The property is situated just 2 kms above the village of Antria, where there is a local grocer’s store. From here it is a further 10-minute drive to Arezzo and the “IperCoop” hypermarket on its outskirts. The A1 Florence-Rome highway can be accessed directly from Arezzo, as can the direct Florence-Rome rail connection.
Arezzo itself is a beautiful hilltop town of Etruscan origin and its San Francesco Basilica is home to the celebrated 15th century fresco-cycle “The Legend of the True Cross” by Piero della Francesca. This uncommercialized centre makes an ideal base for exploring Tuscany’s rich cultural and scenic heritage, with Florence, Siena, Cortona, Pienza, Montalcino and Montepulciano all easy day-trip destinations. Both the forested Casentino hills and the Apennine range to the north of Arezzo afford marvellous walking opportunities.
OTHER FACILITIES AVAILABLE NEARBY: A monthly Antiques Fair is held inArezzo; the Val di Chiana Outlet Village shopping centre, where you can purchase famous brand-names at drastically reduced prices, is within a short driving distance; walking and hiking; horseriding; tennis; wine tours and tasting; fabulous dining; thermal spas; Roman/Medieval/Renaissance art and architecture.
Main attractions and places to visit in Arezzo which is 6 km from the villa are the Archeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Mecenate), Casa del Petrarca (Paintings, art collections), Cathedral (Architecture - Gothic), Christian sites and the museum of Diocesano di Arte Sacra, Casa di Giorgio Vasari.
Other places of interest are in Bibbiena (30km): Santa Maria del Sasso (Christian sites); Camaldoli (45km): Christian sites; Architecture - Baroque or Rococo; Eremo di Camaldoli (45km): Christian sites; Paintings, art collections; Medical, pharmacy attraction; Caprese Michelangelo (50km): Paintings, art collections; Casa Natali of Michelángelo.
Towns must be visit are La Verna, Poppi, San Sepolcro and Anghiari.