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I really enjoyed my stay in Tuscany, it was one of the best holidays I have ever had! The location of the place is perfect – beautiful surroundings and views from the villa (I enjoyed my walks and early morning jogs along the olive trees), very convenient for exploring some of the most interesting places in Tuscany (San Gimignano, Siena, Arezzo) and of course not that far from Prada outlet (which is definitely worth a visit!). The place itself is very well looked after, very cosy, beautiful

Food was amazing – good quality fresh ingredients, great (and easy to follow under instruction) recipes, Selina is a brilliant cook and is great at explaining things and making sure everything is done correctly. Unbelievable how she managed to keep us all organised and under control!

Despite some initial concerns regarding our ability to perform the cooking after the wine tasting it all worked very well! It was nice to do some prep work before, have a break to enjoy the wines and then finish of the cooking. Matt of course is the wine guru and I definitely got a very good overview of the regional wines and learned a lot during these four days.

I guess the main compliment to all of you will be to admit that after coming back to London I was very inspired to try out the recipes on my own (and I did some!) and actually to cook something interesting, also I am now feeling a bit more sophisticated when choosing wines in restaurants or from the cellar in the local Waitrose (I even had a semi-intelligent conversation about Nebbiolo grape and Georgian wines with the Waitrose wine expert!)

Thank you again, Matt and Selina for this fantastic holiday!  I want more!!!! xxx

Nadia Treanor, London


Dear Matt


A wee note to thank you for putting together such a fun Tuscan experience for the four of us.


Each day was a treat, playing tennis in the morning amongst the olive groves, followed by an exquisite lingering culinary lunch experience, lazing by the pool (with sunshine to boot), informative & interesting wine tasting & authentic hands-on Tuscan cooking. Congratulations on a job well done! A big thank you to Salina, her passion for good Italian cuisine was inspirational. I know Shiona has already suitably impressed her family with a few of her newly acquired creations. My husband & I will be sampling Selina’s parents restaurant soon in London & singing her praise.

 I can speak for all the girls in saying we all particularly enjoyed the lazy informal lunches (these seemed to linger effortlessly although I am sure behind the scenes there was a great deal of effort!).  I wish you well in your enterprise, I will recommend it to others looking for a relaxing, typically Tuscan experience. Please keep in touch with any other wine tasting and associated events you may have coming up.


Best Wishes

Victoria Bond

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