“… Surrounded by rolling hills of sunflowers, cypress forests and corn fields … … Authentic Italy with narrow streets and beautiful vieuws …
… Culinary be spoiled with typical meals from Umbria and Tuscany …
… Zigzagging to the top to enjoy the orange sunset … ”
Welcome to Monte Santa Maria Tiberina !!!
Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
Camping Luna del Monte is situated on the outskirts of the small and picturesque mountain village of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina. The village rices beautifully above the rolling hills, because it is built on a rock at 680 meters altitude. The ‘centro storico’ is a car-free zone and has many narrow streets winding up to Palazzo Bourbon di Monte, the museum and the church of Santa Maria. The former Prime Minister of Belgium, Guy Verhofstadt, has a country house just outside the village. There are a number of beautiful naturewalks around the campsite, which will lead you over the beautiful hills full of corn and sunflowers, along graceful cypress trees and farms and forests full of truffles and chestnuts. The three restaurants all have a good menu filled with typical Italian cuisine. At an agriturismo mearby are offered wine and olive oil tastings and cooking workshops.
Città di Castello
This partly walled town is 10 km from the campsite. Packed with museums and beautiful churches, trattorias and gelaterias and also several supermarkets, banks, a movie theater, ecc. Try the “Pinacoteca di Vitelli ‘with its special interior and beautiful garden, the church of San Francesco and the distinctive Benedicter Abbey Petroia. There are several iteniraries through the center, including a religious tour. At the canoe-rental you can rent a canoe for some cooling down on the Tevere River.
This beautiful city is built on a hill, just across the border of Tuscany. In this city the famous film “La vita è bella” was filmed. Arezzo has a large number of monuments and a beautiful central square, the Piazza Grande. Every first weekend of the month there is a large antique market in the center.
A vibrant city that you can discover and experience best by foot. Some highlights are the Fontana Maggiore, Piazza IV Novembre, Corso Vannucci (main shopping street), Arco Etrusco, Rocca Paolina, Palazzo dei Priori, San Lorenzo Cathedral, Cappella di San Severo, San Michele Arcangelo, ecc. The world famous university in Perugia attracts many international students and therefore a young, lively atmosphere is noticed in the city.
Cortona is beautifully located on a slope and has many narrow streets, terraces and good restaurants. Museums, palaces, convents and churches provide a wonderful day for culture lovers
This small town is not too far from the campsite and is wonderful to stroll through on a lazy afternoon. See Rocca Medievale, Castello di Civitella Ranieri and the Teatro dei Riuniti.
The main church is the Duomo of Sansepolcro. Have a look at this Romanesque-Gothic church which its many works of art. The museum Civico di Sansepolcro has many paintings of the great Tuscan artist Piero della Francesca, who was born in Sansepolcro.
Gubbio’s medieval structure is well preserved; the old town is a beautiful still life of stone houses with cotto tiles, narrow alleys and flower-filled balconies with beautiful shutters. Don’t miss the panoramic view from the Piazza Grande!
For a day at the beach Lago Trasimeno is the right place to be. A sun chair and a shovel and buckets for the kids and relaxation is guaranteed. From Castiglione del Lago, you can take a boat to the island Isola Maggiore and visit the small 14th-century fishing village.
As the capital of Tuscany, Florence is a must see! Make a choice out of thousands of highlights, but the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Nuovo, Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi are the main tourist attractions.
Piazza del Campo, the Duomo and the never completed section of the Duomo, the horse racing twice a year and many churches and museums.
This is the hometown of the world famous painter Raffaele. In the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche you can admire his paintings. You can also bring a visit to the house where he was born, the Palazzo Ducale and the Piazza della Republica. Experience the lively atmosphere in the town; half of its 16,000 inhabitants are students.
As you are approaching this village, it is clear right a way that Orvieto is a beautiful medieval city: its unique location on top of a tuffstone rock rises above the rolling hills as like a big cake. The Duomo, la Rocca and Piazza del Popolo are highly recommended.
The magnificent Saint Francis Basilica is a must see for any culture lover and the drive down to it is worth it! There are many other cultural attractions such as the Santa Chiara church, Minerva Temple and the Palazzo Capitano del Popolo and so on.
Apart from the cultural visits to the Romanesque Duomo and the Chiesa San Salvatore, you can also go and search for some action at the river for some outdoor activities such as rafting, canyoning and whitewater canoeing! Enjoy an Italian, Sunday picnic at the waterfall ‘Marmore’!
VINO! Smell, taste, and enjoy the best and most famous Umbrian wine: Sagrantino di Montefalco!
On a small two hours drive away is the seaside town Fano, where you can enjoy a day swimming in the Adriatic Sea.
In this unique tax-free principality you can wander around the narrow streets full of tourist shops and trattorias.