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

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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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

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

    25 years old ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) situated in sitting room to sleep two extra...moreless

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

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • 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
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

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

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$150
$980 $3,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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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
26 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 AR, Italy:
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

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

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

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

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

    Sun breaking over the Appenine Mountains from the sitting room.

  • Cantabria sitting rooom

    Cantabria sitting rooom

  • Cantabria kitchen

    Cantabria kitchen

  • Cantabria single bedroom w view of upper Tiber Valley

    Cantabria single bedroom w view of upper Tiber Valley

  • 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.

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

    Life is relaxed outside the doors to the restored apartments.

  • 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.

  • Gate San Angelo, 1194 AD

    Gate San Angelo, 1194 AD

  • Cantabria dining area

    Cantabria dining area

  • 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.

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

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

  • Battle of Anghiari Day celebrations.

    Battle of Anghiari Day celebrations.

  • Cantabria sitting room

    Cantabria sitting room

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 09/22/2016

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