Sant'egle is a great place to spend a weekend. I cannot remember a more relaxing short break. Erika and Alessandro are fantastic and the business they have built is a model for eco-tourism. They could not have been more welcoming nor friendly. Good advice and friendly chat. The rooms are really nicely decorated and our bed was one of the most comfortable we ever slept in. The food on Saturday evening was really delicious, 'kilometre zero' at its very best. Aperitivi are served before the meal in the lovely grounds, watching the sun set as the sheep are herded back to their fields for the night. Just down the road is the Sorano thermal baths where you can while away an afternoon, sunbathe, and have various beauty treatments should you wish. Pittigliano, the nearby town, is picturesque and the antidote to the over-touristy Tuscan circuit. There is a little shop at the agroturismo where you can buy home-grown produce. A final lovely touch was a gift to us of a bottle of home made beer to help celebrate our forthcoming nuptials. A great place where we will stay again and where we will encourage friends to try. Thanks
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This historic home was Customs in 1600 where those who crossed the border between the Papal States and the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, stopped in search of refreshment. The charm of a historic mansion so full of legends has been carefully restored and is the destination for those looking for an exclusive place, tastefully decorated, featuring organic Tuscan hospitality and genuine flavor. We grow spirulina , saffron , stevia RebA, fruit and vegetables following the method synergistic biological and biodynamic, we are organic certified from Suolo e Salute with operator number 31152. Sant'Egle is a eco-friendly, zero-impact and preserver of biodiversity. WWF Italia has rewarded as the best farm in Italy for sustainability and conservation of biodiversity. 100% of the energy used comes from renewable sources. The heating, as the hot water of santari is provided by solar panels, fireplace and a condensing boiler. The rainwater is used for irrigation of the agricultural part. The breakfast as all the dishes of our restaurant are made with farm produce bio or organic farms in the area. The garden, the property and each room create environments through objects, colors and communicative artifacts exhibited in rotation by artists from around the world. Sleeping wit the Art, a new concept of art exhibition and the result of recycling objects, open to all and lived in the relaxation of a holiday. All the exhibits are for sale, with delivery to your home of residence. We have maximum 18 beds in double single use , double, triple and quadruple, all with private bath and private entrance . All guests have access to a porch furnished with comfortable sofas and pillows, a garden with an old tree under which there are tables, chairs, chaise long , hammocks , a gazebo to enjoy unique moments of relaxation and a theater where straw during the summer you can watch the movie under the stars and performances of various kinds . To ensure a pleasant stay for all guests , children and dogs are welcome if well behaved. We only ask , in respect of other guests , that dogs are kept on a leash in public areas of the farm , do not sleep on the bed, skylight if not left alone in the room, do not chew on objects of room furnishings and the owners provide for the collection and smatimento of excreta. A Sant'Egle you will find two English cocker sociable females , Gina Oliva and they will be happy to play with other dogs and children. ... more less
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