A lover of Travel, adventure and new wines. I write on wine. collect it and love to cook food and feed people I have lived between Tuscany and Como for ten years now.
This was a great start to our Italian adventure. Donna was so helpful, with lots of good advice. On arrival she showed us around the village to get our bearings and made us feel comfortable. Everyone we met was very friendly. We loved her cat, Bellagio, who was always there to greet us when we came home from our travels. The house was perfect for us, a family of four - it was so homely and we always felt relaxed here away from the rush of the city. This is an excellent base for travel to the great city of Milano, the relaxing fresh air of Como and its lovely Duomo and beautiful Lake Como. It is only an easy four minute walk to the railway station with trains every half hour to these destinations. A great location!
Lomazzo is in a fabulous location - both Lake Como and Milan are easily accessible by train and the town itself is well resourced and full of surprises. Best mojitos I've ever had for instance!
Donna met us at her town house when we arrived and showed us around her place and introduced us to the people and places who would make our stay so enjoyable. Her place is an easy place to stay in - a very relaxed feel and well appointed.
Doona made the houise so welcoming too - fresh flowers everywhere, lovely linen and some basic food supplies to start us off.
We would definitely stay here again!
The host canceled my reservation 14 days before arrival.
The village of Lamazzo couldn't be more picturesque and Donna's house was great. Getting to and from Milan and the Fiera by train was quick (45min) and easy (though the last direct train from Milan is at 21:10). Donna was a great host and when we arrived she gave us a wonderful tour of the town, made some local introductions, and got us all settled in. Bellagio, the resident cat, was a delight to come home to after a day out and about. Really nice place to stay if you want a more rural experience than the big city. And Como is also a great, short 30 min day trip - we took the boat from Como to Bellagio and had a great day of it.
Donna was an interesting and appreciative guest who would be welcome here again.
Donna is such a graceful, considerate and charming guest it was with great pleasure I hosted her for the second time.
Donna was a joy to have stay. That magic combination of unobtrusive and yet highly communicative. A good conversationalist and a caring attitude. Donna is welcome here whenever she comes to London.
short stay, nice touch for a with night active entertainment
Donna was a delight to have staying with me even if it was for only one night. Very polite, respectful, helpful and some very interesting stories :) Donna has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Switzerland and was able to enlighten me to many of the things going on in my own town and the surrounding areas. If Donna needed somewhere to stay in Luzern in the future, I wouldn't hesitate to offer her a room at my place.
Donna is defintely an opinonated person. We initially had a problem with our directions (my fault) and she was very blunt in telling us. When all of that was solved and she fiinally made it to the apartment, everything was fine.
Donna was a most delightful guest. Tidy and gregarious! She is most welcome any time again!
Donna is one of the most fascinating creatures I have had the good fortune to know. She is passionate about life and culture and she has the most extraordinary life story!
Donna is exceptionally informed as a respected Italian wine expert but more importantly she is not a 'wine snob'. Her philosophy and approach to the subject is a breath of fresh air! Donna has a strong personality that is vital to succeed as an entrepreneur in a largely male dominated field in Italy.
Donna has a 'down to earth' vision of herself and to life. Her unique sense of humour is probably what immediately warmed her to me and I value her friendship more than anything!
Donna has made an exceptional and warm home away from home for her guests. It is decorated and furnished with her characteristic warmth and flair. Her extensive experience working in the hospitality field and knowledge of Italy will ensure that your stay in her home will be exceptional, informed and unforgettable. You may arrive as a stranger but you will leave with a lifelong friend!