Villa Sant'Andrea, owned by Sant'Andrea a Bacialla Inc. based in South Carolina, is carefully maintained by the owners Janette Wesley and Renato Vicario. Renato, is Italian by birth, and Janette has been traveling to and spending much time in Italy since 1992.
Our book, Italian Liqueurs, has been published by Aboca Museum in Sansepolcro Italy.
Janette is an artist in oil painting, and many of the paintings in the villa were created by her. In her home town of Greenville, SC she is active in the community as a board member of the Metropolitan Arts Council, and as the Chapter Leader for Slow Food Upstate.
Renato owns and operates Vantage, Inc. also known as Vantage World Travel in Greenville, SC, and can be called upon for any travel services our guests require, such as car rental, other hotels while in Italy and other places of the world, and is a great resource for culinary specialties in Italy and beyond. His new book being published Fall of 2010 by Aboca Museum in Sansepolcro Italy, is a wealth of information on Italian Liqueurs, the history of spices and herbs and a fabulous collection of recipes for making your own liqueurs at home. To request the book prior to its release in English or Italian, please send us an e mail.
The agricultural property surrounding the villa, belonging to the same family but registered as an Italian company, produces red wine, peppery fresh squeezed olive oil, ( available to our clients) and will soon produce enough fruit and herbs for our developing liquers and preserves to be available for sale eventually.