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Hilltop Holiday Country Villa, Stunning Views, Pool, Tuscany/Umbria Border



Updated: 29-Oct-2016
Villa in San Giustino, Tuscany/Umbria Border, Italy - Settled In A Very Quiet Position, Perched On A Hill, But Only 2 Minutes Drive From The Next Village

The villa has a privileged position standing proud above the Upper Tiber Valley, Sansepolcro, San Giustino, Anghiari, Citerna, Città di Castello.

A well-planned restoration has transformed the mainhouse, the former tobacco drying house and the barn in a charming residence with antique terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. The house is ideal for large families or group of friends and offer a lot of privacy. The sleeping rooms are all spacious, cosy and comfortable. Bathrooms are nice and have all hairdryers.

In the ground floor where the whole group can gather together there is a big living room which opens onto the large stylish fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The kitchen with patio doors leads out to a spacious summer dining pergola covered with wines in the garden. There you can enjoy your barbeque watching the stunning sunset drinking some delicious Italian wine.

The romantic pool has been built inside an antique Roman "vasca" from the 19 century to keep the original structure, unique in its kind. It is surrounded by big gardens with summer beds, olive trees, lavender, roses and overlooks the Tuscan and Umbrian hills. Two beautiful summer pergolas with BBQ offer each place to eat for 10. There are many terraces at different levels, some shaded and others in the full sun. Although nestling in the hills, the property is quiet and secluded but is very conveniently located, 3 minutes drive to the village of Sansepolcro. Its position on the Tuscan/Umbrian border makes this place a perfect base for touring Tuscany, Umbria and The Marche.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The owner Karin moved to this farmhouse several years ago. Swiss born and multi-lingual she fell in love with the unique views and lovely countryside. On your arrival a warm welcome awaits you from Karin who ensure that everyone who stays at the farmhouse an unforgettable holiday in the heart of Italy. Her years of experience and knowledge of the surrounding countryside and what is has to offer, will keep you coming back year after year. Karin is always available to answer any questions and can advise you where to go and help you with your bookings

Speaks English, French, German, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved the Casa! Staying here made my first trip to Italy a fabulous experience. The grounds are gorgeous and the views breathtaking. Best of all, Karin was a wonderful host and made our days special. She gave us great advice on where to go and what to do. I highly recommend this place to others.

A family adventure with a lifetime of memories

Our time at the Casa was too short. Two weeks were not enough. Every day the view across the valley was remarkable, breathtaking. Too wonderful to believe that it was true. We dined every night in the pergola and watched the grapes turn purple..

Super House!

First time for our family to spend summer holidays together. Big challenge was to find the right place for all of us, matching our desires and requests: and here we go: this property was just perfect. Space and privacy for everybody, wonderful landscape, enough isolated to feel the peace and silence, charming swimming pool, inspiring well kept garden and last but not least, the welcoming warm Karin: all ingredients were there to make this week unforgettable. The house is very well situated to visit the north of Umbria and to discover the surroundings in Tuscany. We loved Sansepolcro and Anghiari. The experience was thrilling and after this first time, the family is ready to repeat it once again!
Feb 2015
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Stunning property with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Casa Spertaglia - the house and gardens were simply beautiful, and equipped with more than we needed. The view over the valley was stunning. Karin was a great host - we were greeted our 1st night with prosecco and home made antipasto and her tips for local places to visit was very useful. The trip to the olive oil mill was also a highlight. Our teenagers enjoyed the pool and visits to the local night markets. All in all it was everything we had hoped for from our 1st holiday to Italy and more. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful words. Loved your family and well educated kids...hopefully you will come back one day! Karin
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From the Owner

Steeped in history, the main part of the house was formerly used to dry tobacco, but has been restored into an elegant country residence complete with antique original terracotta floors and beamed ceilings

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The artistic treasures of Sansepolcro, Cortona, Caprese Michelangelo (the artists birthplace), Arezzo, Gubbio, Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto, Trasimeno Lake are close by. Florence, Siena, Pisa, Chianti Region, San Gimignano, Adriatic Sea less than 2 hours drive. The villa is located close to old market towns which offer a big variety of shops and restaurants, al fresco eating. The local wine and food are delicious. Easily accessed from intl airports

Tour to the oil mill in the neighbourhood for olive oil and wine tasting will be organised for you and is included in the price.

Cooking lessons can be organised at the house for a reasonable price, a chef will introduce you to the Italian food culture and teach you to make fresh pasta. You will be served a 3 course meal in the garden. Catering can be organised at the house if you want just to relax. We can organise a visit at the close by truffel museum including a whole truffel meal with several courses.


Next beach at the Adriatic Sea, 1 hour drive


Perugia Airport, 40 min drive, Florence Airport 90 min drive, Pisa, Bologna Airport 120 min drive.

Nearest Trainstation Arezzo, 40 min drive

Nearest Beach, Rimini, Riccione, 60 min drive

Car is necessary


3 minutes drive to Sansepolcro, nearest village, 3 minutes to San Giustino, 10 min to Anghiari

Arezzo, 40 min, Florence town, 90 min

Assisi, Perugia, 45 min

Further Details:

What to do in Tuscany:

Visit nearby Sansepolcro with its corso and famous designer shops, Anghiari, one of the most beautiful small villages, Arezzo with the antique market, make a wine tour in the Chianti Region, visit Cortona (under the Tuscan sun), taste Brunello wines in Montalcino and Montepulciano

What to do in Umbria:

Visit the 14 century Bufalini castle in San Giustino, explore renaissance town of Città di Castello, visit the famous Burri Collection, visit Assisi, Italys most spiritual place, visit Perugia, Umbrias capital, join Umbria Jazz

Have your best "gelato" in Italys most famous Gelateria, 3 minutes distance from the house, head for a "sagra" and experience real rural Italy.

Go shopping in Italys biggest designer outlet near Florence, The Mall


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking is confirmed on receipt of 30% deposit. Balance due before arrival. Credit Card accepted. No damage deposit requested.
Ask for discounts, negotiable rates are available for long term rentals

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday, flexible out of peak season

Notes on prices:
Prices include lodging, linen and all utilities. Extra will be the final cleaning, 10 Euro per person and heating - if needed - according to consumption

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Updated: 29-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The house is famous in the whole valley for its stunning views over Tuscan and Umbrian hills. The garden contains a myriad of local plants including sunflowers, olives, vines, lavender, cypress, figs and roses

Property Type

  • villa


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • In the main house 2 bathrooms, (one big family bathroom with bath tube, shower, bidet, toilet, basin, the 2nd with shower, basin, toilet). In the barn 2 bathrooms with shower, toilet, basin. Hairdryers in every bathroom, storage for toiletries


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) plus 2 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, kingsize bed in the mainhouse, Bedroom 2, kingsize bed and single bed in the mainhouse, Bedroom 3, kingsize bed in the mainhouse, Bedroom 4, kingsize bed in the barn. All rooms have wardrobes and drawers, shelves with books


  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: on 80% of the property free WIFI, dock station for your fun Outside: Spacious and beautiful gardens, professionally landscaped with herbs, roses, lavender, pine and olive trees. Private romantic pool overlooking the hills, 10 summer beds, patios. Two summer dining pergolas with eating aerea, bbq, dining table seating 10-12 Utility Room: Washing machine available, Iron, iron board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The rates include all linen for all beds, bath and kitchen. Fresh linen every week. Extra maid service available, Pool towels included

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