Vacation Rental Description
Casa Singerna is situated about halfway between the medieval hilltop town of Anghiari and the village of Caprese Michelangelo, the birthplace of the titan of the renaissance. Also nearby is the town of Sansepolcro, birthplace of painter Piero della Francesca, where you can enjoy an evening stroll in its lovely historic centre.
The villa is well placed near the Tuscany/Umbria border for excursions to many medieval and renaissance towns for which the regions are famous. Florence, Siena, Perugia, Assisi, Arezzo, Cortona and Gubbio -- to name just a few! -- are all within reach as day trips.
From the main road that leads in the direction of Caprese Michelangelo, a short white road threads past several old stone buildings to the villa. The hamlet of 4 houses is known as Castro but now has 1 permanent resident, being your hostess. "Castro" means "fort", and in ancient times, the settlement was a staging post on the marching route for the Roman/Byzantine army between Rome and Ravenna. Records at the Camaldoli monastery point to the existence of a chapel that dates back to 1149.
The property spans 25 acres (11 hectares) and extends from the edge of the hamlet down the hillside through forest to the banks of the Singerna River that feeds into Lake Montedoglio. The villa directly overlooks its own vineyard and olive grove. Surrounding fields sport golden grain, brilliant poppies, fragrant alfalfa or glorious sunflowers, depending on the season.
The nearest train station is in Arezzo, a stop on the main rail line between Florence and Rome. It should however be noted that not all trains between Florence and Rome stop at Arezzo. It is a 45 minute drive to Casa Singerna from the train station. During the summer months it is also possible to take your car on the train from various stations within Europe to a final Italian destination of Bologna or Florence.
Casa Singerna is located about halfway between Anghiari and Caprese Michelangelo on the SP47,an easy drive from either the A1 or the E45 motorways. Detailed driving directions will be sent to you. Car rentals are best arranged before arriving in Italy and can be organized for pick-up at any airport or in the nearby city of Arezzo.
GPS Coordinates: you can pinpont the location of the villa at: N43° 36.212' E12° 01.377'
- Cable Satellite
- Cooking Utensils
- Linen Service
- Open Fire
- Amenity Parking
- Private Pool
We have 2 canoes and fishing rods for use on the lake; bicycles, badminton, croquet, archery and many books and toys for children
- Horse Riding
- Night Clubs
- Nearest Airport : Perugia at 45 kilometers distance;
- Nearest Train Station : Arezzo at 45 kilometers distance
- Nearest Town : Anghiari at 5 kilometers distance