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800 Y/O APT. ATOP ANGHIARI CITY WALL W. BREATHTAKING VIEW ACROSS TIBER VALLEY

Juliet Ricketts

Speaks french, italian, english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 4 nights
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800 Y/O APT. ATOP ANGHIARI CITY WALL W. BREATHTAKING VIEW ACROSS TIBER VALLEY

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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 !
Oct 2009
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Juliet Ricketts

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Speaks french, italian, english
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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

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.

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.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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800 y/o apt. atop Anghiari city wall w. breathtaking view across Tiber valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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800 y/o apt. atop Anghiari city wall w. breathtaking view across Tiber valley
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Anghiari Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
5

Wow, what a great stay

  • 5 out of 5
We loved this apartment in Anghiari! The bedrooms were smaller than we expected, but certainly ok, and the ceiling fans were essential as it was hot. The kitchen was stocked for our arrival with basic essentials and the living areas very comfortable. The upstairs bathroom was noisy (water pump) and small, but the downstairs bathroom with a washer/dryer (we didn't need the latter as it was so hot) was just great. Because the apartment is in the upper city wall, the views out the window were amazing, and by leaving the front door open, we had a nice cross breeze. And the same for the upstairs area. Lovely comfortable furnishings and our hosts were in residence just down the street so we enjoyed an evening with them at their apartment. Anghiari is the perfect medieval village, narrow winding streets (it's on a hill, so there's plenty of up and down) with flowers everywhere, quiet, clean, lovely. We were met at the top of Anghiari at a bar by Guiseppe (once we reached him) who led us to the property. We were able to park our car just outside the wall so had a very short walk to the apartment from the car. We tried three local restaurants, all good, especially Da Alighiero and Feudo del Vicario. Would recommend this apartment highly, I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Tuscany!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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800 y/o apt. atop Anghiari city wall w. breathtaking view across Tiber valley
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Anghiari Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
5

S.B.

  • 5 out of 5
I would highly recommend this property. The description is very accurate. You will not be disappointed with the amenities or the appearance of the property. The views from the windows are just spectacular. We stayed from 9/24-10/5/2013.We rented a car from the airport(Rome) and did many day trips--Sansepolcro,Arrezzo,Perugia,Assisi,Siena, San Gimignano and La Verna. We drove to Arrezzo and took the train into Florence. Went to Ravagni(olive grove/winery) for a tour and I would also do lunch with the family.My favorite restaurant was Da Alighiero. Owners are great along with their dog Bamba.We were a group of five two which were my parents in their 70's. Was worried about the steep hills but they did very well.My parents were extremely pleased with the location and Anghiari itself.Staying here makes staying in a hotel hard to do. This place is a real hidden jewel in the Tuscany region. I hope it stays that way. Guiseppe and Fiametta are extremely helpful. We moved on to Rome to finish up our visit in Italy. Everyone agreed--we would come back and spend the entire time right here in Casa Cantabria and enjoy what this little town has to offer. The local people are wonderful and the setting breathtaking.Life is good here!!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Anghiari Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
United States
5

Ronzoni

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great stay at Casa Cantabria. The apartment was nicely laid out and comfortable, especially the beds! We had everything we needed for cooking our own meals with local goods and could walk easily to several local restaurants. We especially liked Cantina Granducci and Ristorante da Alighiero, where we took a terrific cooking class with Silvia. Parking was more convenient then we expected, only a short walk to the front door. We took advantage of the central location to visit a number of the local villages, towns, and cities. Despite unseasonably cold and damp weather, we really enjoyed our stay.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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800 y/o apt. atop Anghiari city wall w. breathtaking view across Tiber valley
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Anghiari Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
Charlottesville, VA, USA
5

Travel to Anghiari

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I spent a week in Florence and then traveled by train to Arezzo where we rented a vehicle that took us to our planned trip to Anghiari. Accompanying us were two French friends to share the apartment for the week. We found Casa Cantabria very well equipped in a beautiful setting. The people of the town are very friendly and helpful and unlike other more well known sites in Italy, Anghiari was not over burdened with tourists. Exploring the town and the surrounding countryside was an enjoyable adventure although I do recommend everyone have a GPS system on their rental car. The apartment is very roomy, clean and has every amenity that one would need for a week's stay in the town. We even were able to prepare and eat a few of our evening meals in the apartment after a long day of sightseeing. Giuseppe was most helpful in assisting us in settling into the apartment and had given us info prior to our arrival in Italy. The owner of the property also was very helpful in giving us advice and information about Anghiari prior to our departure. We felt right at home immediately. Our only concern was the parking outside the walls of the city, not because of theft or vandalism but rather the steep road system that circles the town. This means parking on a 45 degree plane sometimes which is a bit of a concern when one is not 100% confident of the rental vehicle.
  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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800 y/o apt. atop Anghiari city wall w. breathtaking view across Tiber valley
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Anghiari Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
Hilton Head Island, SC
5

Our Home Away from Home in Tuscany

  • 5 out of 5
Our decision to spend much of September and October in La Casa Cantabria rested heavily on the reviews on this site. We can now say that our experience surpassed all of our expectations. It is the absolutely perfect place to settle down for a leisurely visit to Tuscany and surrounding provinces. The modern European equipment and furnishings make for an exceedingly comfortable stay, and Fiametta is always ready to help with any housekeeping needs. We cannot recommend it too highly!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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800 y/o apt. atop Anghiari city wall w. breathtaking view across Tiber valley
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Anghiari Anghiari - Sansepolcro area
5

Wonderful visit

  • 5 out of 5
We spent six wonderful days in Anghiari at Casa Cantabria. This walled Tuscan hill town was so picturesque & peaceful. The perfect end to our busy 15 days in Italy. Casa Cantabria was fully equiped, well maintained, very comfortable, ideally located in the town, and had picture perfect views of the surrounding farms & hills from its windows. Anghiari has a full complement of restaurants, shops & sights - with many more in the countryside. We highly recommend Anghiari & Casa Cantabria.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Florence or Perugia
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Arezzo
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
A1
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bar Baldacchio
Nearest Golf
40 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
At least six
Nearest Point of Interest
Quicke Property
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.

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Availability & Rates

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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Anghiari in Anghiari - Sansepolcro area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Washing Machine
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) situated in sitting room to sleep two extra
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • ruins
  • library
  • forests
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • swimming
Notes:
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
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