Living area 90 sqm
Attic space 30 sqm
Private parking space in front of the apartment.
Living room with phenomenal view and large terrace
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Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo) is a town with Roman origins on a hill overlooking the Valdichiana valley on one side and the Val di Chio valley on the other. The fortress of Cassero, perched on the hilltop, is the symbol of the town, whereas the historic centre is characterised by panoramic narrow streets, elegant buildings and impressive monuments.
MONUMENTS IN CASTIGLION FIORENTINO: Among the main points of interest of Castiglion Fiorentino we find the Gothic Church of San Francesco, the Church of Collegiata and the Church of Gesù, all rich with precious works of art. A visit to the Loggiato Vasariano on piazza del Municipio, is not to be missed as from here one can enjoy a breath-taking view onto the Val di Chio valley. The esplanade of the Cassero is interesting as here one can admire some parts of Etruscan city walls dating back to the 4th century B.C. and visit the marvellous Archaeological Museum and the art gallery. Thanks to its central location, tourists visiting Castiglion Fiorentino may easily travel around Tuscany and reach quickly the most beautiful medieval villages and art towns of Tuscany and Umbria.
EVENTS IN CASTIGLION FIORENTINO:
During spring and summer the calendar of events in Castiglion Fiorentino presents interesting events. The renowned “Maggio castiglionese” offers a calendar full of cultural events and food festivals, fairs, exhibitions, concerts, amusement parks and much more. San Michele, the patron saint, is celebrated on May 7th with religious, cultural and food events, which end with an amazing firework show.
June is awaited by all inhabitants because of the “Palio dei Rioni” that takes place in this month: a horse race inspired by the more famous Palio di Siena, where the three quarters (Rione Cassero, Porta Fiorentina and Porta Romana) compete on a horse race accompanied by medieval costumed parades and flag throwers performances. The day before the race every quarter organizes a propitiatory dinner to invoke victory by singing and drinking.
August and September are devoted to good food and wine and the Tuscan cuisine Festival, a 1950s American-style food festival and I giorni di Bacco to taste the best local wines.
A selection of places and distances around Castiglion Fiorentino:
Cortona 10 km: There’s a good chance you’ve at least heard of Cortona. It’s the Tuscan hill town that was made famous by the book and subsequent movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun.” This “Pearl of Tuscany” is surrounded by Etruscan walls and has some 3,000 years of history. Much of that history has been retained through its architecture, with layers built upon the Etruscan core that dates back to the 7th century BC. Situated on a hill, it also offers impressive views of the valley below and as it sits near the border of Umbria. It makes a great base for exploring both Tuscany and Umbria. After a day spent wandering through picturesque villages and endless alluring landscapes you can come back and enjoy a glass of Tuscan wine paired with a tasty Tuscan dish in one of the many restaurants and wine bars.
Arezzo 18 km: Arezzo is one of Tuscany’s wealthiest cities, thanks to its tradition in gold-smithery. The city has ancient origins verified by stone tools and the Man of Elm from the Paleolithic era that was discovered here. Its well-preserved center boasts lots of monuments, museums and churches with the Church of San Francesco arguably the most famous. It showcases an amazing early Renaissance fresco cycle by Piero della Francesca that depicts the Legend of the True Cross. Uphill at the Piazza Grande, you’ll find the Loggiato Vasariano and Palazzo delle Logge. Other highlights include the Medicean Fortress, the cathedral dedicated to San Donato and a Roman amphitheatre. Be sure to make time for a stop into Museum of Medieval and Modern Art as well, housed in the Bruni-Ciocchi del Monte Palace, which Donato, son of humanist Leonardo Bruni, had built during the middle of the 15th century.
Anghiari 33 km: This famous medieval village is a must see for those heading to Arezzo and the surrounding area. It’s mostly known for the famous battle of Anghiari, which was fought between the army of Florence and Milan in 1440, but it’s also included in the “most beautiful villages in Italy” list. Set on a hill made of stone and built up over the centuries from the Tiber River, it’s enclosed in huge 13th-century walls that preserve the original, ancient atmosphere. Wander around its narrow streets, and you’ll noticed a decided air of proud history. The stone houses overlooking the streets have little windows, wooden shutters and doors, and while some are damaged, it only adds to the character of the village. Many of the home’s entrances and balconies are decorated with flowers, further enhancing its allure.
Montepulciano 38 km: This medieval village with Etruscan origins is a haven on Tuscan hilltops. One of the region’s most compelling places, while it’s not quite undiscovered, it’s remained below the radar enough to prevent it from becoming overloaded with tourists. It has one of the most intact historic centers of any other town in Italy. Other than a few minor repairs, no major building work has taken place since the late 16th century. The main street winds up to Piazza Grande, which sits at the town’s peak, with green-shuttered medieval houses rising like cliffs on either side. Its main sights include the Romanesque-style town hall, several churches, the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Biagio and the piazza. Montepulciano is renowned for its production of food, including lentils, Pici pasta and pork, as well as for its famous Vino Nobile red wine that’s a must-try while you’re here.
Siena 60 km: Siena is a classic medieval hill town renowned for its vast, fan-shaped piazza, Piazza del Campo, and the horse race known as Il Palio which is hosted here twice each year in the summer. The piazza is dominated by the red Palazzo Pubblico and its tower, the Torre del Mangia. The Campo is one of the most remarkable squares in the country, and continues to play an active part in the life of the city. In the Pinacoteca, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo and the Palazzo Pubblico, you can see fabulous Sienese school of painting works that were created in the 13th and 14th centuries by masters like Simone Martini and Duccio di Buoninsegna. By climbing the more than 500 steps of the civic palace, you’ll be rewarded by a spectacular view of Siena and its surroundings.
Florence 100 km: Florence is considered one of Italy’s top cities to visit, in fact, it was voted the top city in the world by Conde Nast Traveler in 2014. Florence is one of the most important Renaissance architectural and art centers, with its museums, palaces and churches home to some of the greatest artistic treasures on the planet. If you have time for just one museum, head to the Accademia Gallery which houses Michelangelo’s works, including the imposing marble statue of David, which stands over 13 feet tall. If you want to enjoy one of the city’s most enchanting views, climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte.
San Gimignano 113 km: San Gimignano, known as the City of Beautiful Towers, is a classic medieval walled hill town renowned for its 14 surviving medieval towers which create a magnificent skyline visible from the surrounding countryside. Its Duomo is considered a must visit, offering the chance to admire frescoes that recount tales from the New and Old Testaments painted by 14th-century Sienese school artists, as well as the exceptional Renaissance jewel, the Chapel of Santa Fina. You should also be sure to check out the Pinacoteca, Palazzo Comunale and Torre Grossa. Torre Grossa is the tallest tower in the city, and from there you can take in a panoramic view of San Gimignano and the surrounding landscape. In addition to the history and gorgeous vistas, you should also come to sample the dry white Vernaccia wine that’s local to the area.