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If you are in Umbria, do stop at Montegiove because it is a little hamlet that shouldn’t be missed. There isn’t much to see in this village of 60 people but the surroundings will enchant you. Montegiove is located only 3 kms away from the eccentric park, La Scarzuola. It has a tiny piazza, a bell tower and a single bar.




Montegiove: The only bar in town


Montegiove: Artichokes?


Montegiove: Bell Tower


Montegiove: 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; 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.


Montegiove: Laminated handwritten menu


Montegiove: The only Bar in the village

Related Reading:

La Scarzuola: An Eccentric Park of Italy

Orvieto and it’s Torre del Moro