J Jablonski – Ohio, USA

“A Beautiful Stay”

Dennis and Gilly have prepared a beautiful home. We travel every summer with our family of six children, and this is one of the nicest homes where we have stayed. The house is very clean, decorated stylishly, and has lovely relaxing views out over the hills, as the house is perched on the side of a hill - yet very accessible and we drive a big van. Outdoors, the garden is lovely with so much to explore. We took walks up and down the hill, visited the peacocks, had a picnic at the summit, swam in the gorgeous pool, picked apricots, watched the sunflower fields come into bloom, made a brick oven pizza, ate on the veranda... played soccer in the yard - I could go on and on. You could really entertain yourself completely without leaving the house, but as we were in a foreign country, we wanted to discover the area as well. Read More...

Lindsay Raphael – Cheltenham, UK

“Owners could not be more helpful”

Wonderful house, wonderful owners. Perfect pool.

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Kenny Phillips – Brooklyn, NY, USA

“Amazing Property and Location – Wonderful Hosts”


My wife and I recently had the pleasure of spending a week in this truly amazing home. It was, by far, the best place we stayed during our time in Italy. The house is large but maintains a feeling of comfort and character. It is beautifully decorated and projects a quality that encouraged us to begin relaxing immediately. When we were not taking advantage of the incredible location to venture out we would spend time walking the grounds enjoying the sights and smells of the garden and the orchard. We particularly liked the lavender bushes that skirt the pool area (which we used daily). Everything, inside and out, is immaculately maintained. The house is clean and orderly and the grounds are (obviously) lovingly cared for. We simply could not have asked for more from a vacation spot, but we got it anyway. Read More...

Mary Jo Howard – Chicago, USA

“It was like coming to a favorite relatives home”

Recently returned from a wonderful week in Umbria with our family (6 adults). We spent what seemed like the shortest and most enchanting week of our lives at Cinque Querces. We are fairly experienced travelers and were prepared to be wary, However our initial dealings via email with the owner, Dennis Sullivan were professional, thorough and very informative plus the very warm personal welcome when we arrived. In addition to being there for us, Dennis and his wife Gilly had wine, homemade bread, apricots from their garden and other goodies. It was like coming to a favorite relatives home!

The house itself is situated high on a hill with views of the Umbrian and Tuscan countryside from every window. At this time of the year there were sunflower fields as far as one could see. The landscaping on the property was done by Dennis’ wife Gilly, a professional landscape designer, who made everything look accidentally beautiful. We were located a very short distance from San Guistino, a small and delightful town that would probably be walkable for some people. For hikers , the house is right on the St Francis trail which allows you to take a short or long hike right outside your front door.
And then, there is the pool, again so beautifully designed and landscaped.. We had very hot weather the week we were there so the pool was always a welcome respite. at the end of the day.
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