandiamo un grosso abbraccio a voi e alle vostre meravigliose bambine.

Paola e Giorgio, Modena
paolafilippi@alice.it
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"Get ready for a vacation of R&R - it doesn't get much better than this"

We took our three baby/young daughters for a long weekend, hoping for a restful and fun getaway. To our amazement, we found just what we were looking for at Casale San Bartolomeo. Its strategic location provided us with a home base located nearby the great Umbrian cities - Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto, Todi. We were also not disappointed by the wonderful dinners prepared by Gabriele - and the dinners he prepared for our kids, which they ate!

Gabrielle - California  28 set 2009
gsaltzberg@gmail.com
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Gabriel,
Taking Italian cooking classes from you was one of the most inspiring  experiences I've had in a holiday. Your style is a very comprehensive approach that balances teaching technique and providing hands on  experience. The entire experience was complimented by engaging conversation in Italian culture. I would strongly recommend your cooking class program to anyone with any level and interest in  cooking. Thank you again for making my Italian Holiday an unforgettable 
experience.
All the best,

Isaac Luiz
San Francisco - Ca. UNITED STATES
isaacluiz@mac.com   
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Carissimi Anna e Gabriele,
grazie per la splendida accoglienza e per le "coccole" che ci avete riservato nel vostro angolo di Paradiso. Il soggiorno presso Casale San Bartolomeo è stato bellissimo, rilassante ed istruttivo. Il nostro piccolo Leonardo è ansioso di tornare per giocare in piscina e fare le sue esplorazioni e noi siamo pronti ad affrontare un altro corso di cucina di Gabriele che, oltre ad essere un ottimo chef, è anche un bravissimo Maestro. I segreti che abbiamo appreso da lui sono stati subito messi in pratica con notevole successo. Un ringraziamento particolare ad Anna per le attenzioni che ha riservato a Leonardo e... per la sua mousse.
Torneremo subito a trovarvi per rilassarci al fresco dopo la faticosa vacanza di mare e per goderci le bellezze dell'Umbria che non ci stancheremo mai di visitare.
A presto

Ettore e Francesca Romagnoli con Leonardo - Italia
ettore@avvocatiromagnoli.it
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Hi Anna, ciao Gabriele!
All of us want to thank you tremendously for your wonderful tour and commentary. We have recommended you to every person we know going to Italy.  It is rare to meet people who have the integrity to deliver everything they promised before our tour. We always felt that we were in good hands and that you drove as safely as you had promised while also providing such excellent commentary.
We also, thank you for inviting us to meet your wife, Anna, and for the dinner to your home
We hope you are all well.

Sincerely,

Silvia & Christian Dupont  - Virginia
sdupont@embarqmail.com
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Gentili Anna e Gabriele Ungaro
 I complimenti miei e di mia moglie per la splendida accoglienza, per il cibo e per l'attenzione ai bisogni delle mie tre bambine che mi chiedono continuamente di tornare da Voi.
credo quindi che ci vedremo molto presto.

Lucio e Gabrielle Nicastro - Italy
lnicastro@caporaleassociati.it 
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Ciao Gabriele,
I am now back in Hong Kong, settled in.  Thank you so much for your help in my Italian!
"I studied with Gabriele for 4 months, 1-2 hour per week during my time during my business trip in Rome.  Gabriele has a very hands-on approach to teaching Italian, and the things that I have learnt from him are very practical.  I went from not knowing any Italian, to be able to navigate and communicate with other Italians on a day-to-day basis within a couple months.  He also gave me lots of tips on food and travel within Italy. Thanks Gabriele for making my Rome trip more fun and enjoyable!"

Take care!

Jackie. - HONG KONG
JACQUELINE_TSO@MCKINSEY.COM  
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Ciao Anna e Gabriele
Sono passati solo pochi giorni da quando siamo venuti nel vostro splendido casale e già ci mancate....la vostra simpatia e cordialità e sopratutto la vostra pazienza con Filippo e Bernardo che nella vostra piscina hanno imparato finalmente a nuotare,,,,,,ed io, mentre Gabriele si improvvisava istruttore di nuoto mi sono potuta godere in santa pace la meravigliosa mousse al cioccolato di Anna......mi raccomando, per me la prossima volta porzione doppia!!
Vi scrivo anche perché vorremmo tornare da voi nel mese di ottobre...avevate ragione voi, tre giorni per visitare i dintorni non ci sono bastati e, conquistati dalle bellezze dell'Umbria, pensavamo di tornare..... un bacino sulla punta del nasino a Giorgia e Giulia

Flavia, Jacopo, Filippo e Bernardo - Firenze
flaviab@aliceposta.it
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"a dinner with an Italian family"

I've just returned from a nine day tour in Italy
Last night my family and I had the privilege of having dinner in the private home of an Italian family in Rome. Anna e Gabriele warmly welcome visitors from all over the world.
We were invited to sit down at the table for the "primi piatti" (first course), which was a simple but delicious pasta.
"Secondi" (second course) consisted of some thin pieces of beef in a delicate crumbed batter. This was served together with fresh salad, bread and pecorino cheese.
At the end of the meal, I asked Anna if this was a typical family dinner for them and she said that it was. Italians love their food and we gained a real insight into the link between food and a sense of culture and pride.
Personally it was the best meal I've eaten so far in Italy (yes, even better than the 70 euro dinner at Sabatini restaurant).

Anja and Jürgen - Germany
anja-hat-post@web.de 
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I would definitely recommend Gabriele for Italian tutoring.  Apart from being an excellent teacher, I like him as a person.  He's honest, patient, has a good sense of humor and makes learning Italian interesting.  I also appreciate the fact that he doesn't speak English during class and he doesn't do all the talking, unlike some other Italian professors I've had here.
Good luck,

Donna Favorito - - UNITED STATES
Donna.Favorito@wfp.org  
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Ciao carisimo!!
come stai!  Spero che tutti stiano bene sopratutto la tua bambina e la tua fidanzata, come potrei vedere il mio italiano e terribilisimo!!!!
Mi sono piaciute moltisimo l'esperienza con Gabriele, lo reputo un insegnante eccelente, gia che gli studenti avevano moltisime opurtinita di parlare italiano e anche Gabriele parlava molto e ci ha dato un panorama generale della cultura e delle tradizioni italiane.
 In oltre ho trovato che Gabriele sia molto carismatico e buffo! Qualita che rendevano la situazione  molto piu divertente e interesante.
Mi mancano tantisimo il gruppo y me manca moltisimo sopratutto la tua vitalità
 
Un bacione, Claudia - PERU
Cl1712@hotmail.com    
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"I took private Italian lessons with Gabriele for a year, and they were a highlight of my week each week!  His competence and personality made learning easy and fun.  I have since recommended Gabriele to many people living in or visiting Rome and they have all come back with great reviews.  One friend said he was the best language teacher she had ever had in any language, anywhere (and she speaks several!)"
ciao
Sara
Sarah.Laughton@wfp.org  - CANADA
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I spent my summer in Roma and one of my objectives was to learn to speak Italian.  Since I have a little knowledge of an italian dialect from my parents speaking, I needed to learn how to properly have a conversation.
Well, picking Gabriele and Italianoincasa was my best choice (I found him on the internet)  Gabriele and I would  spend our hours going  over various things from my Italian book.  However, the best for me was conversing with him thereby teaching me proper phrasing and pronunciation.
The most important thing we did was get on Gabriele's motorino and travel to different areas of Roma and mix with the local people.. (he's a very good and cautious driver I might add and I wasn't afraid for a minute)  This gave me an opportunity to go to places that tourists dont usually go and learn how they live.  So not only was I learning to converse in Italian, but I had Gabriele take me as a guide to some of the important sites in Roma.  In fact we even went one day to the Terminal and learned how to buy tickets, travel by train and again do things that the locals do.  Although I have been in Rome before, I saw sights from a totally different perspective than I had seen before.
What a wonderful way this was to learn Italian and to learn to love this wonderful city Roma.

Dorothy Barrie   - UNITED STATES
Dottyb@aol.com   

 

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Hello Gabriele

Thank you very much for making our stay at Casale San Bartolomeo so relaxing. Peter and I arrived back in Australia safely.
I have attached some photos of your house, that I thought you might like.
If you ever come to Melbourne, Australia, please let us know.  It would be nice to see your family.
Say hello and thank you to your wife, as well.
Thanks

Joanne Valeria and Peter - Australia

joanne_valeria@hotmail.com
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Dear Gabriele,

We wanted to wish you and your family a buon natale and hope you have a happy holiday. We enjoyed our short stay with you this September. We appreciate your warm hospitality and the dinner you served us on a rainy night although we didn't have a reservation. The dinner was delicious. Here is a picture of you and your daughter and some of your house. Thank you for sharing your family with us.

Warm wishes,

Ame and Paul Walsh – Lewisville, Texas

ameaagw@hotmail.com
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