Our guests have written to us

We have preferred to publish a few e-mails, letters and "impressions" that were sent to us spontaneously from some of our guests, rather than usual review that is asked to be mailed. We thought that after 10 years of activity this is a better way to convey our thanks to those guests who manifest their appreciation and at the same time make our house, settings and surroundings better known.

1) “Thanks” 02/07/2003
Dear Enzo,
We would really like to thank you for all your great help!!!!! It was a real pleasure staying at your home.
You, our host, with the looks of a Roman Emperor, the knowledge of many professors and the kindness of a great person, became more than just a host. You became a friend.
Thanks again for helping our project succeed. For offering us your connections, and for serving us some delightful meals.
I really hope to get the chance in the near future to visit again. (let's hope it won't be that hot again...)
Take care.
And don't forget, when Lazio playes Bruges, (and Lazio looses), we will invite you!!!!!
Look forward to hearing from you soon,

2) “Dicitur ... etc...”  21/07/2003
Très Cher Enzo,
Voici le moment de vérité  tant attendu !!!
Vous aviez donné la citation suivante: Dicitur Homerus caecus fuisset.
J'avais donné la citation suivante: Dicitur Homerum caecum fuisse.
Vous avez fait une erreur sur le verbe à la fin de la phrase: ce n'était pas "fuisset" mais "fuisse". Cette construction latine se nomme la proposition infinitive , donc le verbe doit être employé à l'infinitif et non pas au subjonctif plus-que-parfait, comme vous l'avez fait.
Je joins deux documents pour prouver ce que j'affirme et vous constaterez, je l'espère, que je n'avais pas fait d'erreur.
Je pense que vous serez convaincu et que je suis vainqueur de notre pari amical.
Ma femme et moi-même vous remercions de votre accueil très chaleureux. Nous avons décidé de vous envoyer le compact-disc de Paolo Conte en témoignage de notre sympathie.
Nous vous adressons nos sincères salutations et vous disons à bientôt peut-être.          
André et Jeanine.

3) “Chose promise, chose accordée”  10/09/2003
Cher Enzo,
Je m'adresse à vous en Français, car je ne suis pas aussi spécialiste que vous en langue latine .....
Nous vous avions promis de vous envoyer un compact-disc de paolo Conte, c'est chose faite !!
Vous devriez le recevoir dans quelques jours, si la poste italienne fonctionne bien. (on dit que non...)
Nous voulions vous dire aussi que si le destin, la fortune ou le hasard vous faisait voyager en France, c'est avec un immense plaisir que nous sommes prêts a vous recevoir dans notre modeste maison.
Nous espérons que la saison d'été a été bonne pour vous et vos affaires et que la chaleur n'a pas été trop difficile à supporter.
Nous vous envoyons toutes nos sincères et amicales salutations                             

André et Jeanine


4) “Buon Natale” 19/12/2003

Hello Dear Enzo:
I have not wrote to you in so long and just like to let you know that we think of you often.  It would be very nice to see you again. (either here in the U. S or there).  Are you still planning to come to America? If so please do be in touch with us.  You know that you're more than welcome to spend your stay here at our place, in fact we're looking forward to that.  I hope you do.
Enzo I need your mailing address, would you be able to e-mail that to me?  I hope every thing is well and your beautiful B&B stays busy at all times.
Mansor and I wish you and your family the best holiday season and a very very HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Best regards,
Lyla and Mansor

5) “El Recioto”  05/05/2004
Estimado Enzo,
Recibe mis saludos y agradecimiento por tu hospitalidad durante nuestra estancia en Borgo Ceri.
Estuve buscando por todo Italia el vino que me invitaste el Recioto y no me fue facil encontrarlo. Lo encontre en una enoteca en Florencia tambien compre un queso que no se si es exactamente del que probe en tu casa pero esta bueno, no me acorde del nombre pero me dieron a probar uno similar y me lo traje a Mexico.
Desafortunadamente ya no me pude despedir personalmente de ti, pero queria expresarte que estuvimos muy contentos y nos gusto mucho tu lugar. Nuestro viaje a Florencia y Venecia fueron tambien muy buenos, de regreso a Mexico hubo un poco de turbulencia en el avion pero en general todo salio muy bien. Si algun dia vienes a Mexico no dudes en llamarme.
Recibe mis saludos y un fuerte abrazo,

6)  “Greetings” 17/06/2004
Dear Enzo:
I just wanted to say thank you for your hospitality. The apartment, the garden and especially the Limoncello were excellent. Louisa Shipnuck, my mother Ruth, my wife Meg and our daughter Jenny are all deeply appreciative.
We wish you good health and happiness. Ciao, Adam

7)  “Saluto” 24/06/2004
Caro Enzo,
volevo ringraziarti ancora per la disponibilità e la cordialità (oltre che per la pazienza) che ci hai regalato in occasione dei preparativi per il nostro matrimonio.
Oltre che averci messo a disposizione le tue splendide case, avete accolto noi e i nostri amici (temo, non troppo silenziosi...) con un sorriso.
Mi ha fatto veramente piacere (spero anche a te).
Ci rivedremo sicuramente prima o poi a Ceri.


8)  “Greetings” 23/07/2004
Dear Enzo:  I hope you remember my family spending the night with you in late May.  As you can see from the following article, it was a delightful beginning to our "best ever" holiday in Italy.  I have sent this little article to an excellent magazine called International Travel News--they publish for the kind of travellers we are--the magazine is printed on newspaper print!
If they publish it, I will send you a copy.  All best from Ruth, Adam, Meg, Jenny and Louisa.....
……How nice to hear back from you, Enzo!  As I said in the article, starting at your B&B on our first night was so wonderful.  And we spent some time later that morning at the Etruscan ruins, which were also great.  If the article appears, I will send you the entire magazine, so you can see its "character". Again, all best

9)  “Credit Card” 19/08/2004
My problem entirely - I did not tell the card people that I was on holiday and after a few autostrada payments they closed down payments in case it was being used by some bad people!  Apologies once again.  Stephen
PS - fix the hot water in the kitchen and I will come back again for sure... I must go to an old church at San bevignate in Perugia for my history research.  That will have to be next year.  In the meantime I am suggesting Borgo de Ceri to all my friends.  Maybe some will also want to come to your accommodation - our second week was good in Posara near Aulla, toscana, but the people in the village were not as nice as your lovely borgo.  Every time you see my friends in the shop and bar and restaurant say hello.
Best wishes


10)  “Casetta in Settembre” 14/09/2004

11)  “Finally” 15/12/2004
Dear Enzo,
Finally I'm sending you the mail I've planned for so long.
I do hope you still remember Nika, Emma, Manon and myself.
Must say that our 'cuisine' and cooking has become far more Italian since you learned Nika cooking pasta.
Indeed we will never never forget our stay at Ceri, your hospitality, our diner together in La Cassetta and your marvellous Pasta Al Vongole.
I hope dat life is running well for you in Ceri, Enzo.
 Nika, the kids and I are planning to come to Rome in spring and summer 2005….
…..I do hope that you send me a mail soon and that from now on we do keep contact more closer in the future.
It doesn't has sense to wait untill the Lazio footballclub it playing against FC Bruges as that might take a long time...
Hope to hear from you soon.
Ciao Enzo,


12)  “Apartment for October” 16/10/2005
we had a wonderful time at Borgo di Ceri.
Thank you so much for your hospitality.
 We will recommend to friends, and hopefully one day come back ourselves with more time to enjoy that beautiful garden and the Lake
Best regards, Maria

13)  “Auguri” 24/10/2005
Buona sera
Siamo arrivati sani e salvi a casa dove il volume delle ricette ha trovato un posto d'onore nella nostra cucina e ci fa pensare ai bei tempi passati insieme a Ceri. Qui le temperature sono scese quasi a zero e piove. Siamo tornati al lavoro e si é ripreso il ritmo quotidiano.
Grazie di nuovo per il bel soggiorno passato da voi e tutte le vostre gentilezze.
Tanti auguri ed arrivederci a presto.
Marilyn e Bob

14)  “Grazie per il fantastico soggiorno” 09/12/2005
Gentilissimo Sig.Cera,
desidero ringraziarVi per il fantastico week end che abbiamo passato da Voi.
La casa è a dir poco favolosa,molto pulita e tenuta benissimo;
Il vostro servizio di prima colazione è stato un qualcosa di molto apprezzato
e il Borgo in generale sembra una cartolina.
Siamo stati benissimo e contiamo di tornarci quanto prima
Vi ringraziamo di tutto e ci auguriamo di conoscerLa molto presto,
scusandoci per non averlo fatto ieri presi dal lasciare molto presto Ceri
Ancora Grazie di tutto e Arrivederci a molto presto.
Maria e Roberto

15) “Un Felice Anno Nuovo!!!” 10/01/2006
Cher Enzo,
Le temps passe (trop) vite mais c'est avec plaisir que nous nous rappelons notre agréable séjour passé sous ton toit au mois de juillet de l'année dernier. En plus, les fruits glacés, ton mandarino et ton hospitalité nous incite à revenir un jour.
Paula et moi-même te souhaitons et à ta famille une année 2006 avec beaucoup de bonheur et une bonne santé.
Bonne continuation et à bientôt. Ciao.
Paula et Christopher.

16)  “Folgorato” 11/04/2006
Caro Enzo,
Volevamo ringraziarti per la bella accoglienza che ci hai riservato all'arrivo e durante il soggiorno nella splendida cornice del borgo di Ceri. Abbiamo apprezzato l'attenzione che riservi ai tuoi ospiti, la cura dei particolari e l' ottima dotazione della struttura.
Come già ti accennavo abbiamo avuto spesso esperienze deludenti in giro per l'Italia in questo tipo di strutture ………..
Sperando in un prossimo soggiorno presso la tua struttura, (ancora non so se a Pasqua sono qui e magari potrei averne bisogno), ti porgo i miei più cordiali saluti anche da parte del mio amico


17) “recette d'artichaut de Rome” 20/04/2006
Merci, Merci, Merci Enzo!
Hélène et moi avons passé un merveilleux moment chez-vous.  Ce fut le plus grand moment de notre voyage.
Questions concernant votre recette d'artichaut de Rome:
Nous savons qu'il faut mettre une quantité égale d'huile et d'eau.  Mais la potion magique que vous y ajoutez en dedans, est-ce que c'est une pâte que vous faites en mélangeant de la menthe broyée avec de l'ail?  
Comment vous mettez cette pâte dans l'artichaut?  Au milieu?  Entre les feuilles?
Vous épluchez la tige aussi non?
Vous faites cuire vos artichauts à l'envers?  La tige vers le haut?
Beaucoup de questions n'est-ce pas?  On aurait mieux fait de faire la recette ensemble et de les faire cuire ensemble!
Nous avons acheté du limoncello ici.  Quelle déception!  Ce n'est pas aussi bon que votre limoncello.  Tellement que nous serions intéressé Hélène et moi de vous en acheter directement.  Je ne sais pas si cela serait trop difficile pour vous mais si vous pouviez vous renseigner à savoir le coût du transport, la façon de l'emballer, etc.  Nous paierons le prix que cela coûtera, votre limoncello était si merveilleux.  
Surtout, ne vous sentez pas obligé de le faire, on comprendra.
Soyez assuré Enzo que si nous avons à retourner à Rome, c'est chez-vous que nous habiterons, c'est sûr!
Merci encore
PS avez-vous une connection Internet Haute vitesse?  Si oui, je vous enverrai quelques photos...

18) “recette d'artichaut de Rome” 01/06/2006
Hi, you should remember us as the family of four who stayed at your place at the end of April for just one night.  Remember when we arrived my son Lucas went and played with the kids in the neighborhood in your yard, who you had in there because it was a special holiday.  Anyways I just wanted to let you know how special, almost magical we thought your place. 
Oh, one other thing, the Lemoncello we had when we arrived, I think was the best little drink I've ever had.  If we retire to Brazil in a number of years, my goal now is to replicate that taste.
Best regards,David

19) “Remerciements” 27/04/2008
Hello Enzo !
Voici une semaine que nous sommes rentrés et je n'ai pas eu le temps de vous envoyer ce mail pour vous remercier de votre très aimable accueil. Rome, vu de votre maison, est une ville formidable : nous avons pu visiter la ville tout en étant à la campagne, dans une magnifique campagne. Le bourg et votre maison sont vraiment très beaux; tout le monde est rentré enchanté et nous communiquerons volontiers votre adresse à tous nos amis et parents. Nous avons visité le vendredi après notre départ, la nécropole étrusque de Cerveteri comme vous nous l'aviez conseillé, c'est un endroit magique ! Merci donc à nouveau pour tout cela et à Monica pour sa gentillesse et ses délicieux gâteaux.
PS: Je joins quelques photos que nous avons pris de votre magnique jardin !


20) “Merci beaucoup” 03/09/2008
Cher Enzo, et Monica,
 on a passé 10 jours merveillieux chez vous à Ceri. Merci beaucoup pour l'acceuil très sympa et l'invitation pour le diner.
La découverte de Rome et les allentours nous a apportée de tres bons souvenirs. On a visité Cerveteri,Bracciano,Tolfa,Cittaveccia,Tivoli...
On a bien mangé à la Sora Lella et plusieurs autres restaurants.
Le repos dans votre jolie jardin, à la mer et au lac nous a fait tellement bien.
Hans et Nika ont recu vos compliments, la bouteille de vin et les cadeaux pour les enfants.
Merci pour tout
Ciao,arrividerci Wim,Sigrid,Frederik,Niki

21) “Respuesta para Gregorio ” 07/05/2009
Caro Gregorio,
te escrivo para agradecerte del vino che me lecharon en Ceri.
Felicitaciones a tus amigos los chimicos que lo han hecho tan bueno.
Lo estoy beviendo a tu salud y de Navarra.
Un afectuoso saludo para ti y los amigos profesores.
Enzo Cera.

22) “Maria & Tor” 28/06/2009
Ciao Enzo,
(in english, cause my written italien is very bad)
 We are back in Norway, back on work and Milly is starting the kindergarden next week.
It was really hard to leave the Borgo, we missed a lot of tears on the way to the airport.
We had a lovely time in your beautiful house and garden, and it wouldnt be the same without you and Carla.
Milly keeps on talking about Carla, she miss her a lot (please tell Carla that)
Milly loved the doll you gave her!!!
We have not enough words to tell you how thankful we are, you gave us all the best summer holiday ever, and we would love to come back next year.
Again thank you very much for the all(-:
We are now in the countryside, enjoying the week end.
We stay in touch, and you are very welcome to Norway any time.
Regards to all of you in Ceri, lots of love Tor, Milly Sophie and Maria!

23) “Photos” 28/06/2009
Ciao Enzo,
I hope that you are well.
I'm glad that you liked the photos . You can certainly use them for your website. We had a wonderful even if short stay at your place. You were a perfect host and your beautiful house  gave us the sense of being at home.
A presto

24) “Greetings from Stoccarda” 14/10/2011
Hey Enzo,
I strolled through your Homepage and remembered the nice days we spend seven or eight years ago at Ceri. We hope that you and your mother are well and look forward to visit you again in 2012.
Best regards from Stoccarda

Wolfgang and Daniela


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