It is impossible for Valentina to have done more for me than she did!!! She made a dream come true! And that's hard to beat.
When I booked Valentina's family home, I indicated that my interest was to learn about my ancestors and their town, Morrone Del Sannio.
When I arrived at the home, Valentina had arranged for Stefania, an English teacher to translate during a delightful, historic stroll through the town of my ancestors. This was so incredibly sweet that I couldn't believe her efforts, and would have made for an excellent trip if it had ended there... ...but it didn't!
The next morning, Valentina found us enjoying coffee in the local cafe. She had with her Angela, who had been a former town official and who was very knowledgable of Morrone's history, and Paolo whose English was impeccable to act as a translator.
Over the next three hours, Valentina, Angela, and Paolo lead us on a journey through my ancestry, walking the streets that my great-grandfather walked, pointing out the school where he would have studied. I learned of every weave and bob of Morrone's more than 800 year history; its historical importance in
the region, it's rise to prominence, and unfortunately, it's decline.
As it turned out, Angela is a distant cousin of mine....incredible!!! The experience just kept getting better!
As you probably understand by now, Valentina is more than an exemplary hostess. She made efforts (many of them), to see that not only my stay at her home, but my whole experience in her town, was everything I had hoped of.....and more!!!!
I cannot recommend any higher, a stay with Valentina! To Valentina, her family, Angela and her family, and Paolo....thank you for a once in a lifetime experience! I will never forget it.