We have travelled a lot in Italy over many years and consider this house a real find. It has a wonderful country feel with its rustic stonework and beams, yet at the same time because of the attention to detail in the interiors it feels like a first class hotel. The modern bathrooms are spacious and luxurious. The colors are bright and cheery. The shared spaces are large and welcoming, but there are also lots of more private spaces to read or just be by yourself. Because the house sits high on a hill the views are open and varied. At night we sat by the pool and counted shooting stars with the kids. It was such a pleasant place to be that some days it was hard to leave to go sightseeing and we always looked forward to returning to the house at the end of busy days. For old Italy hands the Flora Valley with the towns Sorano, Pitigliano, and Sovana was a great discovery. We knew this was an Etruscan center but were surprised to learn of the Jewish population that found sanctuary here from the sixteenth century when they were expelled from Rome and had a great influence on local culture and cuisine. The nearby town of Trevinano was tiny but one night when we went for pizza at Gianfranco we sat at a table near Prodi, the Italian prime minister. Our visit was full of such unexpected and memorable surprises. When we left the kids cried!! Need I say more??