According to the Huffington Post, Sorano is the fifth of the 10 most beautiful villages in Italy. You will feel at home and I'll be happy to share with you all I know about this amazing and very quiet place.
A romantic flat with astonishing view, perfect for those who love the medieval atmosphere and the uncontaminated nature. Thesan's (the etruscan godess of dawn) house is into the middle of the east quarter of Sorano. Located in the pedestrian area but not far from a parking lot, it has got three small floors: kitchen, living room with a dining table and a sofabed, big bedroom for two + a bed for a child. The garden is not far, it takes just 5 minutes of a fascinating walk into the valley to join it. Sorano is located in the middle of the most secret and sacred etruscan lands, and it is loved by artists and by who is sensible to the real things. Breathtaking scenery, excellent tipical restaurants, wonderful walks or rides, baths in several different termal waters, quality craftsmanship.
This is a magic and hospitable land — volcanic and tranquil, wild and sweet. Here dwells something inexpressible and magnetic which preserves it from any form of pollution.
“The whole thing small and dainty in proportion, and fresh, somehow charming instead of impressive. There seems to have been in the Etruscan instinct a real desire to preserve the natural humour of life. And that is a task surely more worthy, and even much more difficult in the long run, than conquering the world or sacrificing the self or saving the immortal soul..."
D.H. Lawrence, Etruscan Places
A little glimpse: (website hidden)
Many thanks for:
1. Please don't do anything you wouldn't like to happen in your flat.
2. Behave responsibly and with care.
3. Water, electricity etc.: please switch off when not needed.
4. Have soft hand when opening-closing doors-windows, the fridge, machines etc. (things last longer ;)
(website hidden) materials are available. It is expected to replace consumed. The same goes for the bathroom materials, detergents etc.
6. If something is not clear please call and ask.
7. Enjoy your stay and leave the apartment in the condition as you got it. Hopefully you'll come again. :-))
Abbiamo passato una settimana bellissima. Sorano è un luogo splendido pieno di pace e tranquillità e Clara è stata molto gentile e sempre presente quando necessario. La casa si trova nel centro storico dal sapore medievale con una vista mozzafiato sulla valle di fronte al paese. E' uno di quei luoghi in cui vorremmo tornare e ritornare appena possibile. La casa nel magico borgo etrusco è uno dei luoghi più belli che per ora abbiamo trovato su airbnb e lo consigliamo a tutti quanti.
Clara's place was cosy, charming and complemented the beautiful town of Sorano perfectly. There was a nice closed fireplace that kept the house nice and warm. The views from the bedroom were so breathtaking.
Clara was very nice and patiently waited for use despite us being significantly delayed.
Make sure you get good directions as our gps and (website hidden) maps did not pick it up.
We really enjoyed staying at Clara's and highly recommend staying there.
Sorano ist ein sehr besonderer Ort mit viel Atmosphäre der abends in ein zauberhaftes Licht getaucht wird. Das Apartment von Clara liegt mitten in der Altstadt. Es ist mit schönen alten Möbeln eingerichtet und hat viel Charme. Clara hat uns herzlich empfangen und mit guten Tipps versorgt. Auch im Herbst war der nahegelegene Garten noch wunderbar sonnig.
We spent four wonderful weeks in Clara'a house together with our little daughter of 10 months. We felt very much at home from the very first moment. The house is just charming and very nicely furbished and decorated - everything you need is there. We will especially miss the amazing view from the bedroom towards Clara's garden and even some Etruscan (!) caves. Clara is an impeccable host, gave us great advice on what to do, where to eat, shop etc. Our daughter also felt very much at home although the many stairs inside the house were a challenge, mostly to our parental nerves :-). Sorano itself is a very good base to explore the many sights of the Maremma region of Tuscany.
Clara ci ha accolti calorosamente e ci ha subito portato nell'alloggio, una splendida casa tutta per noi così come la immaginavamo. La visione dalle finestre della camera da letto è strepitosa, almeno per noi che amiamo la natura e Sorano, che è a tutti gli effetti uno dei borghi più belli d'Italia.
La casa si trova nel centro storico di Sorano ed ha un bellissimo giardino al di là del fiume a disposizione degli ospiti, poco prima dell'ingresso alle vie cave.
La libreria della casa ci ha stupiti, molto affine ai nostri interessi ed è stato interessante scoprirvi alcuni testi relativi alla Maremma e alla sua storia....gli Etruschi in primis.
What a wonderful place. Clara was a brilliant host - the house is beautiful and so is the area. A very relaxing time had here, I would recommend it to anyone!
Sorano was an incredible experience and better than one could (email hidden)e village, the house and the incomparable Clara. In every way she made me welcome and I felt at home there. Clara has much knowledge to share of the past life in the village and of the Etruscan times which made this small village famous. Her enthusiasm for life was a pleasure to share.
It certainly is a magical village and a magical experience for me. The house is a delight - Clara has tastefully kept the character of the old house while making it easy to live (website hidden) restoring these old houses they have been saved for us all to enjoy.
Another pleasure was visiting her large and beautiful garden on the other side of the river where one could happily spend many hours.
Travelling on my own at 85 was made easy for me by the welcome I received from Clara. I cannot thank her enough.
Hi my name is Clara, I like to cook, go for walks in the woods, gardening and make handcrafted felt accessories. I take care of my daughter Camilla, my dog Philos and Trilly the cat and of course all of our friends and customers who come to visit our shop.
We work with hemp and other natural fabrics. I'd like to welcome my guests as friends and help them discovering all the local secrets and treasures of Sorano.
This is why I personally restored this house dedicated to Thesan, the etruscan goddess of dawn, using original raw meterials and antique furnitures.
Mi piace cucinare, camminare nei boschi, lavorare in giardino e creare accessori in feltro fatto a mano. Mi occupo di: mio marito Enrico, mia figlia Camilla, il cane Philos, la gatta Trilly, tutti gli amici che ci vengono a trovare e tutti i clienti del nostro negozio di abbigliamento di canapa e fibre naturali. Mi piace accogliere i miei ospiti come amici e aiutarli a scoprire tutti i segreti e le meraviglie di Sorano. Per questo ho curato personalmente la ristrutturazione di questa casa dedicata a Thesan, la dea etrusca dell'alba, utilizzando materiali originali e mobili d'epoca.