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The Historical & Gastronomical Highlights of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

Castle Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

Monte Santa Maria Tiberina is a medieval Italian town with charming and unforgettable panoramic views across the valley and neighbouring Umbria.

When we first stumbled across the ancient streets of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina many years ago, we were struck by the incredible forests of chestnut trees, dominating the surrounding valleys of Umbria and Tuscany, allowing you to gaze with wander down to the Alps, and, on a clear day, to the Gran Sasso d'Abruzzo.

The mild climate of this corner of Umbria means that wherever you stay, you'll be surrounded by greenery, flora and fauna. Plus, if you're an active holiday goer, you'll be impressed by the vast number of trails that are suitable for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking all year round.

When enjoying your preferred past time, you are likely to meet fallow deer, roe deer and squirrels, and admire the impressive flight of kestrels and buzzards.

For lunch times and evening meals, you'll be spoilt for choice with the locally sourced fresh produce and local cuisine.

Here are a couple of our favourite local restaurants:


Via Roma 25 - Telephone 075-8571023 to reserve.

A visit to this real medieval fortress in Umbria is very special and to eat at this little restaurant in the clouds is a privilege. The terrace offers some of the best views in Italy and both the food and service are faultless.

The dishes are all delicious, especially the Chicche al Tartufo, a sort of tortellini with a local truffle sauce. You will also find local truffles in the Antipasti and some other dishes, so if you have never tried them before, this is the place to do it.

Our advice is to try to pick a time when there aren't too many tourists around and you have the small town to yourself. It will be a memory you will never forget.

Il Gioiellino

Localita Gioiello 74 - Telephone 075-8526022 to reserve.

The restaurant is housed inside a beautiful flat stone cottage. It is a tiny (but perfectly formed) restaurant and space is limited to it is a good idea to book early. In the summer, book a table outside to enjoy the views.

We thoroughly recommend the pizza! They are huge, perfectly presented and very, very tasty. This is a gem of a restaurant that we return to again and again.
Holiday Home Il Serrone

Holiday Home Il Serrone

If you like the sound of the beautiful views, interesting flora and fauna, and amazing cuisine, then you should take a look at our 4-star holiday villa called Il Serrone.

Just a few kilometers away from the little town of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Il Serrone is classic Italian holiday home in tranquil, unspoilt countryside on the border with Tuscany.

Or, if you have any questions or recommendation, please don't hesitate to
contact us.

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