Frequently Asked Questions...
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How is the weather?
Umbria has four distinct seasons. Winters often see temperatures fall below freezing and snow is frequent. Spring is windy and bright green. Summers are pleasantly hot and breezy, and fall is harvest time.
For up to date forecasts, search online for the weather in nearby Preggio, Umbria.
What should I bring?
Weather here is changeable, and we’re at 600 metres, so layers and a waterproof jacket are a good idea.
We supply towels, linens and organic shower gel & shampoo, and home made toothpaste. Please ensure any cosmetics you bring are as natural as possible, as all our water gets filtered though our living water filtration system.
As part of our commitment to sustainable practices, we do not heat the house beyond 18 celsius. This may be cooler than you are used to at home....so we recommend bringing a sweater and slippers for inside the house in the evening.
In the summer, walking shoes and a bathing suit, a light sweater for the evening’s outdoor meals. In the spring and fall, walking shoes to get muddy, workout clothes, and sweaters for the evening. In the winter, boots, heavy clothes, and waterproof jackets, warm socks and house slippers
Why the 4-night minimum?
We’ve found that guests get the most from their experience of us and the project with a minimum stay of 4 nights. That way, you get to know us and the way we live, and we get to know you better, too.
Who comes to Monestevole?
Our guests are a mix of families with kids, couples, and single travellers. School holiday times obviously mean more families and youngsters. We all eat lunch and dinner together, so if you come alone, you’re sure to have company.
Can you cater for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free...?
Yes, no problem, just let us know in advance if you have specific requirements. There are vegetarian options at every meal.
How do I get there?
There are no buses of public means to reach Monestevole. So, if you are not driving, it’s a 60 Euro taxi from either Perugia airport, Perugia Ponte San Giovanni railway station, or Terontola-Cortona railway station. Please visit Trenitalia.com for train schedules.
Is Monestevole safe for kids?
Monestevole is an ideal location for kids, however, we are a working farm with live animals and machinery, and we ask all our guests to sign liability waivers. The pool is private and without a lifeguard, guests are welcome to use it at their own discretion but minors are not allowed unattended.
Do you have internet and cell phone coverage?
Yes! Cell phone coverage is spotty due to thick walls and distance from the antenna.
How do I become a member?
We no longer offer memberships to Tribewanted, though if you visit us in Italy, you'll become a member of Associazione Tribewanted Italia for one year.