New Place to Stay in Tuscany: Borgo di Sotto (August/September 2021)

This is one of the featured properties in the article Nine New Places to Stay in Italy that appeared in the August/September 2021 issue of Dream of Italy.

Nestled in the tiny Tuscan village of Montefollonico is Borgo di Sotto, a three-story 12th-century townhouse thoughtfully and sustainably restored by the family that has owned it for over a century. This was a five-year labor of love spearheaded by Lourée Maya and her husband, Niccolo Pieranni, whose family has lived there for generations. Family members and local artisans carried out the work, incorporating repurposed vintage wood, bricks and tile. The bed linens and curtains were handmade by Niccolo’s grandmother.

Sustainability defines Borgo di Sotto’s restoration and operation, focused on energy usage, water conservation and waste reduction. Lourée brought her expertise as founder of Kynder, a travel platform that focuses on kind, eco-conscious hospitality.

The home, featuring stone walls and timber beams, can be booked for up to eight guests or split into separate accommodations. A Tuscan local organic breakfast is served on the first morning, with enough to last for the duration of the stay.

Rates for a room start at 125€ per night, with a two-night minimum. The entire house can be reserved from 275€ per night. (39) 39 338 4299820;

-Jane Fullerton Lemons