Testimonials

We arrived a week ago exhausted, after an extremely busy year, within hour of the being here we began to feel refreshed. After a week of your warm and friendly care we leave with your batteries recharged. This our second visit and we enjoyed our stay even more than the last time. You have done so much in the last 4 years, the gardens and the eyrie, which Diana really enjoyed for special peace and quiet.
You and your staff are so welcoming and efficient, it is a joy to relax here. The food and wine as ever are wonderful. We particularly enjoyed the delightful celanese!
We are envious that you are living your dream and blessing others in the process! We pray for your continued health and success.
Graham and Diana
Thank you so very much for an amazing time! You two should run courses in Customer Service and hospitality as it is second to none! For better or worse you have found a new friend in me and will definitely see me again.Penny
The most beautiful boutique hotel, in the most stunning setting we have ever visited. Exquisite taste and the most unprecedented attention to detail from the position of the seating to the homemade liquors and local delicacy’s, which are a real credit to all involved. Nothing is too much trouble for the beautiful Alana and the Italian stallion Joe (ha ha)
We are leaving Casale San Pietro feeling like we have visited special friends who have welcomed you into their home and made us feel incredibly looked after.
an amazing holiday with some very special and talented hosts.Andrew and Sandra
What a wonderful, wonderful place! The Casale itself is beautiful, picture-perfect. The view, the food, the pool … all is just the way one could wish for! But at the end of the day, foremost it is the people who will want you to come back! You are two of the most beautiful and warm people I have ever come across on my journeys! You made us feel so very welcome and we loved the long talks about Music and Film. Will be back again.Michael
We were back here only after a few days, just because we had a wonderful time here and on our trip back, we couldn’t imagine a better place, to celebrate our 3rd anniversary.Nicole
What an amazing place to stay! Excellent food, drink and comfort – couldn’t ask fore more.
Thanks Joe and Alana for your hospitality, can’t wait to come back again.

Hilary and Jim – Cambridge

Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone !!!!
We found the most amazing place. Within hours of being here the stresses and strains of everyday life were gone.
Joe and Alana couldn’t be more helpful. Its like being invited over to see family in the most beautiful villa.
Set in the olive groves of Lazio with the most amazing views over the hills.
Not enough stars
Richard Hanson - Yorkshire

After a long day of driving, eating and drinking, and with some uncertainty as to what we would find, it was a true pleasure to be welcomed by Alana to the comfortable and relaxing Casale. Every detail well-considered and perfect, every care taken to the comfort of the guests. Truly special!
Stiamo sperando che noi [return] The Cloughs & Cthy Colecchi - New York
Dear Alana, Joe and Girls
This was your first walking holiday and what a success it has been. The walks have been challenging, scenic and fun. Thank you for the very yummy packed lunches out and the thoughtful substitutions for Steve. Your breakfasts and dinners have been outstanding and we have been glad of the 10 mile walk to walk off the calories.
You have been the best possible hosts – nothing too much trouble and every little detail appreciated. You thoroughly deserve the success you have achieved so far.
I hope we shall return very soon (once we have had our hips replaced!)Steve & Sue Gillespie - Holmfirth
A little piece of paradise run by two angels!
Thank you Joe and Alana for an amazing 3 days. Looking forward to lots of visits next year.
All our LoveSandy & Grace - Oxford
I’ve dabbled in yoga on and off for a few years but have never really connected with it… until now… I can truly say this has been life changing. The location is beyond idyllic. The yoga has been amazing and the weather is perfect.
We are a group of people who have come together for a yoga retreat and will leave as friends and will return again and again. I look forward to sharing the journey with them all. Ideas have been born and I will leave Casale San Pietro feeling lighter in mind and with a clear path. This is all down to Nina, Joe and Alana. Thank You. Namaste.Sam - London
“Italian Adventure”
We’ve just returned from this most wonderful place. An authentic Casale in beautiful Italian countryside – surrounded by lush olive groves – but with a very luxurious feel. A perfect base for our first Italian adventure. The owners have thought of everything and the attention to detail is second to none. The bedrooms are beautiful and we had a lovely big terrace with far reaching views over the olive groves and mountains and the pool / garden areas. We had our own fridge, tea/coffee fresh milk, tailormade drinks selection (at realistic prices), ironing facilities and even British adapters.
The owners – Joe and Alana are so friendly and we feel we’ve left them as friends. We enjoyed a car for a few days but if you don’t want to drive – Joe offers tailored private tours – Joe is enthusiastic and so knowledgeable about the local area and Rome. (We had a full tour of Rome with him which was fantastic). He also offers private airport transfers – the Casale is about 40 mins from Rome Ciampino Airport. We loved exploring the small ancient towns surrounding – like Antique Fuiggi and Fimone. We also drove to the coast one day and enjoyed the bustling beaches and freshly caught seafood. Our favourite was Spilonga – just heavenly.
One of the best parts of the holiday – had to be the food. But not necessarily out and about. Alana and Joe employ the talents of 4 lovely local ladies who tempted and delighted us with their wonderful rustic fair. We had undoubtedly the best pasta dishes we have ever tasted. Every meal seemed to surpass the previous and Rick Stein should seriously go there on his next Italian Odyssey.
The outdoor spaces are superb – the pool is lovely and the quality of the sun loungers is extremely high. They are also planning on an outside bar area and further intimate seating areas . The main areas of the Casale are decorated to a high standard and there’s always space for privacy and quiet time. There’s a nicely stocked honesty bar which we though was a nice touch – but likewise Alana and Joe are happy to serve you.
Joe and Alana are so welcoming, attentive and professional.This has truly been a perfect holiday with a blend of culture, adventure, relaxation, lots of gorgeous sunshine and scrummy food/wine. I should also say that we shared this holiday with our two teenage boys who equally enjoyed it. Of course the pool is a big pull but there’s also a big library of books, games and dvd’s. They liked the hammocks too.
So thank you to Joe and Alana – we’ll definitely be coming back .Claire Ellis - Mirfield
You have taken a lovely spot and turned it into a best-in-class experience. Everything deserves the phrase: from the lovely rooms, gorgeous beds and linen, perfect pool, delicious meals and surprising local influences. All of this is exceptional in its own right but the element of the experience that can never be replicated or copied by others is the extraordinary heart, soul and love that each of you give to each one of your guests. I have never felt so special and cared-for at any establishment. Well done! Your authenticity and delight in exceptional service are so wonderful and rare.Meg & Mick - London
There are times when you stumble upon something so incredible, so perfect, that you are truly torn between wanting to keep it completely to yourself or share with all you meet. That is exactly what we found with Joe and Alana at Casale San Pietro. With breathtakingly beautiful scenery, luxury accommodations, delicious food and hosts that define hospitality, I can’t imagine a more perfect place to spend a holiday. Joe and Alana graciously hosted our small destination wedding and brought our dream to life with their attention to every detail. They made our day more perfect than we could have ever hoped for. To us, Casale San Pietro is a home away from home and Joe and Alana are friends we look forward to visiting again. To us, it isn’t a question of whether we will stay there again, but how soon can we go back.Kelly & Pete - USA