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800 Y/O Apt. Atop Anghiari City Wall W. Breathtaking View Across Tiber Valley

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View out Cantabria bedroom 3 to the olive groves and distant Appenine Mountains.

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Wonderful medieval apartment in the historic hill-town of Anghiari. Bedrooms overlook the Tiber valley or the winding stone paved streets.

Our apartment, La Casa Cantabria, was built 800 yeas ago on the same street where St.Thomas of Canterbury is said to have stayed before going back to England to his martyrdom. As you climb the short marble staircase from the street, you go back in history. From the sitting room you see almost exactly the same view that artist Piero della Francesco painted in his great masterpieces, many of which are on display in the local towns of Sansepolcro, Monterchi and Arezzo. While the building is medieval, the two bathrooms and the kitchen are of course new.

The sitting/dining room, with sofa bed, is very comfortably furnished and decorated with a fine Vincenzo Calli painting. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, one with two singles which can be made up as one, and a third with a single bed. The upstairs bathroom boasts a hot towel rail which has been commented upon with pleasure by many guests. Furnished to a high standard.

In summer, a cooling up-draft from the valley blows through the apartment, and, combined with the overhead fans in each of the bedrooms, ensures a comfortable night's sleep. In winter, radiators keep the apartment snugly warm within its thick ancient walls.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Not suitable for very young children....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Get great bargains for Italian shoes, cashmere sweaters and high fashion clothing at nearby outlet malls. Easy access to the world's greatest art galleries in Perugia, Sienna, Cortona, Florence. Housekeeper on premises. ezzonerets...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Bach, Mozart, Beethoven...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    30 mile view across Tiber valley to distant Appenine mountains...moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    all linens and towells changed weekly...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    free parking outside city walls...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi throughout....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    china & cutlery for 8 persons...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    plus microwave/oven, toaster, liquidizer, coffeemaker ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    microwave and oven combination...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Small Cooler
 

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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Location

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Florence or Perugia
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar Baldacchio
40 Metres
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Nearest Train
Arezzo
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A1
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
At least six

Car: Recommended

The 800 year old medieval walled town of Anghiari is on the borders of Tuscany and Umbria, one of Europe's most colorful countrysides. the main square is only 5 minutes walk and there you will find bars, ice cream shops, delicatessen, fruit and vegetables, the post office, two museums and and 4 great restaurants. The bus stop and two supermarkets are ten minutes walk away; car parking is 3 minutes away. You live in an apartment which is part of the old world, with stunning views from the windows. San Sepulchro the nearest big town is only 12 minutes away by car, with many high fashion shops, restaurants, large swimming pool and rail station. SS AS The museums & picture galleries in Perugia and Arrezzo are under an hour by car, Florence 90 minutes and Sienna two hours. The Anghiari music festival in July is just one of many great classical and jazz events. The vineyards are outstanding, and all the local Italians love the Americans who liberated them.

Other Activities: Exploring medieval hill towns, walking the footpaths along the Upper Tiber river, canoeing on the river, sailing and windsurfing on Lake Trasameno, White water rafting, mountain walking along marked trails, walking the St. Francis pilgrim route between Assisi, Anghiari and La Verna. See great castles at Monte Santa Maria di Tiburina, and at Poppi. Go to Cortona for great music and dance festivals. The tours of the Chianti vineyards are superb.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We love old buildings, old towns, castles and churches. We like fresh Tuscan food and wine, and love the restaurants in Anghiari. We, my twin sister and I, have known Anghiari for 15 years, and when we had the opportunity to buy this apartment we took it sight-unseen, and have never regretted it. Because my husband is a university professor, we get the chance to take long academic breaks and we focus on Italian film, and the riches of art and sculpture around us. We also are walkers and there are great possibilities for walks ranging from strolls along the Tiber banks to some serious high hill trekking. Lastly, Anghiari is a great place to get on with any book that needs writing because of its peacefulness.

Why the Owner Chose Anghiari:
The 800 year old medieval walled town of Anghiari is in the heart of Tuscany,a world heritage site and one of Europe's most colorful countrysides. both in towns and villages,the Italians you will meet are most friendly to Americans. Tuscany is the cradle of the Renaissance, so we love the art galleries, medieval towns and wonderful music and arts festivals. Italian food and Tuscan cuisine is superb. Walking, horse riding and in Winter, skiing are great.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We love Anghiari for many reasons: the sense it gives us of living in the medieval world, with narrow streets and wonderful old buildings; the warmth of the Italians who really welcome visitors; the easy driving distance of wonderful cities like Sienna, Florence, Perugia and countless small towns and villages set in a mountain landscape; the fresh mountain air while walking or riding or biking....and of course the food and wine.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian

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Photos

  • View out Cantabria bedroom 3 to the olive groves and distant Appenine Mountains.

    View out Cantabria bedroom 3 to the olive groves and distant Appenine Mountains.

  • Cantabria double bedroom with view of Anghiari's medieval city wall.

    Cantabria double bedroom with view of Anghiari's medieval city wall.

  • Dawn view of the misty valley from the sitting room.

    Dawn view of the misty valley from the sitting room.

  • Cantabria dining area

    Cantabria dining area

  • Gate San Angelo, 1194 AD

    Gate San Angelo, 1194 AD

  • Flowers adorn the city wall looking out over the Tiber Valley.

    Flowers adorn the city wall looking out over the Tiber Valley.

  • Arrow points to this apartment on the medieval wall to the city.

    Arrow points to this apartment on the medieval wall to the city.

  • Battle of Anghiari Day celebrations.

    Battle of Anghiari Day celebrations.

  • Sun breaking over the Appenine Mountains from the sitting room.

    Sun breaking over the Appenine Mountains from the sitting room.

  • Cantabria sitting room

    Cantabria sitting room

  • Cantabria sitting rooom

    Cantabria sitting rooom

  • Cantabria kitchen

    Cantabria kitchen

  • Flowers abound on the walkways leading to Cantabria building on the city walls.

    Flowers abound on the walkways leading to Cantabria building on the city walls.

  • 12th century Anghiari walls where Cantabria is set far right.

    12th century Anghiari walls where Cantabria is set far right.

  • Cantabria single bedroom w view of upper Tiber Valley

    Cantabria single bedroom w view of upper Tiber Valley

  • Life is relaxed outside the doors to the restored apartments.

    Life is relaxed outside the doors to the restored apartments.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french, italian
  • Calendar last updated 05/25/2015
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