Things to do

Places Nearby

Nearest village with restaurants and bar: Fraccano. 4 km drive.

Nearest town Città di Castello. 15 km drive. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and supermarkets in the town as well as a hospital. Market days are Thursdays and Saturdays.

Best local restaurant Borghetto di Pedana in Antirata. 3 km drive.

Places to Go

There are great places to visit including the medieval hilltop towns of Anghiari and Montone (30 min drive). Montone hosts Terry Gilliam’s open-air film festival in the second week of July. Arezzo (50-minute drive) has a big antique market the first Sunday of each month. Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi and Urbino are just over an hour away. Florence and Siena are about 1 hour, 50 minutes.

The are lots of walks in the area (see books in the house or look up online). Truffle season is in the autumn. The truffle festival in Città di Castello town square is late Oct/early November.

Montone


Terry Gilliam’s open-air film festival 2nd week in July

Sansepolcro


Piero Della Francesca at the local museum

Arezzo


Antique Market 1st Sunday of Every Month.

Urbino


Palazzo Ducale. Raphael and other Renaissance paintings

Perugia


Nobile Collegio del Cambio
Corso Vannucci 25, 06121 Perugia
Tel: 0755728599
info@collegiodelcambio.it
ticket € 4,50
10:00 / 19:00
Closed Mon November to April.

Florence

Siena

Florence and Siena are about 1 hour, 50 minutes.

Sport

Clay and indoor tennis courts are a 15 min drive at Polisport Centre in Città di Castello. There’s a fresh spring at the Terme Fontecchio near Città di Castello where you can have massages and treatments.

Tennis

Poli Sport. Via Engels, Città Di Castello, PG 0601.
Lessons and court hire
Phone: +39 075 852 0865

Horse Riding

15 mins drive from the house
at Agriturismo San Giovanni,
Bisacchi vocabolo San Giovanni,
06012 Città di Castello
Tel: +39 393 161 5097

Kids

Kid’s playground at the hamlet of SASSO 10 min drive from the house. Little waterfall and fresh water stream. Opposite is Bar Sasso

Nearest Beaches

Fano Marotta beach. 1h 20 min drive. 95km (busy sandy beach)
Sirolo, Numana, Portonovo 2 hour drive. 155km (beautiful, pebble )

Nearest Skiing

Piobicco / Monte Nerone – 50 min drive

Restaurants and Bars

Restaurants and bars nearest the House

ANTIRATA (4 minute drive)
Borghetto Di Pedana (Open weekends, call ahead)
Very Good home made Umbrian food
Address: Antirata 26, 06012
Phone: +39 348 242 0103
FRACCANO (4 minute drive)
La Collina Pizza Restaurant and Bar
Address: SR257, 06012 Fraccano PG, Italy
Phone: +39 393 161 5097
IL GRILLO Restaurant (4 minute drive)
Address: SS257 3k up the hill from Fraccano towards Fano.
Località Fraccano, Km 12, SR257, 06012.
Phone: +39 075 855 5717

Some good restaurants in the area

ANGHARI (35 minute drive)
Alighiero
Excellent high end Italian food
Address: Via Garibaldi 8, 52031 ANGHIARI
Phone: +390575788040
www.daalighiero.it
SANSEPOLCRO (30 minute drive)
Restaurante Fiorentino
Good homemade Tuscan food
Via Luca Pacioli 60, 52037 Sansepolcro, Italy
Phone: +39 0575 742033
www.ristorantefiorentino.it
ristorante@ristorantefiorentino.it
APPECCHIO (30 minute adventurous drive up high hills)
Ristorante Martinelli
good Umbrian food and local products high in the hills
Address: Via Acquapartita 19, 61042 Apecchio
Phone: +39 0722 90216
MONTONE (35 minute drive)
Tipico
Good homemade Umbrian food fantastic olive oil
Address: Via Roma 3, 06014 Montone.
Phone: +39 075 92 88 040
Mobile: +39 338 36 08 754
UMBERTIDE AREA (30 minute drive)
Ristoro in Campagna
good home made Umbrian food
Address: Pieve D’agnano 48, 06024, Gubbio, Italy
Phone: +39 334 936 8992
PIETRULUNGA (35 minute drive)
La Locanda del Borgo
good homemade Umbrian food
CITTÀ DI CASTELLO (15 minute drive)

Alberto’s
Coffee, pizza and cocktails at Viale Romagna
In the industrial zone 67B, 06012
Città Di Castello.
Phone: +393474793948
Best Takeaway Pasta

Il Tortellino (35 minute drive)
Via San Bartolomeo 8, 06012
Città di Castello PG, Italy

Antique Markets in Umbria

Assisi Second Sunday in town centre

Castiglione del Lago Third Sat of month, April to Sept – Piazza Gramsci

Città di Castello Third weekend of the month – Town Centre

Gubbio Third Sunday of the month – Town Centre

Narni Third Saturday of the month – Piazza dei Priori

Perugia Fourth weekend of the month – Palazzo della Prefettura in summer

Rocca Paolina in winter. Ceramics popular

Pissignano (Perugia) First Sunday of the month

Spoleto Second Sunday of the month – Historical centre

Todi Second Sunday of the month – Piazza Comunale – Large market the last week in march

Trevi Fourth the month

Arezzo Very large antiques marke:t First Sunday of every month, and the Saturday before

Weather Guide

May Warm, sunny, gorgeous wild flowers.
June Swimming in the Pool, Fireflies. Wild flowers.
July and August Hot pool weather.
September Hot to warm pool weather.
October warm, sunny
November/ December Crisp, bright sunshine. Truffle festivals, log fires.
Christmas/ New Year/ January usually snow.
(small ski resort one hour away called Piobbico)
http://scioviemontenerone.it/
Calendar with some key events and things to do

JULY
Montone Film Festival
2nd week of July

AUGUST
Umbria
find here all the Ferragosto’s celebrations.
bellaumbria.net/it/ferragosto-umbria/

SEPTEMBER
Città di Castello International Chamber Music Festival
master classes. Early September.

Sansepolco Palio 2nd Sunday of September ( watch in the evening from the balcony of Ristorante Fiorentino – see restaurants)

Aqualagna National Truffle Festival – late Sept/early Oct

OCTOBER
Aqualagna Italy’s National Truffle Festival. Early Oct

Montone Festa del Bosco – Truffle festival. End of Oct

NOVEMBER
Città di Castello Mercato del Tartufo Truffle market in the town centre

DECEMBER
Events in most town Squares

JANUARY
Skiing