what our guests said ...
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"The area around Lake Vico is stunning and has not been damaged by tourism, and the villa stands maybe 150 metres above the surface of the lake, surrounded by forest and wild life. Rome was a 40 minute car ride and ten minute Metro ride making a day trip to the city easy. From Ciampino the drive took just under one hour through scenic Lazio. Lake Bracciano is also very much worth a visit, and is not far, taking around one hour to drive around.
The villa has everything you need for an enjoyable stay and food at the local Discount D supermarket and Coop is cheap, good quality and local. The week we were there the daytime temperature averaged 33 degrees and it did not rain. The region, climate and friendliness of the people of the region were perfect, and as a bonus many of the local people we met spoke some English.
From our patio and Jacuzzi it was impossible to see a single individual human and with the swimming pool overlooking the lake you get the best of both worlds, hot sun and cool breeze. Car parking is shaded, and the grounds are beautifully maintained with automated sprinklers running at night to keep everything green.
Elena and Paulo are really excellent hosts, helpful and attentive, always available but not intrusive. The villa was cleaned and fresh linen and towels provided every other day. We cannot recommend them enough and look forward to returning some day."
Date of arrival
27 July 2016
"We – family of 4 – have stayed at LA PAIOLA in august 2014. Our stay was wonderful. The setting of the villa is fantastic and the views from suite Palma is tremendous – nature and lake everywhere. The pool as well has a great view and the area is nicely arranged. The garden, the flowers, the apartments – everything is decorated with great taste and a lot of personal touch. Alena is a wonderful host, most helpful as to touristic and gastronomic information and just lovely with our children. She even was so kind to propose to organize a cake for the birthday of our daughter. We really enjoyed our talks and the fact that she personally makes sure that every guest is happy and the all apartments are neat and clean. Room service is perfect and the suite carries everything you would need for great holidays. The region of Lago di Vico is perfect – remote enough to be far away from turbulent tourism in order to really enjoy a calm and relaxing time. And Rome is only one hour away as well as loads of other touristic attractions which are even nearer. We definitely will return to this beautiful place! Just one tiny point– the fitness part is not really great. Some minor investments might be good – some weights and a treadmill are certainly enough. And the view from there is stunning."
– Marie-Beatrice from Wien
“Dear Paolo & Alena
We really enjoyed visiting your lovely resort & the kindness you’ve shown us. Thank you also for the lovely gifts & welcoming breakfast. Alena, the information you gave us about the region was invaluable. Romano was very charming & helpful & yesterday we learnt more about the area from him.
Here is a gift from South Africa as a token of our appreciation & we hope one day to return to your beautiful country.”
– Gary & Norma from Australia
"Dear family Adelmann,
we have had a wonderful time in your apartment.
The view is amazing and we are here really relaxed. Thank you for your hospitality!"
Saluti, Marcel – Esther – Lotte – Jules
"Very clean good sized apartment. Wonderful host who was extremely helpful!
Only downside is that it is not actually on the lake (it’s on a hill overlooking it) and you have to drive to get down to it.
Very handy for Rome, would recommend!"
Thank you for a lovely stay here in Lazio. We will always remember how beautiful it in and your kindness."
Jean & Daniel
"Dear Alena, Roman and family,
Once again, thank you for your generosity and kindness.
My parents have certainly appreciated the beauty and tranquility of your ”little peace of heaven”.
Can’t wait to return
With kind regards"
Toni and John
"THANK YOU !
WE HAD A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY, ONE OF THE BEST EVER.
WE’D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR HOSPITALITY AND CONGRATULATE FOR THE LOVELY PLACE YOU HAVE !
IT’S VERY SPECIAL AND HAS AN AMAZING VIEW, WE LOVED IT !
ALL THE BEST AND HOPEFULLY WE’D BE ABLE TO VISIT YOU SOMETIME IN FUTURE AGAIN.
ONCE AGAIN GRAZIE!"
Family from Norway – Hanna, Harri, Henrik & Hulda, July 2012
"Villa La Paiola …vi var her i 10 dager (fra 14.9. – 24.9.10). Varmt og deilig (22-30 varmegrader). Vertsskapet der er helt utrolig gjestfrie, blide og hyggelige. Og så er det veldig pene omgivelser ved leilighetene, pent badebasseng, og nydelig utsikt til Vicosjøen. Vi kommer gjerne igjen og igjen…”
– Norway guests, 2010
“Det er et fantastisk sted ved Vicosøen – er det en dejligt, fredeligt og roligt sted, med meget gæstfrihed. Værtinden kom den første dag og fortalte om udflugter i området og det vigtigste: Hvordan man kommer til Rom nemmest. Desuden kom hun med en flaske rødvin og en eftermiddag med den mest fantastiske hjemmelavede Tiramisu uhm! det var lækkert! HVER dag blev der redt senge osv virkelig forkælelse i en lejlighed. Vejret var skønt (lidt køligt om aftenen) tit havde vi svimmingpoolen for os selv. Hvis man trænger til fred og ro og frisk luft, så er det lige stedet."
Coppia di Danimarca, 6-13 Agosto 2011
Just a quick note to say thank you for a lovely stay. We all had a fabulous time and hope to come and see you again on another vacation."
"Probablement une des meilleure vue du Lac de Vico, réserve naturelle protégée. Le site se compose de quelques chambres/appartements situées au sommet du cratère. La vue exceptionnelle justifie à elle seule le séjour. Tranquilité absolue, loin de toute habitation.
Les appartements sont en parfait état et disposent d’un coin cuisine très fonctionnel. Rien à dire tout est impeccable sans luxe excessif. Petit jardin à disposition avec transats et table le tout face au Lac. Plusieurs villages à 5 mn de voiture, dont Caprarola et son palais Farnese exceptionnel. Possiblité de se baigner dans le lac. Piscine privée près des habitations (partagée par les locataires), état impeccable
Accueil vraiment sympathique et service irréprochable. Personnel impeccable et très compétent. Je conseille absolument pour sillonner la région riche en monuments et moins courue des touristes que la Toscane. Rome est à 50km. Parfait aussi pour un séjour tranquille. Vraiment un coup de coeur."
Emmanuel, Parigi, Francia, 21 agosto 2011
"Hello Alena and Paolo
I’m so sorry it has taken so long to write to you – there’s just too much work to catch up with on our return. We would all like to thank you once again for a fantastic place to stay; I have to say that it is every bit as beautiful as I had it set in my memory from last time. You have one of the most stunning spots on Earth! To wake up each morning to that view and to watch the sun set over the mountains and lake is pure escapist heaven so when John asked me where I would like to spend my rather ‘significant’ birthday, I could think of nowhere more perfect. And it was perfect. Thank you too, for the welcome gift of wine which wasso kind and very appreciated.
You have made a lovely addition to the villa with the pool which we all enjoyed, but only wish we had stayed longer! I feel that I must apologise for running out of time as it was very much our intention to share a glass or two of wine with you and to get to know you all properly – we had too much excitement to see everything again and the week flew by. I guess we will simply have to return so that we can invite you to join us for that celebratory glass andto chat. Of course, as with last time, we enthuse to our family and friends about your little patch of heaven but the photos tell of its peace and beauty very eloquently – we need hardly say anything! Thank you again and hope to see you soon."
Toni and John from UK, June 2011
"Good morning Alena, and everyone at Villa La Paiola. Just a quick mail to thank you again for everything in our stay. It was so relaxing for us all and you really made us feel so welcome and looked after. I will be recommending your villas to everyone i know – and coming back myself as soon astime permits! I hope the rest of the summer goes well for you, and thank you again so much."
Lucy June 2010
"Good evening Alena, Just a quick email to thank you and your family for looking after us on our honeymoon. We will have very fond and happy memories of our time in Italy. We will have no problem in recommending Villa La Paiola to our family and friends. Thank you once again,"
Damien & Lesley August 2010
"Dear Mr. Paolo,
maybe you will remember to us. two weeks ago we made holidays in your accomondation “Rosa”. We are the familiy who changed the accomondation from ladispoli to your house and after to tuscany. we are back in germany and would like to say that your accomondation was very nice and we had very wonderful holidays in your house. We hope that we come back in the future. Nice greetings from the UNESCO town Bamberg/Germany also to your wife"
Nicola, Claus und Sophia September 2010
"Dear Elena, dear Romano!
Thank you for this beautiful place to be. We had a wonderful time here. Your assistance and kindness were great. We will tell our friends to visit Villa La Paiola, we have just good excellent recommendations! Perhaps we come back! With kind regards from"
Gerda and Ina from Netherland. September 2007
We had a wonderful time at VILLA PAIOLA. Back in the Netherlands we will miss the beautiful view on the lake, the house, garden, chestnuts (!) unfortunately not ready to pick (!), and the friendy ROMANO. It was so nice to meet you. Kindest regards and thank you"
Tim e Kim Frederick, Maryland, USA