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Caimeli

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Clare I wrote a review May 2017
2 contributions3 helpful votes
A wonderful setting with amazing vegetarian food freshly prepared daily. Meat lovers in our party did not crave meat at all, and dietary requirements were catered for. The time of year (end April) meant the yoga studio couldn't be used as it was too cold, although the owner has
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Date of experience: April 2017
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richclarke99 wrote a review May 2017
Chagford, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a long weekend here on a yoga retreat. The food was really amazing, fresh local Italian fare, but with a great flavoursome twist, hints of Morocco.The views are great and the house spacious. It is set off the nearby road, so you wouldn't know the house and grounds are
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from jamesf001, Owner at Caimeli
Responded May 11, 2017
Thanks Richard. It was enjoyable having you here. Next time I will do hints of India for you.
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Maly S wrote a review May 2017
Florence, Italy23 contributions16 helpful votes
A retreat at Caimeli is close to what it must feel like to be in heaven. The food is just amazing. James treats cooking like an art and is extremely skilled at it. He uses local, organic, seasonal produce and makes everything from scratch. We dined on home-made Middle Eastern
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from jamesf001, Owner at Caimeli
Responded May 11, 2017
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I have tried to create the connection with the surrounding nature and I am so happy that you appreciated all of it. It is true about the house in the early spring and late fall but this is the burden we pay to live in such a place. As John Ruskin wrote the only thing he left out how this beautiful architecture makes living without air conditioners possible but of course he was not alive when air conditioners were invented. In 1873, in his book “The Poetry of Architecture”, John Ruskin wrote: “Simplicity is perhaps the principal attribute by which the Tuscan style farmhouse attains its greatness and recognition in the world. With its simplicity, the Tuscan farmhouse assumes the noble air of buildings of a higher order, while avoiding any ridiculous miniature mimicry of a fake palace. There is a general dignity in its appearance that harmonises beautifully with neighbouring edifices and surrounding landscapes.
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SarTraveller wrote a review Dec 2016
New York City, New York1 contribution1 helpful vote
It has taken me a while to get this this review - and read the other positive reviews with some surprise. My experience relates more to the less positive ones - but given the style of personal attack anyone who writes something less than favorable had to suffer I hesitated to
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from jamesf001, Owner at Caimeli
Responded Jan 12, 2017
Sadly we have no record or registration of this person participating in a yoga retreat by us.
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Mirko488 wrote a review Nov 2016
Roma51 contributions30 helpful votes
I was in this very special place recently and I must admit that I never expected such a quality and sophistication of the food! James is not only a great cook, but it's a person who knows perfectly the places and traditions of this beautiful Umbrian landscape! Enchanting place,
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Date of experience: October 2016
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