San Cristoforo

leaves from our guestbook

Below are quotes from our guestbook and the many “thank you” emails we’ve received. We would have liked to include some less effusive comments, but unfortunately we haven’t had any... yet.

A fantastic week! Peter and Richard have been great hosts, nothing too much trouble and full of helpful advice. Le Marche [...] what a find it has turned out to be. Stunning scenery, delightful historic towns round every corner, delicious food [...] and such friendly people. P.M. Dorset, UK
Our fourth visit to La Pieve. We feel this speaks for itself. J.R. Cheshire, UK
...we felt so privileged to stay [in La Casetta] for those two weeks and enjoying the love and care you put into creating such a wonderful house and spot. P d.C, Belgium
We were just saying this morning that we must send you an email to thank you for the wonderful stay we had at San Cristoforo. It was a happy time as always, thanks to your unfailing warmth as well as the beauty of the place. We'll be remembering the changing light over the hills, the stars, the scent of the orange blossom, the vines growing, the freshest of broad beans, and all the comfort and stylishness of the inside of La Pieve. T & W., Belfast
Feels like .... a little heaven on earth. H.B. Eindhoven, Holland
It's difficult to imagine a more benign, peaceful, beautiful place, and we feel our spirits wonderfully massaged [...] over the years we must have rented a fair number of places, but we cannot remember ever being so well and so unobtrusively looked after. N.S. & L.B. London, UK
We loved every moment at San Cristoforo, adored the Marche, and could have stayed at La Casetta a month – that’s saying a lot for an American! C.A. Virginia, USA
We really appreciated the warmth of your welcome even after two years - you both have the great gift of making all the strangers who emerge out of the landscape feel like friends. We loved La Pieve and will find it difficult to choose between it and La Casetta when we come next - one thing we definitely found out was that a week isn't enough. T.M. Northern Ireland
We must tell you we enjoyed what was perhaps one of our best holidays in years. We thank you not only for providing the perfect setting- one which has meshed perfectly with our idea of a house rental - but also for your company and knowledge. J.K. New York, USA
On a scale of one to ten we give this place eleven. R.D. Herts, UK
At the end of our third stay in La Casetta we think it is high time to say how much we both have enjoyed staying here [...] The Marche has been a revelation. Local people are so friendly and helpful; places to visit have been numerous and delightful... J. & R. S. Guildford, UK
Having enjoyed ourselves at La Pieve this year, we are tempted to ask whether it is still available for September of next year... P.R. Warrington, UK
Thanks for a completely enjoyable two weeks, a perfect setting for our luna di miele. S.F. Mass., USA
Of all the places we have stayed in France and Italy in the past 6 years, this place tops them all. You have been most gracious hosts and your neighbours in Cagli and Le Marche are some of the most friendly and welcoming non-English speaking people we have encountered. JM, California, USA
Just a note to again express how much we enjoyed staying at La Casetta di San Cristoforo [...] You have a beautiful property and a perfect location for sightseeing. KM, Colorado, USA
Thanks for sharing this wonderful place... MG, Florida, USA
Just a line to say thank you for helping to make our recent holiday so enjoyable and successful. I think we'll remember the song of the nightingale for a long time to come. GR, Anglesey, Wales
La Casetta is a beautiful house with the best equipped kitchen we have ever come across in a rental property. KO, Derbyshire, UK
Thanks again to you and Richard for all the helpful, advice, context, company - and simply for a lovely holiday. JA, Hamilton, Canada
It was a long way to come but so worth it. La Casetta far exceeded our expectations. What a relaxing week we have had. Whenever I sit outside to read my gaze moves from the page to the view, and there it tends to stay. KC, Napier, New Zealand
Our days at San Cristoforo were the absolute best of our trip! We enjoyed Ferrara, but the beauty, peace and quiet of your wonderful place provided the perfect atmosphere for us. Throughout the remainder of our trip, we spoke with affection for our time there. LL, West Virginia, USA
Our stay in Le Pieve will be one of those memories we will treasure forever. Hopefully we will come back again. T.E. Kentucky, USA
How is it that we can feel so instantly happy and relaxed on our first visit? J & D, Somerset, UK
What a joyful week! Everything was perfect. This was our first to Le Marche and we were enchanted. BB, Maryland, USA
Just to say that what made a real difference for us, - as well as the superb surroundings that for us were just the right mix of too much culture to see in a week, stunning mountain scenery, restful harmonious surroundings and lovely food and drink - was the unobtrusive but reassuring presence of Peter who provided enormous amounts of incredibly useful information in short assimilable quantities. C.P. Worcestershire, UK
Such a pity that we discovered this little piece of heaven towards the end of our travelling days. We have had an idyllic week at La Pieve. RS, Cape Town, SA
This has been a truly fabulous place to spend a birthday, sipping Prosecco and eating fresh figs, listening to the stunning silence... SE, London, UK
Thank you for providing such a special holiday. We are so glad to have found you. CD, Philadelphia, USA
...more than we expected and much more than we even hoped for. MS, California, USA
This is our third stay at La Casetta and we still love it here... EL, Leicestershire, UK
A wonderful time yet again - a safe haven - loved every minute of our stay. See you next year. GS, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Isn’t the Internet wonderful? We would never have found you without it... TB, Lancashire, UK
...both of us would like to thank you for all you did for us whilst staying at La Casetta. It was a simply lovely cottage and the views were fantastic from not only the garden but from each window in the cottage and so comfortable and well equipped. It was a great start to the holiday and your knowledge of the area was a tremendous help. CS, Surrey, UK
Thank you, Peter and Richard, for a touch of La Dolce Vita... AR, Wiltshire, UK
Well, I hope we didn't leave you in any doubt about how much we enjoyed our stay at San Cristoforo, and how much we appreciated your hospitality and thoughtfulness. So, thank you once again for a memorable holiday. We hope to return one day... JB, Sussex, UK
I have been meaning to write and thank you for the wonderful week we spent at your place in the Marche. It was a memorable experience highlighted by your enthusiastic guidance to the best places to visit. BK, Canada
Now begin the long dark days of winter here in Toronto, but we are warmed by the memories of your lovely Casetta and your many gracious and valued insights on Italy. We remember the trip fondly and look forward to returning JG, Toronto, Canada
We’ve spent a wonderful week in San Cristoforo – everything perfect! Have thoroughly enjoyed attempting the “50 things to do”… hope to return to finish the list off. HN, Edinburgh, UK
How to sum up the most perfect holiday? We have had the most marvellous time. Fantastic food, awe inspiring scenery and kind, endearing and jolly people. We can’t wait to come back. JS, Herefordshire, UK
I hereby declare that I, K.T., saw a tiny hummingbird flitting around the flower planters in front of La Casetta. Although Peter will have you believe it was a huge freakish moth with a nose like Pinocchio. But, I ask you, is that a properly poetic event? I think not, and shall choose to remember, well into my dotage many years hence, a humming bird. Other memorable moments:
  • shooting stars on our first night here
  • cows lowing in the distance as dusk fell
  • the noise of grasses hitting the car undercarriage as we drove down the driveway
  • the acrobatic birds
Thank you, Richard and Peter for a wonderful Marche experience.
KT, New York, USA
Arrived back safe and sound missing the quiet and relaxation of San Cristoforo - already planning our return! [...] Once again thanks for making us feel so welcome. A treasured time for us both that will sustain us until we return to drink in all that is good in the Marche. AS, Nottingham, UK
We were in love from the moment we turned into the driveway. It’s been an amazing week in a stunning spot. Thank you and see you again. EW, New York, USA
A blissful week of peace and quiet. Like everyone, we have fallen in love with San Cristoforo and the care and attention you both have put into it. Thank you for your hospitality. CM, Bath, UK
Piazza, pizza, pass the pasta,
blisters, vistas, pissed in Pisa,
piles of Pieros, paint and stucco
pass the wine, it’s hot as...f..ko!!
(to be read as presto as possible)
JO, Wiltshire, UK
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Peter Greene & Richard Dixon
San Cristoforo
61043 Cagli (PU), Italy
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