Enchanting Medieval Tuscan Hilltown

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Entire rental unit hosted by Chris

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Fast wifi
At 661 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Self check-in
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Amongst the 9 most beautiful hilltop towns, according to Conde Nast Traveller, and one of the 10 most beautiful villages in Italy, according to the Huffington Post, Sorano is an exceptionally well preserved medieval hill town in the Alta Maremma area of Tuscany. Your host wrote "All the Noise of It: Living in a Tuscan Hilltown", based upon his experiences living in Sorano for 30 years, and so is uniquely able to provide suggestions and insights for a particularly enjoyable stay.

The space
The location of Sorano is ideal. Equidistant from Rome and Florence. 45 minutes from Orvieto to the East, and 45 minutes from Orbetello and the beautiful Costa d'Argento of the Mediterranean to the West. 75 minutes to Siena. 25 Minutes to the lovely Lake Bolsena. Described by a guest as a "nid douillet"- a cosy nest-, the "Swift's View" apartment is located in the historic center of the town, and affords wonderful views down to the valley of the Lente river over terra cotta roof tops. The name of the apartment is inspired by the ethereal birds that nest in the volcanic tufa stone walls of the town. Wifi is available and parking is a short walk away. The apartment is 40 sq. meters or 430 sq. ft. and is on 2 levels. The main floor is the living area and kitchen, with a large 14th century fireplace and a pull out couch that could sleep an additional 2 people. The lower floor, accessed by three steps, contains the bedroom and compact bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. The generous king-sized bed was built into a lovely 13th century nook, that most people find quite charming. There is, also, a comfortable king-sized pull-out couch in the main living room. There is fast fiber-optic internet for remote working. The owner/host lives in the adjacent 3 bedroom house, which is also available to rent by special request. Both places were renovated as period homes with great attention to detail by the owner, and are furnished with lovely antiques. The cul-de-sac, where the apartment is located, can be used to eat al fresco- and the opposite cantina is usually open for an excellent glass of homemade wine. I have another apartment- Casa Bianca in Tuscany- which is directly opposite this property. The two apartments, if available, can be rented together, and a special rate can be arranged.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Fast wifi – 661 Mbps
Free street parking
Pets allowed
Washer
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Sorano, Grosseto, Tuscany, Italy

Hosted by Chris

  1. Joined in May 2012
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I'm a writer/photographer/sculptor living in Sorano, a medieval Tuscan hill town, for 30 years. My book about Sorano, "All the Noise of It: Living in a Tuscan Hilltown", has been reviewed as being as "intricate and historically detailed a love letter to a place that one could possibly imagine."
I'm a writer/photographer/sculptor living in Sorano, a medieval Tuscan hill town, for 30 years. My book about Sorano, "All the Noise of It: Living in a Tuscan Hilltown", has been r…

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House rules

Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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