Sitting on a hillside above the Tiber Valley, Pietralunga is a pretty place of stone streets and green countryside. While it likely dates to the Etruscan Age,the Romans left a number of beautiful villas scattered about town, which is mainly medieval in character.
The quiet town still preserves the medieval walls surrounding the old town center, entirely intact. The dominating feature is the Rocca Longobarda, a stronghold built during the VIII century.
Cooking class with a true Italian mama
Learn some tips of real Italian cuisine from some local legends
Cycling around Pietralunga
Grab a couple of our bikes and take a crack at the hills of Umbria - warning not for the faint hearted!
Various vineyard can be visited in Umbria or neighbouring Le Marche or Tuscany... some guests have even done this by helicopter
The local village
The old village centre of Pietralunga stands out in particular because of the the remains of the fortress, built in Lombard times around the 8th century
Parish Church of Santa Maria
Dating from the 7th -8th centuries. The church has a single nave with large ridges supporting ogival vaults.
Pietralunga offers various local specialities but is a truffle (tartufi) Mecca!
Pietralunga is not well known for its culinary products - but it should be! There are two fantastic truffle "factories" that export to the rest of the world... here you can visit and buy "farm fresh" truffle and related products, have a fantastic lunch and meet the truffle dogs!
Outside the Home
Caidominici is set in a completely tranquil valley and once you arrive you may honestly find it hard to leave. If you need to, the local village of Pietralunga is approximately 10 minutes drive away... here you will find local supermarkets and basic shops for all you day-to-day needs as well as a few rustic, but delicious, restaurants. If you fancy venturing further afield there are many beautiful towns to visit nearby...
Perugia is an Italian city and the capital of the Umbria region. It’s known for its defensive walls around the historic center. 1 hour drive
Citta di Castello
Historic palaces, museums of great artists, good food including the precious white truffle and many events. 40 min drive
Stroll brick-paved streets and admire balconies draped with colourful flowers; discover nature, medieval art and tradition. 30 min drive
The village of towers and palaces that rises from the Apennine mountains, birthplace of Piedro Della Francesca. 50 min drive
The hilltop Arezzo Cathedral features painted vaulted ceilings and a 15th-century fresco of Mary Magdalene by Piero della Francesca. 90 min drive
Distinguished by its medieval brick buildings. The fan-shaped central square, Piazza del Campo, is the site of the Palazzo Pubblico, the Gothic town hall, and Torre del Mangia. 2 hour drive
Montone is beautiful at sunset and we love visiting Citta Di Castello for their local markets.