On most days, one of us says, ‘If only we were still at La Faula ...’ Over many years, we have stayed here for at least two weeks and sometimes more. Suffice it to say, our visits have always been fantastic, both relaxing and stimulating. This year everything about this unique place has never looked so good. It really does now approach a level of perfection that other agriturismos can only dream of. The beauty of the house and its immediate environs, the well maintained comfortable and stylish rooms, the excellent food and wine, the friendly service, the sublime and well designed pool: all of these things we regulars have come to take for granted. This year, we also found a new lovely integrated children’s play area next to the pool, along with the maturation of the golf course into beautifully maintained grounds which provide a fabulous area to walk, relax and take the sun. This really is a great place for golfers to practice in paradise. Paul and Luca are very special people who, along with the rest of the staff, immediately make you feel at home and make every effort to ensure that everyone is looked after and entertained. There is even a regular cinema performance, showing films suitable for all the family. Indeed, after a short while, guests tend to bond, especially over breakfast and dinner, and feel part of an even larger family. La Faula really is quite magical for the way in which it provides a space where families with children and those without can holiday joyfully alongside each other, without difficulty or tension. There is just so much to do and so many places to do it! Paul and Luca really have pulled it off and we can now think of no better place for individuals, couples or families to come for a fulfilling holiday that links the wonderland that they have created with the beauties and mysteries of Friuli itself. We can’t wait until next year and, to paraphrase Neil Young in one of his best songs, ‘Long May They Run’. We will certainly be running down there again next year.