Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Anghiari - La Casa Cantabria, Anghiari
Apartment, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)
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.
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- Events Allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
About Juliet Ricketts
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.
Juliet Ricketts purchased this apartment in 2006
Why Juliet Ricketts 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.
What makes this apartment unique
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a beautiful home away from home! We have had the best vacation ever. We have travelled to Sienna, Perugia, Cortona, Assissi, San Sepulchro (love the CO-OP), Montepulchiano, Caprese di Michelangelo, and Tavernelle. Two days in Florence and two and a half in Rome. Anghiari is charming and we certainly helped boost the economy with purchases from Busatti, teh ceramic shops, the olive oil shop and many restaurants - Sylvia and Dianni at the Aligheri - (Tuscan bread soup is fabulous.) We had a fabulous lunch at La Pergola in Tavernelle, shopping at Corso di Lana (cashmere sweaters)in San Sepulchro, shoes at Soldini, leather goods at the leather school in San Croce in Florence, and David; I can't get enough of Michelangelo! We ae so glad we stayed two weeks, but still left sights unseen - Next time. Arriveriderci !