This country villa is located in Borgo a Giovi, a Tuscan neighborhood on the outskirts of the village of Giovi near the river Arno. For easy transportation, the train line Stia-Pratovecchio stops in Giovi, about 500 meters from the villa, and only 300 meters from the villa there is a bus stop. You can also take a nice walk into the villages of Giovi and Ponte alla Chiassa where there is a butcher shop, vegetable stand, bakery, grocery store, bank, pharmacy, newspaper shop, coffee bar and some good restaurants and pizzeria. Both Giovi and the River Arno are within walking distance at about 500 meters away. Nearby Arezzo, the setting for Roberto Benigni's Life is Beautiful, is a city characterized by an array of architectural styles, from Etruscan ruins to the Roman amphitheatre and the Medici Fortress. The first weekend of each month features a popular antique fair, while annually the town hosts a festival called Joust of the Saracens, where all of the citizens dress in medieval attire to watch knights charge at a target (representing the Saracen king). Arezzo also has a train station, convenient for accessing other cities in Tuscany. Further than Arezzo but still close by, you can visit a convent in La Verna and a monastery in Camaldoli. The location of this holiday home is also well situated to day trips throughout Tuscany, including nearby Cortona and Lake Trasimeno, as well as Florence and Siena.
Nearby Attractions: Tennis, horseback riding, golf, beach at Maremma (180 km/112 mi), park by the Arno (500 meters), vineyards, Arezzo (Etruscan ruins, Roman amphitheatre, Medici Fortress, antique fair, Joust of the Saracens, train station), convent in La Verna, monastery in Camaldoli.
Rome: 180 km/112 mi
Lake Trasimeno: 77 km/48 mi
Florence: 70 km/43.5 mi
Siena: 70 km/43.5 mi
Camaldoli: 38 km/23.5 mi
Cortona: 37 km/23 mi
Arezzo (Train Station): 7 km/4.5 mi
Ponte alla Chiassa (Shops): 800 m/2624 ft
Giovi: 800 m/2624 ft