Reviews from our Guest Book and from Tripadvisor

A Romantic Proposal

‘My partner and I stayed in Prato Di Sotto for 6 nights and it was so special that it ended up being the place my partner chose to propose, on the balcony of the main house at sunset, overlooking the amazing Umbrian mountains. Penny was extremely helpful and accommodating and gave us some champagne when she heard of our engagement. She was extremely approachable for advice on the area, where to go and shop and some great restaurant recommendations! We would definitely go back and would recommend to friends. It was truly a magical place, built with love and lots of care and attention to ensure guests enjoyed themselves!!

Tara and Tarun

One of the best in Italy

I visited Prato di Sotto in August and spent a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing week in the studio apartment, Il Molino, which is surrounded by fig trees and has a wonderful view down the valley to a medieval village. The apartment is well equipped and very comfortable and I loved the large, private, covered terrace where I could eat and sit out in the shade. Penny makes all her guests feel very welcome and is a mine of information about the local area. Like other reviewers, I was impressed by the sympathetic restoration and thoughtful design of this small complex with its beautiful gardens which merges unobtrusively into the spectacular landscape. I have stayed in many places in Italy – this has to be one of the best and I will definitely return.’

Elizabeth S

Imaculate restoration

‘Prato di Sotto is a very special holiday experience. We stayed in La Terrazza, with a huge terrace where we ate all our meals under the shade of a thick grapevine– the grapes hanging just above our heads. In front of us, a magnificent view down into a bowl surrounded by wooded slopes. Everything about this place is beautiful– Penny’s immaculate restoration and building– the large and long infinity pool with spectacular views, her succession of beautiful gardens, the hens– and their eggs! Our kitchen was far better equipped than most holiday lets– stocked by someone who cares about food, and about cooking. The immensely thick stone walls and the shutters meant we were always very comfortably cool inside–much more so than at home in London in high Summer! We tended to go out on trips every other day– to Gubbio, to Assisi, to Perugia… and spend the alternate days simply relaxing with books and the pool–perfect.’ 

J, G and E

Perfect for a honeymoon

“You were right – Prato di Sotto is the perfect place for a honeymoon! It was great to come and totally relax after the organising of the last few months.”

Kate & Steve, London & Sydney

Relax and enjoy

“Thank you for another week of much needed relaxation and enjoyment. Prato di Sotto is such a perfect place to feel the charm and beauty of the Umbrian countryside in buildings that are comfortable to live in and attuned to their surroundings. To sit by the pool on a hot afternoon is to know what relaxation is. Each visit reveals more charms and we look forward to next year.”

Doreen & Bob


“A stunning place to enjoy so short a time for our first visit to Umbria. A wonderful experience, enriched by the knowledgeable help and warm welcome we have enjoyed.” 

Richard and Dorothy, UK

Cuddly Dogs

“Not enough time to finish all my sketching at Prato di Sotto, too many distractions, cuddly dogs, home grown food, delicious figs, idyllic pool, wonderful company and shooting stars. This very special part of Umbria is magic!” 

Robin & Jan

Generous hospitality

“Words cannot begin to thank you for your kind and generous hospitality. We have so enjoyed your idyllic piece of Umbria and are looking forward to returning some day.”

Lindsay and Bo, Belmont USA

Peace and tranquility

“Great to meet you Penny and to spend a few days in this haven of peace and tranquility. Just what we need to recover from the noise, foul air and crowds in Sorrento!”

Ginny & Tim, Taillebourg France

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