It is easy to explore rustic Italy from Villa Calcina & Casa Bella Vista, in its prime location at the foothill of the Alpe Della Luna region.

Sansepolcro is just a short 15 minute drive away, the perfect place to begin; the sophisticated, walled town attracts visitors from all over the world, and is home to beautiful churches and museums. Once more you will find a range of supermarkets, shops and a twice-weekly market, where you can pick up some local goods. There are also a wide selection of restaurants close-by.

Just a short drive away there are many well known Medieval villages, Anghiari to name one has been voted one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and is just 20 minutes away.

Contact:

Melinda Kilkenny, Owner (0044) 7798 527152
melindakilkenny@hotmail.com

In the Area

Four kilometres away is the small but sophisticated walled town of Sansepolcro (home to Piero della Francesca’s famous work ‘The Resurrection’) which attracts visitors from all over the world. It has supermarkets and a full range of shops, banks, cafes and a post office, plus a lively market twice weekly and a wide selection of restaurants including 4 which appear in the Michelin guide. Sansepolcro has year-round events and festivals including the traditional crossbow contest the Palio della Balestra with rival town Gubbio.

Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Bologna are about 2 hours drive. All approximately an hour away are Lake Trasimeno (boat trips, wind surfing, child-friendly beach), Perugia, Assisi, Cortona and Gubbio. Arezzo (the location for the town shots in the Oscar winning film La Vita e Bella) is about 45 minutes away, Citta di Castello about 30 minutes and Anghiari 15-20 minutes. Also local are a variety of small hilltop towns include Caprese Michelangelo (allegedly the birthplace of the artist), Monterchi, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina and more.

Horse riding is available on the outskirts of the town, there is a bowling alley about 10 kms out of town and for the golfer a choice of a 9 or 18 hole course at Antognolla (handicap card required) in a lovely setting about 40 minutes drive away.

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Day Trips to World Heritage Sites

All of the following World Heritage sites are within easy reach from Villa Calcina:

  • Florence
  • Siena
  • Rome
  • San Gimignano
  • Arezzo
  • Assisi

  • Val D’Orcia
  • Gubbio
  • Urbino
  • Ravenna
  • Ferrara
  • Modena

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Vineyard Days out

We highly recommend Wine tasting at the nearby and well known areas of:

  • Spoleto
  • Orvieto
  • Montepulciano
  • Montalcino

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Sporty Things to do

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Other sports activities in the area:

  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Road and guided Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking
  • Hill running

Transport

Villa Calcina is well served by a variety of airports with direct flights from the UK, all within driving range:

Perugia Airport: Our nearest airport - 45 minutes (Ryanair)
Florence: 1 hours 45 minutes (Alitalia, Meridiana, Cityjet, Vueling)
Bologna: 2 hours (BA, Ryanair, Easyjet, GO)
Ancona: 2 hours (Ryanair)
Pisa: 2 hours 30 minutes (BA, Ryanair, Easyjet)


Rome, Fiumicino airport: Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes (BA, Alitalia, Meridiana)
Rome, Ciampino airport: Approximately 3 hours (Go, Ryanair, Easyjet)

Milan (Linate or Malpensa): Approximately 4 hours (BA, GO, Alitalia, Buzz, Meridiana)
Milan/Bergamo: Orio al Serio airport (Ryanair, Easyjet), Approximately 4 hours


Access by car is by autostrada and superstrada. The last 3km are on typical country roads (strada bianca). From Sansepolcro town to the Villa is a 15 minute drive.

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