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.

There 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.


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


Piero Della Francesca at the local museum


Antique Market 1st Sunday of Every Month.


Palazzo Ducale. Raphael and other Renaissance paintings


Nobile Collegio del Cambio
Corso Vannucci 25, 06121 Perugia



Florence and Siena are about 1 hour, 50 minutes.


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.


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


Kid’s playground at the hamlet of SASSO 10 min drive from the house. Little waterfall and fresh water stream. Opposite is Bar Sasso
There are also Padel courts for adults and teenagers.

Nearest Beaches

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

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

Some good restaurants in the area

SANSEPOLCRO (30 minute drive)
Restaurante Fiorentino
Good homemade Tuscan food
Via Luca Pacioli 60, 52037 Sansepolcro, Italy
Phone: +39 0575 742033
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)
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)

Trattoria Lea

Best Takeaway Pasta

Il Tortellino (35 minute drive)
Via San Bartolomeo 8, 06012
Città di Castello PG, Italy
Ice Cream Parlour
Bar Tabaccheria 3 bis ( known as tre bis )
Viale Vittorio Veneto-20
Citta di castello

Antique Markets

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

Calendar with some key events and things to do

Montone Film Festival
2nd week of July


find here all the Ferragosto’s celebrations.

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

Aqualagna Italy’s National Truffle Festival. Early Oct


Montone Festa del Bosco – Truffle festival. End of Oct

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

Events in most town Squares