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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
London, UK


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 tranquillity.

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!

Regards
David and Jan
Salisbury, UK


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
Paris, FRANCE

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
London, UK

14th – 21st June 2014
Once again .... our 5th stay at Sogna Piccola! Just wonderful!
See you next June!

Jenny & Mark
York, UK

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
Berkshire, UK

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!

Grazie Mille
Jo & Stephen
Bradford, UK


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
Liverpool, UK


20th – 27th July 2013
Well we had a wonderful holiday made all the nicer by your beautiful cottage.
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.

Best wishes
Rosie & Jeff
York, UK


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! Absolute Bliss!
P.S See you next year!

Jenny & Mark
York, UK


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 friends!

Regards
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
London, UK


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! Almost....!

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
Bromley, UK

8th September – 15th September 2012
Just a fantastic location to get away and experience some peace and quiet from a frenetic schedule in London.
Best wishes

Michael & Karen
Kent, England

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.

Thank you
Carlos, Cecilia & Cristina
Colombia

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
Canada

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
Scotland

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
Haarlem, Holland

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
Warwick, UK

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
Paris, France

16th – 23rd June 2012
We can’t keep away! See you next June!

Jenny & Mark
York

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 place.

Thank you again.
Liz & Iain
Surrey, UK

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
Sydney, Australia

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
Antwerp, Belgium

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 wonderful.

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!

Thank you
Donna & Tony
Adelaide, Australia

24th September – 1st October 2011
Wow! .... 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
Shrewsbury, England

17th September - 24th September 2011
The 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
What 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
Atlanta, GA
USA

20th August – 27th August 2011
The 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
London, England

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
Oxford, England

11th June – 25th June 2011
A 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
Kent, England

7th May - 14th May 2011
We 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
Ontario, Canada

25th September – 9th October 2010
The 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
Shropshire, England

4th September – 11th September 2010
Absolute Bliss once again!

Jenny & Mark
York, England

28th August – 4th September 2010
What 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
London, UK
 
14th August – 28th August 2010
Great 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 hospitable. 

Matthew & Janet
Surrey, UK

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
Southampton, UK

31st July – 7th August 2010
Thank 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
Dublin, Ireland

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
Holland

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
Worcester, UK

10th July – 17th July 2010
We 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
UK

12th June – 19th June 2010
What 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
Dublin, Ireland

29th May – 12th June 2010
We 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
UK

22nd May – 29th May 2010
What 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 complete joy.

John & Annabell
Toronto, Canada

3rd May – 10th May 2010
Thank 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 creator’s hand.

Elizabeth & Gil
Washintgon, DC
USA

10th October – 17th October 2009
A magical retreat that more than lived up to our expectations!

We 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
Brighton, UK

3rd October – 10th October 2009
We 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
Last 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
Stockholm, Sweden

5th – 19th September 2009
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.

We’ve loved every minute of our stay and will surely look to return.

Mark & Vicky
Truro, UK

29th August – 5th September 2009
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 you.

Katherine & Tim
London, UK

22nd –29th August 2009
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
London, UK

16th – 22nd August 2009
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
UK

25th July – 1st August 2009
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 honeymoon secret.

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 July 2009
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 to relax.

Matthew & Barbara
London, UK

4th – 11th July 2009
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
Surrey, UK

13th - 20th June 2009
Absolute 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
York, UK 

6th - 13th June 2009
Thanks for a wonderful stay!  We had a great time exploring Tuscany and also relaxing in Sogna.

Lauren & Nicholas
London, UK  

30th May - 6th June 2009 
We 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!

Colin and Kris
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 

23rd - 30th May 2009
We had a wonderful time in Sogna.The house is beautiful restored and is very romantic.

With friendly greetings,

Peter & Ina
Holland 

9th - 16th May 2009
It 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 you.

Stewart & Rachel
England

2nd – 9th May 2009
We 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.
Thank you

Catherine & Alan
Sydney, Australia

25th April – 2nd May 2009
The 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
Australia

18th – 25th April 2009
It 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.

Thanks for a wonderful experience!!

John & Liz

11th – 18th April 2009
Sogna 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
Chester, England

18th October – 1st November 2008
Words 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
We 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
What 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
Thank 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
Melbourne, Australia 

20th September – 27th September 2008
The 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 treat. 

Pam & Doug
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

24th August – 6th September 2008
What 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 find! 

Robert & Fiona
Poole, UK 

16th – 23d August 2008
We’ve had a wonderful honeymoon here, thanks for making it possible and especially for the bubbly!

Perhaps 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
Germany  

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
Yorkshire, UK  

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).

We’ve 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
Liverpool, UK 

July 19th – 26th 2008
Thank 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 pergola.

Kevin & Brenda
Winnipeg, MB, Canada 

12th – 19th July 2008
Thank 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 our honeymoon.

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 a jewel.

Our only 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!

We 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!

Your information pack was invaluable, and we enjoyed the DVD’s on a night in, and listening to the nightjars and crickets.

Nick & Tanya
York, UK 

31st May – 7th June 2008
We had 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
London, UK

17th – 24th May 2008
We 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
Surrey, UK


10th – 17th May 2008
What 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!

Thank you

Tracy & Shane
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

3rd – 8th May 2008
Thank 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!

Kerryann
Chicago, Illinois, USA

19th – 26th April 2008
Just 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
Glasgow, Scotland

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! Thank you.

Natasha & Alexi
East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

22nd –29th March 2008
Sogna 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.
Thank you.

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
We 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.
Grazie Mille

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

29th 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 first 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. Ciao!

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
Essex, UK

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!

Linda, Brian and Pauline
Brighton, UK

1st September – 7th September 2007
When 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 lovely holiday.
Thank you!

Connie, Cath & Graham
North Yorkshire, UK

11th August –25th August 2007
What 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
Bedfordshire, UK

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 route.
Hope to return one day!

John & Debbie
Balerno, Scotland

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. We 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
Nottingham, UK

9th – 16th June 2007
Thank you for an amazing week in your Tuscan cottage! Sogna is more serene and beautiful than words can ever describe! We have enjoyed touring Tuscany as well as relaxing by the pool, under the fig tree drinking wine and exploring the pathways! We hope to return SOMEDAY!

Stephanie & Bill
Ontario, Canada

26th May – 9th June 2007
We had 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, thematic DVD collection. We also enjoyed using the recipe books.

Norma & Loraine
Bristol, UK

5th - 12th May 2007
Many thanks for sharing your wonderful getaway here in Sogna! We had a relaxing time while here and truly enjoyed the peace 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 and we have all thoroughly enjoyed discovering all of the villages and restaurants around.

Anne, Lawrence & Alice
Aberlady, Scotland

23rd - 30th December 2006
Buon Natale! What a magical place to hideaway from the world for a week and celebrate Christmas. We loved exploring the beautiful Tuscan villages, especially San Gimignano where we got engaged! A gorgeous cottage, great food, plenty of local wine and 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
Sydney, Australia

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
London, UK

4th – 10th November 2006
It has 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.
Thank you!

Damon & Maureen
San Rafael, California, USA

14th – 27th October 2006
Sogna Piccola is an absolute delight. We had sunshine everyday but one, we did the Mall, Prada, Siena, Florence, Arezzo, the Chocolate Revolution 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 Terra, 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 October 2006
Thank you very much for this special and unforgettable vacation!

France & Philippe
Montreal, Canada

28th August – 9th September 2006
A special 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
Lancashire, UK

5th – 12th August 2006
We are 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!
Kind regards,

Kate & Andrew
London, UK

22nd July – 5th August 2006
We have such wonderful memories to take home from our two-week holiday in this little bit of Tuscan paradise. So much to see and do and yet time to relax, swimming in the pool and drinking Chianti under the fig trees. What a beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated in the Tuscan style, which truly enhanced our delightful stay.

Bev, Trevor & Eleanor
Powys, Wales

8th – 22nd July 2006
Thank you Minda and James for purchasing this cottage, so that Lillian & I could enjoy it! Will recommend to all our friends and family.
Ciao

Adrian & Lillian
Northern Ireland

17th-24th June 2006
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.
Much love

Angela & Ben,
Manchester, UK

3rd-17th June 2006
We have thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks in Tuscany staying in your delightful cottage. There is so much to see and do and the swimming pool was much appreciated too!

Jane & Godfrey,
Bucks, UK

27th May-3rd June 2006
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 life.

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,
Pasadena, USA

15th-29th April 2006
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. Would highly 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 be us, as we begin our long journey home. It has been wonderful here, with so both much, and so little to do.

Peter & Ann,
Melbourne, Australia

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 of honeymooning in Italy has been everything we dreamed of.

Eileen & John
Colorado, USA

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 up, gazed at the extraordinary sunrise over the valley mists and realised that our first visit to Italy would NOT be our last. A delightfully cosy cottage with all the necessary creature comforts and real CHARACTER.

Beau & Richard
North Somerset, England

17th-24th September 2005
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 dogs 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
Connecticut, USA

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 night. I 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 countryside, and of course the pool. With so many beautiful places to visit we will look forward to returning soon.

Carolyn & Peter
Durham, England

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
Essex, England

14th -20th August 2005
What a wonderful find this place was. We’ve had the most peaceful and sun soaked week. Catching the train to Florence from Montevarchi 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!
Thank you

Val & Nigel
Surrey, England

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 our honeymoon! 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!!
Many Thanks

Mairi & Neil
Stonehaven, Scotland

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
London, England

9th-16th July 2005
We have spent a lovely week living the Tuscan life with this beautiful house in Sogna as our base.
Grazie

Sue, Emily & Ian
London, England

18th -24th June 2005
A super week, wonderful weather, Swimming Pool much appreciated.

Jaqui & Martin
Cornwall, England

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 of Italy.

Florentina & Simon
Worcester, England

21st-28th May 2005
A very nice place to stay in the hills! Had a great time and enjoyed playing tennis, swimming and visiting Tuscan towns and villages. And thanks for organising the fantastic weather!
We’ll be back, hopefully.

Heidi & Pete
Edinburgh, Scotland

14th-21st May 2005
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


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