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Casa dell’Arco Apartment: Assisi Countryside Haven

Date: July 21, 2018 - categories: , - 1 Comment

The curtain’s up on our Assisi countryside apartment, Casa dell’Arco: literally….. but not only.

Creating the interiors of  our Assisi countryside apartments – so tastefully designed and built by my husband Pino – has been a joyous adventure right from the start.
Even one of the curtains was the result of an adventure:  a fortuitous find at the monthly Arezzo antique fair.  Pino and I  spotted a piece of material  in a mound of fabrics
– and our neighbor Rita later turned it into a lovely curtain, adding an artisanal touch to an apartment bedroom:
The  other bedroom, too, has a “Rita curtain” this one incorporating a textile of the Assisi embroidery, punto Assisi, that I’d found at an Assisi outdoor market:
In both the apartment bedrooms, the bed headboards (made by Pino) are artisan works, too,  of arte povera: shuttered doors of an old farmhouse.
Original art hangs above the headboard and throughout the apartments:

……and the  artisan theme continues throughout the Casa dell’Arco apartment in the  hand-painted tiles backing the  stove, maiolica dishes and olive wood utensils stocking the kitchen, the textiles:

….and the wooden furniture – many pieces antique – add to the rustic tone of our countryside apartments:

….and of course, all guests are greeted with a welcoming table (goodness from our garden, eggs from our chickens there, too):


Come soon for a stay with family or friends,  La porta e’ sempre aperta.   Right under Pino’s arch, the door is open in the Casa dell’Arco.

Read about  – and see! – our other ountyside apartment
Read about – and see – our apartment rentals, both in the countryside and in Assisi
Read about finding the curtain at the Arezzo antique fair
Read more about our Assisi apartment
Read about the adventures of our apartment guests
Read here the many stories of our rural friends
Read about how our guests love the countryside apartments

1 Comment

  • Cara says:

    Beautiful! Assisi is amazing and that looks like a wonderful place to stay while visiting!! You know what you’re doing Anne!!

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