Monte Santa Maria Tiberina is an Umbrian town with a population of just over a thousand. The town offers narrow streets, brick houses and a priceless landscape. At about twenty minutes from Città di Castello, a half-day in Monte Santa Maria Tiberina is truly invigorating.
5 things to do and see in Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
1. Palazzo Boncompagni Ludovisi
Built on an ancient castle, it preserves some lovely castellations. It was recently renovated and is home to a museum that collects the history of the marquisate of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina.
2. An aperitif in the square
The little square of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina is located on what looks like a terrace overlooking the valley. In the summer, it’s a great place to enjoy the view while sitting under the pergola in the bar in the square and sipping a refreshing drink.
3. A walk in the town centre listening to the silence
You are unlikely to meet anyone. You will be alone with Monte Santa Maria Tiberina all to yourself.
4. The Castle of Lippiano
Half-hidden by trees, it is located on a hillside in Lippiano, a few kilometres from Monte Santa Maria Tiberina. Today a private property, it’s still worth making a stop in Lippiano to see it form the outside.
5. A dish of tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms
Enjoy them in the tavern on the square of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, perhaps outdoors, while watching the scenery.
Why it’s one of the places to visit in Italy
For the silence. To understand that a different way of living is possible.