The house is simply furnished in a rustic fashion befitting an old farmhouse, it is not fancy and
the price reflects this. this property should appeal to those who are on a budget and therefore
willing forego having amenities in lieu of beautiful surroundings, peace and quiet. There are two
large bedrooms with queen size beds, writing desk, and wardrobes; a kitchen/living area,
bathroom, and laundry room. The house is equipped with anything you might need to live and be
self sufficient. It has a stereo, VCR, satellite TV, phone and central heat. there is also a fireplace.
As the house dates back hundreds of years and was at one point used as a granary, there are no
stairs to the upstairs bedroom, but rather the original wide plank ladder. A young Italian couple
look after the property. They come periodically to cut grass and do basic upkeep as well. The
house sits on 7 acres of land with a vineyard, fruit trees, and has a beautiful view of the medieval
town of Lippiano with its castle and churches.
Lippiano is a town of only about 150 inhabitants and consists of only a post office and the town
bar (You can find it on a Michelin map of central Italy) where the locals couldn’t be nicer and
the town, untouched by tourism, has remained unchanged. It is near all of the important
historical cities while remaining off the beaten path. “Chiarella” is 1.5 hrs. from Florence.
Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia, and Siena, are all less than a hour away. There are five absolutely
beautiful medieval towns that are 15 minutes or less from the house with spectacular views of the
Tiber valley. Monterchi is only five minutes away and there you will find the museum which
houses Piero della Francesca’s famous painting “The Pregnant Madonna”. There are also a variety
of stores and two restaurants. Marcello and Marcella run the local grocery store where you will
find anything from notebooks to Marcello’s home made sausages. For more extensive shopping
Sansepolcro is only 20 minutes away. Sansepolcro is a lovely little town, again unspoiled by
tourism, and is famous as the birthplace of Piero della Francesca. There is a museum which
houses some of his paintings, as well as sophisticated shops, bottegas, and restaurants. If you
are interested in train travel, you can catch a train to just about anywhere in Italy from Arezzo,
which is 20 min. away, Rome is 1.5 hours on the fast train.
The rental price is $600 per week. The full rental amount is due 60 days prior to arrival. The price
does not include utilities and a reasonable security deposit. Its the perfect foothold to explore the
countryside inexpensively. For enquiries please contact Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org