25th July – 1st August 2015
We had a lovely and relaxing week in this lovely cottage in
Sogna. It was the perfect size property for a couple, nice and
clean charmingly decorated and with everything that you need.
We enjoyed days by the lovely pool, sunsets in the Olive grove,
lunches in the pergola, dinners in the very cute little
surrounding villages (the owners had given us loads of great
recommendations of places to eat and visit) and day trips to
Siena and around the Chianti district, there is plenty of places
to see and things to do and beautiful wines to try.
I would definitely recommend this place for a quiet retreat. And
the owner and caretaker were both very helpful with everything.
Ps. Close by is also an AMAZING Prada outlet that is well worth
budgeting in for ;)
Lisa & Tim
30th May – 6th June 2015
Sogna is well away from the madding crowds and just what we
wanted for a quiet relaxing wind down. Much of the time we spent
by ourselves alongside the lovely pool but in the evenings we
found some great restaurants within a ten/fifteen minute drive.
The cottage is a perfect blend of traditional rustic but with
enough modern conveniences to make it comfortable. Just the
place to watch those Italian movies we never seem to have time
for back home!
Sogna Piccola was everything we wanted for a quiet relaxing
break in Tuscany. It is a charming little oasis of peace and
Hope to be back some day!
Marion & Garvis
West Sussex, UK
13th – 27th September 2014
This is our first trip to Tuscany and it lived up to our
expectations. The house is lovely, cosy and very comfortable. We
very much enjoyed Tuscany and staying in your lovely house.
Thank you for renting it to us!
David and Jan
2nd – 22nd August 2014
We had a very nice stay at Sogna and enjoyed a lot your house –
Tuscany is beautiful, many things to see and the Palio at Siena
is fantastic! Sogna is the perfect place to rest and have a good
time with the swimming pool!
Many thanks again for your welcome
The Bergerot Family
12th – 26th July 2014
We enjoyed our stay immensely – your tasteful house and the
nooks and crannies of Sogna were perfect. We had a very relaxing
time at Sogna Piccola
David & Caroline
14th – 21st June 2014
Once again .... our 5th stay at Sogna Piccola! Just wonderful!
See you next June!
Jenny & Mark
17th – 24th May 2014
We had a great time in Sogna and Tuscany. After we left your
cottage we had a few days in Siena and Firenze, but Sogna was
our favourite part of the Honeymoon.
Gareth & Uta
17th August – 24th August 2013
What an amazing place, very relaxing, peaceful, everything
thought of for the house. Some great places to eat – thank you
for all the recommendations. We are moving to Greve tomorrow,
let’s hope it’s as good as the week we have had in Sogna!
Jo & Stephen
10th – 17th August 2013
We had a great time at Sogna Piccola ! Everything was perfect,
and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Thank you so much for
providing such a lovely place!
Pauline & Martin
20th – 27th July 2013
Well we had a wonderful holiday made all the nicer by your
Sogna Piccola is really something and we were able to appreciate
that all the more having spent the first week in what would
otherwise have been considered a fairly nice holiday home, but
which didn't compare favourably to Sogna Piccola at all!
Many thanks for everything and I hope we have the pleasure of
staying in Sogna Piccola again in the future.
Rosie & Jeff
6th – 20th July 2013
Our Tuscan Home Away from Home! Mark & I have had the most
amazing two weeks in Sogna Piccola. Thank you Minda and James!
P.S See you next year!
Jenny & Mark
8th – 15th June 2013
How lucky you are to have such a beautiful place and how lucky
we are to have found it! Especially since it's not even on our
map! We had a fantastic time at Sogna Piccola! The cottage was
more than just to our satisfaction, it was superb! We were
seriously impressed by your collection of Tuscany-related books
and DVD's - you clearly have a strong love of the area.
There are many places you can go to and thoroughly enjoy, but
when asked if you would go back again the answer would probably
be "no". Sogna Piccola is not one of those - we would love to go
there again someday and will seriously recommend it to our
Brian & Anne
Cape Town, South Africa
1st – 8th June 2013
We had a wonderful time, thank you, very relaxing and just what
we both needed after a few stressful months at work. The cottage
really is lovely, and we ate really well - we tried a few of the
restaurant recommendations in the book and all were fabulous!
Claire & Katy
6th – 13th April 2013
What a fabulous place! It's very difficult to write anything
that hasn't already been noted in your guestbook several times
over. I can understand why Sogna Piccola is such a popular
destination for honeymooners; the peace is almost overwhelming!
We hired a car and have done some great exploring in these
beautiful hills. Our evenings have been spent feasting on local
wine (naturally) and fresh antipasti. Reality is going to come
as a shock!
And finally, I shall always remember your beautiful cottage as
the place where Mike proposed to me! Just perfect!
Thanks so much for everything - from the welcoming bottle of
prosecco to the most comfortable bed I've ever encountered!
To all your future guests - you're in for a real treat!
Gemma & Mike
8th September – 15th September
Just a fantastic location to get away and experience
some peace and quiet from a frenetic schedule in London.
Michael & Karen
25th August – 8th September 2012
What a wonderful little place to explore the region
from! The recommendations in your book are very useful and we
had yet another delightful holiday in our beloved Tuscany.
Carlos, Cecilia & Cristina
11th – 18th August 2012
Wow, what a great place, we really enjoyed it! After 6
weeks of work in Italy, this was the perfect antidote! We
thoroughly enjoyed our short time out from the world in this
very glorious place.
Sogna is really a dream!
Alison & Steve
28th July – 4th August 2012
Glorious weather and Sogna Piccola is the perfect home
for relaxing in and for expeditions to the wonderful cities of
Florence, Siena & Arezzo.
“Lang may your lum reek” – as we say in Scotland.
Pamela & Jo Anne
21st – 28th July 2012
After two weeks on campsites it was very relaxing to
arrive in a house so complete and beautiful. It’s very peaceful
and quiet here. We very much enjoyed the pool and our visit to
Siena. Now back to Holland, all relaxed!
Martyn & Kim
14th – 21st July 2012
A wonderful respite from the relentless rain in the UK!
Excellent cottage in a unusual and peaceful environment. We have
enjoyed our stay very much, with Sogna itself and the
surrounding towns, villages and countryside. Many thanks for the
bubbly and for sharing your Italian home.
Lorraine & Edwin
7th – 14th July 2012
We had really beautiful holiday at Sogna, everything
was perfect, your cottage is very comfortable and very nice, we
hope to come back soon for our next holiday,
Thank you for the wine, it was really good!
All the best,
Lysiane & Josť
16th – 23rd June 2012
We can’t keep away! See you next June!
Jenny & Mark
9th – 16th June 2012
Thank you for a wonderful week at Sogna Piccola – what
a find! Sogna is stunning and the cottage is perfect.
We have enjoyed fantastic food and wine, incredible Italian
gardens and lazy days by the beautiful pool as the weather got
better and better.
Our visit was only slightly thwarted by a nasty bout of
tonsillitis (Liz) but we suspect there cannot be a nicer place
to fall ill and recovery has been pretty swift!
We very much hope to return (in full health) before too long and
will be telling (only very select) friends about this magical
Thank you again.
Liz & Iain
26th May – 2nd June 2012
Delightful week soaking up the ambience of this
delightful place! Sorry to b leaving early tomorrow – this place
has been a quiet oasis during our 7 week dash around Europe.
Thanks Minda & James!
Nick & Robina
14th – 28th April 2012
The cottage at Sogna was one of our loveliest holiday
addresses so far. The information book provided valuable
information and we found Robin most helpful. In spite of weather
conditions, we had a wonderful holiday. We visited quite a
number of places, enjoyed the countryside, the silent evenings
and the bubbly (thanks a lot). This cottage is a pearl – well
done Minda & James!
Jos & Lili
31st March – 7th April 2012
You have such a perfect little home away from home. We
have been very comfortable and have enjoyed all that has been on
offer to us. Tony and I have been in the area a couple of times
over the past couple of years and this visit has been just so
Having daylight savings has been a bonus for us. We have been
able to travel more and enjoy the region. Weather has been
wonderful as well. We will be sure to recommend your little
hideaway to our friends and family. We both look forward to
returning to Sogna!
Donna & Tony
24th September – 1st October 2011
.... What a gorgeous place to start married life! . We had
a fantastic time at Sogna Piccola! We loved the house, the
village, the pool and the utter quietness! We would have no hesitation
whatsoever in recommending the cottage to other people. Thank you so
much for a wonderful holiday experience and your prompt, friendly
communication throughout. Thank you for allowing us to occupy your
beautiful home from home.
Ian & Grethe
17th September - 24th September 2011
perfect place to celebrate our 10th anniversary. The excellent
directions, excellent information pack, contact with the greeter,
authentic and comfortable house, idyllic location, all contributed
towards what was a fantastic holiday for the both of us. Thank you!
Jan & Pete
Wrexham, North Wales
10th September – 17th September 2011
a beautiful cottage! We had the most perfect week celebrating our
anniversary here in Sogna. So much to see and explore – wishing
we had at least one more week to soak up the sun by the pool and drink
wine on the pergola ... thank you for sharing your little corner of
heaven! See you again Sogna Piccola.
Kristin & Scott
20th August – 27th August 2011
house is thoughtfully and beautifully furnished, very comfortable and
perfect for a quiet, romantic holiday for couples. Sogna is a very
special place and we feel honoured to have had the chance to stay
there. The pool is gorgeous and the perfect temperature. Thank you.
Nika & Stuart
6th August – 20th August 2011
We had a really lovely time thank you, very peaceful and relaxing. You certainly have a wonderful place here.
Mark & Lucy
11th June – 25th June 2011
perfect location for two weeks of sunshine and peace. Really
impressed with Sogna & the way it is maintained. There is so
much of interest to see in the locality whatever the time of year or
weather. For us, with wall to wall sunshine, perfect temperatures,
fantastic pool and, above all, the absence of traffic, the holiday
couldn’t go wrong. We loved it so thanks for letting us share
your property. Just one complaint.... We had to leave!
Jean and Bob
North Somerset, England
21st May – 28th May 2011
Idyllic place ... such a peaceful holiday. Thank you.
Ken & Dinah
7th May - 14th May 2011
had beautiful weather the entire week we were at Sogna and loved our
visit! The location is absolutely beautiful - picturesque and peaceful,
yet an easy drive to so many other locations that we had the pleasure
of visiting. Everything was great at the cottage. We also enjoyed the
many books on Tuscany you had available, as well as your Tuscany
related movies. Your information book was detailed and most helpful.
You have put a lot of time and effort into making the experience at
Sogna comfortable and enjoyable for your guests. We loved our week
there and will recommend it to our friends. Thank you so much!
Lori & David
25th September – 9th October 2010
house is lovely and most tastefully furnished and decorated. The
village is super. We particularly appreciated the tennis court
(one of the reasons we chose Sogna), and although it was rather cold to
swim at this time of year (I did a token length!) we appreciated being
able to lay around the pool to read during the day. It was nice to have
good quality pool furniture and Fillipo and Lucca keep the grounds in
excellent condition. Overall we thought the house and village were
lovely and we had a wonderful holiday. We would certainly go back to
Sogna and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends.
Clive & Patricia
4th September – 11th September 2010
Absolute Bliss once again!
Jenny & Mark
28th August – 4th September 2010
a fantastic place! We’ve had a lovely relaxing week. It’s
possibly the most relaxing place we have ever had the pleasure of
staying in! Most of our time has been spent by the pool, but when
we did manage to get off the loungers we had a great time in Siena –
just as atmospheric as you would expect, Monte San Savino is a fun
drive up some twisty roads and through beautiful scenery. And
just exploring a little bit of Sogna as the sun goes down!
Stu & Kate
14th August – 28th August 2010
location and have enjoyed visiting Florence, Siena and various other
places in Tuscany and Umbria. The peaceful environment is in
stark contrast to Southern England. The large pool and nice sun
loungers are a definitive bonus. We have enjoyed several tasty
meals out and we were particularly excited to see some baby wild boar
on our way home as we came up the hill on a couple of nights out.
This is our first time in Tuscany and we feel sure it will not be our
last – the countryside is so attractive and the locals very
Matthew & Janet
7th August – 14th August 2010
We’ve had a very special time at Sogna Piccola, it’s a beautiful and relaxing place.
Richard, Jan & Myfanwy
31st July – 7th August 2010
you Minda and James! We enjoyed our stay in Sogna – your house is
lovely and was a perfect base for us to enjoy our honeymoon.
Jenny & Mick
24th July – 31st July 2010
Many thanks for sharing your wonderful getaway here in Sogna! We loved the house and Tuscany, it was great!
Edwin & Merle
17th July – 24th July 2010
We spent a wonderful and hot week in Sogna. As many previous guests have mentioned, this place needs to be kept a secret.
Julie, Simon & Sarah
10th July – 17th July 2010
had a wonderful time at Sogna Piccola. Sogna is a fabulous
place. Thank you very much for the bubbly - it went down very
well. I have a feeling we will be back!
Mark & Josephine
12th June – 19th June 2010
a treat this beautiful home of yours has been for us this week!
We have truly experienced Sogna as our home over these days, and this
is one of many of it’s special gifts. Thank you for the bubbly,
for the comfort of that wonderful double bed, and the opportunity to
recharge in space and time and in the beauty of this unique region.
Mary & Pat
29th May – 12th June 2010
had a wonderful restful holiday and really enjoyed the sun and the
pool. We did venture out too though and Florence and Siena were
amazing. Sogna is lovely, peaceful and in a great area for
exploring. Thank you!
Jim & Jane
22nd May – 29th May 2010
a wonderful place! We have come from Dubrovnik to a place north
of Venice and to Cinque Terra to Sogna. This is definitely the
highlight of the trip. Everything about this place has been a
John & Annabell
3rd May – 10th May 2010
you so much for this wonderful cottage! We had a wonderful time
relaxing here and enjoying the wonderful food, delicious wine and
amazing countryside. The winding roads, the groves of olive and
fig trees, the vineyeards... such a breathtaking reminder of our
Elizabeth & Gil
10th October – 17th October 2009
A magical retreat that more than lived up to our expectations!
had clear, crisp days and spent the evenings curled up near the roaring
fire. We will definitely return sometime, probably when the days
are longer as our week just passed so quickly.
Thanks for welcoming us to your home!
Paul & Catherine
3rd October – 10th October 2009
are amazed at how Sogna embodies the Tuscan Dream! Exploring
Toscana from Sogna everyday was the perfect balance of Tuscan
countryside, the cities and the hamlet life of Sogna.
Tom & Wendy
Rhode Island, USA
26th September – 3rd October 2009
taste of summer on an amazingly quiet hilltop... warm evenings under
the pergola with the sound of cicada’s, an occasional owl call... taste
of sun in the red sweet tomatoes, sun warmed figs picked from the tree,
the deep dark Chianti’s, salt of prosciutto and pecorino...
Like the long winding road uphill, Sogna never ceased surprising us with its dreams! Heading
home, knowing that the first frost of autumn nights has reached
Stockholm, but savouring the sun and warmth of Sogna Piccola.
Paula & Anders
5th – 19th
Vicky and I could not have had a more wonderful start to married
life. The perfect honeymoon. To wake up in the morning (without
the use of an alarm) to a warm sun, coffee under the fig trees
and only the sound of the breeze and the wildlife was just
the break we needed. Your home is all that we wanted and more.
every minute of our stay and will surely look to return.
Mark & Vicky
29th August – 5th
We had a lovely stay in your cottage in Sogna. The house was
very comfortable and beautifully designed. The facilities were
excellent with a very well kept pool. Sogna is a wonderful
place to go and get away from it all! Thank
Katherine & Tim
An idyllic place, superb weather and classical scenery. Sogna
is a dream-like place, silent, peaceful and beautiful environment.
Lunches under the fig trees, mornings by the pool, walks in
the woodland all enchanted by the 30 degree weather this week!
Don’t tell, keep this place secret! Thank
you for a wonderful holiday!
Kate, Andrew & Lorraine
16th – 22nd
Our week here has come to an end all too quickly. Your cottage
is beautiful and the village is a real secret hideaway. What
a lovely place to spend our first week of married life together!
Debbie & Phil
25th July – 1st
We are finding it very hard to write anything at all, as after
a week’s holiday here, even lifting a pen is a struggle!
Sadly too and incredibly selfishly, we won’t be recommending
this stunning cottage to anyone, as we want to keep it as our
Thank you for such
a wonderful stay – a great place for
us to start our married life together.
Katie & Nick
West Sussex, UK
11th – 18th
This has been a glorious place to spend the week. We have enjoyed
lazy times by the pool, pottering around in the excellent kitchen
and exploring the countryside.
Thank you for such a beautiful and well set up place in which
Matthew & Barbara
4th – 11th
This has been our second visit to this beautiful cottage. We
have been blessed with some beautiful weather and enjoyed some
strenuous games of tennis and then crashing out by the pool.
We have had a very relaxing time.
We hope to return
once again, very soon.
Saima, Ewan & Alex
- 20th June 2009
Bliss! Mark & I had the most amazing week! The weather was
perfect the village was quiet and the cottage heaven. I can't thank you
enough. We already want to book for Sept 2010!
Jenny & Mark
6th - 13th
for a wonderful stay! We had a great time exploring Tuscany
and also relaxing in Sogna.
Lauren & Nicholas
- 6th June 2009
had a lovely honeymoon at Sogna Piccola. We will recommend
Sogna Piccola to our friends and hope to return some day. You
are very fortunate to own such a beautiful home, and we like
your decorating style, too!
Thank you for everything!
23rd - 30th
We had a wonderful time in Sogna.The
house is beautiful restored and is very romantic.
Peter & Ina
9th - 16th
was an absolute pleasure to have experienced such a magnificent
area and superb accommodation. We really did enjoy this
wonderful part of Italy and will never forget the Chianti area
and all the lovely wine and food.
We will someday return, so you haven’t heard the last from us and please thank Robin for the introduction and welcome.
We shall certainly
recommend Sogna Piccola to all our friends.Thank
Stewart & Rachel
2nd – 9th May 2009
have just had the most beautiful week in Sogna Piccola. A perfect
Tuscan holiday. The house is a sanctuary. We found peace
and contentment here. The gentle spring sunshine and the cool
breezes will always remain with us.
Catherine & Alan
25th April – 2nd May 2009
surrounding area is spectacular, the beautiful scenery and
people. We have had a week of busy days, with wonderful evenings here in Sogna. Should
we be lucky enough to return to Tuscany we would stay nowhere
else and if not, we will always have beautiful memories.
A small part of heaven and we were lucky enough to call it home for a week and for this we thank you.
A place that helps to heal your soul!
Diane, Steve and Joy
18th – 25th April 2009
was truly a pleasure to experience the wonderful ambience of
this very special location. The house has been restored with
care and taste. It was inspirational for both of us to
spend our anniversary in this sequestered haven. The
bed linen was a special treat, such good quality! Thanks
for the bubbly; it added a little panache to our stay.
for a wonderful experience!!
John & Liz
11th – 18th April 2009
has an enchanting beauty where it appears time has stood still. The
cottage is wonderful, the furnishings, books, linens, the perfect
haven after a day visiting this beautiful area.
It has been divine
to speed Easter in the warm sunshine watching and hearing nature
awaken with spring's arrival.
Very many thanks
Anthony & Helen
18th October – 1st November 2008
cannot express enough having our honeymoon at your lovely
cottage. The peace, solitude and love that your home exudes are
exactly what we needed! Thank you for welcoming us to Italy with
your lovely note and bottle of wine. It was just the perfect
addition to the wonderful home you’ve created. It’s wonderful to
come to a place where the pictures cannot compare to the real
thing! You made it really hard to leave Sogna!
Stephanie & J’Vance
Brooklyn, New York, USA
11th October – 18th October 2008
had a fantastic holiday. Tuscany was an absolute delight and Sogna
Piccola was extremely relaxing. Just what we needed after a hectic 2008!
Mick & Helen
Tadley, Hampshire, UK
4th October – 11th October 2008
a great base from which to explore Tuscany! The highlights have
been numerous. Just when you think it could not possibly get any
better, around the next bend in the road is more gorgeous scenery and
another wonderful town to explore. The landscape is just
magnificent! Thanks for sharing your home with us.
Mike & Terri
Wichita, Kansas, USA
27th September – 4th October 2008
you for sharing your lovely cottage with us. It formed a
fantastic base from which we could launch our Tuscan explorations, and
explore we did! We were out each day but enjoyed returning each
night to prepare a home-cooked meal, enjoy a glass of wine on the
terrace or read a book. There are many memories we take away from
our week here. Thanks for all the guidebooks.
Simon & Kristy
20th September – 27th September 2008
peace and serenity of Sogna Piccola was exactly what we needed after
the hectic pace of Rome and Florence. What a gem this place
is. We loved returning here every evening after our days of
exploring – and spending a quiet day by the pool was a real
Pam & Doug
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
24th August – 6th September 2008
a perfect place for a wonderful, relaxing honeymoon! The cottage
is beautiful – I’m torn between telling everyone we know to visit
Sogna, and keeping it secret so that it remains our honeymoon
Robert & Fiona
16th – 23d August 2008
We’ve had a wonderful honeymoon here, thanks for
making it possible and especially for the bubbly!
our highlight (beyond probably the best food and wine we’ve
ever had!) was our trip to Anghiari, a wonderful unspoilt town, and
Busatti is a plus!
Can’t wait until
our return trip!
Tom & Anne
2nd – 9th August 2008
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us. After
3 days in Rome the peace and quiet is a bit of a shock to the system,
but we soon adjusted. The weather has been very hot, so the
pool was very welcome after days out sightseeing.
Thank you once again
Linda, Sean & Liam
26th July – 2nd August 2008
We have enjoyed a lovely, peaceful and relaxing week here
in beautiful Sogna – just what we needed after a hectic week
in Rome. Your perfect home has made for our ideal honeymoon
(thank you for the bubbly! It was very kind).
enjoyed days out to Siena and Florence (taking the train from
Montevarchi was so simple). Driving through the picturesque
Chianti Hills was a joy as was sampling the local varieties of wine and
food. We particularly liked the castle-topped village of
Civitella, where we had a lovely meal overlooking the valley towards
Arezzo. We also found time for the pool.
Paul & Rachel
July 19th – 26th 2008
you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us. We had a
fantastic week filled with sightseeing, walking, eating, red wine,
swims in the lovely pool and long relaxed conversations under the
Kevin & Brenda
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
12th – 19th July 2008
you so much for allowing us to share this beautiful cottage of yours in
picturesque Sogna. The views from all around the village are just
breathtaking! Was an amazing and tranquil week for us as part of
We will be back to Tuscany ….!
Mark & Nicola
Old Harlow, UK
5th – 12th July 2008
We had beautiful weather the whole week, and the cottage
was more idyllic than we could have imagined. The pool is
regrets were spending so much time in the car when some of the
best stuff is on the doorstep. And what looks like a
short journey on the map …isn’t!
found Prada, now called Space Outlet, but liked The Mall better. Tanya
says thank you for her Fendi shoes! Of all the towns
we visited, we liked Siena best. Most interesting food
was in Florence (pork disguised as tuna) but don’t
drive there, get the train!
information pack was invaluable, and we enjoyed the DVD’s
on a night in, and listening to the nightjars and crickets.
Nick & Tanya
31st May – 7th June 2008
thee days of rain but that didn’t stop us! We loved every
detail of the cottage – the design, the furnishings, the
artwork. There were only three cars here all week – so
very quiet and peaceful! You have created a very unique place!
Ann & Lee
San Rafael, California, USA
24th May – 31st May 2008
Time spent here is time suspended. Sogna has the most
beautiful location and is the most peaceful place. Thank you so
much Minda for making our stay so very special.
Peggy & Kim
17th – 24th May 2008
have had a wonderful week in your very beautiful and comfortable
cottage. We have not been blessed with the weather but it matters not,
when you are surrounded by such beauty. Thanks for the bubbly and the
note it was greatly received by us. We have enjoyed day tips to Lucca
& Siena which are within easy reach. The food has been a
gastronomic delight. Thank you for your restaurant recommendations. The
market at Bucine is also worth visiting. Do try the porchetta, very
naughty but very nice! Huge thanks to Robin for his warm welcome and
showing us around.
You have a slice of heaven here at Sogna. The pictures on your website
conjure up Tuscan dreams but when you arrive it lives up to the
pictures and much more.
We hope to be back very soon
Saima & Ewan
10th – 17th May 2008
a perfect little place you have here – it is beautiful here in Sogna,
and you’ve thought of everything. We had a great stay here. Certainly a
nice change from the busy cities!
Tracy & Shane
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
3rd – 8th May 2008
you for providing me the perfect place to stay while I’ve been in
Tuscany for 5 days. The cottage, Sogna Piccola, is lovely, perfectly
charming actually! The weather has been wonderful this week, as have
all the Tuscan’s I have met as well as the restaurant recommendations
that you have made. Thank you for the wonderful accommodation!
Sincerely and with the same warmth that Sogna and you have
given me.Grazie to Robin too –So kind and helpful!
Chicago, Illinois, USA
19th – 26th April 2008
wanted to let you know Stuart and I enjoyed Tuscany and staying
in your lovely cottage. The scenery all around is so lovely we
really enjoyed the views and the break. Thank you for your note
and the wine.
Audrey & Stuart
12th – 19th April 2008
Our stay at
Sogna Piccola was wonderful. We loved the place and the village,
we felt like we were at home and did not want to leave. I will recommend
Sogna Piccola to all our friends and we will try to return one day!
Natasha & Alexi
East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
is incredibly beautiful and special, we feel very lucky to have been
able to spend a relaxing as well as stimulating week here.Sogna Piccola is divine with its wonderful furnishings, linens, books, music, etc.We found it hard to leave on trios of exploration, and always looked forward to returning.We have spent our last day sitting outside in the sunshine and watching the traditional trimming of the olive trees.
Minda & James!
Barb & Tony
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
17th November –1st December 2007
We have been very
lucky to have very good weather for our holiday. We have seen the
sun nearly everyday and although it got cold in the evening it
was lovely and cosy in front of the fire watching the many DVD’s.
Thank you for
sharing your very peaceful home with us.
Nigel & June
Alderney, Channel Islands
20th – 27th October 2007
were in lovely Sogna for only 7 days of our lives, but will remember it
for a lifetime. Sogna Piccola was everything I dreamt and hoped it
would be. Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope all who are
fortunate to stay here appreciate the attention to detail, luxurious
linens and impeccable styling of this lovely cottage. It will be hard
to leave, but we know we’ll be back someday.
Debbie & Stan
Ventura, California, USA
13th – 20th October 2007
We very much enjoyed staying at the cottage in Sogna – it
was quiet and peaceful with hardly a soul in the borgo. The weather
was fabulous; clear blue Tuscan skies, bright sunshine. At night
the log fire was most enjoyable and kept us warm.Thanks Again!
Fiona & Neil
Hythe, Kent, UK
September –6th October 2007
What a find Sogna was for our fist trip to Italy! Although
a bit concerned about the winding, gravel road, we soon learned
the trade-off was pure, unadulterated peace. We were greeted our
day by five tiny, baby wild boars scampering along the road. Perfect
weather made our day trips to Siena, Orvieto, Civita de Bagnerole,
Montepulciano, Civatella, Cortona and Radda all the better. We
did a lot but also relaxed thoroughly thanks to your lovely cottage.
Anne & Gordie
San Carlos, California, USA
22nd –29th September 2007
We have had a lovely week here, our second following
a week in Florence. The house and village are lovely and the
village cats are very friendly. The approach to the village
seemed a bit daunting at first but we got used to that. Assisi
was superb, as was Siena. We thought the Cathedral in Siena
was better than the Duomo in Florence and were lucky to be
there when the marble floor was uncovered. Cortona, Montalcino
all great as well. The restaurants you recommended were excellent
and overall we have had a wonderful stay.
Keith & Suzanne
15th – 22nd September 2007
When we went to bed last night at midnight, I leant out
of the window upstairs and the only sound I could hear was the purring
of two very contented village cats curled up on our doorstep! A perfect
end to a lovely week in Sogna! For Brian and I, the walk to Rapale
on our last night, just as the sun was going down will be a treasured
memory. So hard to say goodbye to your lovely house and the beautiful
village of Sogna. We look forward to returning!
Brian and Pauline
1st September – 7th September 2007
Cath (my daughter) and Graham told me they were taking me to Tuscany, I
had no idea what to expect. What I have found is a country of great
beauty, too beautiful to describe. The trees – the vines – the
mountains – the sun – and a very beautiful cottage in which to stay.
Thank you for that! We have been so comfortable. We have all had a
Cath & Graham
North Yorkshire, UK
August –25th August 2007
a fantastic two weeks we have had here in Sogna! The house is extremely
comfortable and the pool a very welcome cool oasis. We have explored
the area and have seen some wonderful sights. Siena, Cortona and Assisi
being some of our highlights. The food, (well what can you say) has
been fantastic too. We have eaten our way through all Tuscan delicacies
including hare and boar.
We shall always remember our wonderful holiday!
Nicole, Roger & Freddie
21st July –28th July 2007
The most wonderful location to start our married life.
Sogna Piccola has every comfort. It’s been 100+ everyday
which has made the pool a luxury. Sogna was the perfect base the
explore Tuscany. Loved Siena, San Gimignano and the Chianti wine
Hope to return one day!
John & Debbie
7th July - 14th July 2007
We have very much enjoyed this beautiful area of
Tuscany, after our first week in Liguria, which is very different.
have also appreciated the peace and quiet of Sogna and the
comfortable and characterful cottage.
Thank you for sharing your home with us – it’s been
a very special place and so much to see and do!
Fiona & Lindsay
– 16th June 2007
you for an amazing week in your Tuscan cottage! Sogna is more
serene and beautiful than words can ever describe! We have enjoyed
Tuscany as well as relaxing by the pool, under the fig tree drinking
wine and exploring the pathways! We hope to return SOMEDAY!
26th May –
9th June 2007
a lovely time in Tuscany, despite the weather not being brilliant,
and we loved the house, which we thought was very tastefully done
out with everything thought of including a really interesting,
DVD collection. We also enjoyed using the recipe books.
Norma & Loraine
- 12th May 2007
Many thanks for sharing your wonderful getaway here
in Sogna! We had a relaxing time while here and truly enjoyed
and quiet. A great location for day trips to all the beautiful
towns in Tuscany - too many to mention!
Steven & Jeanette
Austin, Texas, USA
7th - 14th April 2007
Had a wonderful holiday at your lovely hideaway in
the hills. Weather has been fantastic, food has been excellent
have all thoroughly enjoyed discovering all of the villages
and restaurants around.
Anne, Lawrence & Alice
23rd - 30th December 2006
Buon Natale! What a magical place to hideaway
from the world for a week and celebrate Christmas. We loved
beautiful Tuscan villages, especially San Gimignano where
we got engaged! A gorgeous cottage, great food, plenty
an amazing holiday to finish three years of living and working
in London before we head home to Sydney.
Thank you so much for sharing this treasure with us.
Erin & Ben
11th – 18th November 2006
We’ve enjoyed staying at the cottage.
Had days out in Montepulciano and San Gimignano.
Did Chianti Classico
and wineries on the Chiantigiano. Enjoyed having lunches
outdoors under the fig tree, even in November! Not
to mention great dinners
in front of the fire. A great end to our honeymoon.
Sarah & James
4th – 10th
been a long vacation for us in Italy, but yet we are reluctant to
leave! Although it has been a bit hazy here, we have been blessed
with good weather and no rain. Sogna has been the perfect place
to spend a relaxing day or begin a memorable daytime adventure.
We spent two days locally. We visited the market in Bucine, the
Prada outlet, and spent some great time on the sofa watching movies!
Other days were packed with trips to Arezzo (where we visited “Europe’s
largest antique market” – so cool!), Cortona, San Gimignano
(where we purchased what will become our first “family heirloom”
– hee hee). Siena, Assisi and Castiglione del Lago. It’s
been an amazing adventure and a wonderful way to spend and celebrate
our third anniversary.
Damon & Maureen
San Rafael, California, USA
27th October 2006
Piccola is an absolute delight. We had sunshine everyday but one,
we did the Mall, Prada, Siena, Florence, Arezzo, the Chocolate
in Perguia, a wine tasting day in Montepulciano, the beautiful
city of Assisi, we drove a long day to La Spezia and went to Cinque
bought some pottery in Deruta. We enjoyed many of the small towns
and villages, the many churches just beautiful. Thank you for your
recommendations for the restaurants. Your guidebooks were extremely
helpful. We have had the best honeymoon anyone could wish for in
a piece of heaven called Sogna Piccola!
Denis & Gloria
Victor, New York, USA
7th – 14th
you very much for this special and unforgettable vacation!
France & Philippe
28th August –
9th September 2006
setting for our special holiday – the honeymoon! Fantastic
to get away from all the pressures of modern life to somewhere so
magical! Facilities are fantastic and the cottage is far enough
away from the noise but close enough to the attractions that this
beautiful area can offer. Florence
by train from Montevarchi was a doddle and do visit the Abbazia
di San Antimo.
Thanks for allowing us to share this special place – it’s
given us a taste of Tuscany, which we hope to savour again soon.
Trevor & Tracey
5th – 12th
so fortunate to have found your secret hideaway here at Sogna. We
have had a glorious week here – swimming, playing tennis,
eating and drinking beneath the fig trees. This was the perfect
way to start our married life – in the tranquillity and beauty
of Sogna and your lovely house. We’ll be back for more in
the years to come!
Kate & Andrew
22nd July –
5th August 2006
such wonderful memories to take home from our two-week holiday
in this little bit of Tuscan paradise. So much to see and do
time to relax, swimming in the pool and drinking Chianti under
the fig trees. What a beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated
Tuscan style, which truly enhanced our delightful stay.
Bev, Trevor &
22nd July 2006
you Minda and James for purchasing this cottage, so that Lillian &
I could enjoy it! Will recommend to all our friends and family.
Adrian & Lillian
Thank you both so much for sharing such an amazing secret setting
for part of our honeymoon. The card & bubbly were very much
appreciated and a lovely touch to an unforgettable time. We both
hope to return one day – until then thank you again for a
million beautiful memories of Sogna.
Angela & Ben,
We have thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks in Tuscany staying in
your delightful cottage. There is so much to see and do and the
pool was much appreciated too!
Jane & Godfrey,
It rained for our wedding & the weather followed us to Sogna
for our honeymoon! Still we managed to have a great time despite
not being able to use the pool or really appreciated how lovely
it must be here in the sun. We certainly enjoyed the peace &
tranquility & had a great base to explore Tuscany & enjoy
some wonderful food & wine. An excellent start to our married
6th-20th May 2006
Romantic, timeless, peaceful & cosy – Sogna is a magical
place! We leave tomorrow for another week of driving though Tuscany’s
quiet country roads with great memories of our stay here.
Tineke & Barry,
Sogna Piccola offered us an incredible opportunity for a Tuscan
holiday experience. Returning everyday from our day trips to this
environment was something we looked forward to everyday. Robin
was extremely helpful & available. Loved the bed and all the
modern conveniences in this beautiful antiquated city of Sogna.
recommend Sogna Piccola to anyone.
Barry, Debbie & Audrey
British Columbia, Canada
8th-15th April 2006
Very sadly, tonight is our last night here. I have just watches
a plane disappear into the distance, and tomorrow that will
as we begin our long journey home. It has been wonderful here,
with so both much, and so little to do.
Peter & Ann,
1st – 8th October 2005
Thank you so much for sharing with us your beautiful little
corner of paradiso! Sogna is lovely and peaceful. Our 3 weeks
in Italy has been everything we dreamed of.
Eileen & John
26th September-1st October 2005
To arrive after dark, into this elevated haven of peace has
been the highlight of our special 4 week holiday We woke
the extraordinary sunrise over the valley mists and realised
that our first visit to Italy would NOT be our last. A delightfully
cottage with all the necessary creature comforts and real
Beau & Richard
North Somerset, England
Turn when the trees are lined up all in a row, travel up the hill
until your ears pop twice. When you get to Rapale wave to the
and the Nonnas that watch you arrive. Then follow the path down
to the right, hopefully it will not be at night. The butterflies
will joyfully show you the way, be careful of the gnomes hiding
in the fog or the strega de luna trying to lure you astray. When
you get to the end and can’t go anymore, let out your breath,
let the nosy bees guide you up past the fig trees, grab the ripest
one, now you are in Sogna.
Meg & Thom
10th-17th September 2005
Sogna is so beautiful! We are so sad that our wonderful stay
is up! I love the hills, I love the green, the crickets at
love looking across the valley to the next hill top town.
Darla & Scott
Washington State, USA
27th August – 10th September 2005
We have had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful setting; we
have been very comfortable in the cottage, enjoying the surrounding
and of course the pool. With so many beautiful places to visit
we will look forward to returning soon.
Carolyn & Peter
20th -27th August 2005
Many thanks for sharing your beautiful Tuscan home with us –
such wonderful countryside all around us – what more could
we ask for?
Helen & Jason
14th -20th August
What a wonderful find this place was. We’ve had the most
peaceful and sun soaked week. Catching the train to Florence from
was very easy and worth doing again. My first visit to Tuscany –
I do hope to come again soon.
Maggie, Nikki & Steve
East Sussex, England
30th July – 6th August 2005
Really enjoyed our week in your beautiful Tuscan cottage. Many
happy hours spent eating meals under the fig trees and cups
of tea under
the pergola. Fully explored the surrounding countryside & towns
and now love Tuscany – another trip is being planned already!
Val & Nigel
23rd-30th July 2005
Your home and Sogna looked excellent in the pictures but it
was even better when we arrived! What a fantastic setting for
We have enjoyed relaxing at the pool as well as lovely meals,
made with local produce, every night under the fig trees – washed
down with plenty of Chianti!! Now you can’t ask for anything
more romantic! Visited fantastic places, including Siena, San Gimignano,
Radda & Castellina. We wished we had more than a week –
next time will be for longer!!
Mairi & Neil
16th-23rd July 2005
So much beauty. This village is a treasure – all integrity
without & pure pleasure within. First time in Tuscany &
I am hooked. The cypresses, the Bistecca Fiorentina, the heat,
the pool – the simple life. Drunk on the sights and smells –
the rosemary, the lavender.
Briony & Roger
9th-16th July 2005
We have spent a lovely week living the Tuscan life with this
beautiful house in Sogna as our base.
Sue, Emily & Ian
18th -24th June 2005
A super week, wonderful weather, Swimming Pool much appreciated.
Jaqui & Martin
28th May – 4th June 2005
We both enjoyed our week at Sogna Piccola – the weather was
superb throughout. There’s so much to see that
a return visit is a must! Sogna Piccola is at the heart
of this beautiful part
Florentina & Simon
21st-28th May 2005
A very nice place to stay in the hills! Had a great
time and enjoyed playing tennis, swimming and visiting
And thanks for organising the fantastic weather!
We’ll be back, hopefully.
Heidi & Pete
This is our greatest holiday ever! And your Sogna Piccola home
is the icing on the cake! We absolutely love it here – only
drawback is that we only have a week here! Truly a beautiful area –
gorgeous countryside. We’ll be telling everyone we know about
our great time here & your fabulous & unique home. How
fortunate we were to discover VRBO#57116
Heather & Gordon
British Columbia, Canada