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“Paradise in the Umbrian hills”
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Prato di Sotto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 7, 2011

What a place! We spent two wonderful weeks in this perfect hideaway. Penny, the owner, was extremely friendly and helpful without beng intrusive. She has a wealth of knowledge about local restaurants, markets, walks etc.... The accommodation was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The swimming pool was clean and we had it to ourselves most days! The scenery from our terrace was stunning and we helped ourselves to daily pickings from the vegetable patch, grapevines and damson trees. Prato di Sotto is perfectly positioned for visiting Umbrian gems such as Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi and Gubbio. Two strong recommendations - staying at this place is a must and, if you do, make sure you have a powerful engined car to carry you up the road to get there! Oh, and be prepared to lose your hearts to Penny's adorable rescue dogs who will love to share your breakfastsand dinners if you give them half a chance!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

Prato di Sotto is like a secret garden...Scent filled, lush and utterly relaxing...
The interiors are just as they should be and wonderful to have the company of adorable dogs...
Seasonal veg straight from the garden for our evening suppers...and great restaurant recommendations...Had a wonderful food and wine tasting experience in Umbertide with the english speaking Patrick...a real eye opener on wines of the region...
A must mention is the horse riding arranged by Penny...I have done quite a bit of riding in my time, but this was without doubt the most beautiful I have ever been on...flower filled meadows, fruiting cherry trees, shady woods and an etruscan tomb!

We loved our two weeks and had to drag ourselves away...Penny is such a congenial host and we were tempted to kidnapp the dogs!

We are looking forward to an autumn trip next!

Catherine and Sean.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

Once you manage to get up to PRato di Sotto via a so called "strada bianchi" you and up at a place so beautiful, so quiet, so relaxed, that it was sad that we had to leave.
Penny, the very friendly owner, cooked us a very nice welcoming dinner, her dogs were lovely, the place beautifully decorated.
What more do you need. You can stay and enjoy a relexing stay at the pool, get a massage a pedicure or a manicure. Or go out and visit the beautiful surroundings by car or by foot.
We will most definately come back!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank MartijnEllen
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

Penny has driving instructions from every conceivable direction, so just ask and she will supply.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

We loved the remote location, stunning scenary and had some of our best nights sleep for many years, probably best post-children (11 and 13 years) sleeps. Our boys loved the countryside (hunting for wild boar, deer etc) , the child-friendly dogs and of course the beautfully clean swimming pool. We alternated touring surrounding medieval hilltop towns (Gubbio, Cortona, Perugia) with local walks, caves, and feasting on fresh homemade pasta, pizza, gelato. Even managed to buy some lovely Italian leather shoes!
Will be back in the autumn to stock up on pasta, truffles, olive oil and wine!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

This is a dream place to stay; just beautiful and in such a wonderful location - so unspoilt and full of Italian charm. Great for chilling out and for great places to visit. A perfect combination.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 22, 2011

Hidden from hustle and bustle up an Umbrian hill and usually basking in sunshine, I can't imagine somewhere better to relax and get away from it all. A set of rustic and refurbished Italian farmhouses filled with antique furniture, wood fires, and all within touching distance of Assisi (40 mins), Perugia (40 mins), Gubbio (30 mins) and Lake Trasimeno (45 mins).

An active monastery up the hill provides a good walk (with dogs available for company!) and an Umbrian olive grove or vineyard aren't far away, and in the summer there is a pool by which you can escape the heat.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Prato di Sotto

Address: Santa Giuliana | Umbertide, 06019 Pierantonio, Umbertide, Italy
Location: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Umbertide > Pierantonio
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Pierantonio
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Prato di Sotto is for the connoisseur. This collection of historic stone buildings sits above the tiny 13th century hamlet of Santa Giuliana, not far from the market town of Umbertide in northern Umbria. Lovingly restored by the owner, Penny Radford, and furnished with her personal collection of kilim rugs and antiques from around the world, the emphasis is on comfort and style. Beds are large and comfortable with crisp linen sheets and kitchens are equipped for even the most demanding cook. Read our amazing reviews we have received from TripAdvisor members... 'A little bit of heaven' 'Prato di Sotto is the jewel in the Umbrian crown' ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Prato Di Sotto Italy/Pierantonio, Umbria

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