Caprese Michelangelo: Is the birthplace of the renowned Renaissance artist Michelangelo. Michelangelo was born in Caprese on March 6, 1475 in the house shown here. His great works were almost entirely in the service of the Catholic Church, and include a huge statue of the Biblical hero David in Florence, sculpted between 1501 and 1504, and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Sanctuary of La Verna: Less than a 30 minute drive from the property is the famous Sanctuary of La Verna where San Francesco d'Assisi (St. Francis of Assisi) lived in seclusion and received the stigmata (marks of Christ's wounds) in 1224. Since then La Verna, beautifully situated amid pine forests, has been a hallowed place and the Franciscan friary is the goal of countless pilgrims. Anghiari: Surrounded by castles and country churches, it looks out over High Tiber Valley landscape, a natural amphitheatre filled with the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. Anghiari is a lovely medieval town lying between two rivers, the Tiber and the Arno. The powerful thirteenth century walls made the town an invincible fortress that constituted an important reference point and kept the Tuscan flag flying during the many historical events. In 1440 the famous Battle of Anghiari, which was subsequently painted by Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, reaffirmed Florentine rule in Tuscany. Anghiari is well worth visiting thanks to its active cultural life. There are exhibitions, festivals, a busy theatre program and an active interest in the conservation and re-enactment of historical and traditions all contributing to the cultural life of the town. Lama: Our 'hometown' Lama is a picture-perfect small friendly Italian village located a leisurely five-minute stroll down the lane from the property. In 'town' you will find our world-famous Il Rifugio Ristorante that serves authentic fabulous reasonably priced Tuscan Cuisine. A few meters away you will find our classic small market that has fresh vegetables, fruit, bakery goods, and just about any essential item you may need for your visit in Tuscany. Further down the road from the Villa is our excellent meat market serving wonderful cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and other local items. We also have a small hairdresser and our local coffee bar below Il Rifugio. Most importantly you will find a village of wonderfully friendly neighbors during your Tuscan vacation.
Tuscany is also the home to World class wines, State of the Art wineries, Michelin star Restaurants and Fine Dining. The property is located less than 2 hours away from 20 plus Wine producing Farms & Estates and outstanding Restaurants. The Homes are also the perfect Getaway for those looking to relax and enjoy out door activities.
Sits quietly amongst 3 acres of lovingly landscaped grounds in Caprese Michleangelo - the birth home of the great artist, Michelangelo. This private holiday home is an independent stone house that has recently been beautifully restored to the highest standard and retaining its Tuscan charm, with wooden beams, terra cotta ceilings, chestnut doors and windows, terra cotta floors and a wood burning stove. The house is designed for private, relaxing and comfortable living for all seasons. Here, among the rolling Tuscan hills, you can explore the fields and streams bountiful with wild-life, chestnuts, walnuts, mushrooms, rare ferns and wild flowers. This cozy house has 1 Bedroom and 1 Bathroom, open Kitchen, 2 levels, Living Room and Dining Room.
Nestled among the Tuscan hills and stands on 3 acres of gardens and vineyard. These grounds are lovingly landscaped with ponds, olive grove, vineyard, fruit trees and flowering plants. Your private holiday home is an independent stone house that has been beautifully restored to the highest standard, retaining it's Tuscan charm with wooden beams and stone floors. The house itself is a charming Tuscan home on two levels. It is built with stone exterior walls, wooden beams, terracotta ceilings, chestnut wooden doors and windows, terracotta floors. It has two large bedrooms with double beds. A spacious bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The open kitchen, dining and living area are spacious and airy.