Villa Chui is every bit as beautiful as it looks in the pictures on the website, sitting atop a hill overlooking Tivoli, Hadrian’s villa and St Peter’s Basilica in the distance. It provides the perfect combination of proximity to Rome for sightseeing and the opportunity to just relax by the pool when desired. From our first contact with Nicola via email, through his assistance in planning the trip before our arrival and with his continuous attention during our stay, he could not have been more responsive or accommodating to our every need. Since we had decided not to rent a car(s) for our group of seven, Nicola helped arrange transfers to/from the airport, Tivoli and Rome when needed. Although we didn’t use it, there was also easy access to the train into Rome if desired.
At our request, Nicola organized an informal wine tasting our first night at Villa Chui, together with his father and brother (his mother, who could not be there, made delicious desserts for us to enjoy). Not only was this a great introduction to Italian wines, but to Nicola and his family as well. It was like they were old friends!
Palma and Umberto are special people who not only take care of Villa Chui, but who took special care of our family while we were there. Palma prepared a delicious, ‘traditional Italian meal’ (4 courses!) for our first night, which led to our request for her services at the end of each of our sightseeing days. Each meal was unique, thoroughly enjoyable and the perfect ending to a perfect day!
I could go on, but by now you probably understand that we would highly recommend Villa Chui to anyone looking for a similar experience. While the sights and history of Rome and Tivoli are truly amazing, it was our new friendships and the sharing of this beautiful villa that made this a truly unique and memorable experience for our family.

L&J C. – Massachusetts