If you're looking for a real vacation Sorano is the ultimate escape. I've been coming to this area over the last few years and I can honestly say there is no better vacation spot in Italy. Sorano is located in the heart of Tuscany and aside from all the breathtaking landscapes, Sorano has the potential to satisfy any traveler. Sorano is located just 2 hours from Rome and 3 hours from Florence. There are beautiful lakes just 20-30 minutes away,The Mediterranean Sea is only a 45 minute drive and there are quite a few hot water springs just a short drive away. There are also plenty of small historical towns nearby that are absolutely breathtaking. Sorano itself is an amazing gem that is filled with wonderful local restaurants, artisian shops, and friendly locals.
Now on to Villaggio Le Querce....This beautiful apartment/hotel village is the perfect place to stay. The rooms are spacious and very clean. It had a full kitchen, outdoor seating area, and basically most amenities that you would find in a timeshare. In addition, there is a beautiful pool with a quiet lawn area...the perfect place to unwind after your daily excursion. For those who need more, The Le Querce has a state of the art spa that boasts an amazing relaxation room, steam, and jacuzzi. A massage therapist is available for the ultimate spa experience.
If all that is not enough, there is a cantina where dinners are organized in order for the staff and guests to get to know one another. In addition there is a light breakfast offered every morning.
Finally, the real experience and uniqueness of this hotel is the staff. I was lucky to have met the manager from a previous visit to Sorano. The hotel is owned an operated by a local hardworking Italian family. From the very early planning stages, the entire staff took care of me like I was an extension of their immediate family. They made sure that all my needs were met and made sure that I was comfortable at all times. I had the privilege of getting to know some of them and building friendships that I'm sure will flourish over the years to come. There certainly is no vacation better than one where you are able to come home with new friends.
I most certainly would recommend staying here and I certainly hope that you find your experience as special as I did.