Mountain Bike escursions, horseback ridings, sport fishing, long walks, great food: It’s possible to live that thanks to the nature that surrounds us and the accomodation facilities close to “La carpinella” Our farmhouse is nearby of Montone, one of the most beautiful medieval village in Italy. Most famous and easily reachable city from our location are: Umbertide (5 km), Gubbio (25km) , Assisi(40km) , Perugia (30 km), Città di Castello (15km) . Of particular interest it’s also the Trasimeno Lake (40 km) and the historic cities that surround it.
Some historical interest’s cities close to us:
Defined “one of the 100 most beautiful village of Italy”, Montone is perched on the hills in front of our farmhouse reachable on foot also. This small village, even if not so big for population and extension, boasts the celebration of two of most beautiful fests of the Tevere upper Valley.
Main events in Montone:
Festa del Bosco (Feast of forest)
Comune di Montone – Municipality siteweb: CLICK HERE
Wonderful historic center, overlooking since antiquity on the Tever river banks; Umbertide is the second most big populated center of the Tevere upper Valley. His Rock where are still hosted art and culture hexibitions during many month of the year, is an historical structure in addition to be a typical point of reference.
Main events in Umbertide:
Fratta dell”800 : Historical commemoration of end of ‘800
Fiere di Settembre (fairs of september)
Città di Castello:
High level art city for it’s countless events during every the arch of every year. city by the architectural structure,thanks to his geographical position, it’s very influenced by the culture of the neighboring regions. Città di Castello is the most populated city of Tevere upper valley.
Main events in Città di Castello:
Festival delle nazioni (festival of the nations)
Mostra del tartufo “il tartufo bianco” (white and black truffle exhibition)
Mostra nazionale del cavallo (National Horse exhibition)
Tiferno comics: mostra nazionale del fumetto d’autore (National exhibition of comic strip)
Giornate dell’Antiquariato storico (antique trade days)
Mostra mercato del libro antico ( market exhibition of antique book)
Fiere di San Florido e San Bartolomeo (San Florido fair)
Art city of rare beauty, it become lively in various events during the year, now still became more famous because the TV series “Don Matteo, with the actor “Terence Hill“. The strong traditions added to the radicated folklore, give life every year to the most famous and known festival: feast of the candles (Festa dei ceri) , in may the 15 th during it, the city stops to celebrate his patron saint: S.Ubaldo.
Main events in Gubbio:
Palio della balestra
Procession of the dead Christ
The biggest Christmas tree of the world
Art city, rich of story and monuments, fonded by Etruscan, it’s chieftown of his province, and cultural pole of region of Umbria.
Main events in Perugia:
Discover the city where S.Francesco and S.Chiara lived, culture place and spirituality center that draws pilgrims from all around the world.
Main events in Assisi:
Festa di S.Francesco ( S.Francis day)
Festa del perdono di Assisi (Forgiveness day of Assisi)
A few km from Perugia, it’s the 4th italian lake for it’s surface extension. It’s possible to navigate it, seightsseing through his 2 of 3 islands.
HERE the Trasimeno lake website, where you’ll find itineraries and informations on how to spend unforgettable time on the shores of lake, For ferry schedules to the island, visit this WEBSITE (italian) or the Umbria mobilità website on this section (italian).