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Where is Sogna? (click for Sogna map)
Sogna is in the heart of Tuscany, centrally located in the triangle formed by the three great Tuscan cities of Florence, Siena & Arezzo. This area is known as the Valdarno. Sogna is also within the Chianti region with many great wineries within easy reach.

How many people can sleep in the house
The house is designed to sleep three adults in great comfort. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and the second bedroom has a single bed.

Is the house suitable for children or the infirm?
No, the house is decorated with lovely antiques & a collection of modern European art, and so there are too many things for children to break & also too many ways for them to plunge to their death. The village is terraced and the lanes are all cobbled and as such, are not recommended for anyone who is not steady on their feet. Ladies should be aware that Sogna is not really a stiletto friendly area.

What does the rental fee include?
Absolutely everything is included; utilities, bed linen, towels, heating and firewood, after stay clean and weekly cleaning for all stays over one week.

Can I use my mobile phone at the house?
Yes, most GSM phones will work in the house & throughout the village; however please make sure that you have your phone set for European roaming before you leave home. The house itself does not have a landline phone.

Is there WiFi at the cottage?
Sogna Piccola is now equipped with wireless internet (Wi/Fi). We only have wireless internet, there is no capability of attaching a wired connection. As this is Italy, and you are in a medieval village atop a hillside in the middle of a forest, we cannot guarantee that the wi/fi connection can or will be working 24/7. If it is not working try again in 24 hours. Remember you are on holiday! The wi/fi tends to be quite slow!

What is the nearest airport to Sogna?
There are direct flights to Florence from most major European cities, Meridiana airlines fly from London Gatwick to Florence in a little less than two hours; the house itself is just under an hour from Florence airport. Many low cost airlines fly into Pisa airport which is a two hour drive from Sogna. Both of these airports are north of Sogna. Alternatively, you can also fly into Rome which is a little over a two hour drive to Sogna.

Do I need a car to visit Sogna?
Yes, there is no public transportation nearby; also a car is needed to enable you to visit all the outstanding sights of Tuscany. Please note that the last portion of the road to Sogna (around 2km) is what the Italians call a “White Road”; that is to say it is unpaved, but easily traveled by any normal vehicle, a 4X4 is NOT needed. Cars are available at all airports but must be booked in advance through all the normal rental agencies.

Is parking available at Sogna?
Yes, there are two car parks available for residents & guests with plenty of spaces.

Where are the closest shops?
The closest village with any shopping is Ambra (7 to 10min drive), where you will find a bank with cash machine, two cafes, an excellent restaurant, fruit shop, butcher, grocery store and a cinema. There is a small supermarket in Bucine (10 to 12 minutes drive), also in Bucine are a couple of banks and many small specialist shops and even a main line railway station. Further a field is Monte San Savino (20 to 25 minutes drive) which is a beautiful medieval town with a good sized supermarket which (unlike most other Italian shops) does not close for a three hour lunch. Alternatively, why not shop as the Italians do; at local markets which move from town to town; Tuesday is market day in Ambra, whilst it is in Bucine on Wednesday.

Are tennis rackets supplied?
No, we find that people who play tennis prefer to use their own.

Do I need insurance?
Travel insurance is highly recommended, as with any other holiday.

Why rent direct from the owner?
Because you pay less, as there are no agency fees involved and because if you have any questions, who would know more about the house than the owners?

If I have further questions to ask, how do I contact you?
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