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La Stazione, which is situated on the side of a hill in a peaceful valley on the Tuscan/Umbrian border, gets its name from the fact that it was the last house on the Tuscan side of an old road where riders would change horses before dropping down into Umbria. Thick walls mean the house is cool despite hot summers and the adjoining woods means the house also stays cool at night. You can sit in the garden or on the upstairs terrace and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and the medieval castle of Lippiano which is directly opposite. These are the landscapes which inspired Piero della Francesca and the house has several quiet corners and terraces from which you can paint, read, or just sit and contemplate the beauty of it all. From behind the house you can also see the castle tower of Monte San Tiberina while from the terrace you may see local deer, hares or even spot a wild boar.. The croaking frogs may serenade you, and if you come in the right season the fireflies may light the terrace for you. For those of moderate fitness there is a bar in walking distance across the valley as well as a lovely circular walk through a chestnut forest which leads back to the house.
From A1 Motorway: leave at Arezzo toll gate and follow signs To Sansepolchro taking the SS73 route. If you arrive on the E45 from Bologna/Cesena come off at San Sepolchro and take the road towards Monterchi. When you arrive (via SS73) in Monterchi turn right at the bridge where there are signs for Lippiano/Monte S.Tiberina and the Piero della Francesca museum with the famous Madonna del Parto painting. After the museum take the second turning on the right for Borgiacciano/Fonaco. Follow this road for about two miles until you see signs for Borgiacciano. The road to the house drops down to the left immediately before the cemetery
There is excellent local food and wines to be found in restaurants, markets, and local shops. Truffles are a local speciality and can be bought in Monterchi. You can visit Florence, Sienna, Arezzo, Perugia and other famous medieval Tuscan or Umbrian towns which are all within easy reach. Or you can just relax and enjoy the surrounding local towns and hilltop forts - Anghiari, Citerna, Monterchi, San Sepolchro, Citta di Castello to name a few. From the house there are wonderful local walks with fabulous views of timeless medieval landscapes in all directions.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Downpayment / Deposit requested. Supplement for heating depending on the season. Discount depending on length of stay. Owner not present on location
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.