What we enjoyed during our week at Villa Gaia is that it was like we were _ in a film or a book. Usually the photos are better than reality, but not in this case. The house embraces you with all its authentic beauty and the surrounding area has a lot to offer. You can walk for kilometers between vineyards and beautiful landscapes. Milan can be reached by train for a day of shopping. Stradella,that is about 12 km away, has a lot of fun to offer, even there you can find the Italian fashion. You can also just stay at home, in the garden is nice to read or just enjoy the view. And I haven't still mentioned the hospitality of Guido and Luisa, they leave you in peace to spend your vacation, but if you feel like you can sit down with them for a glass of wine or a cappuccino. We left our heart in this place and we look forward to return there again in the winter. The warmth won't certainly miss.
Villa Gaia is located on the top of a hill on the village of Santa Maria della Versa. Among the vineyards, the house is comfortable. The view from the garden is pleasant and very beautiful.The rest of the village is great. Come here for peace, tranquility ... The owners are very helpful and I'm happy to have learned the rudiments of the local cuisine. Very cool. Nearby there are lots of places to visit (sometimes you have to drive), but Bobbio and the castles of Piacenza are worthy to see. Will we ever be so happy again?
We came here for a visit to our daughter, Erasmus student in Pavia. We wanted a holiday near the beautiful city. With Luisa and Guido we found surprisingly good !!! The cottage is located on a hill surrounded by vineyards, the view is absolutely fabulous !! The rooms are furnished in a very cozy, romantic and painted with nice colorful detail. You can jump among thousands of books mainly on art and travel. There is still an old record player with many records of past years. We enjoyed the tranquility, the friendliness and hospitality. Luisa does everything to pamper its guests. She taught us cooking of Italian bread and make homemade pasta then we ate together. We visited Milan and also we walked a lot. Together with our children we had a great holiday !!
We have been here last summer and has been a super holiday! The house is beautiful with stunning views of the vineyards and the hilly countryside of Pavia. The owners were very friendly and did eveything in order to make this vacation as perfect as possible. So we went with them to a wine tasting and they teached how to make pasta to our children. The children had fun in the pool and some other relaxed in the hammock. We will come here again!
Our stay at Villa Gaia has been magnificent. A nice family and a beautiful house with a nice garden. A lot of things to see in the surrounding area and very few other tourists in this unknown place of Italy. A perfect getaway!
I returned last night from two days at Villa Gaia and I really offer my congratulations to the owners for how they welcomed us and how they made their home warm. I stayed there with my husband, my brother, nephews and cousin. Immediately I thought it was a special place. More beautiful and nice than it seemed to me from the photos. Everything simple, creative, friendly, warm, colorful, complete with every comfort and a beautiful outdoor garden where we could accommodate more friends for lunch both days. Luisa and Guido, the owners, were discreet and welcoming from the beginning and they did not even miss the daily fresh eggs. I recommend it to anyone willing to enjoy the beautiful hills of the Oltrepo' and relax eyes, brain and heart.
We stayed at Villa Gaia for a week, we were 4 adults and 2 children. The house is spacious, comfortable and clean. What strucked us the most has been the view and the beauty of the landscape from the house, while the children have especially enjoyed the pool and the large garden. I recommend this holiday home, especially if you want to spend a nice holiday and, like us, get rid from the stress of the city. Should also be appreciated the great hospitality and courtesy of the owners. I hope to go back and be able to relive this wonderful experience.
A truly welcoming family, in a small village of Oltrepò Pavese. Great place to stay in contact with nature, completely disconnect from daily life, to clear the mind from the usual problems. We could not take advantage of the barbecue a real shame :-( you do not miss the opportunity.
The hospitality, the location of the house, the equipment.
A very welcoming and comfortable place. Home-like atmosphere. Beautiful interiors, peace and tranquility. I will come again next year.