BRAD F. (TP) 15/06/2015We spent 3 nights and 2 days. We had our adult children and their spouses with us. It was wonderful. We went into the mountains with the goats one day and then to the Abbey and the olive grove the next. Several of our family members enjoyed the cooking class. We had breakfast every day at the restaurant and it was delicious. The dinner, music, and dancing the last evening were unforgettable. The rooms were all beautiful and comfortable. One extra that I really loved was the fruit juice and water stocked in the refrigerators, both in the main area and our room. The best part was how Pasqualino and Annalisa made our visit personal for us. I would highly recommend staying here and would come again.
GRINGOGEOFF (TP) Aprile 2015Experiencing the Food and Cultural Tour at Il Ruspante was the highlight of our family trip to Italy. Pasqualino, Antonella and Annalisa welcomed us like family and toured us around the region over the next several days. The food we enjoyed on the tour was exceptional, especially the local fare and salamis prepared by the owners. Every day we visited a new site while our family learned the history of the area, enjoyed the nearby beaches, learned roman jewelry making, and visited a shepherd family to see the goat cheese making process. The guesthouse has been restored beautifully and we stayed in the "Nonno Bastiano" room with a loft that was perfect for the girls. All of us savored the experience and the girls are asking, "Are we going to go to Pasqualino's again this year?!"
TOM083 UK (TP) Febbraio 2016Broseley, Regno UnitoWhat a wonderful establishment, we arrived quite late, driving up after our flight to Naples and went straight into the restaurant across the road (linked to the hotel). The food was out of this world - during our week stay in the Italy, nothing came close to the quality of the food here. It was only on check out that we discovered that both of our meals (and a small dish for our 22-month old daughter came to only 30 euros with half a litre of wine and a large bottle of mineral water). The owners (I presume) were absolutely fabulous and we checked into our room after finishing our meal. Another 'wow' - the rustic farmhouse is exactly as the pictures suggest, such attention to detail and incredible furnishings which ooze both traditional and mod-cons. We had a great night's sleep but unfortunately were up, off and on the road again by 9am (after a decent breakfast, again at the restaurant). I would almost go back to Italy just to stay here for a longer period - the food and accommodation were outstanding, as was the service and communication before we arrived.
JOAN GUB. (TP) Agosto 2015"Very pleasant stay". Beautiful room, super delicious restaurant and more than hospitable owner. We have twice been able to enjoy the delicious local Italian dinner. The breakfast was tasty and more than adequate. The owners were aimed to make our stay as pleasant as possible, despite the language barrier. They even took us to an Italian food festival and paid for us all. The pasta workshop was superb, very cozy with wine, cheeses and meats while cooking.