This is one of our favorite places to stay in the world. The villa is gorgeous (we have resolved to repaint our house pink and green, in homage) and the decor is timelessly elegant (the dining room is particularly special), but, most importantly, the people who own and operate it are wonderful and go above and beyond to help their (hapless, in our case) guests. Due to a malevolent GPS system, we managed to get our rental car stuck in a mud rut on a dirt “road” near the villa. We called the villa and they immediately jumped into action. Mr. Zuccari personally (with the assistance of multiple friends he recruited to help, including one with a tractor!) helped us pull the car out of the rut in the dark.
Mrs. Zucchari is equally wonderful—she personally made a variety of delicious breads and pastries for breakfast (her croissants are amazing) and spent a long time talking with us about the villa, local wildlife and other matters. She even got up early to make us coffee when we had to leave to catch an early flight.
Our only regret is that we can’t stay here all the time.