All of the below (94) testimonials are excerpts from "unsolicited" e-mails collected over the years from clients around the world.  Feeling so profoundly impressed, we felt the need to devote a section on this website to them alone.  Each testimonial is published with the explicit permission of our clients and with our gratitude.

Sincerely, Paolo & Melita
2014

- 2015 -

Thanks so much. THE PAINTING just ARRIVED A HALF-HOUR AGO! IT TOOK ME THAT LONG TO UNWRAP PAOLO'S GREAT PACKAGING JOB. And the picture looks wonderful and I'M VERY HAPPY with it. The frame has enough green and dark gold that it is nicely set against the gold-color wall and the painting LOOKS GREAT IN THE SPACE


MANY THANKS to Paolo for the beautiful painting and to you FOR the wonderful job you have done in MAKING THIS TRANSACTION SO ENJOYABLE AND EASY.  It was lovely to meet you both and it has been a pleasure doing business with you." 

 

Warmly,

Linda
Oregon / USA / 2015

OUR PAINTING HAS JUST ARRIVED!!!! WE ARE SO THRILLED! Just out of the box 5 minutes ago. We will send a picture once hung. WE TRACKED IT EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, ABOUT 2-3 TIMES A DAY over the weekend to see where it was at.   


Grazie Mille!

Eric & Larissa
California / USA / 2015

YOUR PAINTING HAS ARRIVED IN SUNNY FL. safe and sound. YOU'RE RIGHT, THE PHOTOS DON'T DO IT JUSTICE.  WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT, it's just beautiful!!! The only problem is finding a place to hang it where we can enjoy it all the time. IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU. 



Again, thank you for the lovely painting.
Best regards,
Lynne & Bob
Florida / USA / 2015

- 2014 - 

Just received our PAINTINGS this morning. They ARE SO BEAUTIFUL and will always remind us of our recent "trip of a lifetime" to Varenna, Siena and Cortona. Paolo, you did a GREAT JOB of PACKING them...ARRIVING WITHOUT A SCRATCH. However, Carolyn and I are CONCERNED THERE MAY NOT BE ANY "FRAGILE" PACKING TAPE LEFT IN ITALY! We will send you a picture once we have them hung. THANKS again FOR MAKING THIS ACQUISITION POSSIBLE for us. Looking forward to our next meeting!

Ralph & Carolyn
Missouri / USA / 2014

I only just OPENED THE PAINTINGS YESTERDAY, they look to be IN PERFECT CONDITION.  I can see why Paul was proud of HIS PACKING JOB, it WAS LIKE ART IN ITSELF! The NEW clear COAT (OF VARNISH) LOOKS GREAT! Now we just have to wait for our new house to be completed so they can go to their final home.  Thanks again and we’ll be in touch!

Brett & Dana
Florida / USA / 2014

ONE DOWN AND ONE TO GO! Opened, with help, the first box. ALL the paintings ARE PERFECT! YOU CAN SMELL THE FRESH PAINT when the last layer of plastic is cut. So, SO FAR, PAOLO HAS WONBEST PAINTER IN THE WORLD and BEST PACKER IN THE WORLD. Will start aiming for Lake Como in June. The next box to be opened tomorrow afternoon. I'll report in later. WHAT TREASURES!

 

…Hello, again. I just finished opening BOX 2ALL the paintings are IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. Tonight, Melita you get the PRIZE FOR: 1. WORLD’S BEST ORGANIZED OFFICE MANAGER/HELPER, 2. WORLD’S BEST COMMUNICATOR via email or otherwise, and 3. WORLD’S MOST PATIENT PERSON. I look forward to seeing "you all" in June! 

 

…Hello to you both. I AM in the process of FINDING THE RIGHT "SPOT" FOR EACH of the treasures. EVERYWHERE IN MY HOME I AM SURROUNDED BY THE BEAUTY OF LAKE COMO AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE. This must be one of the most beautiful places on our earth. YOUR PAINTINGS LIFT MY SPIRITS, just AS IF I WERE THERE! With best wishes and admiration.

John
Texas / USA / 2014
EVERYTHIING ARRIVED FINE. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR DETAIL AND PROFESSIONAL DEALINGS. WE HAVE NEVER PURCHASED ANYTHING FROM ITALY THAT ARRIVED SO QUICKLY and we certainly appreciated that. We hope to return to Varenna and when we do we will visit you again. Great success to you both moving forward and again, many thanks.
Conni & Howard
Virginia / USA / 2014
FED EX JUST DELIVERED THE PAINTING to our home. GREAT JOB WITH THE PACKING! It took me awhile to unpack it. CAN'T WAIT TO GET IT HUNG ON THE WALL!!
Costa & Mena
Ontario / Canada / 2014
The PAINTING HAS ARRIVED! Thank you so much. WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It's currently HANGING TEMPORARILY IN THE CONSERVATORY to decide where it should go, but WE'RE REALLY PLEASED, thank you. Hope all the preparations are going well for Canzo & we'll be in touch again soon.
Alison & Ivano
London / UK / 2014

- 2013 -

We have received the painting in excellent shape.  It was packed very well.  Thank you.  We do love it and WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE RIGHT SPOT FOR IT IN OUR HOUSE.  TOUGH CHOICES!!  It was nice to have met you both.  Now we have a special painting of our time in Italy and can also say that we met the painter and know the story of the painting. We will treasure it!!  Thanks again.



Keith & Peggy
Saskatchewan / CANADA / 2013

OUR GINORMOUS PACKAGE with both paintings (for us and Ned) ARRIVED here safely!  I'm so thrilled.  Thanks you two.  I SO LOVE OPENING A "PAOLO" IN OUR HOME.  We know where ours belongs already.   We have plans to take the package over to Ned's on Sunday for the unveiling.  It is sitting wrapped in our living room but we just don't want to open it unless Ned is there to see his first... IT IS THE BEST PART...THE UNWRAPPING...(AS WE'VE DONE MANY TIMES).  We have seen ours already and it's on my screensaver often.  We will all get to see Ned's (commissioned piece) for the first time together.  We will send a picture of all the excitement.  I'LL HAVE TO GO GET A BOTTLE OR TWO OF PROSECCO FOR THE OCCASION.  Like Christmas morning!  Yeah!!  Party at Ned's for the official hanging don't you think?

Suzanne & David
California / USA / 2013

THE PAINTING LOOKS GREAT ABOVE THE FIREPLACE--just the right size and color scheme.  It is gorgeous!  The price sounds perfect.  I quickly took a photo this morning and will send as an attachment tonight.  Yes, we LOVE it and will buy a light after the holidays to set it off, probably from the mantle shining up instead of the other way.  RIGHT NOW IT IS HANGING IN OUR BEDROOM (AND IT LOOKS GOOD IN THERE, TOO actually), along with the first painting, as it is time to decorate.

Eve & Steve
Ohio / USA / 2013

We all enjoyed meeting you, too, and our stay in Varenna was one of the highlights of our vacation.  WE RETURNED SAFELY to the US on Wednesday night AND WERE pleasantly SURPRISED TO RECEIVE YOUR FED EX SHIPMENT the next morning - PERFECT TIMING! The painting will find a place of honor in our new home after we move.

Joseph & Mary Catherine
North Carolina / USA / 2013

Belated Merry Christmas and an early Happy New Year.  We loved seeing you and hope your Christmas was wonderful.  We can't wait to see you in August! The picture in the email you sent is the view we looked at every day walking to Varenna from Fiumelatte, we may just have to have a Paolo painting of that view!  WE LOVE OUR VARENNA PAINTING AND LOOK AT IT EVERY TIME WE COME DOWNSTAIRS and of course think of you two.  Again, thank you for bringing our beautiful painting and spending the evening with us.  We will stay in touch until we see you again in 8 short months!

Susan & Bruce
Illinois / USA / 2013

Bruce texted me yesterday saying THE PAINTING IS "BREATHTAKING" and he can't wait to come and see the real thing next summer! So thank you for creating such a wonderful reminder of a very special place that we will always treasure. We love the painting and found the perfect place to hang it in our entry.  EVERY TIME I COME IN OR OUT THE FRONT DOOR, I AM REMINDED OF BEAUTIFUL VARENNA and the special time we had there. I cannot wait for Bruce to experience it with me next summer!

Liz & Bruce
Texas / USA /2013

I cannot thank you enough for all of your kindnesses to me.  ALL LAST NIGHT I COULDN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF THE PAINTING.  Lit just by the spotlight, it illuminated the room as it did the showroom.  I was able to show it to Mum and Dad on Skype.  As Dad said, the room is now a gallery!  PEOPLE CAN KEEP THEIR TITIANS AND VAN GOGHS.  TO ME, THIS IS THE BEST PICTURE EVER and it is amazing to have it here.  The spotlights will show off the Guaitamacchi Venice masterpieces to their very best advantages to my constant delight - and impress any guests to no end!  It was very, very kind of you to bestow them upon me.

Julia
Cambridge / UK / 2013

I JUST GOT THE PAINTING in great shape this morning!  NO DAMAGE. VERY WELL PACKED!  Thank you! We really enjoyed meeting you and your family too.  THE PLACE on the wall in our home that I WAS IMAGINING FOR THE PAINTING WAS PERFECT and already pre-lit with a nice art light.  Thank you all so much for allowing Connie and I into your world.

Jack & Connie
California / USA / 2013

THEY'VE ARRIVED! Mark brought them home from work, unpacked them and put them out in the living room. He came into my study and said, “There’s something in the living room you might want to take a look at.” I realised. Oh my, both paintings are just so beautiful. I HAD TEARS IN MY EYES just looking at them both.  IT WAS ALMOST RIDICULOUS TRYING TO TAKE IT ALL IN...LIKE HAVING TWINS!  I cannot get over the drama and colour in the lavender picture, I just can’t stop marvelling at it, I go to the sky then down to the lavender then back to the sky, I cannot walk away from it. Mark’s painting is so tranquil I feel I could just step into it. I rang my mum who paints to try to explain how beautiful both paintings are and my joy, because she gets it.  I said BOTH COULD HANG IN THE MUSEE D'ORSAY!
 
What Paul puts onto a white canvas is a scene interpreted through his eyes and the hand that holds the brush, a part of himself. Its such an honor to see what he sees in the gift of his work. IF PAUL WAS A MUSICIAN OR ATHLETE HE WOULD HAVE A STANDING OVATION and we would clap and cheer at his amazing performance. Instead I just quietly shake my head in disbelief and marvel at the colour and beauty he has captured.
 
I could go on and on! Thank you so very much, not only for the beautiful art works but for being such beautiful people. It is rare that a buyer knows the artist and knowing you makes the whole thing extra special.   We don’t just enjoy the paintings like most buyers but HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF VARENNA, your gallery, and long afternoons, TALKING AND DRINKING WINE, ORGANIZING THE PURCHASE...I LOVE THAT PART, we just seem to go on and on, very Italian!

Fran & Mark
New South Wales / Australia / 2013

Thank you for your email.  I am continuing to enjoy the painting -  IT'S JUST BEAUTIFUL!  Hope your exhibition went well and I'm sure we will be in Varenna again soon!

Emma
Jersey / Channel Islands / 2013

Paolo, I keep forgetting to send you a pic of the painting.  WHEN YOU COME THROUGH OUR FRONT DOOR IT IS THE FIRST THING YOU SEE.  We are quite pleased with it.

Bruce & Elaine
Florida / USA / 2013

Dear Paolo,  YOU HAVE AN INCREDIBLE AND SPECIAL TALENT! I am thrilled and completely happy with my new "Centrolago Da Sopra Villa Monastero & Cipressi" painting and especially your dedication on the back!

I AM A SIMPLE GUY...A father of two daughters, a remodel contractor, WITH LITTLE SPECIFIC EDUCATION IN THE FINE ARTS (something clearly not necessary to appreciate it) AND THIS PAINTING TAKES ME THERE IN A SPECIAL WAY NOT DESCRIBABLE.  I am privileged to have this fine art in my home (and to have had such a wonderful visit with you).

Please, if you visit California, allow me the honor of hosting you and Melita to a dinner (of course with David and Susan).  I look forward to that day, my next trip to Lake Como, and...my next purchase!

Ned
Caifornia / USA / 2013

I'm happy to report that both PAINTINGS ARRIVED IN PERFECT SHAPE,  although it was quite an exercise to remove all of the packing material.  Thanks again for your help and patience.  I expect that looking at the art every day will provide added incentive to return to Varenna soon.

Don
Georgia / USA / 2013

IT'S LIKE CHRISTMAS HERE IN ALABAMA!  THE PAINTINGS ARRIVED YESTERDAY.  I am sitting in my living room surrounded by them.  Its great! I SMILE EVERY TIME I PASS THEM AND SOMETIMES I JUST STOP AND STARE AT THEM.  We all want to return to Lake Como!  I may need to go back for one more painting. Who knows you may see us all again! Happy Holidays and thank Paolo for opening his studio that day! 

Carol & Gary
Alabama / USA / 2013

The painting arrived earlier this week.  We have been enjoying looking at it and thinking about Varenna.  PLEASE TELL PAOLO HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE HIS BEAUTIFUL WORK

Reb & Karen
South Carolina / USA / 2013

- 2012 -


IOWA HAS HAD CRAZY WINTER WEATHER.  If I try to be thankful for the little things, at least we have had enough warm days to melt some of the snow before more came! WHEN THINGS GET TOO BAD, I JUST go in my living room and SIT MY PRETTY PAOLO PAINTINGS RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME AND BLOCK OUT EVERYTHING ELSE.  
 
Hope you are well,
Joleen & Steve
Iowa / USA / 2012

OUR PAINTING ARRIVED TODAY JUST IN TIME FOR A FAMILY DINNER PARTY THIS EVENING. We have ALREADY placed it ON OUR WALL and are looking forward to displaying it to our family. The painting arrived IN PERFECT CONDITION. Paolo did a GREAT JOB PACKING it. Happy Holidays

Michael & Michele
Quebec / Canada / 2012
Glad all is sorted. Thank you for letting me know regarding the effects of the sunlight. WE ALL LOVE THE PAINTINGI STILL CANNOT BELIEVE IT IS ACTUALLY HEREwith us. LOVE GAZING AT THE REFLECTION OF THE SUNLIGHT in the lake! Wishing you a great summer.
Marion & Colin
London / UK / 2012
The PAINTING has arrived. It IS HUNG and it IS BEAUTIFUL...we are VERY EXCITED TO SEE IT PLACED JUST WHERE WE PLANNED...it FITS PERFECTLY...PAOLO HAS TRULY WORKED HIS MAGIC...Thank you both so much for making this all happen...Thank you for everything...Good luck to you both.
John & Ardath
South Carolina / 2012 / USA
The PAINTINGS ARRIVED today. They were in PERFECT SHAPE. We were very IMPRESSED WITH the care you took with the PACKAGING. It is NO SURPRISE THEY SURVIVED THE JOURNEY SO WELL. They HAVE BEEN ALL AROUND THE HOUSE but it would appear that the "LIMONI" ENJOY being displayed in OUR ENTRY and the "MELOGRANI" ARE AT HOME IN THE DINING ROOM. 
Joe & Pam
Colorado / USA / 2012

Hello! OUR BEAUTIFUL PAINTING WAS WAITING FOR ME when I got home last night - and IN PERFECT ORDER. Thank you so much for the FABULOUS PACKING process. It is ALREADY HUNG in our dining room and LOOKS EVEN BETTER THAN I HAD IMAGINED. Thank you again. I COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASED!



Jan & Bobby
Texas / USA / 2012

The PAINTING ARRIVED yesterday and my husband and I HUNG IT LAST NIGHT and we LOVE ITTRULY, FROM THE TIME I WALKED INTO YOUR GALLERY on Lake Como IN 2005, I FELL IN LOVE WITH PAOLO'S ARTWORK. THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME DREAM OF MINE!

Jackie
New York / USA / 2012
FED EX DELIVERED THE PAINTING to my home THIS MORNING. We are VERY EXCITED, and are DECIDING ON THE "PERFECT" LOCATION FOR DISPLAY. I'll send you a picture once it is hung. THANK YOU FOR such EXCELLENT SERVICE, and especially thank you Paolo for your EXQUISITE ARTISTRY. What a team! THE INSTANT WE SAW YOUR "Cascina Stefanono" WE WERE COMPELLED TO DISPLAY IT IN OUR HOME. It is our intent to return to Italy next fall, probably to Umbria. If the opportunity arises, we may return to Varenna and pay a visit.
Ford & Nancy
Virginia / USA / 2012

Thanks very much for your kind email. WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THE PAINTINGAS SOON AS WE GOT HOME AFTER A 12 HOUR DRIVE, Saturday a week ago, WE HAVE PUT IT ON THE WALL on the spot we had already decided ABOVE AN ANTIQUE SIDE TABLE WITH A MARBLE TOP WHICH BELONGED TO MY GRANDPARENTS. Also many thanks for the book on Bruno Guaitamacchi which we enjoyed greatly. We will certainly be back on Lake Como sometime in the near future! And we will be checking your website!
Liesbeth & Ernst-Jan
Netherlands / EU / 2012
DID I REMEMBER TO TELL YOU THAT THE PAINTINGS ARRIVED? Its been so hectic here at work for the last couple of weeks I can't remember. I HOPE I DID! In any case, I also managed to get the box home this weekend and open it and I AM HAPPY TO REPORT that they both arrived safe and sound (and AS BEAUTIFUL AS I REMEMBER!A GOOD PACKAGING JOB!
Debra
Ontario / Canada / 2012
OUR GORGEOUS PAINTING ARRIVED this morning as we were walking out the door...IT IS STILL IN ITS CAREFUL PACKAGE awaiting our arrival home tonight. WE HAVE WINE CHILLED FOR THE UNVEILING...CANNOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!
Beverly & Terry
Tennessee / USA / 2012
Just wanted you to know that WE RECEIVED THE PAINTING YESTERDAY and LOVE IT SO MUCH! Thanks again so much...really enjoyed our trip and meeting you...thanks also for the book and the "signing of it". We appreciate it. IT WILL BE SO NICE TO LOOK AT PAUL'S PAINTING AND REVISIT ITALY ANY TIME WE CHOOSE! 
Mike & Ann
California / USA / 2012

- 2011 -

The PAINTING ARRIVED over the weekend and I HAVE IT STRUNG, HUNG AND LIT and we LOVE IT . It was EXPERTLY PACKAGED and arrived completely undamaged. What a REMARKABLY BEAUTIFUL job Paolo! It is SO RICH WITH COLOR. The images are framed so well within the scene. You REALLY CAPTURED THE LOOK OF THE EARLY EVENING WITH THE COLD settling in which is OFFSET BY THE WARM LIGHTS.

I WANTED TO WRITE TO let you know how much we love it and THANK YOU FOR THE PROFESSIONAL WAY YOU BOTH CONDUCT YOURSELVES throughout the process. Moreover, it is VERY NOTICEABLE that this work was loved by THE ARTIST who WORKED HARD TO GET IT JUST RIGHT.

Thank you both very much. We hope to keep in touch with you guys over the years. I AM GRATEFUL I AM WORKING AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO to help support your work and COLLECT ANOTHER ONE OF PAOLO'S PAINTINGS. Sorry we won’t see you in Chicago in April.
Casey & Tracey
Massachusetts / USA / 2011

MY "DIPINTI" WERE DELIVERED!! We HAD OUR TRADITIONAL UNWRAPPING / UNVEILING just the two of us when David got home from work. And yes, I DO HAVE GOOD TASTE!! As PERFETTO AS I REMEMBERED them to be. The NIGHT VENICE is a bit "dark" so we're GOING TO WORK ON JUST THE RIGHT PLACE for it. MY VENICE is a NO-BRAINER and I KNEW IMMEDIATELY when I saw it in WHERE IT WILL GO.  


GRAZIE MILLE to you and MY FAVORITE ARTIST my favorite artist.  We are very happy with our purchases. Give PAOLO a big sloppy kiss from both of us.  He MAKES US SO HAPPY HERE IN OUR HOME.  
Suzanne & David
California / USA / 2011

Good afternoon! You must be thinking that we've disappeared from the face of the earth! WAS SO DIFFICULT TO SETTLE INTO OUR ROUTINE! People like you, Paolo and your friend, Pauline made our time in Italy so special and WE HAVE (CONSTANT) FOND MEMORIES THAT WE RELY ON TO KEEP US GOING!


Thank you once again for your kindness and warm hospitality, COULD'VE SPENT MANY MORE HOURS IN YOUR COMPANY! We are SO EXCITED TO HAVE THE PAINTING HERE WITH US. Have been telling OUR FRIENDS and THEY'RE JUST AS EXCITEDANY CHANCES OF MEETING YOU down IN CAPE TOWN OR having you over as guests in JOHANNESBURG? We would love that! Warm regards and love,
Marelise & George
South Africa / 2011
Just a note to say how LOVELY it was TO MEET YOU ON SATURDAY. Even though I had to get back to work, I was glad of the chance to linger a little and I hope not to leave it so long next time! I HOPE THE EXHIBITION GOES WELL and I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE MY PAINTING HANGING IN MY HOUSE! I was so happy to see you both.
Mandy
London / UK / 2011
The PAINTING ARRIVED Tuesday IN GOOD ORDER. The painting IS BEAUTIFUL and we look forward to enjoying it for many years. We WISH PAOLO CONTINUED SUCCESS in his career. We have visited Lake Como three times now and probably will again, perhaps we will get another opportunity to see you in Varenna.
Jack & Judy
Georgia / USA / 2011
The PAINTINGS ARRIVED yesterday and were UNDAMAGED. They LOOK GREAT! I NEED TO PLAN on WHEN and HOW TO SURPRISE REGINA. It WILL BE FUN. I was SURPRISED that the package CLEARED CUSTOMS SO QUICKLY. Thanks for making this an easy process. Best regards.
Daniel
Ohio / USA / 2011

- 2010 -

I am delighted to tell you that the PAINTING HAS BEEN RECEIVED WITHOUT MISHAP  and in perfect condition. Olga and I ARE DELIGHTED WITH IT and WILL AWARD IT PRIDE OF PLACE IN OUR SECOND HOME IN A SEASIDE VILLAGE IN ESSEX WHICH HAS AN INTERESTING HISTORY and a number of art deco buildings.  I AM SENDING YOU an invitation to view a web album - most of the PICTURES were taken by a friend visiting from America last year.  PERHAPS PAOLO MAY THINK IT WORTHY OF HIS SPECIAL ATTENTION..................?


We thank you for the personal attention you have provided and wish you all the best for future successes.


 



Stuart & Olga
London / UK / 2010

The PAINTING OF PAOLO'S we bought from you HANGS PROUDLY IN OUR DINING ROOM and we OFTEN GET COMPLIMENTS AND QUESTIONS as to, "WHAT IS THAT PLACE IN THE PAINTNG? IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!". All the best to the two of you.
Woody & Linda
North Carolina / USA / 2010
How are you? The PAINTING has ARRIVED and, as you promised, Paolo’s packaging ensured its SAFE arrival. Rebecca and I NOW HAVE the somewhat DIFFICULT TASK OF SELECTING SOMEWHERE TO HANG THE PAINTING SO that IT RECEIVES THE APPROPRIATE ATTENTION AND ADMIRATION.  Certainly meeting you and Paulo and seeing your beautiful house and garden will add to our pleasure when we look at the painting, because we will reflect on that happy (and unexpected) experience. I have photos of Varenna as my screen saver at work and all my colleagues comment on what a pretty place it is. 
Bill & Rebecca
Queensland / Australia / 2010

We DID very PROMPTLY RECEIVE OUR PAINTING IN PERFECT CONDITION and LOVE IT! The painting IS now PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED IN OUR DINING ROOM.  Please TELL PAOLO that my wife and I are just thrilled and THANK YOU very much FOR A FANTASTIC FINE ART ACQUISITION EXPERIENCE AND A TRULY AMAZING PAINTING


I want to thank you AND your husband SOOOO much FOR ALL OF YOUR FANTASTIC HOSPITALITY in Varenna. (The drink you introduced me to was great!) Although Nicole and I were able to visit all kinds of amazing locations on Lake Como, we both agreed that HAVING COCKTAILS with you and Paolo ON THE VERANDA WATCHING THE SUNSET WAS definitely one of the MOST MEMORABLE AND ENJOYABLE experiences we had on our entire journey.  HOW OFTEN DOES ONE EVER GET TO actually relax and HAVE A REAL CONVERSATION WITH THE CREATOR OF FINE ART that is about to be PURCHASED FOR ONE'S HOME? It was a really neat experience and it is one we will both cherish.  

Barclay & Nicole
Oregon / USA / 2010

Hello, hello! We are SO DELIGHTED TO HEAR FROM YOU. Please do keep us on your list of any/all events you have in Chicago/St. Louis (anywhere in US). We LOVE THE PAINTINGS WE HAVE - they ARE MARVELOUS and WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE would love to see more in our collection sometime soon (we HAVE A HOUSE IN ARIZONA NEEDING ART). Wishing you both the most wonderful holiday - Thank you and warmest regards,




Walter & Natasha
Missouri / USA / 2010

- 2009 -

ITS HERE!!!!!!!!!! You will be relieved to know that the PAINTING has ARRIVED at my address and IS INTACT. It is exactly as I remember it and I AM VERY PLEASED AND EXCITED. I have already hung it and it LOOKS FANTASTIC. Kind regards.
Stephanie
South Island / New Zealand / 2009
We have RECEIVED THE PAINTING and we LOVE IT.  THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOUI WISH that YOU COULD STOP BY TO SEE IT. It will be a nice surprise for Jim tonight!!!!! Oh how we WISH WE WERE IN VARENNA TO TOAST SUCH A WONDERFUL PAINTING. It looks amazing. I still can't believe it. Thanks again for dinner. We loved spending time with you and Paolo. We are planning to visit Varenna again someday. Thanks again.
Mandi & Jim
Missouri / USA / 2009
We have RECEIVED OUR “La Riva di Bellagio“ PAINTING.  It is just SO BEAUTIFUL, it TOOK MY BREATH AWAY. It has ARRIVED SAFELY and we are very happy with it…brought back our beautiful memories of Bellagio. It TAKES PRIDE OF PLACE IN OUR FORMAL DINING AREA and is ALWAYS A TALKING POINT WITH OUR DINNER GUESTS. Thank you and best wishes.
Liz & Peter
New South Wales / Australia / 2009

I WAS GOING TO EMAIL YOU tonight to let you know that there is no tracking information on the Fedex website BUT THERE'S NO NEED - the PAINTINGS ARRIVED THIS AFTERNOON. That MUST BE SOME SORT OF RECORD


(WILLOW, OUR DOG, HAS BEEN STANDING GUARD BY THE PACKAGE ALL AFTERNOON .) 


You'll be happy to know that THEY ARE JUST AS WE REMEMBERED THEM , but we do have a bit of work to do to get the lighting right so it'll be a bit of time yet before we can enjoy them to their full potential. Oh well. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

Duncan & Michelle
Derbyshire / UK / 2009
The BEAUTIFUL LIMONI HAS ARRIVED. Thank you so very much.  We are so pleased and PROUD TO HAVE ANOTHER OF PAOLO'S WORKSWE'VE ARRANGED THE PERFECT SPOT for it. We’ll send you pictures after it’s hung. Sunni and I miss Italy and especially Lake Como. We HAD SUCH A GOOD EVENING WITH YOU—thank you again for arranging such a gracious time for us and our friends.  We’re already plotting our return. THANKS TO PAOLO FOR HIS TALENT AND CONVERSATION WITH TWO EAGER AMERICANS, and thanks to you for everything! Best wishes…and hope to see you soon,
Dan & Sunni
Pennsylvania / USA / 2009

Your PAINTING HAS ARRIVED and Tracey and I love it. It arrived SAFELY. We ENJOY the painting MORE EACH TIME WE LOOK AT IT. THANK YOU FOR PACKAGING IT UP SO WELL. Lake Como has not stopped beckoning since we left. FRIENDS ARE amazed and ENVIOUS of our story ABOUT US MEETING YOU both...was ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS of our trip to Italy. The $20 EURO DOWN PAYMENT MAKES EVERYONE SMILE. (We appreciate your honesty and friendliness.) Tracey and I will be able to say we knew Paolo after he becomes a world famous artist! I also met Norman Rockwell as a very young child.



Casey & Tracey
Massachusetts / USA / 2009

- 2008 -

THE PAINTINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL. I’ve been TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE TO PUT THEM so that I can look upon them often. I had to PUT THEM IN MY KITCHEN AREA WHERE I SPEND THE MOST TIME even though it meant moving other nice paintings. We loved meeting you too. Likely we will be back in Lugano in June 2011 so will definitely come to visit your gallery.
Carolyn & Paul
Ontario / Canada / 2008
The good news is that no sooner had I arrived home than THE PAINTINGS ARRIVED – IN PERFECT CONDITION. They are EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN I REMEMBER. Paolo, thank you for re-varnishing the Venice painting. EVERYTIME I LOOK AT THEM IT BRINGS BACK SUCH HAPPY MEMORIES of my trip to the TIMELESS and MAGICAL ITALIA. Once again, I AM THRILLED with your art work, and hope to see you in the near future. Take care.
Lynne
California / USA / 2008
Just to let you know that THE PAINTINGS HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED AND THEY ARE BEAUTIFULTHANK YOU very much FOR ALL YOUR TROUBLE and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards,
Leandro & Nancy
South Africa / 2008

The PAINTINGS DID FINALLY ARRIVE LAST EVENING...they were held in Canada Customs for several days but I really don't care.  But just an FYI in case you have future Canadian clients... It certainly would not have been (or will not be) a deterrent from me purchasing more paintings in the future.

 

AS FOR THE PAINTNGS...FANTASTIC!!  I'm very pleased with Paolo's work.  I HAVE YET TO SHOW THEM TO MY WIFE, WILL KEEP THEM HIDDEN UNTIL HER BIRTHDAY, but I'm sure she will love them. The paintings ARE A FANTASTIC REMINDER of the wonderful time we had in Lake Como...WOULD LOVE TO RETURN to the area again in the next couple of years. We would love to get back sooner BUT OUR TEAM IS EXPANDING as Dawn & I ARE EXPECTING OUR 4th CHILD in March! Best wishes to your family in the coming seasons.

Bob & Dawn
Ontario / Canada / 2008
I am very pleased to let you know that FED EX ARRIVED THIS MORNING with our PAINTING. It was wonderful to see it again!! It WAS IN PERFECT SHAPE - PAOLO OBVIOUSLY KNOWS HOW TO PACK PAINTINGS. It WILL BRING BACK FANTASTIC MEMORIES OF LAKE COMO/BELLAGIO  EACH DAY WE LOOK AT IT. Thank you so much for everything, it has been a pleasure meeting you and of course we will treasure the painting. Paolo's work is wonderful and HOPEFULLY, ONE DAY, WE WILL be able to ADD another of his paintings TO OUR COLLECTION. Best Regards.
Gary & Donna
Ontario / Canada / 2008
Ciao Melita e Paolo. The PAINTINGS ARRIVED today IN PERFECT CONDITION. The paintings ARE WONDERFUL! Grazie mille!
Fred & Diana
North Carolina / USA / 2008
It ARRIVED yesterday!! WE OPENED IT AND JUST STOOD THERE AND GASPED. It is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL - WELL WORTH THE WAIT. We are moving into out new place next weekend, so as soon as we have it up on the wall, we'll send you a picture. We love it! You did an AMAZING JOB OF CAPTURING WHAT WE WANTED. The IMAGE OF THE TOWN looks crisp, clear and beautiful. We both LOVE THE LAKE REFLECTIONS, LITTLE BOATS AND and absolute CALMING EFFECT. The green hue will work wonderfully in our (new!) place. Thank you so much for being so considerate of our specific requests. THIS PAINTING WILL BE celebrated as A FOREVER MEMORY OF OUR HONEYMOON on Lake Como. We really think it was fate that day we chose to "hop on a ferry and ran into Melita and your gallery. Much gratitude.
Erica & Russ
California / USA / 2008

Thank you. I love it! You NEED NOT BE WORRIED ABOUT ED and his suspicion, as I TOLD HIM THIS WAS HIS FATHER’S DAY PRESENT AND HE WAS THRILLED. Everything made sense to him at that point, so I think we are all squared away as far as that goes. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE EFFORT YOU HAVE GONE TO with regards to this. IT REALLY IS SPECIAL and he will treasure it for years to come.

 

We HAVE BEEN REMEMBERING OUR VISIT to Bellano and LAKE COMO fondly and particularly our visit to your home and studio.  WE WERE QUITE ENAMORED WITH THE AREA AND YOUR ARTWORK, to say the least. WE ENJOY FRIENDSHIPS SUCH AS THE ONE WE HOPE TO HAVE KINDLED WITH THE TWO OF YOU throughout our professional and personal life. We have every intention of returning to visit in the not-too-distant future and certainly are considering the notion of a second home in Bellano at some point. If you should ever find yourself in near Colorado, please be sure to let us know of your travel itinerary.

Elizabeth & Ed
Colorado / USA / 2008
My PAINTING ARRIVED SAFELY today. I’ve BEEN RUNNING ALL THROUGH THE OFFICE SHOWING IT OFF AND RECEIVING RAVED COMMENTSPAOLO truly IS A BEAUTIFUL ARTIST and he HAS CAPTURED in this painting THE one THING I LOVE MOST  – THE BEACH & OCEANFRONT I AM TRANSPORTED to this place EVERY TIME I LOOK AT IT.  I can’t wait to hang it on my wall & get a small overhead light to bring out the beautiful detail. I wish you well and thank you for your kindness, patience and allowing me to be able to afford to have such a beautiful piece in my home.
Cynthia
Massachusetts / USA / 2008

- 2007 -

THANK YOU for a memorable evening when we braved the storm FOR A SPLENDID APERITIVO AT YOUR SPECTACULAR HOUSE. It was very kind of you and Paul to allow yourselves to be invaded. I watched Paul`s ministrations with close attention and have had a few interesting experimental gins & tonics since returning home. AS I PRESS THE KEYS I HAVE OVER MY SHOULDER PAUL'S SPLENDID "SUNDAY AFTERNOON on the Lake" which always was HIGHLY EVOCATIVE, but all the MORE SO NOW THAT I CAN PICTURE THE VANTAGE POINT WHICH WAS HIS INSPIRATION. The "GLASS OF WINE beside the lake" ADORNS THE LIVING ROOM, so I usually enjoy it when I have either a gin& tonic (or a Negroni) to hand. I`m also VERY TEMPTED BY Paul`s STILL LIFE OF GARLIC AND ONIONS which was on the back of the door: but I didn`t raise the question of price for it, so must do that. Perhaps when we see you in September. A presto!.
Colin & Jean
Cambridge / UK / 2007
John and I wanted to tell you how THRILLED we are with our paintings. They ARRIVED SAFELY last Thursday. We LOVE THEM!!! I have mine paired with an oil painting by an American Impressionist. That painting is also of Provence, but of a village nearer NiceTHANK YOU so much FOR THE HOSPITALITY you showed us IN BELLAGIOWE will REMEMBER OUR MEETING WITH MUCH FONDNESS with much fondness. We would love to go back. Best regards.
Carolyn & John
California / USA / 2007

WE ARE NOW OFFICIALLY PROUD OWNERS OF A “GUAITAMACCHI”! It ARRIVED YESTERDAY afternoon at Claire's folks--I RUSHED HOME TO FINISH PAINTING THE WALL [a very light olive green] in order to create the setting for the new masterpiece! & it LOOKS FABULOUSREALLY SUITES OUR LOUNGE. Everyone is giving compliments when seeing the lavender painting for the first time...we'll get photo's taken & send them over.

 

It's BEEN RAINING here every day! HOW I WOULD LOVE TO BE IN BELLAGIO TODAY...

Andre & Claire
Dublin / Ireland / 2007
We wanted you to know how THRILLED we are with our picture…it is JUST PERFECT. We HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR JUST THE RIGHT PAINTING FOREVER. After looking at paintings everywhere, WE JUST HAPPENED TO LOOK THROUGH YOUR WINDOW AND SPOT YOUR WORK—THIS WAS JUST MEANT TO BE!!

We HAVE PLACED IT above our den fireplace—IN FRONT OF THE SPOT WHERE WE SIT TO READ EACH NIGHT, so it will become a wonderful part of our lives. It LOOKS WONDERFUL in the room - PICKS UP ALL THE COLORS and ties it all together. We just love looking up and seeing our painting and thinking about Bellagio. It MUST BE a WONDERFUL feeling to have the ability TO CREATE A PAINTING like this THAT CAN BRING SO MUCH JOY to people on the other side of the world! We thank you for doing the commission and for all the trouble you went to to get it delivered. It WILL ALWAYS BRING BELLAGIO (OUR FAVORITE SPOT ON EARTH) BACK TO US here in South Carolina. As you may remember, this was our 6th trip there and we plan to come back many, many more times! Please KNOW THAT YOU HAVE TWO VERY HAPPY CUSTOMERS AND ADMIRERS HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

By the way--the packing was amazing! There is no way that painting was going to get scratched coming over here.
Van & Bettie
South Carolina / USA / 2007

- 2006 -

Our amazing PAINTING ARRIVED on Thursday SAFE & SOUND.  It was PACKAGED NEATLY with care.  And it is MORE GORGEOUS THAN I REMEMBERED.  It really is!! We are of course thrilled.  We HAVE OUR POPPY PAINTING hanging on the OPPOSITE wall of OUR AZALEAS just where we'd planned.  Then WE ADDED SPOTLIGHTS just a few weeks ago to accent the walls.  The dining room is fantastic now!  WILL PAOLO ENTERTAIN THE IDEA OF HAVING SOMETHING READY FOR US when we come again NEXT MAY?  Let me know how that works if possible.  I AM STILL WANTING SOMETHING BIG FOR OVER THE FIREPLACE showing the Village of Varenna.

Suzanne & David
California / USA / 2006

I WAS JUST PREPARING to send AN EMAIL asking when I might expect the painting WHEN A FEDEX TRUCK PULLED UP in front of my home with the package.  It ARRIVED IN VERY GOOD CONDITION THANKS TO SOMEONE'S PROFESSIONAL PACKAGING. The painting TURNED OUT JUST AS I HOPED and as soon as Vivian returns from her "Bridge Lesson" we will experiment with a couple of different locations for its display.  You can BE ASSURED that IT WILL HANG IN A PROMINENT PLACE and be a constant reminder of our wonderful summer in Varenna.



Thank you very much for a mutually beneficial transaction and hopefully we will meet some time in the future.
Richard & Vivian
Indiana / USA / 2006

JUST BACK FROM SPAIN.  I am happy to report that OUR PLACE IS DARLING, really has come on so nicely and PAOLO'S PAINTINGS, which are not hung yet because we need wire and hooks, etc. WILL HAVE PRIDE OF PLACE IN TWO ROOMS. GORGEOUS in our surroundings.  I AM THRILLED.

Lois & Gerald
London / UK / 2006

Ian has asked me to let you know that WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THE PAINTING HAS ARRIVED AND HAS BEEN PUT IN OUR HOUSE ready for us to see when we go there for a few days at the end of June.  I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING IT FOR MYSELF...I LOVE THE OTHER PAINTINGS BY PAOLO that we have already so I AM SURE I WILL LOVE THIS ONE TOOPAOLO'S PAINTINGS NOW HAVE PRIDE OF PLACE in the salon of our house IN FRANCE AND in our LONDON flat. We love them all. PAOLO MAKES HIS SUBJECTS COME ALIVE.

Carole & Ian
London / UK / 2006

RECEIVED the PAINTING yesterday. It IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!  I LOVE IT!  I know we will enjoy this painting and fond memories of Lake Como for years to come.

Joy
California / USA / 2006

Good Day.  It was a pleasure to talk with you.  As I said WE DID FIND A SPOT FOR THE PAINTING. It was NOT THE ORIGINAL PLACE that we had in mind  BUT IT WILL BE OK...THIS TYPE OF PAINTING WILL LOOK GOOD NO MATTER WHERE IT IS, it IS JUST a BEAUTIFUL painting.  Thank you.

John & Mary Ellen
New Hampshire / USA /2006

The PICTURES ARRIVED YESTERDAY afternoon (by FEDERAL EXPRESS).  I have unpacked them and it looks like they arrived WITH NO DAMAGE.  They LOOK BEAUTIFUL (and the FRAME COLORS EVEN MATCH the COLORS IN OUR DINING ROOM - AN INCONSEQUENTIAL EXTRA BENEFIT).  We will send you a picture once we have hung them.

Dan & Nancy
Georgia / USA /2006

I look forward to seeing Paolo’s new work. I JUST HUNG THE PAINTINGS LAST WEEKEND.  EACH HAS SOMETHING THAT GIVES ME SUCH A SENSE OF PEACE AND SATISFACTION.  I SMILE EVERY TIME I PASS THE TUSCAN POPPY FIELD and SIGH EACH TIME I LOOK AT THE PEPPERS.  I GO THROUGH THE HOUSE LOOKING TO SEE WHERE I MIGHT HANG ANOTHER.  I do have a spot for the larger painting that I admired.  I don’t remember the name of the painting but it was in browns, gold and yellow.  It was a landscape.  Anyway…thank you so much.

Cay
Louisiana / USA /2006

Your BEAUTIFUL PAINTING ARRIVED SAFELY while John and I were in Austria. ALL OF THE FOLKS AT VIEWPLUS WERE VERY CURIOUS, SO THERE WAS A MAJOR UNVEILING YESTERDAY.  I LOVE THE NEW FRAME, and it LOOKS PERFECT OVER OUR FIREPLACE. I hope that you will be able to see it there some day.

Carolyn & John
Oregon / USA / 2006

The two paintings ARRIVED IN GREAT SHAPE. They BOTH LOOK GREAT and we CAN'T WAIT TO GIVE THEM A SPECIAL SPOT IN OUR HOME . Hope to see you next year.

(PS) Please tell your mother that the ceramics arrived safely and they are just as beautiful as they were in Italy.

Bob & Sherry
Illinois / USA / 2006

- 2005 -

Guess what? OUR PAINTING IS HERE.  It arrived last evening.  I waited for David to come home before unpacking it so we could see it together.  IT LOOKS MORE BEAUTIFUL WITH THE FRAME AND THE VARNISH THAN WHEN WE LAST SAW IT.  We are thrilled and know just where we'll hang it.  I'll take a photo of it in our home and send it when we have done this. YOU WILL SEE however, that THERE IS NOW A SPOT ON THE OTHER WALL THAT NEEDS SOMETHING as well.  We will be back soon!!

Suzanne & David
California / USA / 2005


WE GOT THE PAINTINGS last Friday! THEY LOOK GREAT!  We plan on redecorating the family room so they will have a proper space eventually.  Please keep in touch and let us know if you are ever in NYC or would like to discover Quebec. The light is amazing there! Have a great summer and THANKS SO MUCH for the beautiful paintings. WE LOVE THEM! 

Mary & Eric
New York / USA / 2005

IT IS 4:30PM on Friday afternoon SYDNEY TIME and our PAINTING HAS JUST BEEN DELIVERED to our door INTACT.  It IS EVERY BIT AS WONDERFUL AS we recalled WHEN WE MADE THE PURCHASE.  Thank you for taking the trouble to send the painting to us . We will treasure it in the years ahead as we remember with great fondness our wonderful time in Italy and especially the Lake Como region.

John & Susan
Castlereagh / AUSTRALIA / 2005

IT'S HERE!!!  Sharon and I had gone to an early lunch today.  As WE RETURNED HOME, we turned on to our street and HELD OUR BREATH AND SURE ENOUGH WE SAW A POST OFFICE TRUCK in front of our house.  The painting LOOKS SO WONDERFUL IN OUR BREAKFAST AREA!!!  We can't wait to show it off to family and friends.  Thanks so much for your concern and hand holding over the past several weeks.  WE HOPE that we'll have the opportunity to return in the near future TO SHARE THAT GLASS OF WINE with the two of you.

John & Sharon
North Carolina / USA / 2005

We received the PAINTINGS on Wednesday and they LOOK GREAT!! I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE ONE OF Lake Como and THE TOWN OF VARENNA.  Tell your husband that we are very much enjoying the paintings and we appreciate all of your hard work in putting this together.

Gary & Charlene
California / USA / 2005

I suspect you have already heard from Judy, but the PAINTINGS ARRIVED SAFELY on our doorstep yesterday.  THEY ARE JUST AS BEAUTIFUL IN INDIANA AS THEY WERE IN ITALY!  Best wishes to you both.

Ed & Judy
Indiana / USA /2005


WELL, WE ARE THRILLED PAOLO !!!!!!!!!  THE PAINTING IS JUST GREAT - EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED.  It is now up on the wall of our new bedroom here so that we can see what we are missing when not in Cornwall by the water!! Thank you very much!!!!  I hope the wind and rain did not ruin your impression of Cornwall and that you will return.

David & Ginny
London / UK / 2005

The painting arrived at our door this morning in excellent shape. PAUL DID A GREAT JOB PACKING THE PAINTING for travel.  It now HAS A PROMINENT PLACE in our Parlor over the mantel. It is the first thing you see when you enter the room. WE ARE MOST HAPPY with the results.  I will send you a digital picture in a few days.

Claude & Karin
Washington / USA / 2005

- 2004 -


Kathy and I have been thinking about you lately.  We ARE IN NEVADA for the summer and ALL OF YOUR PICTURES ARE HERETHEY ARE OUR TREASURES, OUR MEMORIES, OUR MENTAL IMAGE OF YOU AND ITALY. Thank you for sharing your art with us.  Love,
Leo & Kathy
California & Nevada / USA / 2004 (& 1999)
We finally arrived home late last night, and THE PAINTINGS ARE PERFECT FOR THE HOUSE…….EXCELLENT.
Kevin
Glasgow / Scottland / 2004

IT WAS A PLEASURE to meet  you and TO VIEW ALL OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL ART. WE WILL TREASURE OUR TWO PIECES and will think of you and Varenna often. We loved the area so we will surely visit again.  Should you be in CT, we would enjoy having you visit us.  Until then, we send our best and many thanks.

Valerie & Gerald
Connecticut / USA / 2004

Just to let you know, the Varenna PAINTING ARRIVED Friday, SAFE AND SOUND in all respects, and WE PROMPTLY HUNG IT in the dining room, on the wall east of the kitchen/dining room entrance, SO IN EFFECT WE HAVE A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE VARENNA WATERFRONT! The painting is very beautiful and we thank you for making it available to us!  ALSO TOMAS HUNG, IN MY OFFICE, THE WONDERFUL PAINTING OF VENEZIA.  So now I have a poster of San Vigilio, on Lago di Garda, on one wall, and the beautiful scene of Venezia on the other.  We thank you for allocating your time and for sharing your wonderful views and thoughts.  We look forward to our next meal and conversation.

Tom & Marina
Illinois / USA / 2004
Hello.  Thanks for checking in....we just RECEIVED THE PAINTINGS TODAY and  THEY LOOK FABULOUS!!  Thank you so much for all your help and WE HOPE TO SEE MORE OF PAOLO'S PAINTINGS IN THE U.S. SOON, THEY'RE TOO GOOD NOT TO BE IN GALLERIES OVER HERE.
John & Penny
California / USA / 2004

I am thrilled! The POPPY PAINTING ARRIVED this morning (before your email) and it is as beautiful as I remember and I am so happy to have it.  I FEEL THE SAME WAY looking at it AS I DID IN YOUR STUDIO: SENSES THRILLED, PULLED INTO ITS RICHNESS, SPIRIT COMFORTED, and taken back to Italy, the feel of the air, the softness of the sky (very different than a California sky) that you captured so well, the vibrancy of the sea of poppies dancing in the green of the meadow, the farmhouse in the distance. I can imagine it must have been very hard for you to part with it and BE ASSURED IT WILL BE WELL LOVED. It will probably also bring friends to Varenna to find you, at least I hope so.  Also I wanted you to know it WAS PACKED IMPRESSIVELY well (the UPS FOLKS WERE FULL OF COMPLIMENTS) and made the trip perfectly.  I will send you photos when I get it hung so you can see it in its new home over one of  the pianos. Grazie, thank you so much, Paolo.

Nicki
California / USA / 2004

I'm writing this note to let you know our PAINTING ARRIVED yesterday (Tuesday) in very fine shape.  MY HUSBAND AND I WERE newly admiring the painting and CONGRATULATING OURSELVES OVER THIS ADDITION TO OUR HOME! as we only saw it for a brief time in your gallery, WE GOT TO ENJOY IT AGAIN IN MORE DETAIL AT HOME. Since we spent some time in Tuscany marveling over the beautiful agricultural landscape, this particular painting reminds us of our trip -- the landscape is unlike anything we have in the United States. I ALSO PARTICULARLY LIKE THE MOOD OF THE EVENING SKY. Thank you so much for your help and attention in preparing it and mailing it to us from so far away.

Kim
Michigan / USA / 2004

IL QUADRO E' ARRIVATO.  E' MAGNIFICO! It arrived the day before our party AND WAS IMMEDIATELY PUT on the wall IN LOWELL'S STUDY WHERE ALL COULD ADMIRE OUR BEAUTIFUL VIEW.  It truly gives us great pleasure and nostalgia to sit in that room and gaze upon it. 

Claudia & Lowell Weicker - Former US Senator and Governor
Connecticut / USA / 2004

Wow!!!!  What a beautiful surprise that showed up at our doorstep on Saturday. THE PAINTING IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN WE EVER IMAGINED IT COULD BE. WHAT AWESOME TALENT YOU HAVE PAOLO.  And THE LITTLE PAINTING IS ALSO SO SPECIAL TO US. Thank you so much for working with us and for specially painting us our own painting of Varenna.  What wonderful memories we have of your beautiful town and country.   I hope we will keep in touch.  Let us know how you are now and then and what you are painting.  If you ever come to California let us know.  We would love to see you.  Thanks again!!!!  We can't wait to return to Lake Como!!!!!

Carol & Greg
California / USA / 2004

I just wanted to let you know that THE PAINTING HAS ARRIVED SAFELY, LOOKS MARVELOUS AND SOON WILL BE GRACING OUR DINING ROOM. We really love the painting, and it was a pleasure to meet you during our trip to Lake Como.  Do let me know if you ever make a visit to Washington, D.C.

Donna & Scott
Washington DC / USA / 2004
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