|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This is a historic house immersed in a park of ancient fruit trees - the collection of Arboreal Archaeology - away from the noise of cars and towns and reachable by car through a 1 km trail. A small village Lerchi is at 300 meters with the market, post office and facilities. With a stunning view towards a vineyard and the ancient village of Santa Maria Tiberina, the house is composed of two floors, including two double bedrooms (it is possible to add anche two single beds), two bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and a dining room , the latter featuring a fireplace of the 16th century. The House Has Its own heating system, constituted by convector heaters and a tile stove. In the garden there are ample spaces, tables and an external shower. Every object Has a story to tell. The house is like a small museum of peasant history but with all the modern comforts. There is anche an orchard with 400 trees - Whose products are available for use. Small animals are allowed. The house is close to the main building of San Lorenzo, With its ancient church, where there are other available rooms and living spaces.
It is located 3 km away from the medieval town of Città di Castello, Umbria, famous location for cultural-artistic monuments and events. From the end of August to the beginning of September there is the famous "Festival of Nations" (Music Festival), and other international festivals During the whole summer. Along the year the Town of Castle and the local area is home to several events and a large choice of visits to historic heritage sites and contemporary art museum. In the city center it's possible to visit the Municipal Art Gallery or just walking around the city to be enchanted from His gothic and renaissance palaces. Nearby, in Monterchi, it is possible to admire the famous painting of Piero della Francesca, 'The Madonna of childbirth'. The city anche offers an important contemporary art musem, with the permanent collection of Alberto Burri.
when i found this on Homeaway i couldnt believe people would rent out such a place, and at first i was a bit hesitant because you cant see the property on google streetview (..is this real..?)
the evening we arrived, i found out the grey dog you see on streetview, waiting at the countryroad that will take you up to the chappel, will run before the car up to the property.. his name is Dido..
Then, we were treated on a dinner that night, by the friendly owners!
The property is just as in the pictures. amazing.
Over the hill behind the house and treegarden, there is a pilgrimspath,
on route to (Fransiscus from) Asissi (Giotto frescos). we walked it a few kilometer, beautifull.
There is wildlife and insects, just to keep the doors and windows closed, the house is clean and beautifull.
Like the other review reads, i wish i could stay longer..
I want to thank the owners again here.
Dont hesitate, visit this place!
After a long flight to Milan and several hours in the car on a dark and rainy night, we arrived in San Lorenzo and Laura was there to greet us. She had built a fire , offered us wine and prepared a pasta dinner guessing we might not want to venture out. We were beyond grateful and enjoyed her company immensely. The ‘apartment’ (for lack of a better word) is exactly as it looks and was described on VRBO, i.e. a living museum. An amazing place. In the morning there were fresh chicken eggs and fascinating conversation with Isabella about her daily work there. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our time there for so many different reasons. The beautiful church, ancient fruits, orchards, chatting with Laura and Isabella, sitting by the fire…The village of Lerchi was also not far from the beautiful medieval town of Anghiari which we enjoyed visiting. Our only regret was not being able to stay longer. Thank you so much for a lovely visit and we hope to return! Chuck and Peggy, Pat and Amy
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|