Before Your Arrival
Il Gusto del Paese Vacation Planner
Once your booking is confirmed, you’ll receive a dedicated and personalized Il Gusto del Paese Vacation Planner to help you plan the most memorable vacation in Italy. It is very detailed and gives all the information you need including: what to bring, (and not to bring), arrival and transportation services, driving directions, touring information and more. (Complimentary)
Chauffeur service is available to/from airports and train stations. Dedicated chauffeur services can also be arranged during your stay if you do not wish to drive while in Italy.
Local Car Rental with Airport Pick-up/Return Service
Would you like to have a rental car waiting for you at your accommodation to explore Italy – without the hassle of an airport pickup? We can arrange it. At the airport or train station your group will be met by an English-speaking driver – who will help you with baggage – and bring you to your vacation home, where the rental car will be waiting for you. No airport car rental hassles, no lines, no wrong turns. No stress.
Pre-Arrival Grocery Shopping
Imagine having a stocked kitchen with local Italian specialties, when you arrive. We’ll take care of all your grocery shopping needs. Just fill out your Arrival Shopping List prior to your departure and everything will be waiting for you.
“Words are not adequate to convey how much we have all enjoyed this visit to your adopted country of Italy…Grazie for your help in planning …..This was a trip complete with memories none of us will ever forget.”
– Tom and Trish Robinson, Greensboro, Georgia
When You Arrive
Personally Greeted by an English-speaking Host
Your host will tour the property with you, answer any questions, offer recommendations, and provide contact details (cell phone and email) should you encounter any difficulties during your stay. (Available at Villa Fondo Le Teglie and select properties)
Il Gusto del Paese House Book
At Villa Fondo Le Teglie and select properties, you’ll find our Il Gusto del Paese House Book. It’s full of local information to make your vacation in Umbria a truly memorable and delicious experience. You’ll find restaurant reviews, exact directions, and locales
generally not featured in guidebooks. You’ll also find practical information about the community and property amenities. (Complimentary)
During Your Stay
English-Speaking Host Concierge at Your Service
Your host can be contacted directly should you wish additional services, such as bookings/reservations, coordination of your itinerary, translation services, tours, shipping purchases home and anything else you might need. We are at your service.
Dedicated chauffeur services can be arranged during your stay if you do not wish to drive while in Italy. This is especially helpful for wine tasting and tours. Then everyone can join in the fun.
Restaurant Recommendations & Reservations
Umbria has delicious local trattorias, pizzerias, organic menus, enotecas as well exceptional fine dining. We have reviewed over 25 restaurants in the area and can recommend the perfect one. We’ll also confirm your reservation.
Private Guided Tours
For a relaxing and hassle-free experience, we recommend private guided tours. Private tours give you total flexibility and control of your itinerary.
Just a few popular private tours and activities that we arrange are:
- The Pardi Linen factory, after shopping – it includes lunch and wine tasting at the Cantina hosted by the Pardi family Matriarch.
- Wine tour of Palazzone
- Visit to Civita Bagno Reggio
- Tour of Assisi
- Vespa tour around Lago di Trasimeno
- Cooking Class at Villa Fondo le Teglie
- Paired wine tasting lunch at the Enoteca Properzio in Spello
After factoring in total costs of a do-it-yourself trip – our private tours are quite affordable, especially with the level of service and convenience they provide.