The region around the towns of Anghiari and Sansepolcro, in the Arezzo region of Tuscany, is one of the most important centres of historical, artistic and natural heritage in the whole of Italy. The rural hills between the two towns are covered in olive groves, vineyards and woodlands, providing an idyllic place to take a holiday rental and relax and leave the hustle of everyday life miles behind you.
The region enjoys a hugely rich cultural life, with fairs, exhibitions, festivals and theatrical events running all year round, often concentrating on preserving the deep historical importance of the region or fuelling the local folklore and traditions.
The region is an essential holiday destination for those with an interest in Renaissance and religious art, as the area has abundant masterpieces, especially works done by the famous sons of the region. The Civic Museum and Gallery in Sansepolcro is a source of great pride in the area, and for good reason.
Anghiari sits proudly above the valleys of the rivers Tiber and Arno. The striking medieval town, surrounded by powerful 13th Century walls has become hugely celebrated and revered due to its survival of the Battle of Anghiari in 1440, after which Leonardo da Vinci honoured the town by painting his version of the scene. Taking a holiday rental in Anghiari provides access to not only the magnificent masterpiece filled churches, castles, villas, monasteries, archaeological sites and the famous amphitheatre, but also the untouched countryside which surrounds the town.
Sansepolcro, or Borgo San Sepolcro, is a charming little town in the Tiber Valley, famous as being the birthplace of both Piero della Francesca and Raffaellino del Colle, and many fine masterpieces by both artists can be seen in various locations around the town. Taking a gentle stroll through the town, stumbling across sections of the medieval walls, timeless shaded squares and charming buildings is just part of the joy of taking a villa in Sansepolcro. According to legend, the town was founded by two pilgrims returning from the crusades with a section of Christ’s tomb, and dedicated the town as a site of religion.
Summer is a very pleasant time to take a holiday rental in Anghiari-Sansepolcro, as the average temperatures of around 30°C are perfect for gently wandering around the stunning towns of the region. Winters are also very mild, rarely dipping below 10°C.
Perugia International Airport (PEG) is just 40 minutes from any of the self catering accommodation in Anghiari or villas in Sansepolcro. Regular flights are provided by both Ryanair and easyJetdepending on your departure point from the UK.