Our guests will be able to enjoy and relax in a swimming pool (15 x 6 m.) and sun lounge. In front of the swimming pool, a small annexe houses a bar for refreshments and snacks.
Those who wish to explore the surrounding countryside will have the use of mountain bikes, or should they prefer, will be able to play golf or enjoy horse-riding at the Caldese Farm, which is only a few kilometres away.
A playground for small children is under construction.
Our Country House is 8 km. After the exit Città di Castello, off the E45 in the direction of Arezzo.
We are very near the borders of Tuscany, in Valtiberina, also known as the Museum Valley, with its incredibly beautiful panoramic views and it is also a region of great historic, artistic and religious interest.
Furthermore, you will have the chance of discovering the fascinating and mysterious world of the Truffle, thanks to Saverio and Gabriella, the owners of the farm “Tartufi Bianconi”, who organize “Educational Itineraries on the Truffle track” and will take you through the entire itinerary from the digging up of the Truffle to its processing and use in cooking.
- Guided walk in the Medioeval Village of Citerna
- Demonstration of Truffle hunting with dog.
- Tour of the farm and visit of the small museum.
- Lesson and practical advices on Truffle preservation.
- Preparation and cooking of appetizers using farm products.
- Cooked dishes and local wine tasting.
- Gift of recipe book.
- Sale of farm products.
Lenght of the visit: about 4 hours. On booking.
Our village, Monte S. Maria Tiberina, is surrounded by rivers and mountains which have remained uncontaminated thanks to their distance from the major highways. An ancient poem of the XVII Century describes it as : A Mountain which nearly borders with Heaven”. It was for many centuries an autonomous fiefdom, the origins of which began with settlements dating back to 1500 a.c., up to the early XIX Century when it became the property of the Archduchy of Tuscany. Until then it was the home of a people who had inhabited our peninsula before the arrival of the Italics. The Parish Church, dedicated to “Sancta Maria”, was built in the first half of the XI Century.
Then followed the building of the Castle and the little town, owned by various Marquisates (the last of which was the Bourbon del Monte Family) whose turbulent family and historical events spanned the following centuries.
Many other easily interesting places of the region are within easy reach, namely, Lippiano, Marcignano and the Tuscan Tiber Valley with places such as Monterchi, Citerna, Sansepolcro, Caprese Michelangelo, the splendid medieval town of Anghiari, and the most beautiful Arezzo.
Città di Castello which is only 9 km distant hosts the thermal baths of Fontecchio, a renaissance historic centre, a Cathedral. Its musical and summer festivals include the Festival of Nations, a National Horse Show, the Truffle Festival and a Fair of Antique Books, on top of which small markets abound throughout the year. The various Art Galleries (including the Burri Art Gallery, the Museum of Popular Traditions and the Museum of Textile Crafts are also well worth visiting.
Possible excursions embrace the other Art cities of Umbria and Tuscany namely Perugia, Cortona, Gubbio, Assisi, Florence and Siena. Lake Trasimeno is also nearby.
For young children one can visit the Città dei Ragazzi and the Parco del Sole in Perugia, which is only 30 minutes drive by car, or the Games Park Mirabilandia just an hour’s drive away.