Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

Monte Santa Maria Tiberina

Monte Santa Maria Tiberina Information and Guide

Situated in north-western Umbria near the border with Tuscany, the medieval hamlet of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina enjoys a panoramic position looking down on to the fertile plain crossed by the Aggia stream. It also offers splendid views of the Umbrian and Tuscan Valtiberina Valley.

THREE “must sees” in MONTE SANTA MARIA TIBERINA
> the castle of Lippiano
> the chapel of the Bourbon del Monte family (church of Santa Maria)
> the panorama of the Umbrian and Tuscan Valtiberina Valley

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HISTORY
Of Etruscan origins, it was populated in Roman times as well. Starting in the 11th century it was fief of the Marquis Bourbon del Monte, descendents of Marquis del Colle who arrived in Italy in the wake of the Franks and then conquered a large part of the Upper Tiber River Valley, constructing fortresses and castles at strategic points. Destruction of the town castle in 1198 was brought about by dissension with Pope Innocent III, and in rebuilding it the Marquis united his family history with that of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina. He obtained concessions and privileges from popes and emperors and managed to remain independent. The marquisate was ruled by family descendents until 1815 when Duke Ferdinand of Tuscany seized it, thereby interrupting the millennial dominion of the Bourbon del Monte. In 1859 it became part of the Kingdom of Italy.

ART, CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT
The most interesting buildings for tourists looking for beautiful architecture are the Castello, that dates from the 16th century, and the church of Santa Maria, with the Bourbon del Monte family burial crypt.
Inside the town walls can be seen the parish church, built circa 1000 featuring a magnificent stone baptismal font.

Of interest in the vicinity are the Castello di Lippiano; and the Abbazia and the tower of Marzana. Near the church of Sant’Agostino can be seen the spot long ago used for duels.

The hamlet has maintained an intact medieval urban layout on its hill top, from where the panorama extends from the Upper Tiber River Valley to the Valdichiana Valley, onto ancient Etruscan roads, and areas covered mostly with centuries-old chestnut forests. The valleys of Umbria and Tuscany can be seen all the way to the Apuane Alps and on clear days right to Gran Sasso Mountain in Abruzzo.

EVENTS
Ascension procession (May)
Feast day festivities for Santa Maria Assunta, patron saint (15 August)
Sagra della porchetta, village festival (August)
Autumn festivities (October)

TYPICAL PRODUCTS
Truffles
“Porcini” mushrooms
Chestnuts

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4 Listings

Renovation property in Umbria comprising a section of a farmhouse with 165 sqm of surface area and 2 bedrooms with 400 sqm of land,  ideal to be used to landscape a private garden. Countryside location, near to Monte Santa Maria Tiberina. More info

Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Plot Size 400 m² Living Area 165 m² Property stone fireplace, wooden beams, wood-burning oven, garden
Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Plot Size 400 m² Living Area 165 m²

If you are thinking of retiring to Italy and would like something to both keep you busy and bring an income then this property in Umbria, near the Tuscan border, currently run as a small B&B could be an ideal buy. More info

Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 5 Plot Size 7455 m² Living Area 340 m² Heating Radiators + fireplaces Property Terracotta floorings, wooden beams, stone pavings, stone walls, brick-built arches, fireplaces,
Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 5 Plot Size 7455 m² Living Area 340 m²

Farmhouse property in Umbria which has recently been restored. 3/4 bedrooms, great views, swimming pool and gardens. A lovely property. More info

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Plot Size 17000 m² Living Area 250 m² Parking Yes Heating Radiators Property Old stone constructed, ceilings in wooden beams and terracotta tiles, floor in terracotta, wooden fireplace, beautiful large panoramic terrace completely paved with flagstones, pergola
Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Plot Size 17000 m² Living Area 250 m²

New build 4/5 bed farmhouse home, built in traditional Italian architectural style with modern features and comforts. Fantastic views. Monte Santa Maria Tiberina Umbria near the Tuscan border. More info

Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Plot Size 3000 m² Living Area 205 m² Heating Radiators + fireplace Property Alarm system, garden, stone walls, wooden beams, terracotta floors
Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Plot Size 3000 m² Living Area 205 m²