I cannot speak highly enough of the house and hosts.
The house is beautiful. An old farm house with gorgeous rustic detail that made it feel so homely. The bedrooms are spacious and almost all are ensuite. The living areas are comfortable and inviting. The kitchens are perfect - stocked with everything a chef could ever need. Overall, it feels like a wonderful family home.
The grounds are stunning. We hung out as a family by the pool / pool area a lot through the week. It was so relaxing. There are also some great walks / runs. We had our wedding here and the amphitheater added a really special twist.
And the host. Francesco is possibly the nicest person we've ever met! He helped organize our wedding and my advice - trust everything he says. He was instrumental in organizing the whole day - caterers / marquee / taxis / hair & makeup / lighting etc - and it went perfectly.
In summary, choosing the location for our wedding / subsequent family holiday was a big one. And I don't think we could've chosen better. La Selva & Francesco made our day. Perfect.
Once we clapped eyes on La Selva we knew there was only one place to get married. We had very high expectations and they were met and exceeded. From the day we booked it until we sadly departed Francesco and the rest of his family could not have been more friendly, courteous and helpful.
Getting married abroad could be a daunting task but in Francesco's capable hands it was a pleasure. He helped us in every aspect and really doubled as a wedding planner at no extra cost. Everyone commented on how smoothly the day ran and it's entirely down to him. From organising the wedding website, coaches, babysitters, translators to introducing us to the fantastic caterers who put on a delicious 5 course meal on the wedding day and fired up the on site pizza oven for our pool party the second day. Nothing was too much trouble and I can't thank him enough.
We also stayed at the villa with various family and friends and it was heaven. So beautifully decorated, it feels like the family holiday home you have always dreamed of. A good majority of rooms are en suite so everyone has some privacy. The kitchen is a cooks dream. The welcome meal and subsequent meals made by Maria (the house keeper) were some of the best we ate in Italy. She really is a mini force of mature running around the house cleaning and cooking. We had a really reasonable masseuse come to the house called Anna and everyone raved about her. The grounds were fantastic not that we went far from the pool! Also big shout out to wedding cat who's cheeky presence charmed everyone.
You will need a few cars if you want to explore the area or go to the shops and some bug spray would come in handy due to unseasonably wet summer.
I really can't gush about this whole experience enough, our stay in La Selva has left us with so many happy memories. We can't wait to visit again. Thank you.
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