We spent the second week of our Italian holiday at the wonderful Tower of Uguccione. Sitting at the centre of Sansepolcro, it's very close to a range of excellent restaurants and within a 10 minute walk of a large supermarket. With fresh croissants from the bakery across the street, breakfast on the roof each morning was one of the highlights of our trip. Andrea was an excellent host, welcoming us with a chilled bottle of prosecco and local biscuits. Plentiful free parking is available nearby, which makes day trips to the likes of Montone or Arezzo easy. I would thoroughly recommend the tower to anyone who is comfortable with stairs, looking for a delightful and different place to stay to explore the local area and beyond.
My wife and I have spent four days during this summer in the “Tower of Uguccione”.
The apartment was exactly as described in the listing and everything was in good shape, clean and in order. The owner has been very kind with us and gave us all the information and support we needed during our stay.
A very big advantage of the house is its location that is wonderful: just few steps from the Cathedral and “Torre di Berta” square. Exiting from the main door of the building you are in the main pedestrian street (Via XX Settembre) which is plenty of good restaurants, bar, pubs and boutiques.
During our stay, we had the possibility to enjoy alfresco aperitifs at sunset in the roof terrace: the atmosphere was so nice that we would have spent the complete night up there. I just mention that the “Tower of Uguccione” is not for elderly people with physical disabilities since it is on top floor of a medieval building with no elevator.
However I want to recommend this amazing and unique place.
Nowadays it is very rare to find similar and so fascinating apartments. We had the possibility to spend a really romantic holiday in an old charming tower.
We hope to come back soon but with one difference this time: we will stay longer.
We had a really lovely three day stay in the Tower as part of a three week tour of Italy. The terrace is exceptional, you are slap bang in the centre of the old town and yet whilst you are eating, drinking or sunbathing on the terrace you are completed secluded with a fabulous view across the town's roof tops. Sancepolcro is very pretty, the local people really friendly, the food and drink great and everyone smiles. What's not to like? Don't worry that it's not on a train route - a bus leaves directly outside Arezzo train station and drops you off outside the arch into the old town and only a short walk to the apartment.
We were spending our holiday in Florence when we decided to explore the remaining part of Tuscany. By chance, we have found the “Tower of Uguccione” and immediately we fell in love with the place. Few days later we were there and the best part of our holiday was about to begin.
Everything in the apartment was as we expected or even better.
The overall quality of the apartment and available services was excellent. The price was affordable.
We never had before the opportunity to spend a vacation in a so old, fascinating and peculiar place as the Tower: that was for us a so nice experience that we would repeat for sure.
It was really worthy to spend part of our holiday in this medieval Tower.
The view from the terrace was extraordinary: overlooking Sansepolcro city center from a different perspective is something to be experienced once in a life.
No doubt: we would recommend this place!!!
I have been in the Tower of Uguccione twice. The first time I found it by chance, the second time I went by choice, I wanted to share such a unique experience with my wife: climbing all those steps, open the narrow door and feeling that we were jumping back eight centuries, and we had all the amenities and conveniences of our time. The view of the town with the cathedral, the towers, all those red tailed roofs and the hills and mountains simply spectacular. Everything we found in the guidebook about Sansepolcro was true, a quintessential Tuscan town rich with arts works and delicious restaurants.
Little disappointment: no ghost of Uguccione.