Dear Diana and Alberto,
What an amazing stay we had in September at Le Logge di Silvignano.
The lovely setting and accommodations were only part of our wonderful time with you.
Your gracious hospitality, our delicious breakfasts (with Alberto’s lemon and apple cake!) and your personal recommendations regarding what to see, where to eat, and what we shouldn’t miss were always right on and so appreciated.
Here are some photos not only from Le Logge but also from Norcia and Spoleto.
Thank you and may our paths cross again, whether in Umbria or in Boston!
Warmest regards, Sara,Bill and Anna D.- Boston USA Sept 2009
The remainder of our trip in Italy was wonderful. It was such a relief to pick up my daughter in Florence.
Of course she got there without any problems. We loved CinqueTerre and loved the Chianti region, but our most favorite was Umbria.
A lot of that had to do, of course, with our most gracious hosts!
We stayed in wonderful places, but none came close to comparing with yours.
Umbria is a very special place with very special people.
Definitely the friendliest place in Italy that we visited.
Again, thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality.
We enjoyed staying with you and visiting with you so much.
Take care. Ciao!
Tammy and Dave T.- Oregon USA Sept 2009
p.s. Please say hello to Kevin and Irene for us. They are such wonderful people.
we would like to thank you again for your hospitality in Silvignano – we liked our stay so much that we accidentally packed a plug adapter to take with us.
We hope that your Logge will continue to evolve with great success and that we will be able to return as your guests in the future. In the meantime, we can only recommend you to our friends.
On Sunday we enjoyed quite a bit the barbeque at the Novelli cantina, even though they were a bit stretched with the organization.
We asked the young Novelli about the choice to use Sagrantino grapes for rosÃ© sparkling wine
He said that in this way they can use fruit that cannot go into the Sagrantino (or even the Rosso) – for example, because the grapes are slightly damaged or generally of lesser quality; also, they are not bound by the minimum ageing rules so they can immediately go to the market with the sparkling wine.
They have it processed and bottled in Alsace. So there you go, a good marketing idea.
Alex and Aline Bruxelles Belgium May 2009
we had a fantastic start of journey in Italy thanks to your wonderuful hospitality and the gorgeous place you have. I just hope the rest of our journey lives up to this standards.
I just don’t know what we would have done without your tips about the places to visit in the area. They were so helpful. I will make sure I’ll tell all about our stay here to a lot of our friends… Thanks for everything. Dilek – Emir – Buse O. from Istanbul, TURKEY.
(P.S.) from Buse: I loved your place. I don’t like places like this but yours is so beautiful. I changed my thoughts. I will NEVER forget you!
(30th june 2008 – D.E. e B. O. – Istanbul – Turchia)
Terug in een winderig en regenachtig Holland denken we met veel plezier en genoegen terug aan onze vakantie in Italië.
Na vier geweldige dagen in Rome was ons verblijf in “Le Logge di Silvignano” werkelijk fantastisch. De authenticiteit, de rust en de sfeer van jullie Agriturismo hebben wij als uniek ervaren en wij genieten nog steeds, na van ons verblijf bij jullie, wanneer we er aan terug denken.
Onze veronderstelling dat twee dagen in Umbrië – om uit te rusten van de drukte van Rome – voldoende zou zijn is volstrekt verkeerd geweest; een verblijf van minsten vier dagen in Silvignano hadden wij zeker nodig gehad om volop te genieten van de rust, jullie gastvrijheid, de omgeving en de cultuur die ook zo ruim aanwezig is in de omgeving van Spoleto.
Wij hopen zeker nog eens bij jullie terug te mogen komen!
Tot ziens en vriendelijke groeten, Jan en Irene B.v.A.
(Jan e Irene B.v.A. – 20 luglio 2007)
A huge thank you for your hospitality. This is a beautiful, magical place, and we loved everything about it. Our family had a wonderful stay enjoying the property, the pool and the gorgeous area. The care and love that was put into this wonderful place shines through.
We will be back, our very best, Rod, Cynthia, Kelsey and Connor, Toronto, Canada.
(July 13th, 2007 – R.C.K. and C. – Toronto – Canada)
We loved your welcome, your food, your home and hospitality. All the best with the completion of the “building project”. You will certainly have a glorious home in the country. Thanks for a great week!
Robin and Fiona N.
(Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2006/2007 – Robin e Fiona N. – New Zealand)
I have tried without succes for several days to get into the comments section of your web page. I wish to advise you of what a wonderful addition the Logge di Silvignano (Spoleto) is to your repertoire of fine Bed and Breakfasts. My wife and I stayed there for two nights in September and it was one of the highlights of a 21day visit to Italy. The Suite and service was exquisite and it was all due to the fabulous hospitality of Alberto and Diana Araimo. Mr and Mrs Araimo arranged for details that no other host came close to matching throughout our 21 day visit to Italy. The establishment is beautiful, clean and comfortable and the setting is one of the most picturesque in all of Italy.We highly recommend a visit to the tiny village of Silvignano. It is memorable and we hope to retur again next year. Sincerely Ken M. Alexandria, Va
(Ken M. U.S.A. Alexandria Va – 18 novembre 2004)
(George and Joyce D. – 16 ottobre 2004)
Alberto e Diana,
thanks so much of for the very thoughtful package of lovely linen the you sent us; very much appreciated. Joy just returned from the U.S. where she has been since shortly after we visited with you. We fondly remember our short visit to le Logge di Silvignano and hope that we can return before our assignement here in Naples comes to a close. Please let us know if you are in Naples to visit Diana’s Mother; we would love to visit with you.With best regards,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Grog an Gioia
(Gregory and Gioia J. – U.S.A New Jersey 27 giugno 2004)
I must tell you MADE our trip. Alice and I enjoyed two weeks of splendid sightseeing, beautiful landscapes, good wine etc. but out of all of that, our visit with you is the experience that made Italy more than good wine and beautiful duomos. You were so personable and interested in our visit. The accomodations are beyond expectation. Most importantly, I loved seeing your country through your eyes and discoursing on the wide variety of topics with both of you (not the least of which was the truffle discussion, complete with pictures). And John Denver and White House eggs in Silvignano….Who would have thunk it??? Anyway, I had to tell you the impact you had on two dumb Americans in your beautiful country. I also have to reiterate our invitation to visit the west. We have our own remote house on a golf course north of Phoenix in Arizona. So you see, you have some options. And if you ever get to New Zealand or Costa Rica, we have fun folks like you to recommend. Thank again, it was such a pleasure!
(Deborah and Alice F. U.S.A. Denver Colorado – 20 maggio 2004)
In attesa di poterci vedere vi comunichiamo che Luca ha ormai 13 mesi e siamo in attesa di Andrea che nascerà ad Aprile. Auguri sinceri. Giovanni e Sara.
(Giovanni e Sara M. – 19 dicembre 2003)
Ci dispiace che i saluti al termine del concerto (ndr Alex Britti in Piazza del Duomo a Spoleto) siano stati frettolosi a causa dell’ora tarda per i bambini. Abbiamo veramente gradito la permanenza alle Logge di Silvignano e speriamo di tornare presto a trovarvi. Un saluto da Mauro e Lucia F.
(Mauro e Lucia F. Italia Roma – 16 settembre 2003)
I wanted to let you know that we very much enjoyed our stay at le Logge di Silvignano. We really enjoyed your suggestions for day trips. We especially enjoyed talking with you, about Italy, the history, the food, the culture, and the remodelling of your le Logge. And we took your advice and went to Ostia Antica and had a nice time wandering around those ruins. It is a very large site with lots to see and wander about. The mosaic near the amphitheatre were amazing. And the museum had a very nice display of statues and other carvings. We than wandered into Fiumicino and ate at l’orologio osteria, on the via della Torre Clementina 114. It was a very good meal-the restaurant serves seafood in very tantilizing ways. The chef was very gracious and translated the menue for us, they have a chalkboard menue – it changes daily. Good wine is also available. Thanks again for helping to make our Italian vacation very enjoyable. Linda
(Linda and Mike R. – 19 GIUGNO 2003)
Siamo tornati a Bolzano, dopo aver visitato Gubbio, un’altra splendida cittadina umbra. Ancora grazie per la squisita ospitalità nella vostra splendida dimora e per il tempo che ci avete dedicato per darci varie informazioni sull’Umbria che hanno reso la nostra vacanza estremamente interessante e bella. Ottima è stata anche la scelta dei ristoranti. Ci manca Leone (n.d.r. il nostro gatto Siamese), ma non possiamo dirlo a Sheba, la nostra gatta, per non ingelosirla troppo! Cordiali saluti, Geri e David
(Geri e David C. Italia Bolzano – 28 maggio 2003)
non ci siamo dimenticati di Voi ma abbiamo aspettato un mese esatto dalla nostra visita presso il Vs bellissimo maniero per fare sentire più forte il nostro ricordo. Abbiamo vivamente consigliato ai nostri amici di fermarsi nella Vs residenza, non solo per il posto magnifico ma soprattutto per la splendida ospitalità che ci avete offerto. Augurandovi tanto successo, Vi salutiamo. B. Flavio e Luisa P.S. : Lunedì Vi trasmetto la ricetta della trippa.
(Flavio e Luisa B. Italia Varese – 11 ottobre 2002)
thanks again for sharing your Logge with us last week – we had a very enjoyable start with you and the cat-bosses of the house. W’ ve already recruited our friends for a trip next year! Once I get settled a bit here, we’ll send you a photo of our little spot in the world, so you know where we’re writing from. Fondly, Christy D.
(Christy, Beth e Susan D. U.S.A Kansas City – 28 settembre 2002)
questo breve messaggio per ringraziarvi della squisita accoglienza che ci avete riservato durante il nostro, ahimè breve, soggiorno a Silvignano.
(Nicola e Raffaella G. – 22 marzo 2002)