Sansepolcro, at the eastern edge of the Tuscan region of Italy, is a picturesque town, surrounded by lush green woodlands, olive groves and vineyards. A Sansepolcro rental offers the perfect haven for couples seeking a private, romantic escape in Tuscany. At the same time, the wealth of outdoor activities on offer in the region also makes Sansepolcro a great base for a family holiday at any time of year.
The small town of Sansepolcro has an important place in the country’s heritage and history, most notably as the birthplace of artists Piero della Francesca and Raffaellino del Colle. Visitors can stroll through the medieval town, admiring the fantastically preserved buildings, with several places to view artworks by many of the region’s master artists.
There is more on offer in Sansepolcro than history however, with plenty of sports and other adventurous activities for all members of the family. As well as access to tennis courts, there is also a great 18-hole golf course only a few minutes’ drive from the centre of Sansepolcro. There are also several small lakes around the area which offer fishing, as well as more active water sports such as windsurfing.
The beautiful countryside around Sansepolcro is just begging to be seen, and there are a host of options available. Those with access to a car can enjoy several scenic drives which wind through the surrounding hills, while there are also some great walking paths winding around the edges of the town. Both mountain bike hire and horse riding are also available nearby, offering an exciting way to get off the beaten track and really explore the beautiful surroundings of your Sansepolcro villa.
The small town of Anghiari is only 8.5km from Sansepolcro, within easy reach of your Sansepolcro villa, and is another of the region’s important art centres. Here visitors are able to visit the workshops of various artisans to watch them work, as well as having the opportunity to purchase a piece of real Italian art to take home. The Palazzo Taglieschi museum can also be seen at Anghiari, which is home to multiple frescoes, sculptures and other important art works.
Sansepolcro has a fantastic climate, with brilliant summers and mild winters. Temperatures in July and August can reach 30C and beyond, so choosing a Sansepolcro rental with a pool is a great idea if to beat the heat. In the winter months the temperature rarely dips below 10C, making Sansepolcro the perfect escape from the bitter winter chill.
Sansepolcro is well-served by Perugia Airport (PEG) which receives several flights weekly from the UK. This includes a number run by budget airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet, making it easy to reach Sansepolcro self-catering accommodation all year-round. Car hire is available from the airport, and is definitely recommended for the duration of your stay.