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Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

and the Castle of Lippiano

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.

Palazzo Boncompagni Ludovisi in Monte Santa Maria Tiberina Umbria
Palazzo Boncompagni Ludovisi

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.

The piazza of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina Umbria
An aperitif in the piazza of the town

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.

A glimpse of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina Umbria
A lonely walk

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.

The Castel of Lippiano Monte Santa Maria Tiberina Umbria
The Castle of Lippiano

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.

a Basket of Ceps
Porcini Mushrooms

Why it’s one of the places to visit in Italy

For the silence. To understand that a different way of living is possible.

  • View from Monte Santa Maria Tiberina Umbria
    View from Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
    Vista da Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
  • A glimpse of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina Umbria
    A lonely day in Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
    Uno scorcio di Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
  • A glimpse of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina Umbria
    A glimpse of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
    L'ingresso a Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
  • Some ruins in Monte Santa Maria Tiberina Umbria
    Some ruins in Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
    Antiche rovine a Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

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