Apartment in the centre of a beautiful medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy

Apartment in the centre of a beautiful medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy

Anita

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our apartment has been completely refurbished in 2007. It is 3 doors away from the main piazza on the 3rd floor of a 16th century building (no lift). It has 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), 2 bathrooms, one with bath and one with powershower, a large modern kitchen/dining room and a living room. French doors from both the living room and the kitchen lead out onto a balcony overlooking gardens and the medieval town where you can enjoy the morning sunshine and an evening drink as the sun sets over the rooftops. There is a washing machine, dishwasher, tv, dvd player, and high speed internet access. There is central heating and also a wood burning stove for chilly Tuscan winters.

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Who we are

  1. Nigel is a special effects model maker for film and television. Anita is a painter and printmaker who works from home and exhibits in many galleries worldwide. We have two daughters who may or may not travel with us. They are Maia who is 21 and is studying English Literature at university, and Leila who is 19 and is at art college. Anita was born in Australia and we have lots of family there, so try to visit regularly. We love walking and would be interested in exchanges in rural UK and Europe in the cooler months. We have had many happy exchanges in the past.
    We don't have pets and Nigel is allergic to fur, so we could not exchange with a house where pets live indoors. However we would be happy to look after outdoor pets. We don't smoke and would prefer no smoking inside the house. We have a small car (Mercedes A Class) that could be exchanged, but London is better by public transport. Being in south East London means we have easy access to the countryside of Kent, Sussex and the South coast including the Channel Tunnel. We are within easy reach of the Eurostar terminal at Waterloo. We have many friendly neighbours who could help you feel at home.

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Anghiari has been described as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. It is a perfectly preserved Medieval hiltop town used to fortify Tuscany against the Umbrians and famous for the battle of Anghiari in 1440 immortalised by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is a perfect location for exploring Tuscany and Umbria, particularly to see paintings by Piero Della Francesca, who was born in nearby Sansepolcro and whose major works can be seen in Sansepolcro, Monterchi and Arezzo. There is a very good bus service to Anghiari from Arezzo (also to Monterchi and Sansepolcro), which has a major main line train station, so it is possible to get there by public transport from any Italian airport including Bologna and Rome. If you want to hire a car then our closest airports are Perugia (40 minutes) or Forli (Bologna) 1 hour 15 minutes. There is free parking in car parks at Anghiari. We are also easy day trip distance from Florence, Siena, Urbino, Perugia and Assisi. Anghiari is an official "Slow City": “towns where men are still curious of the old times, towns rich of theatres, squares, cafes, workshops, restaurants and spiritual places, towns with untouched landscapes and charming craftsman where people are still able to recognize the slow course of the Seasons and their genuine products respecting tastes, health and spontaneous customs...." (from Cittaslow Manifesto). It specialises in antiques, gourmet food and local crafts. Once a month there is an antiques and collectables fair.

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