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“Beautiful Place with Delicious Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Agriturismo Biologico in Toscana Sant'Egle

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Agriturismo Biologico in Toscana Sant'Egle
Case Sparse Sant'Egle, 18, 58010 Sorano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Sorano B&B and Inns
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San Francisco, California
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“Beautiful Place with Delicious Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Our stay at Sant'Egle was amazing. Their home made liquors and locally sourced meal were delicious. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.

For those going, I recommend coming on a Friday or Saturday to enjoy their home cooked meal. And spend a day relaxing on the farm, hiking Tuscany, or driving to the many fascinating medieval villages that are nearby. Something for everyone!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bruxelles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stayed at Sant'Egle for 3 nights with our 2 children... and really regret that our visit was so short.

First and foremost, Erika and Alessandro are 2 extremely good hosts; there is always someone present to answer questions and they provide many helpful tips on how to visit this very nice region (that is not that well known to tourists visiting Tuscany). By the way, staying at Sant'Egle entitles you to reduced prices for a series of local visits, such as the Etruscan necropole close to Sovana and the vie cave which can be found at various sites close to Sant'Egle.
Besides their hospitality, they are also extremely efficient, as we were able to discover within the first seconds after our arrival with our dying dog in our arms. After a few phone calls, they managed to find a veterinarian for us on a Sunday afternoon in August, and Alessandro actually drove us there himself (almost an hour's drive on difficult roads unknown to us) and stayed with us, on his own precious time, until our dog's condition improved thanks to treatment.

Secondly, the accomodation itself: the house (400 years old?) and rooms are beautiful. We stayed in the Piccioni room. The decoration is warm and has been chosen with taste. There is a small fridge in the room containing several local products (organic apple juice, beer, dried sausage), and which is very convenient to store excellent local produce bought in Pitigliano for example, to eat as a noon picnic in the garden at one of the tables made available to guests. As for the garden, it is absolutely magical: there are a series of spots to sit or lie down down, each with their own charm. The material used is simple and natural: no bright-colored plastic chairs here... just wood, hay, metal, cloth, cane etc. Each spot has a different view, for example on the grape vine, or towards the more distant horizon with a wheat field. Some spots are in the sun, others in the shade. We didn't have enough time to test each spot... too bad.
For those who are interested, there is a TV in the room... we forgot to turn it on... even the children. There is also wifi.
Breakfast is served in a pleasant well-decorated room; every morning there are fruit jams and conserves produced at sant'Egle (and which can be purchased in a little shop in a separate room), and excellent cakes (although I assume it is the case, I forgot to ask Erika if she makes them herself), in addition to cereal, bread, and very nice yoghurt. Given what we tasted for breakfast, we regret we were not there on a weekend when Erika cooks dinner... it must be excellent, and this is actually an excellent excuse for going back to Sant'Egle one day! You can also buy various fresh organic vegetables.

Another thing we appreciated at Sant'Egle and that we have already experienced at rare other farms where we have stayed in the past is that Erika promotes local producers, artists etc... products from neighboring farms like apple juice and beer can be bought. She was preparing to expose paintings made by a Florentine artist in the breakfast-room. We saw a program for concerts/representations that take place in the garden during the summer.
This is not an agriturismo... it's an ART DE VIVRE that we should all take a lesson from.

I'm sure I have forgotten some things about sant'Egle that are worth noting... not to mention all there is to visit in the region: Pitigliano is beautiful and this is an authentic town not only for tourists, Sorano Baths, Sovana with it's etruscan necropolis and museum, the lago di bolsena not far away, the vie cave with beautiful walks in the woods, Saturnia Baths are breath-taking, etc etc. Horse stables nearby. Bikes available at sant'Egle of you don't take your own to visit the surroundings.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Wageningen, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We spent a week with Erika and Alessandro, and enjoyed their warm hospitality. The accommodation was comfortable and breathed a genuine atmosphere. We loved relaxing and eating lunch in the comprehensive garden. We brought our bicycles, and made wonderful daytrips in the region. Visiting Pitigliano, Saturnia and Sorano. We can wholeheartedly recommend Sant´egle!
Agnes Kemna and Sietse Brouwer
Wageningen, The Netherlands

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bologna, Italy
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21 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

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

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Sant'egle was a great expereince. Erika and Alessandro were very friendly and helpful - providing lots of advice and information. The place is tasteful decorated and the homemade produce was delicious. Friday and Saturday evenings guests can chose to have dinner at Sant'egle. I highly recommend doing this. Everything is local and beatifully prepared - and we enjoyed taking an aperitif before the meal and coffee afterwards in the garden. Worth checking out the Spa / hotsprings nearby and exploring the area on the bikes available for the use of guests.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malmantile, Italy
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Amazing location, very kind and friendly staff, very nice room and...the dinner was WONDERFUL! If you have the chance dont miss it...its a little paradise!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Sant'egle. It was only for one night but the staff were friendly and keen to serve our every need. It was a cold, wet day and a glass of red wine in front of the fire as soon as we arrived was a wonderful way to start the weekend. Well positioned, quiet, yet close to Pitigliano, Sovano and Sorana. A fascinating area. The rooms were lovely too although our bed was a bit firm and small for my liking. (Don't know the name of our room)
Also, an interesting selection of produce available for sale.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Case Sparse Sant'Egle, 18, 58010 Sorano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Grosseto > Sorano
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Sorano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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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