In the Heart of Tuscan Etruria

House - Entire home/apt · Sorano, Tuscany 58010, Italy

The Space

Smalll guest house attatched to main villa.Surrounded by 30 acres of woodland, olive groves, caves and peace.
A large swimming pool (12x6mt)perfect for swimming and play is closed until the weather warms up but the poolside area is great for taking the sun and there is a pinpong table for fun.
The dwelling is surrounded by patches of planted herbs - you're welcome to pick to flavour your meals which can be taken inside or outside in the warmth of the mid-day sun . Hosts are nearby
for any needs..We welcome you with fresh eggs and homemade organic bread.- You can wander around the woods on the property and if you are lucky might even find some mushrooms! Cup, a gentle female labrador and Bilbo, a mongrel male terrier, are the family dogs.
Three room guesthouse and bath; one bedroom with double king size bed, sitting room with two sofa beds that can be converted to double size, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom/shower and tub.WiFi,landline & wide screen TV. Ideal for a family or friends sharing. The house has central heating-
This part of Tuscany is in the heart of Etruria and unspoilt by tourism.The property sits below Mount Elmo, meaning 'helmit', where the Etruscans mined their iron.The villages are historically beautiful and a food haven. There are professional people who can take you horse riding.Great walks and wonderful place for bike riding.Many people come here with their groups of Yoga and Wellness.The open cascades of the Saturnia hot water are 30' drive away-There are various horse riding facilities nearby run by professional people who can take you trecking or just a ride for fun.
There are organic farms nearby where you can go and pick your own. The neighbours have , chickens, rabbits and guinea-fowl to order and collect. Organic Honey.
The nearest bar and Alimentari is about half a mile from the house. At Pitigliano you can find goats cheese and wonderful locally cured prosciutto,hand cut on the bone. The butchers all sell meat from local farms.There is a great delli that produces roast chickens, fish dishes, meat dishes and vegetable dishes, all kinds of sauces, lasagnia and tortellii filled with seasonal vegetables. Hand made pasta and gnocchi The local red and white wines and sparkling are excellent at all price ranges Every wednesday in Pitigliano is a big open market with fruit and veg and cheeses and porchetta and fresh fish from Orbetello. Clothing and shoe stalls and even great vintage where you can find cashmere bargains for 5euro. On Friday in Sorano an open market with similar products and fresh fish as well.. On Saturday,the fishman comes again from Orbetello to Pitigliano and is just in the main square after 11am-. Ren will be happy to teach you to make taglietelle and handmade pasta that you can enjoy to eat with your family. Made from the local organic 'faro' spelt flour and our own eggs.If you have to follow a non glutine diet, we can make you bread and pasta and give you some ideas.
There are many trattorias where you can eat local dishes.
If you are looking for somewhere peaceful and quiet with all the charms of unspoilt Italy, this is the place.
There is a comfortable daily bus on the route to and from Rome-Tiburtina station in Acquapendente, a 20' drive by car,where you can spend some time in the city without driving. The hospital in Pitigliano has an excellent emergency service.Pitigliano has good dentists and chiropracters.The hot waters at the Sorano Terme hotel are nearby and have a nice Sauna and Turkish bath.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $43
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • We had a wonderful and relaxing weekend in the countryside. Couldn't have asked for more accommodating hosts!

    January 2014
  • Our stay was a wonderful retreat from our noisy city life in Rome. The house is secluded and surrounded by quiet and nature. The house is connected but completely separate from the house where Ren and Luca stay. You have you own entrance with a little patio area where you can sit and have your meals al Fresco if you like. The house is equiped with modern conveniences like cable TV (where you can even see the shows in english, we are American) and wifi. There are books (in english) and games for the children. The master bedroom has a king bed and it is very comfy. The other room can sleep another 2-3 people. The kitchen has most of what you need. There is no refrigerator, but we made due by keeping a cooler for our essentials (cool water, fruit, etc) we needed during the day. Otherwise there is a full size frigde downstairs for you to keep items you have brought to eat. The pool was a big hit! It was huge and we had all to ourselves! My daughter played and enjoyed herself for hours each day and never wanted to leave. The house is quiet and tucked away but there are 2 lovely hill towns in either direction of the house (both less than 10kms) to explore and sample local wines and have a nice lunch or dinner. We went to 2 festivals and where able to experience local foods and culture. It was very nice! Ren and Luca (and Luca's mother) were all very gracious hosts. We were supplied with fresh organic vegetables to eat with our meals and cold watermelon to enjoy on those hot days (everyday!!!). We enjoyed ourselves so much that we decided to stay an extra night and Ren gave us a discount for the extra night. She even told us that we could leave whenever we wanted. We really appreciated that because "relaxing" for the 4 days we stayed took a lot out of us so we were able to sleep in, have one last frolick in the pool, followed by a late lunch before heading home. I can't recommend this place and the hosts enough.

    August 2013
  • It was more than a pleasure to stay in Sorano with Ren & Luca. We really have enjoyed out stay : beautiful nature, confortable guesthouse, wonderful (website hidden) other words ideal place to relax , enjoy nature , live with extraordinary & extremely helpful people. One day we'll return. Thanks.

    August 2013
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Luca is a musician and teaches guitar to young & old.He is also an official Olive oil taster and gives lessons. Ren had a knitting business in Tuscany and is now a gardner and teaches hands-on pasta making for families. They both love cooking,travelling,reading and being with their friends.
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