Villa Radicata

Activities

Villa Radicata is an ideal base for visiting Cortona, Assisi, Perugia, Arezzo, Florence, San Marino and Monte Fumaiolo, the source of the Tiber river.

We are also close to spa towns such as Bagno Romagna. We are in Tuscany, but close to Umbria ans Emilia Romagna. Even the beaches of the Adriatic are reachable in just over an hour.

For the art lovers we have San Sepolcro, birthplace of Piero della Francesco, twenty minutes away with many of his famous works in the museum there and his famous pregnant madonna in Monterchi close by.

The artist, Michelangelo was born in Caprese Michelangelo, 5 km from the villa. His birth house is now a museum, where you can see his bed and also the church where he was baptized.

Florence

The Ponte Vecchio

Florence with all its art treasures can be reached in one and half hours by car or 45 minutes with the fast train from Arezzo. The first weekend of every month, Arezzo holds the biggest antique market in Italy. Don't miss it!

Rome

The Colosseum

Although a longer journey, some of our guests ave visited Rome for the day with the fast train from Arezzo.

For nature lovers, thee are plenty of walking trails,horseriding, sailing and swimming at Lake Montedolio and spa towns close by. We are close to the starting point of the river tiber at Monte Fumaiolo and guided walking tours can be organized there.

The local farm

The local farm

For the children there is a working farm ten minutes drive from the villa and they can show you the animals, kids can ride the pony and after learn to make pizza in the traditional wooden oven.

Eating out

There are some fantastic family run local restaurants with deicious Tuscan food close to the villa.
There are plenty of restaurants with phone numbers in our welcome book. Here are just a few:

  • Il Ginetto is five minutes away and is a restaurant/bar/pizzeria. It is run by signora Giovanna and offers homecooked food at very reasonable prices.
  • La Buca di Michelangelo is known throughout the region for its 7 course Sunday lunch. For 30 euros, including wine, you get to taste the local specialities such as funghi porcini crostini and lasagna with tartuffo and roasted meats. There is no menu, the food just keeps coming! The views from the restaurant are breathtaking.
  • Il cristallo.┬áThis restaurant is owned by the son and daughter of the owners of La buca and is a great place to try the famous Tuscan steaks
  • L'Aboca. If you want to treat yourself this is the place to go in San Sepolcro. Try the ravioli with tartufo!
  • La Faeta farm. This working farm and agriturismo run by the hospitable Toscano and Debora make their own salami and ham, cheeses and jams and offers a rustic dining experience with local products which you can also buy. Pizza making lesson available too(and horseriding)

Antipasti at La Faeta: