This beautiful Tuscan Resort stands in the heart of Tuscany between the village of Anghiari and Caprese Michelangelo.
It is set in 100 acres of the most beautiful mountain forests and is surrounded by olive trees. The tranquil position, frequently described as 'paradise on earth' contains an abundance of wildlife where the birds sing all night and the fireflies provide a moving display of sparkling light.
This estate of fields, orchards and olive groves provides a truly Italian holiday in the most beautiful surroundings.
This small village is the birthplace of the renowned Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo. This Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer, whose versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci.
Michelangelo's output in every field during his long life was prodigious; when the sheer volume of correspondence, sketches and reminiscences that survive is also taken into account; he is the best-documented artist of the 16th century. Two of his best-known works, the Pieta and the David, were sculpted before he turned thirty. Despite his low opinion of painting, Michelangelo also created two of the most influential works in fresco in the history of Western art: the scenes from Genesis on the ceiling and The Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Later in life he designed the dome of St Peter Basilica in the same city and revolutionized classical architecture with his use of the giant order of pilasters.
In a demonstration of Michelangelo's unique standing, he was the first Western artist whose biography was published while he was alive. In his lifetime he was also often called Il Divino ("the divine one"). One of the qualities most admired by his contemporaries was his terribilità, a sense of awe-inspiring grandeur.
Caprese also contains the 13th century church of St. John the Baptist, where Michelangelo was baptized and the castle of Michelangelo where he was born and lived.
During the weekend evenings in the summer months the small square next to the local Pizzeria “Il Boschetto” (famed for it’s menu of 100 pizzas) plays host to local musicians and seemingly the whole town turn up to dance, Also in the town is the excellent local restaurant ‘The Buca di Michelangelo’ where you can sample a host of locally produced food including truffles which are not only fresh but incredibly well priced and delicious.
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Tuscany Villa Resort. SP47, Caprese Michelangelo 52033 Italy.
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