The 15th-century property sits on a hill on over 45 hectares of land in the Umbrian countryside. The original building has been lovingly converted into three traditional and sustainable holiday apartments.
The apartments are self-catering, but it is also possible to book a private chef who can prepare wonderful local specialties. Monestevole is a way of life that has remained unchanged for centuries. There are horses, goats, a sheep, pigs, ducks, chickens, dogs and cats on the premises.
Monestevole is a member of Tribewanted, an online network that initiates sustainable living projects worldwide and helps locally to develop into sustainable travel destinations. The goal is to show that sustainable living is possible today and for everyone around the world.
From 2018 you can also buy as a co-owner in Monestevole. We are looking for people who want to be part of what has been created in this magical place: organic agriculture, green architecture, renewable energies and heating, water production, water filter systems, salt water pool, farm to table food, horses, pigs, chickens and much more .. ..
ArchitectureThe buildings of Monestevole are around 500 years old. Back then, building was done with clay, lime and natural stone and the houses were adapted to the natural conditions: thick walls keep out heat and cold, windows to the south let in light and warmth. With all renovations and new buildings in Monestevole, the ancient building traditions are used: only breathing natural materials, no cement. And also in the interior, old carefully restored beams, self-made furniture and simple furnishing ideas ensure a natural feeling of space.
Several of the employees not only work but also live on Tribewanted Monestevole. Every person should be regarded as equivalent and treated equally. The community supports the region by purchasing products from its direct neighbors and arranging accommodation at nearby Agriturismi for larger events.
EnvironmentTribewanted Monestevole was founded as a place where a sustainable lifestyle in harmony with nature can be possible. Accordingly, warm water and electricity are partly generated by the sun. The electricity purchased is 100% organic and the heating works with biomass. Rainwater is collected and used if possible. All cleaning agents are ecological and soap and toothpaste are homemade from our own biological raw materials. Various people live on site who are committed to sustainable living. The experiment of sustainable living together with constant improvements in the areas of energy supply, recycling, permaculture and organic construction continues.
Well-BeingFresh air and healthy food, contact with nature, animals and like-minded people. All of this is part of the well-known principle: "Mens sana in corpore sano" - "A healthy mind in a healthy body", according to which people live here in Tribewanted Monestevole. Massages and yoga are offered for further support.
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Perugia airport is 30 minutes from Monestevole.
The closest train stations are Perugia San Giovanni and Terontola-Cortona sul Trasimeno,
Monestevole is located near the town of Umbertide in Umbria, about 40 minutes from Perugia and 2.5 hours from Florence and Rome.
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