If you are in Umbria, do stop at the little hamlet of Montegiove. It is a village of 60 people and 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!! Yes only ONE BAR!
The lady inside the Bar 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.