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Ground floor apartment with wide doors suitable for handicapped guests. Master bedroom and luxurious bath has large 1 double and 1 single bed. Second large bedroom also has 1 double and 1 single bed with access to second luxurious bath. Washer/dryer. Charming sitting room. Recently remodeled kitchen/dining room.
Our apartment was built 600 years ago on the same street where St. Thomas of Canterbury lived while recovering from TB. This fully modernized luxury ground floor flat has large elegant rooms with no stairs and wide doors suitable for wheelchairs. Built by a noble family it has huge windows looking out on the wonderful Tuscan countryside painted by great artist Piero della Francesco, whose famous pictures are in local museums at San Sepulchro, (4 miles) and Arezzo *16 miles. The finest in Italian art can be found in 3 internationally famous museums within 2 hours driving.
The accommodation is luxurious; the sitting room has 2 relaxing armchairs, one sofa, a new television with SKY satellite English language programs, plus DVD and CDE players. There is a small library of classical and modern music CDs, and some English language books, guidebooks, local maps and a few English language DVDs. The master bedroom has one double and one single bed, two wardrobes and ensuite luxury bathroom with shower and bidet. All interior spring mattresses are new . Plenty of sheets, bedding and towels are provided, and changed weekly. The second double bedroom has a double bed and single bed, all new mattresses and all linens. There is a chest of drawes, dressing table with drawers and hanging cupboard. The second large bathroom was created in 2012, and has shower, bidet, washer and dryer. All rooms except the second bathroom have spectacular views.
The kitchen/dining area has been remodeled in 2012. The dining table seats four to six persons, and there is china and cutlery for six. There is a gas stove with oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and all the kitchen equipment needed to produce gourmet meals. There are American and café filte coffee makers, kettle for tea, microwave. The food cupboard always has bread, milk, butter, sugar and everything for your first breakfast. When you arrive, you will find a bottle of wine and glasses to toast yourselves.. .
In Summer the very high ceilings keep the rooms cool and airy and there are floor fans for hot days. In winter the gas central heating system keeps the apartment warm within its thick outside walls.
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Easy access to the world's best art galleries in Florence, Sienna, Arezzo, Perugia. Great architecture in medieval hilltop towns.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: We love old walled towns, old buildings, castles and churches. My husband and I have known Anghiari for twenty years. As academics teaching at American universities, we get the chance to take long Summer breaks. We love the riches of art and architecture around us. We are also walkers; there are great opportunities for walks ranging from strolls along the banks of the Tiber to serious mountain trekking signposted by the Italian Alpine Club. There are weekly concerts arranged by the town every week in Summer, plus the acclaimed Anghiari Music Festival every year. Everyone remembers the views - dawn over the misty Tiber and then the brilliant colors of the fields and the wonderfully pure and unpolluted mountain air. Then as the sun sinks in the evening, the long shadows produce unforgettable images of rural Tuscany. The wild flowers in the Spring are amazing.
Why Anghiari: This apartment is an elegant Renaissance apartment with soaring ceilings and vista windows looking out over the green Tiber Valley. The building is on the broadwalk on top of the medieval walls of the ancient city of Anghiari, designated by the Italian Tourist Board as one of the 100 prettiest villages in Italy.
When I first came to Anghiari 20 years ago it was not well known, but for me it was love at first sight and now this 800 year old medieval walled village of Anghiari is officially one of Italy’s prettiest villages. The local people are very friendly, especially to visiting Americans, since it was American GIs who liberated the city during WW2. Nestling in the loveliest hills of Tuscany, with Umbria easily accessible, we have found driving to all the other hill villages easy, but none are prettier. The six restaurants and three pizza shops are excellent, but we also love to cook easy Italian dishes ourselves using marvelous fresh vegetables from the market. For a village there are a surprising number of food shops, and two great bakeries, various antique shops, two pharmacies, and a local olive press which has been in business since 1422.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: Built on a narrow pedestrians-only street in the medieval quarter, the apartment is in a six hundred year old building. The rooms have wonderful high ceilings that are cool in summer. All rooms are on ground floor level, so there are no steps. Our English speaking agent is always available to help and answer questions, and our housekeeper keeps every room immaculate. Guests continue to comment that staying in Anghiari is quiet and peaceful, far from traffic and modern day noise. For us, it is home from home, and going back to Anghiari every summer is delightful.