Anno1000 Country House is the perfect base for a lovely, quiet holiday in a beautiful part of Tuscany, near Umbria.
We received a warm welcome by the host, who gave us a clear explanation of the area, and tips for the surrounding villages and mediaeval towns.
We stayed in one of the smaller houses, spacious enough for 2 persons; it contained a separate living room, a small kitchen, and a comfortable shower. The bedroom was beautifully decorated with a painting of the hostess, and the bed was very comfortable. The thick walls of the building provided a good insulation against the summer warmth.
We had our private terrace, partly sunny, and partly in the shade of a fig tree. A lovely spot for breakfast.
The large swimming pool is very refreshing, and provides a nice view over the valley.
Anno1000 lies in the proximity of the lovely city of Arezzo; also smaller mediaeval towns like Cortona, Sansepolcro, Castiglion Fiorentina and Anghiari can be visited.
We visited Arezzo when the Giostra del Sarracino was held, and therefore we were lucky to enjoy this spectacular jousting game, which takes place twice a year. Arezzo is also famous for its antiques market, which is held every first weekend of the month.
The last evening of our holiday, the owners prepared us a lovely candle light dinner, with pasta with seafood and bream, at the terrace of the main building.
Because of the beauty of Anno1000, the hospitality of the hosts, and because this part of Tuscany has many attractions to offer, we are sure we will return to this lovely place very soon.
We spent a great time at Anno1000: perfect location if you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday.
It was a very hot Summer but the house was nice and cool. The owner prepared breakfast for us every morning on our terrace - great way to start the day!
We really liked the huge white pool with a view on the vineyard. You can also go for a stroll in the property's forest or in the fruit and olive orchard.
The owners were very friendly and gave good advice about places to visit in the neighbourhood.