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Beautiful Villa with heated salt water pool for romantic holiday, honeymoon. - Michelangelo Villa

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Space 52 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Description

Michelangelo Villa

The Beautiful Michelangelo Villa.

The entrance opens into the elegant sitting room leading on to its own balcony with a spectacular view of Caprese Michelangelo.

Outside: The balcony has a wrought iron dining table and chairs and is lit in the evenings.

The Kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, fridge, sink and utensils. There is a dining area with a large marble dining table.

The villa has a super king size bed with a sumptuous mattress for a great nights sleep in the large bedroom with en-suite shower room, bidet and toilet.

This beautiful villa has its own private garden with picnic table and fruit trees, and is the perfect honeymoon villa.

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About the property

Beautiful Villa Tuscany

Beautiful Tuscan villa for couples,no children allowed. Right in the heart of Tuscany overlooking the village of Caprese Michelangelo and is set in 100 acres of the most beautiful mountain forests. The relaxing, heated salt water pool complete with Roman steps, sits in a peaceful olive grove with a breath-taking view through the mountains to the fairytale-esque Castle of Michelangelo.

The tranquil position, frequently described as 'paradise on earth' contains an abundance of wildlife where the birds sing all night and the fireflies provide a moving display of sparkling light. In years gone by, the villa was owned by the Vatican and was used to house monks from the monastery. Ideal for walking and cycling, the area is home to many fine restaurants, with truffles and mushrooms being a local specialty, and good Tuscan wines. The mountains and forests have inspired the three greatest artists of the Renaissance and remain largely unspoiled today. This is where the great artist Michelangelo was born and lived. The little chapel where he was baptised is in the village and a museum dedicated to him is within the Castle of Michelangelo. Nearby at La Verna is the Franciscan monastery retreat where St Francis of Assisi is said to have received the stigmata. Rich in Renaissance history are the local towns of Sansepolcro, Cortona and the medieval walled town of Anghiari. It is ideal for walking and cycling in particular.

There is so much to see & do as well as time to relax by the salt water pool which is heated by solar panels and it gets very warm. So plenty of sun cream is very important especially as we are in the Apennine Mountains and at 600 metres above sea level the sun's rays are very strong.

The area has many great restaurants and because we are not close to the city the prices are very low. We have a bar and restaurant service here too as well as a taxi service available to take guests to any of the wonderful restaurants nearby.

Anghiari, a wonderful medieval walled town which is about a 20 min drive has a fabulous Pizzeria called Bar Baldacchio. It’s the best pizza in the world. They do chips too !

In Citerna there is a beautiful restaurant called La Civetta which has the most incredible views and food.

In Caprese Michelangelo you will find the castle and birthplace of the legendary artist Michelangelo to visit, as well as a lovely family restaurant called the Buca di Michelangelo,where it is possible to have a 4 course meal that is around 25 euro a head and it is amazing! You can have truffles on your pasta which is incredible. Look for anything with Tartufi. So the pasta con Tartufi or Gnocchi con Tartufi which means with truffles There is also another Pizzeria called Il Boschetto and the four cheese pizza called the blob ( don’t ask me why) is great. If you eat there at the weekend you can then get a free pass to watch the dancing outside but its best to go early, and we can to book it for you..

Sansepolcro is the biggest town locally and it has a supermarket called Pam in an indoor centre and this is the best place to shop. It also has an old town which is across the road from the Pam centre and is very nice.

A full range of beauty and relaxation treatments are available to book with our therapist to help you relax and unwind.

Enjoy an authentic Italian experience at the local olive oil mill. The mill dates back to 1421 and is still in use to this day.

This wonderful experience of visiting an oil mill is fantastic. First you will have a little tour of the mill and then you go to the family residence where you will enjoy a fresh and delicious meal complete with wine made from the grapes from their own vineyard in the courtyard. This is preceded by an opportunity to taste the many variations on their own oils. Particularly remarked upon, are the fennel, lemon, black and white truffle and basil flavoured oils.

Located in a picturesque alpine valley town, the thermal spa offers guests the perfect setting to relax and unwind. The large pool is separated into indoor and outdoor sections, enabling visitors to take in the breath-taking views or gaze up into the night sky. This beautiful spa also boasts Jacuzzis, waterfalls and a steam cave.

The ancients considered the thermal waters to come from the gods, a precious health-giving gift from the mysterious depths of the earth. Today, geologists can explain that the gift is not actually heaven-sent, but a little "miracle" of nature.

The warm waters are in fact rain that fell some 10,000 years ago in the central part of the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines. During these millennia, the water seeped down into the subsoil and was heated geothermically and enriched with beneficial properties. The water became a concentrate of active natural elements including sulphur, bicarbonate, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, fluorine, chlorine, lithium, manganese, iron and ammonium. It then rose towards the surface along a fault line until it reached Bagno di Romagna where it now flows at temperatures between 39 °C and 47 °C.

The water that now flows out is physiological because it contains active elements that correspond to those of the human body. It is also medicinal and can therefore change and positively influence the conditions of the human body. It is easily tolerated because it has none of the side effects of drugs. Finally, the water at the thermal spa can be used to treat certain diseases and, above all, to prevent them, because it activates the body's natural defenses.

You don’t need to worry about bringing shampoo, hair conditioner or shower gel as we supply all of that. We also supply all the towels including pool towels.

We also supply a welcome basket for your arrival filled with goodies. We have a bar and restaurant/ room service as well as a taxi service available.

If we don’t have the dates available for you please do send us an Enquiry as we have 3 other beautiful apartments.

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Owner
Freyja
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Freyja

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Freyja purchased this villa in 2004

Why Freyja chose Caprese Michelangelo

I was lucky enough to have come house hunting at the right time when this property had not yet been advertised and as soon as I saw the view I knew that nothing else would compare.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The hosts' hospitality was first class, they were warm, welcoming and friendly. their restaurant recommendations were amazing as were their tips on places to visit. Cesenatico is a must as is the tour and taste at the olive oil mill. The view from our window over the pool and the olive grove to the castle where Michelangelo was born was truly spectacular

The only regret we had was only coming for one week.
Aug 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Caprese Michelangelo, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 52 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Luxurious Bedroom with super king size bed and en suite shower and toilet room. Window opens to beautiful private garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This villa is a fantastic romantic honeymoon location. There are 4 exclusive villas set in 100 acres of mountain forests. Each villa has its own private garden and terrace with full WiFi internet access. The pool is shared by the 4 villas. Outside: Beautiful large heated salt water swimming pool with descending Roman steps. Barbecue and comfy patio seating and swing chair and swing sun loungers. Private garden. Guests can walk in our forest and visit the waterfall and etruscan tomb on our land. The main courtyard iswhere you can enjoy a meal or drink and in the softly lit gazebos. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen change weekly. A complimentary welcome basket of groceries for your arrival. Other: This beautiful villa has been lovingly and elegantly restored using chestnut beams, terracotta tiles and local stone. The walls have been decorated with oil paintings and tapestries which contain fine views of Italy.

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5

We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here - Freyja had been extremely helpful and accommodating ahead of our arrival, and this carried through to the very end.

The location is simply beautiful - our villa had an amazing view of the hills and across to Caprese Michelangelo. The area is a bit of an undiscovered gem - some amazing places with very little in the way of tourists - but with some iconic sites within reasonable daily travel. We made good use of the pool (excellent size and setting), the hot tub and the swing bench which was in our garden - chatting into the evening against the backdrop of silence other than the crickets...

The kitchen was ideal for two - gave us the opportunity to eat out at lunchtimes and then make the most of local produce snacking in the evenings! Both Freyja and Malcolm kept the balance of helpfulness with giving us enough space to enjoy - we took up their suggestions of the olive oil tasting (fab afternoon!), and also the Sunday lunch in a local restaurant Caprese Michelangelo - best meal we had on the trip.

Lots to do in the area - possibly too much as we could have easily spent more time enjoying the pool! We loved our stay, and will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to have you both here. We are all really missing you now so hurry back xxxxx
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5

A little piece of heaven in the Tuscan hills!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here three years running and love the scenery, flora & fauna, walking, relaxing and day trips out. The birds sing in the early hours and chatter most of the day. The tapping of woodpeckers or hoot of an owl. We have heard wild boars (but haven’t seen them) and the fireflies in the late spring are mesmerising.

It's a place for all seasons with the wild meadow flowers, blossoms and fireflies of the spring, the long hours of daylight and heat of the summer, autumnal colours in the rolling hills and mountains around harvest time, to frost and snow in the winter. Along the perimeter of the property is an ancient footpath used by Saint Francis of Assisi with scenic walks in both directions.

The suites are in a well renovated centuries old building. Each has its own character and historic features with sympathetic renovation of the bedroom, ktichen, bathroom, sitting/dining area and terraces. The beds and sofas are very comfortable, and a selection of bedding is provided for year-round use.

Bath towels, pool towels, shower gel (etc.) and hairdryer are provided. All the suites overlook the grounds with a Romanesque heated pool, olive groves and undulating meadows leading to a castle flanked by flora clad mountains in the distance. There are woodlands, meadows, olive groves, lawns, attractive flower and herb borders and a large courtyard with pergolas and outdoor furniture to relax on.

A little piece of heaven in the Tuscan hills.

Nearby are great restaurants and the local produce is superb if you enjoy cooking at the villa. Pieve Santo Stefano is less than 5km for local shopping and larger supermarkets can be found in Sansepulcro, Anghiari and Arezzo. A car is recommended at the villa, which has all of Tuscany and Umbria within striking distance.

Next to the villa is the owner's home and private grounds with live-in helpers who maintain the villa and grounds. The hosts and helpers are very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. They will offer good advice, book restaurants and venues, order pizzas, call doctors (if necessary) and can arrange specialist tours. Freya will prepare tasty vegetarian or vegan meals on request. She also provides a lovely welcome basket on arrival with a selection of groceries like tea, coffee, biscuits, milk, a bottle of wine, fresh fruit, pasta and luxury items.

We highly recommend Villa Michelangelo for a restful break, or great off-the-beaten-path base for a Tuscan adventure!

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely farm house B&B

  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous location. Quiet, quaint and peaceful. Freyja and Malcomb made us feel very comfortable. Wish we had stayed longer

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay and I hope to see you again soon.
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5

Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I booked this holiday six months before our intended stay, we researched locations to visit and asked the hosts for walking routes we could do.

The more we discovered the more excited we grew and believe me when I say it exceeded our wildest dreams. We did 4 stunning walks each with breathtaking views we saw wild boar, deer, a porcupine and countless birds of prey. On the days we didn't walk on the hosts' recommendation we visited Cortona where we did wine tasting, we had a day at Cesenatico on the coast and an afternoon tour & taste at an oil mill where we enjoyed a veritable feast accompanied with ample amounts of wine, grappa and good company.

All in all an amazing vacation that left us wanting to experience even more.

  • Review Submitted: 27/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful rustic property in a delightful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Greeted by charming hosts on arrival with a bottle of prosecco!

Lovely location, fabulous pool and traditional style property with antique Italian furniture.

Authentic Tuscan cuisine in the locality at amazing prices, beautiful scenery and atmospheric towns and villages.

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was a great pleasure to meet you both and I look forward to seeing you again.
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5

A wonderful Place and Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Michelangelo Villa for 8 nights as we wanted to experience Tuscany and this beautiful place did not disappoint. From the welcome on the first day - and yes we did get lost finding it but Freya jumped into a car and came to find us - the villa was just perfect, the views of Caprese Michelangelo and the hills was just breathtaking and instantly we knew this was going to be a fantastic week. Freya and Malcolm are fabulous hosts and go out of their way to ensure you have a great holiday, their knowledge of all the local medieval villages and towns and what to see and do was great. Nothing was a problem, they will book restaurants or advise where to eat if away sight seeing. They will also offer a three course dinner with wine on your day of arrival, lovely touch as this saves you going to find a restaurant the first night, also the welcome basket is the best I have ever seen and certainly was a welcome gesture. The villa we stayed in had a private garden and it was lovely to sit in and off cause the pool was just so welcoming too. At night it was lovely to relax in the courtyard and catch up with everyone over a drink, just perfect. We also did the Olive oil mill tour and tasting and this is organised through Freya who will run you to the mill, this is really good fun and a great afternoon tasting olive oils and wines accompanied with lunch, so I recommend everyone to do this. So summing up a fabulous holiday that went too quick, a beautiful place in a stunning location, made some great friends and once we got back we booked to go back in October. Thank you to you both xx .

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Perugia, Florence, Pisa, Bologna
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
E45
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
5Km
Nearest Beach
98 Kilometres
Cesinatico, Rimini
Car: recommended

Ideal for walking, trekking & cycling. Up to 14 people

Coast/Beach:

Adriatic coast is only 50 min away and the wonderful port of Cesenatico is a great place to visit with its harbour full of boats and restaurants. Glorious beaches of golden sand.

Travel:

Easy access from most UK airports and only 45 min drive from Perugia Airport via Ryanair from London Stansted.

Rimini 1 hour.

Bologna and Pisa via British Airways or Ryanair 2 hours.

Distances:

Anghiari 15 min

Cortona 1 hour

Florence 90 min

Rome 2 hours

Further Details:

The beautiful village of Caprese Michelangelo is where the great artist Michelangelo Buonarotti was born in 1475 and lived. The little chapel where he was baptised is still in the village and his home is now a museum which is set in the hilltop fortification of old Caprese, the castle of Michelangelo.

In the local Abbey there are historical records which show that Villa Michelangelo was previously owned by the Vatican and housed monks for the monastery at La Verna which is approx 18 km away by road. It states that the monks built a tunnel between the Villa and the monastery and that a church once stood here also. Although we have not yet found the tunnel we hope that one day someone will find it.

The area has many great local restaurants and supermarkets.

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