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If you are in Umbria, Montegiove shouldn’t be missed. There isn’t much to see in this town of 60 people but the surroundings will enchant you. Montegiove is located only 3 kms away from the eccentric park, La Scarzuola.

A hidden corner of Umbria, Montegiove has a tiny piazza, a bell tower and a single bar.




The only bar in town


Who wouldn’t love this dish of artichokes?


Bell Tower


Old V/S New


I visited the only Bar in town. The lady inside was very kind and provided me with rich Umbrian delicacies sitting outside with a spectacular view of the countryside. I ordered from a handwritten menu! The panino and artichokes that I ate there were one of the best I ate in my entire trip. 

Montegiove is a retreat from all the other towns of Umbria; a quiet place to plan an Italian holiday. Just 45 minutes from Perugia and about 2 hours from Florence, this town deserves a visit. It is also near to the beautiful Citta del Pieve.

In my opinion taking a tour of the Castello di Montegiove and then staying at their B&B is the perfect option to explore this area. To know more about my experience at the Castello check here.


Laminated handwritten menu


The inside of the bar