Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 140 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

10% discount for all the weeks available in the 2013!

This stunning 17 th century villa is the result of skilful architectural renovation work and has been exquisitely furnished in period style, with eye-catching touches of luxury in its Venetian glass chandeliers, gold-framed mirrors and brocade soft-furnishings. These authentic features combine with the most modern of fittings and appliances to provide its guests with both style and comfort. Set in extensive parkland containing centuries-old trees, this is undoubtedly an idyllic spot to savour the unspoilt tranquility of the Tuscan countryside.

Open all year round, centrally heated throughout and providing Satellite TV, the property extends over two floors and retains many details of traditional Tuscan interiors: such as the terracotta-tiled floors and ceilings, with exposed wooden beams; open-stonework walls; large, wood-burning fireplaces; glass-fronted dressers; and wrought-iron bedsteads.

A variety of opportunities invite you to al fresco dining, sunbathing and outdoor relaxation at different levels in the grounds, not only poolside, but also under the shady raised loggia (covered terrace) directly in front of the house. This in turn leads up to a higher-level, railed-in grass terrace, which commands spectacular views out over the surrounding wooded hills. These tempting suntraps are all equipped with sunshades and comfortable cane furniture, just right for those leisurely moments.

Accommodation:

The villa comprises 6 bedrooms with double beds, each with modern, fitted ensuite bathroom. The seating and dining areas, plus three separate bathrooms, are on the lower level. Each bathroom has shower and hairdryer.

The professional kitchen is stylishly furnished and decorated, making striking use of contrasting colours on the walls and Persian rugs on the floors, as elsewhere in the building. Upon advanced request the owner can organize for a cook to prepare for you traditional dishes for lunch, dinner or even breakfast.

Garden & Swimming Pool:

Owing to its secluded, elevated position, this villa enjoys superb views over the surrounding hills, whose woodlands extend right up to the edge of the terraces, with no other property in sight. The lawn and paved loggias are dotted with large earthenware urns and ceramic pots full of bright petunias and geraniums.

The delightful pool (8 x 16 meters, from 1.2 to 2 meters deep) area is set apart at a short walking distance on a lower, fenced-in terrace, again encircled by mature trees and vegetation, which do not, however, restrict the breathtaking views. A paved pool surround, broadening into a spacious lawn, offers tables, chairs, sunshades and loungers. Ping- pong, bocce court and chess are also available. At the far end, a wooden canopy shades the barbeque section, fully equipped for those open-air feasts!

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Nearest beach Castiglione della Pescaia 140 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Florence - Amerigo Vespucci 105 km, Nearest railway: Arezzo 18 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Parking

The Tuscany region

Villa Peruzzo is situated halfway between Sansepolcro (birthplace of the artist Piero Della Francesca) and Arezzo; it is close to Anghiari, Caprese Michelangelo (the artist's birthplace) and Monterchi, all of which are places of great historical and artistic interest. In addition, they all boast a selection of excellent traditional Tuscan restaurants, catering for all tastes.

Cortona, Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia, Spoleto and Urbino are all about an hour's drive by car, each laying claim to unique artistic treasures, Etruscan ruins, fabulous restaurants, and further shopping and sightseeing opportunities. Florence , Siena and the Republic of San Marino are 1hr 30mins by car, as is Rimini on the Adriatic coast, which entices you with trips to the beach and delicious seafood meals.

The nearest airports are Forlì at 1 hour and a half, Florence and Bologna, at 1hr 30mins. Rome and Pisa airports are both about 2hrs 45mins by car.

OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE NEARBY: The following facilities and services are on offer at the villa itself: restaurant meals, baby-sitting services, cookery courses; pizza evenings, courses in photography, local handicraft courses (such as lace-making and wood-carving), sampling of home-grown organic produce, outlet-shopping trips, cultural artistic and religious tours, mountain bikes for hire.

On request, access to the following sports activities can also be arranged, all available locally: fishing and hiking on CAI marked trails (Italian Mountaineering and Trekking Club), horseriding, golf and tennis, tandem parachute jumps (June-November), glider flight instruction, reconnaissance flights over the Tiber Valley (Val Tiberina), mushroom picking in the woodlands belonging to the estate.

Nearest town: Molin Nuovo km 2,5

Restaurants: Monterchi km 8 / Anghiari km 11

Supermarket: Monterchi km 8

Grocery: Molin Nuovo km 2,5 / Monterchi km 8

Shops: Monterchi km 8 / Anghiari km 11

Outlets: Foiano della Chiana km 50

Bank: Monterchi km 8

Post office: Palazzo del Pero km 7

Chemistry: Monterchi km 8

Golf: Arezzo km 18

Horse riding: Arezzo km 18

SPA: Arezzo km 18

Train station: Arezzo km 18

Arezzo

The Arezzo territory is located at the meeting point between three of the four valleys surrounding the area. Directly north of the city is the Casentino; the Upper Arno Valley lies to the northeast; and the Chiana Valley to the South. The area is vast and varied: the terrain ranges from flatlands to hillsides to mountains. Neighboring towns include Civitella and Castiglion Fiorentino.

Located on the top of a 345m hill, Castiglion Fiorentino offers magnificent views of the Chio Valley and the Preappennino, which glitters with the silverly light of olive groves. Its strategic position between Arezzo and Chiusi made it a center inhabited during the time of the Etruscans (6th to 5th c. BC); it was an important medieval center as well. The historic center, dominated by the Cassero tower and surrounded by walls, preserves the medieval structure and is testimony to the artistic history of the area since the time of the Etruscans. Its position as border town between Tuscany and Umbria makes it an easy place to get to from many of Italy's cities. Visitors can find traditional cooking, local organic produce and artiginal productions.

Other nearby towns are Laterina, Castiglion Fibocchi, Capolona, Anghiari, Monterchi, Bucine and Cortona, as well as the city of Perugia, in Umbria.