Il Rifugio Del Musicista
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Il Rifugio del Musicista is 50 metres from Piazza Baldaccio, Anghiari's main square and within the square and the surrounding medieval streets, all within walking distance from the apartment, there are cafes, pizzerias and restaurants specialising in local, seasonal cuisine.
The apartment is accessed from the beautiful Via Trieste and is on the 3rd floor of a traditional Tuscan 'palazzo'. As you enter the apartment there is a stairwell leading up to the main living space. To the right is a quiet, study area that leads to the large bathroom with a bath and shower attachment and the 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and a window with views out onto Via Trieste. The second bedroom , has a double futon with additional mattress for extra comfort.
To the left of the stairwell is the spacious, living area. With 2 windows facing out onto Via Trieste plus another in the kitchen looking out on to the walkway at the rear of the property this a bright, airy room. It features an original wood beamed ceiling and cosy stone fireplace. It has a Tuscan dining table with a marble top, a comfortable, Italian designed, sofa bed and 2 armchairs. There is a sound system, a small, flat screen television and dvd player. The beautiful, Steinway grand piano in this room is a stunning and unusual addition that makes this a truly unique holiday home. The property also offers WIFI for guest use.
The kitchen area has an electric oven with a gas hob, kettle, coffee maker, juicer and blender as well as a selection of cooking pans and utensils, although most guests find themselves too tempted by the local pizzeria to dedicate too much time to cooking!
There is a small utility room near the front door with a new washing machine in and a drying rack should you need to do any laundry during your stay. Linen and towels are provided and a final clean is included.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rimini 95 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sant'Egidio Airport, Perugia 75 km, Nearest railway: Arezzo 57 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture. Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, and has been home to some of the most influential people in history, such as Petrarch, Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Amerigo Vespucci and Puccini. Due to this, the region has several museums, most of which (such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace) are found in Florence, but others can be found in smaller towns and villages. Tuscany has a unique culinary tradition, and is famous for its wines (most famous of which are Chianti, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino).
The summers in Tuscany are hot, usually without much rain. Spring (April and May) and Autumn (October and November) are dry, sunny days but the chances of rain are higher. The Winter has sunny, mild days and it can get very cold at night particularly in the hilly areas. As expected July is the hottest month with temperatures ranging from 23°C up to 30°C; January is the coldest month with about 7°C at the coast and about 3.5°C to 5.5°C inland. The busiest time in Tuscany (and Italy generally) is August when the Italians are on holiday. The main tourist season stretches from mid-April to the end of September.
The Anghiari area
Anghiari is considered one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy. The town has preserved its medieval roots beautifully and hosts many local festivals throughout the year celebrating its heritage and the local culture and cuisine. There are several pizza restaurants here including an outdoor one with a children's play area as well as some superb traditional Tuscan restaurants.
Sansepolcro is a few kilometers away and is famed for being home to the painting of the Resurrection by Peiro della Francesca which can be seen at the Museo Civico along with several other important pieces of art. For those with children to entertain, there is a large swimming pool in the town with water slides and diving boards as well as shaded picnic areas and a children's play area.
Arezzo is a 20 minute drive from the house. It has a main train station with direct lines to Florence and Rome. It is a beautiful town that hosts a jousting contest every year that draws crowds from all over the world. On the first weekend of every month there is an antiques fair that fills every street of the old part of the town.
Other beautiful places to visit, that are easily reached for a day trip, include; Siena, Assisi, Cortona and Florence. We also offer numerous organised activities such as cooking classes, wine tasting and depending on the time of year, olive picking to produce your own oil to take home.
The nearest beach is Rimini, which takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach by car. Slightly closer by is Lake Trasimeno which is about 50 minutes away by car. Here it is possible to swim, sunbathe and hire boats or take a ferry across to the different islands withn the lake.
Though our office in the centre of Anghiari, we can organise day trips, wine tasting, cooking experiences and seasonal activities such as visits to the local oil mill and vineyards. Please feel free to ask for more information.
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25 Aug 2014
"Home away from home"
We have spent a great week in Anghiari in this flat. I can recommend this holiday rental to everyone:- Anghiari is a great place with a special atmosphere. It is not packed with crowds of tourists lik… More
5 May 2014
"Blissfull and relaxing setting for our holiday"
We had a fantastic week in Anghiari. The flat is beautifully maintained with a lovely open living area and kitchen where we cooked a few meals. We all slept fantastically well in comfortable beds. The… More
29 Oct 2013
"Wonderful location, ideal for visiting Florence, Siena Montepulchiano and exploring Tuscany"
Looking for a peaceful holiday in a very friendly Tuscan town this apartment in Anghiari is the answer. The views are spectacular from the eyrie in the roof - a marvellous place to read or paint! Ev… More
12 Jul 2013
"Very pleasant, comfortably and homely apartment in the centre of a charming town"
I really enjoyed my stay at Il Rifugio Del Musicista. It was so lovely being in a very peaceful and quiet apartment. It is light and spacious during the day, and perfect for entertaining a few welcome… More
10 Jun 2013
"Idyllic Italian get-away in an unspoilt village"
This flat is that perfect mix of modern facilities set amongst the rustic and romantically rugged medieval town of Anghiari. All mod-cons, decent-sized kitchen and bathroom (with shower - not the stan… More
15 Apr 2013
"Un angolo di paradiso"
Anghiari e' una cittadina bellissima, non la conoscevamo e ci e' piaciuta tantissimo. Non solo e' in un'area piena di attivita' ma, ogni anno a luglio, c'e' un festival di musica fantastico. L'appartamento e' vicinissimo a tutte le attrazioni di Anghiari, a due passi dalla piazza principale con mercato, pizzeria, bar, ecc. E' moderno, ben ammobiliato con un tocco di atmosfera toscana: travi in legno, camino in mattoni,ecc. L'abbiamo trovato in ottime condizioni e con tutto il necessario per una vacanza da sogno. Da raccomandare!
5 Apr 2013
"Best of both worlds"
This is a wonderful apartment, in the picturesque town of Anghiari, peaceful and away from the tourist trap. I loved that I could be in a simple, old-fashioned village, yet stay in an apartment which… More
30 Mar 2013
"Magnificent New Years Accomodation"
Make the most of the open fire to warm the house up. There is plenty of space for up to 6 people to stay with the kitchen offering the ability to cook home made meals with the local cusine. Beautiful … More
20 Mar 2013
"Stunning scenery, homely flat in central historic village setting"
After a beautiful and easy drive from Rome, I arrived in Anghiari in early evening. The flat is easy to find with convenient and free car parking at the top of the street. It is absolutely central in this pretty and historic town with its many steep and cobbled streets and alleyways to explore. At the top of a flight of shallow stairs the flat opens out into an wide hallway leading, on the left, to a large and airy openplan living-room with dining area and kitchette and most impressively a steinway piano! There is an open fire for chilly evenings but the room is warm and welcoming: TV, sound system, wi-fi (as well as the piano) and a double bedsettee! Off the hallway to the right is a spacious and bright bathroom (bath and overhead shower), a light and airy double bedroom and a sweet little single room. Up a steep internal stair,there is also an attic room which interestingly leads onto the roof. A pleasant place to wedge oneself and enjoy the evening sunshine with a book and a glass of wine! I loved the peace and tranquility of the flat but within minutes you could be in the bustle of the town square and all the shops,restaurants and cafes dotted around. There are interesting places to visit: the museum, the little theatre and fascinating towns and castles abound within a short drive. Anghiari is a lovely, safe place to enjoy and wander in, at any time of day, even as a lone tourist, as people are helpful and friendly. I could fault neither flat nor Anghiari and look forward to another visit.
19 Mar 2013
"The perfect way to enjoy Tuscany avoiding Chiantishire"
I really enjoyed our few days in this wonderful and well done-up "musical" flat in Anghiari (of the battle and Leonardo cartoon fame) , complete with piano, concert posters and access on foo… More
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