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Fattoria di Arsicci, your home in Italy.

Bedrooms 7
Space 9,149 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms. Nice extra 2/3 sleeps bedroom on request.

The ancient farm owners house is located in a small Appennino village, named Arsicci, which is 850 meters above sea level. The house has a front garden at ground floor and, at lower floor, a second garden giving access to the private wooded park with swimming pool. Arsicci is located close to river Tevere springs. There are many marked panoramic paths of different difficulty level in the mountains surrounding the village. The GEA path, which follows the Appennini ridge, passes on the nearby crest. Arsicci is located close to the towns of Borgo Sansepolcro (the renaissance painter, Piero della Francesca, town), Monterchi and Anghiari.

The location.: Many of the most important art towns in central Italy can be visited in one day trip. On the Tirrenian side there are Assisi, Cortona, Gubbio, Perugia, Todi, Arezzo, Firenze and Siena; on the Adriatic Side Urbino, Ravenna, San Marino, Rimini the citadels of San Leo and Sassocorvaro. There are also a multitude of fascinating castles, shrines and hermitages such as La Verna and Camaldoli, sites of great spirituality in the early Middle Ages and Italian Renaissance. Restaurants in the area are superb, many of them are economically priced.

More Details

Paolo Sommariva
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Paolo Sommariva

Our names are Anna and Paolo. The house was purchased by Paolo Family in 1933. We own the old Paolo family farmhouse since 1999. We have been travelling all over the world for working and knowledge reasons; while travelling we have collected interesting things which have been used to complete the nice traditional furniture of our home.

Paolo Sommariva purchased this villa in 1933

Why Paolo Sommariva chose Anghiari - Sansepolcro area

When we are in Arsicci we like walking and trekking on the surrounding beautiful and gentle mountains. Paolo loves Arsicci since he was born as well as his daughter Serena and his granddaughter Gemma. Anna and Paolo have always done what was necessary to keep this wonderful small tuscan village alive and in the best possible conditions.

We live in Milano and when we are not in our property Giuseppina, a kind lady living in Arsicci, takes good care of the house and the park.

What makes this villa unique

Silence, wonderfull nature and landscapes very softly touched by human activities since thousand years. Very easy to reach art towns, art masterpieces, monastries and hermitages.

Very, very large house where large groups can easily leave together but with private corners for everybody.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Een fantastish huis en wat is Giuseppina aarding en altujd helpvol!!! Een vakantie in eer droom regie toscane.
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Badia Tedalda in Arezzo Area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 9149 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Bath & WC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Shower & wc
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Shower & wc
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Shower & wc
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed , Shower & wc
  • A nice extra room with 2/3 single beds and shower room is available on request at an extra rate of 200 Euros per week.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
The main entrance of the farm owner house is through the ground garden and gives access to the living and dining room with a stone fireplace, to a wardrobe with laundry-shower room and to the old fashioned kitchen and breakfast room with fireplace. A secondary entrance is through the four car garage and the wardrobe. A staircase leads to the lower floor in the playing and T.V. room with a stone fireplace, to the billiards and bar room, the children playing room to the reading room and toilets: all rooms communicate with the lower garden and the wooded park wi. From the ground floor entrance and the living room, two staircases lead to the upper floor where four king size bedrooms and one double bed room are located, each one with its private bathroom or shower room. At the upper floor are also located a three bed room and a studio with single bed. The rooms are bright and sunny and decorated with furniture of the 19th and early 20th century. The house has a central heating system.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


Wonderful place and great for a large family

  • 5 of 5

We have been many places all over Italy, but your house in Arsicci is beyond any doubt the loveliest place we have ever stayed. The beautiful old house filled with interesting things to look at, each bedroom with its own atmosphere and personality, the chilled basement filled with entertainment like the pool table for the warm evenings and an amazing kitchen to cook big family dinners in. And the surrounding garden - or rather, park - was such a luxury during the day with plenty of shade, and in the nights almost turning into a fairytale garden filled with fireflies!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kirsten Andersen, Thank you very much for your review. I am really happy you enjoyed your stay in my house and I hope to see you again in the next future. Best wishes, Paolo Sommariva
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A beautiful setting and an ideal house for a relax

  • 5 of 5

Located in the sleepy mountain village of Arsicci, this converted farmhouse is perfect for a large family gathering. With panoramic views across the surrounding mountain landscape dotted with farms and hamlets, the silence is interrupted only by the distant clang of cows bells, and the atmosphere is very "Sound of Music".

The house is comfortable, practical, and full of character. It's well equipped and has more or less everything you could need from pool towels to barbecue, although a microwave might be a useful addition. The pool and large gardens are very well maintained, and there are plenty of places to sit and read, or just kick back, do nothing, and take in the scenery.

There are one or two small villages nearby, and the closest supermarket is in Pieve Santo Stefano, a small town about 20 minutes drive away. If you want to do some exploring, Paolo, our host, gave us some very useful pointers on places of interest, and what to see in the locality. Sansepolcro, a 35 minute drive away, is the nearest large town. A stroll around it's old quarter is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

You would need to set aside a full day for trips further afield such as Florence or Siena.

One of the highlights of our two week stay was the meals prepared by Giuseppena, a local lady who looks after the house. Before your eyes, she will conjure up some wonderful local dishes for dinner - a great option if you want to take a break from cooking.

A beautiful setting and an ideal house for a relaxing family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, thank you very much for your wonderful review and I hope to have you again in my house of Arsicci, Paolo Sommariva
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and comfortable home in which nothing was missing!

Surrounded by a forest and a wonderful natural environment.

Great attention and very close people which is always ready to assist you.

Definitely a home that is ideal for enjoyment and relaxation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arte, cultura, relax nel centro d'Italia

  • 5 of 5

Immerso in boschi di querce, faggi e carpini, con qualche pino a sud, nel parco, il casale di Arsicci meravigliosamente ristrutturato nel rispetto della tradizione locale, è un'oasi di pace e di tranquillità che induce al riposo e alla meditazione; rimembranza e quasi riproduzione degli eremi francescani che si possono visitare nei dintorni, magari raggiungendoli a piedi con lunghe ma deliziose passeggiate nel verde.

Crocevia di quattro regioni (Toscana, Romagna, Marche e Umbria), tra la Val Marecchia e la Val Tiberina, da qui si possono raggiungere in (relativamente) pochi minuti di automobile luoghi d'arte e di cultura unici al mondo. E non parlo (solo) di San Marino, Urbino, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, e altri notissimi luoghi compresi in tutti gli itinerari turistici, ma piuttosto di luoghi spesso dimenticati come San Sepolcro, Anghiari, Monterchi e Citerna o, più a sud. Spello, Montefalco e Bevagna.

Qui, in un ambiente che del '3-'400 ha mantenuto fascino e bellezza, si possono incontrare il grande Piero della Francesca, Iacopo della Quercia, Tino di Camaino, affreschi di Benozzo Gozzoli e del Perugino, una Madonna con bambino (terracotta policroma) di Donatello trentenne, la "Deposizione" di Rosso Fiorentino, e molte altre testimonianze del genio italico.

Alimento culturale per lo spirito e per la mente, quindi, di vera eccellenza.

E il ritorno a "casa Arsicci" sarà reso ancor più piacevole dall'accoglienza principesca che vi riserveranno la casa con le sue stanze ampie e luminose (tutte con bagno privato), il salotto e la cucina ricchi di antiche risonanze, il parco e la piscina, insieme alla dolce cordialità di Paolo e Anna.

E che dire della cucina di Giuseppina (disponibile su richiesta - fortemente consigliata - a preparare pranzi e cene)? "Alimento culturale per il corpo". Non trovo altra definizione.

Ora, provate a tracciare una linea ideale tra Bolzano a Napoli: al centro troverete Arsicci!

Vero "umbilicus Italiae", qui lingua, arte, natura e perché no? enogastronomia si incontrano in un equilibrio magistrale, che l'accoglienza di Paolo e Anna e la cucina di Giuseppina interpretano perfettamente e felicemente.

Insomma: un paradiso terrestre!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carissimi, grazie per il caloroso commento. Sono felice che la mia casa vi sia tanto piaciuta e che vi abbia procurato le stesse emozioni che ha sempre suscitato in me, sin dall'infanzia. Mi auguro di aver il piacere di ospitarvi nuovamente in futuro, Paolo
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  • 5 of 5

A perfect holiday destination. Beautiful, peaceful location. The house is gorgeous and very well kept. The local housekeeper looks after you amazingly and will happily cook delicious meals when requested. There is also excellent correspondence with the owner. Facilities brilliant with lovely pool, table tennis and billiards - perfect for families. We are returning for the 4th year in a row.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dreamfull holidays

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 wonderful weeks in Arsicci. We discovered Toscany outside the usual touristic roads, but it was worth. And the house was so nice, that it was difficult to hit the road and visit some of the wonders of Toscany like Assisi. We particularly appreciated the view on the mountains from the swimming pool, the pool table (for our evenings) and the big park.

But above all what we really liked was Paolo's hospitality and Josepina's kindness.

Everything was perfect. We really recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn with pool
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn without pool
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas season
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring without pool
31 Mar 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring with pool
12 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn with pool
25 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn without pool
15 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £505.31

Rates includes for saturday cleaning, weekly change of linen and of towels and dayly cleaning
An additional nice bedroom 2/3 sleeps with shower room is available on request at an extra rate of 200 Euros per week
Winter prices do not include for house heating, the cost is € 150 per day. Different agreements in intermediate seasons
Price do not include for electric energy supply (0,40 €/kwh).
Christmas 4 days price includes for central heating.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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