Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Arcadia is set within the beautiful villa of Casa Biozzi. The proprety dates back to the 17th century and the current owner recently had the building renovated, maintaining the original layout, restoring the antique furniture, and dusting off any old curios that could summon up echoes of the past. The building has been divided into three units: the piano nobile has been kept for the family, while the second and third floors (third and fourth, to Americans) have respectively been turned into two finely-furnished apartments and two laundry rooms for the use of guests.
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The apartment has a spacious living-room with a kitchenette and two windows overlooking the surrounding rooftops of the ancient village. The furnishings are 17th-century family antiques.
The restoration of the antique 19th-century madia (a special piece of furniture used for making and storing bread) brought to light a heart carved in the wood with the letters LT in the centre, probably the initials of the newlyweds for whom it was made as a wedding gift. The fabric used for the drapes, the small cushions and the throws on the two ecru sofas has a cheerful burgundy Toile-de-Jouy pattern that makes the large, bright room even more inviting.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Forli 70 km, Nearest railway: Cesena/Arezzo 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Further details outdoors||
There is a secondary entrance at the groundfloor to carry the luggage indoors
Check-in: from 5pm to 8pm
Check-out : within 10am
The Tuscany region
Tuscany is world famous for its beautiful scenery and culture. Many towns in this area well worth a visit.
AREZZO.( 64 Km) Set at the confluence of four valleys ( the Casentino, the Tiber Valley, the Valdarno,the Valdichiana), the city offers innumerable artistic masterpieces: one of these is the mediaeval church of San Francesco where Piero della Francesca painted " The legend of the True Cross", a superbly harmonious symphony of form and colour by the great Reinaissance master. Famous for the Giostra del Saracino, a knightly tournament which is revived twice yearly in June and September. In 1304 Francesco Petrarca was born here.
THE SANCTUARY OF LA VERNA (45 Km) where S.Francesco received his stigmata in 1224. Many precious terrecotte of Andrea della Robbia can be seen in the Basilica.
SANSEPOLCRO ( Km45) The birthplace of Piero della Francesca: four frescoes of the artist are preserved in the Museo Civico:“ The Resurrection”, St.Julian, St.Ludovic and the Polyptych of the Misericordia.
CAPRESE MICHELANGELO The birthplace of Michelangelo has been transformed into a small museum.
MONTERCHI Birthplace of the mother of Piero della Francesca, housing one of the finest works of the artist, the Madonna del Parto.The fresco, painted in 1446, was uncovered in 1888 in the chapel of the cemetrey and thereafter restored.
ANGHIARI The ancient mediaeval village has been recently awarded the “Orange Flag” for the excellent preservation of the town centre with its lanes, its craft workshops and mediaeval palazzi and a Museo delle Tradizioni. Famous for the battle of Anghiari in 1440, the subject of Leonardo 's lost masterpiece.
THE EMILIA ROMAGNA REGION
The region forms a rough triangle bordered by the Adriatic sea on the East, the Po river in the North and in the South by the Appennine mountain range. The Region is divided into 9 provinces : Piacenza, Reggio Emilia, Parma, Modena, Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna, Forlì/Cesena and Rimini.
History, architecture, culture and the best of Italian cuisine can be found here: wine, cheese and local grown fruits all will tempt your palate…
SAN MARINO ( Km75) The thiny republic is situated at the top of Mount Titano. Enchanting views sweep across the Apennines and out across the plain to the Adriatic coastal resorts such as Rimini.
RAVENNA ( Km85) The city is famous for his history, the mosaic art and eight monumental buildings declared from UNESCO “Heritage of Humanity”
RIMINI and CESENATICO at Km 90 and 72 respectively: two famous beaches on Adriatic Sea.
Other places of interest easy to reach:
Urbino : Km 110
Gubbio: Km 110
Perugia: Km 120
Assisi : Km 120
The first information on Pieve di Bagno dates back to 871 AC. After the domination of the Count Guidi family from the end of XI century up to 1404, and the short parenthesis under the Gambacorti family, Val di Bagno passed under the control of the Florentines who founded the “Capitanato ". Over the years the Florentine influence has been very strong and in the territory of Bagno there is much evidence of these bonds such as, for instance, the magnificient XIV century Palazzo dei. Capitani. During the XV century the Baths of S.Maria in Bagno drew illustrious personalities, such as Benvenuto Cellini, Giuliano and Giovanni De’ Medici. Bagno di Romagna remained part of “Tuscan Romagna” (province of Florence) until 1923, when it was returned to the province of Forlì.
Bagno di Romagna Terme is an old village nestling in the green of the Tuscan-Romagna Appennines, at 500 metres above sea-level and it lies at the edge of Foresta della Lama, a vast environmental treasure that includes Sasso Fratino, Italy’s first natural reserve: this is all that remains of the great woodland that covered the Old Continent after the last glacial period.In the National Park of Campigna, Falterona and Casentino woods you can hear the echoes of the rich fauna in its natural habitat: roe-deer, deer, mouflons, wild-boars, hares and squirrels can be seen during a lovely walk which ends up in a valley: trout dart about in clear streams. Easy to reach thanks to the E 45 motorway linking Umbria, Tuscany and the Adriatic coast, Bagno di Romagna welcomes you to its magnificent mountains and offers you the oldest, simplest and most efficient answer to stress: nature. Moreover, the climate in this part of Appennines will offer you warm, clear, sunny days from May to September.
In addition to horseback, riding or hiking in the above Foresta della Lama, the area is dotted with small lakes in
the green chestnuts forests, where you can enjoy fishing or gathering mushrooms and chestnuts.
Bagno di Romagna is known for its famous ancient hot springs with a natural temperature of 45° C, discovered by the Romans in 266 BC.To-day three modern spas offer a wide range of treatments based on the water and thermal mud, rounded out by health and beauty packages and fitness activities.
The Touring Club of Italy has awarded Bagno di Romagna its “Orange Flag” , that indicates quality tourist service and a pristine environment.
The local cuisine is truly outstanding . Over the year the country was influenced by the gastronomic traditions of
Tuscany and Romagna: the fusion of these two cultures has given rise to some tempting proposal which are worth discovering, tasting and appreciating. Beside some dishes of a clear Romagna flavour, such as lasagne, tagliatelle, ravioli, passatelli, tortellini, etc, you will find the very simple dishes from the Tuscan tradition which greatly emphasizes healthy and genuine products of the earth.The aromas and flavours of the local cuisine await you in elegant restaurants or in trattorias with their simple and informal atmosphere, which we will be very pleased to suggest you.
Every year, late in July you can enjoy the Captain’s Festivity: a dramatic entertaining historical re-enactment of an episode in Bagno di Romagna's remote past, the investiture of a new Captain (local Governor): parades with over 200 costumed participants,banquets and period music.