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Il Grottino di Zio Toto


Umbria Cucina

l Grottino di Zio Totò is delighted to offer a half-day afternoon mini-course every Monday throughout the year in which you will prepare a complete meal using local and seasonal ingedients to be shared afterwards by you and your invited guest.


La Passione del Cibo

Chef Tino Cantoro (tino@lapassionedelcibo.be) is a belgium based, italian born chef that runs italian cooking experiences for all ages if you are located in the European 'lowlands'


Italian Villa Vacations

An excellent option for renting fine accommodation in various areas of Italy, with a number of beautiful Umbrian apartments available in Assisi and Orvieto. More details can be found here at: www.italianvillavacations.com.au


Aldente Cooking

To get you in the mood while still in Australia, Al Dente Cooking is a place where friends and family come together to be inspired by the rich Italian culture, fresh Yarra Valley produce and a Mediterranean cuisine. Located at the Oaks Winery in the picturesque Yarra Valley, 45 minutes east of Melbourne. More details can be found here at: www.aldentecooking.com.au


GenteVibia B&B is a newly renovated bed and breakfast conveniently located in the historic centre of Monte Castello di Vibio,just steps from the Teatro della Concordia and Il Grottino di Zio Totó


Teatro della Concordi


Monte Castello di Vibio


International Centre for the Arts - Monte Castello di Vibio

Within the International Center for the Arts the new International Studio School is the heart of the program. The Studio School offers multi-level classes in the visual arts as well as opportunities for uninterrupted studio time, a visiting artist/critics series, exhibition opportunities and weekly trips to some of the most compelling cultural sites of Italy.  With a variety of differing types and lengths of courses, this school located in Monte Castello di Vibio, provides and educational interlude for those interested in art.



Hilltop towns are most easily accessed with private transportaion. There is a train that serves the Stazione that is located between Fratta Todina and Madonna di Piano – a local train that shuttles back and forth between Perugia and Terni. Terni is regularly serviced by trains to and from Rome, and is some 30 minutes by car from Monte Castello di Vibio. There is a bus service, Sulga Bus that run assorted services including one from Assisi via Perugia to Romeand Rome Fiumicino Airport ( link to pdf of timetable ). It stops in Pian di Porto at the bottom of the hill from Todi.


Other nearby places to visit:

Orvieto, Montefalco, Todi, Assisi, Deruta, Foligno, Norcia, Spoleto

These are all links to the English language web pages of Umbria Online, one of many useful sources of information about Umbria


The official English language site for the region of Umbria is: The institutional portal of the Region of Umbria for Tourism, Culture and the Environment . This group has also published for Apple iOS and Google OS assorted aps that will help you visit the province


Borgo Struginati is an agriturismo located near Monte Castello di Vibio.


Ripaioli Undici is an apartment that is available for rental, located roughly 10 km from the centre of Todi.

rjslade.com - Monte Castello di Vibio - last modified April 5th 2015