Podere Casenove agritourism farm is located just 6 kilometers from the small Renaissance city of Sansepolcro, birthplace of Piero della Francesca, Luca Pacioli, and Cherubino Alberti, and 9 kilometers from Città di Castello.
Our vacation apartments are found on the border between the Umbrian Alta Valle del Tevere and the Valtiberina of Tuscany; this valley is a large basin formed by the filling of Lake Tiberino occurring in the Pliocene era and ploughed by the Tevere River for approximately 50 km.
This primarily mountainous territory is the crossroads of four regions (Tuscany, Umbria, Romagna and Marche) giving it many forms of influence in architecture and customs, in gastronomic and artisanal products, including the language itself, giving it a very particular nature compared to the Tuscan context.
La Vallata offers visitors a gentle, attractive landscape of the valley bed, characterized by rivers and streams, forests and farmhouses, overlooked by picturesque rural hamlets and ancient castles from the surrounding hills.
In the past, this was a land of encounters between different cultures: Umbrian, Etruscan, Byzantine, and Longobardian. The patrician Romans at the time of Caesar Augustus noticed its beauty and built villas there. Later, the Church and the abbots constructed solid monasteries while the holy brothers discovered, often in hidden corners, places suiting their mysticism; even today there are still majestic places of faith such as the hermitages of Cerbaiolo, Montecasale, Casella, and the Sanctuaries of Petriolo, Belvedere and Canoscio.
The native land of many renowned artists, some outstanding examples being Michelangelo Buonarrotti and Piero della Francesca, it has kept its artistic vocation over time.
Charming villages include Anghiari, Citerna, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, and Montone: medieval castles and towers, scattered chapels and farmhouses are perched on the green hills that slope toward the valley. In the center of the valley, Città di Castello is the most important and most populated settlement, rich in medieval and Renaissance monuments that show its historic role as a cross-roads between Florence, Urbino, Perugia, and Rome.
The population of the Valley, respectful of ecological balance, keeps in mind its traditions and is proud of its hard work.
Even today, in fact, the primary and most developed employment sectors are those linked to stylish furniture construction, ceramic production, hand-crafted textiles, ironworking, gold-smithing, typography and paper-making.
Our vacation apartments are the ideal base for visiting nearby arts cities:
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