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Attached is a segment that ran on CBS Sunday Morning on May 19. It features an American couple, Phil and Sandy, the new owners of Relais Ortaglia in Montepulciano (Tuscany) where we happened to stay last week. This was quite a coincidence as it is not a large place, but they got tons of calls for reservations last week due to this segment. It is a set of beautiful, restored farmhouses and the views are amazing!
Thanks to our travel planner, Derek Schemonitz with Avenue Two Travel, for helping us find this wonderful, authentic country experience.
They are great people (Phil has Italian heritage and was a Disney animator and Sandy is Jewish and grew up on Long Island) and their story is interesting about acquiring Italian citizenship. I hope you enjoy seeing the segment and a glimpse of where we stayed while in southern Tuscany (in addition to our favorite- Lucca, and Parma in Emilia Romagna region).
We are always happy to talk about favorite places to visit and contact Derek to help plan your Italy vacation!
Paul and Connie W.