Pepper and I are always excited to welcome our next guest to Casa La Pace. In the beginning, it was compatriots, often on their first trip to Italy. As Casa La Pace has become more popular, we are welcoming guests from other places, as well. I’m excited to report that we’ve hosted three couples from different (non-American) countries.
First, we hosted a couple from Berlin. Each morning, Dave and Priska asked for breakfast in the courtyard. They were content to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the tranquil sounds of the country. I remarked that it was cool in the mornings (16 degrees). Then I realized that Berlin’s high temperature was probably about 16 degrees!. After breakfast, they headed off to the beach, returning late each evening. On the last morning, they lingered long after checking out.
Next was a couple from Dubai, though as Nourane explained, no one is really ‘from’ Dubai. Wadih was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. Nourane grew up in Switzerland, but her heritage is Egyptian. (She speaks “four and a half” languages and I am totally envious). They went to Firenze for two day trips, returning late each evening. But on the last morning Wadih said that he loved Lucca and proclaimed it the delight of their time with us. Like Dave and Priska, they seemed loathe to leave us.
Most recently, we hosted our first guests from Ireland. They were reserved when they first arrived. By the end of their stay, Dave and Ger were relaxed and happy. In fact, they are coming back to stay with us in the autumn! Ghivizzano and Casa La Pace worked their magic!
When we imagined the life of B&B owners, of course we hoped to welcome a many friendly guests. We are privileged to welcome visitors from abroad into our home. These three couples represent for us a wonderful aspect of our life at Casa La Pace: without leaving our front door, we’re meeting fascinating people from around the world.