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.
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 bathroom. The bed was built into a lovely 13th century nook, that most people find quite charming. The bed is slightly irregular, but is essentially a double size- 155cm x 195cm/ 61in x 78in. Both the head and the foot of the bed are walls, so if a guest is taller than 190 cm. or 6' 4" one might feel somewhat constrained. At the top of the bed, there is also a 24cm/ 9in square of wall that slightly protrudes into the bed area. The woolen sprung mattress was custom made. There is, also, a comfortable queen sized pull-out couch in the main living room. 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. From May, 2015 I have listed 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.
I'm pretty easy- and I usually will be your next-door neighbor, as my home is adjacent to the rental apartment. Sorano is a very quiet place, so as long as you respect the peaceful atmosphere, all will be well.