Breathtaking Castle on the hills of Arezzo

Breathtaking Castle on the hills of Arezzo

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Anghiari, sp 43 della libbia

The castle, situated in the heart of the landscape made famous by the Renaissance master, Piero della Francesca, dates back to the XVI century. Masterfully restored and maintained over the years, it is today in prime condition and entirely up to code (adhering to Italian building laws).

From the front garden, one walks into the main entrance of the ground floor with its 5 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms; a dining room; an enormous kitchen with a table that seats 24 and a huge stone fireplace. Behind the kitchen are 3 storage areas and a laundry room.

An elegant staircase leads to the first floor with its 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms; a library with a fireplace; two large living rooms; the formal dining room that opens onto the upper garden. At either end of the castle, lie two frescoed halls with immense windows. One looks onto the rose garden and wheat fields to the north, while the other opens to the southern landscape and expansive countryside below the castle.

Continuing up to the third floor, more rooms open onto a long corridor. Once, the staffs’ quarters, the large spaces can be used today for different purposes, including sleeping facilities.

The 18 mt (60ft) pool is set in a stunning, secluded position behind the castle, overlooking the entire valley and rolling hills. Below the pool and its changing room and shower, lies a large building once used for drying locally grown tobacco. Today, it is ideal for big parties and events.

Nearby Anghiari, only 4 kms away, is considered one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval villages. The regional capital of Arezzo, 18 kms away is the nearest connection to the high-speed trains and the Autostrada A1 that links Rome to Milan through Florence (80 kms away). An easy superstrada leads to Perugia (and its international airport); Città di Castello (with its golf club and horseback riding facilities), and Assisi (50 kms away). Siena can be reached through a panoramic road across the Chianti countryside (60 kms).