Make a holiday rental home or villa in Montone, Italy your home away from home
Montone is an attractive little town in the Umbria region of Italy. This medieval walled village is set in on a hill in spectacular countryside, where visitors can enjoy the peace and quiet of the rural Umbrian lifestyle. One of Italy’s little gems, Montone is recognized as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy and is the ideal location for a relaxing Italian getaway.
Things to do on holiday in Montone, Italy
The countryside that surrounds Montone is fertile and diverse with rivers and streams that meander through valleys, hills and farmland. The area is perfect for horse riding, walking and hiking.
The village itself is perfect for exploring on foot. Little has changed in the town over the years and this makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time when exploring the narrow cobbled streets and medieval buildings. The main piazza is lined with shops and cafés as well as Guido’s Butchery, where you can also buy homemade bread (called torta bianca), pasta and wine, ideal for those staying in self-catering villas in Montone. If you want to eat out you can visit one of the tavernas or restaurants that offer traditional pasta dishes. You can sample some local wine while you enjoy the views during your outdoor dining experience.
Some of the main attractions in Montone include the gothic St. Francis church, the Parish Church of S. Gregorio, the Collegiata, the ruins of the Rocca di Braccio and the Rocca di Aries.
The village celebrates various festivals throughout the year including the Holy Thorn parade on Easter Monday, where you can witness a procession of traditional costumes. Other festivals include the Montone Umbria Film Festival in July and Medieval Week in August. If you rent Montone villas in October you might be lucky enough to witness truffle hunting in the area around the village.
Places to visit on holiday in Montone, Italy
Montone is an ideal base from which to explore the Italian regions of Umbria and Tuscany. The town of Arezzo is a 35-minute drive away from Montone and is a great place to take a day trip. There is a beautiful town square, the Piazza Grande and lovely Gothic style churches as well as a Roman amphitheatre.
The towns of Assisi and Monterchi are only 40km away. Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi where you can explore beautiful old buildings and churches and well as the Rocca. In the hill town of Monterchi visitors can see the “Madonna del Parto”, a fresco of a pregnant Madonna, which has been lovingly restored. You can also see the lovely architecture of the Romanic Parish as well as Saint Simeone Church.
Weather in Montone, Italy
Spring and summer are lovely seasons to rent villas in Montone. Summer average temperatures are around 30°C, making it perfect for exploring the beautiful Montone countryside and the towns in the region. Winters are mild, and temperatures rarely drop below 10°C.
Flights to Montone, Italy
Perugia International Airport (PEG) is 35km away from self-catering apartments in Montone. Ryanair and easyJet both offer cheap flights from various airports in the UK to Perugia International Airport (PEG). From the airport visitors will need to take a taxi or rent a car and enjoy a picturesque drive to their Montone accommodation.