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    Monestevole is perfectly placed for you to explore the beauty, cuisine & traditons of Umbria...and Tuscany!



    Umbertide is our nearest town, well equipped and with easy parking to meet all your basic shopping needs. Your in-room guide offers info on pharmacies, supermarkets & restaurants. There's an everything-you-think-of market on Wednesday mornings, and a zero kilometers local produce market every Saturday morning.


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    Visit Sandro's bar - you can't miss it, it's the only one! - for an aperitivo and a view you'll never forget. La Castanga Restaurant is also highly recommended - book in advance for a table on the terrazza.


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    Preggio Music Festival, July-August

    Festa della Castagna (Chestnut Festival), October



    A glorious, walled medieval village 20 minutes from Monestevole, offering wonderful restaurants, a buzzing piazza and concerts and special events throughout the year.
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    Umbria Film Festival - July

    Festa di Santa Spina - August

    Festa del Bosco - November



    Perugia is the capital of Umbria, and the nearest major city to Monestevole. Home to a University for foreign students, the town is lively, vibrant, and full new life in historic surrounds. Italians come for miles around for the Napoli-style pizza at Mediterranea. Lines at their original spot got so long, they opened a second one!


    Special Event: Umbria Jazz, April & July

    Citta' di Castello


    A bustling little town offering all kinds of regular and annual events, from a truffle festival to a monthly flea market to one of the most important European Chamber Music Festivals.

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    Altrocioccolato, Fair Trade Chocolate Festival, October



    Less touristy than Assisi, and still spectacular architecturally, Gubbio is well-worth a day out. Take the cable car right to the top for breathtaking views. Enjoy typical Gubbio cuisine, or for the more avant-garde, try fantastic vegetarian restaurant, Orto.

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    Special Event: Festa dei Ceri, 15 May every year

    Lago Trasimeno


    Beloved of celebrities and day-trippers alike, Lago Trasimeno is one of Italy's lesser-known, yet spectacular lakes, the country's fourth largest. Sample the lake fish, enjoy a gelato, visit surrounding castles, and take a ferry to one of the lakes islands: Polvese or Maggiore. More info


    Special Event: Trasimeno Blues Festival, July-August



    A small yet buzzing Tuscan town, less than an hour from Monestevole. Birth place and home of Italian pop-superhero Jovanotti.....look out for him on his bicycle!

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    Special Event: Giostra dell’Archidado, early June



    One of the most popular excursions for our guests, the birth place of St Francis never disappoints. From Giotto's frescoes to the magnificent Rocca, Assisi is a true gem to be discovered. More info


    Special Event: Calendimaggio




    Visit Umbria's most famous wine-producing area, boasting a huge number of cantinas where you can sample Sagrantino wine, among others. If you prefer not to drive, we can arrange transportation!


    Special Event: Cantine Aperte