The decor at Il Sodo del Sole plays with the traditional Tuscan warmth of terracotta floors, wood beamed ceilings and soft pastel colors and adds a bit of imagination. Claudia and her family have chosen to mix these classical characteristics with universal themes, giving each room its own distinct personality. The comfortable beds in each room assure you of the perfect nights sleep, leaving you refreshed and eager to explore the next day. The rooms all have heating, private modern bathrooms and air conditioning for those hot summer evenings.
All of the accommodations at Il Sodo del Sole have access to the quiet little haven of a garden which is filled with natural sunlight and the fragrance of fresh flowers always in bloom. Cool off after a day of hiking, biking and exploring by taking with a dip in the private pool, making use of its garden furniture: the perfect place to enjoy a glass of Tuscan wine before dinner. Roam wherever you want on the premises and you find that you will always have access to Internet.
Il Sole del Sodo provides ample parking among the olive trees behind the main house so you won’t have to worry about your car. Only minutes away from the center of Cortona and its rich history, starting with art, you will always be able to find a good gelato place or a little Italian cafe for a Spritzer and some people watching.
Cortona has always been recognized for its prime position, starting with the legend that one of Noah’s descendants claimed the hillside for its high and panoramic position. From here it is possible to visit several of the more interesting areas in southern Tuscany and Umbria. Ask Claudia about organizing a tour or renting a bicycle and explore the area close up.
The villa is situated near an important archeological site named "SODO" and takes the name from it and from the fact that the sun is looking at the house until sunset .The fully equipped kitchen provide with all the tools for making meals ,There is one big lunch and dinner room called Pastaia ,one comfortable living room with fireplace ,private swimming pool ,private parking and a cousy always flowering garden .If you want to live the house by your self the home surely welcome you and shortly you will feel in vacation , but if you want we offer upon request extra services like :"private chef ", tours design upon your whishes , trekking with a experience guide around the country side and mountain , wine tasting ,cooking class and guided tours of Cortona town and surrondings what we consider to be one of the most interesting and historical places in all of Tuscany.
If you can manage to tear yourself away from the calm atmosphere and the refreshing private pool with lots of shade nooks for reading and relaxing, you will find that the position of il Sodo del Sole is perfect for exploring central Italy. Arezzo should be the first stop on our list, especially on the first full weekend of the month when it hosts a large antique fair in the city streets.
The Lake of Trasimeno has been a popular stop for those looking not only for beautiful vistas but also come fun at sandy beaches and watersports. If you go a little further east you can explore the churches of Assisi with their amazing afrescos and the world famous chocolate of Perugia. Montepulciano to the south will delight you with it’s excellent wines and cobble stoned streets. Florence and Siena are both easy to get to with the use of the main highways which connect them.