The Area

The location of the Monastery is unique: it overlooks a valley of woods with absolute tranquillity in the commune of Collazzone. The picturesque village of Collazzone is surrounded by medieval walls and has stunning views of the countryside. The village is inhabited throughout the year and has a few shops for basic needs.
The Monestery is ideally located in the heart of Umbria and easy to reach. Just 30 minutes from the International airport of Perugia and halfway between Rome and Florence, each about 2 hours drive.
The area is very pleasant and offers many places and points of interest. In addition to the most famous towns of Perugia and Spoleto, the small towns and villages present several attractions:

  • Montecastello Vibio with its “smallest theater in the world”.
  • Bevagna with the magnificent Romanesque churches and the fair of the Gaite at the end of June where ancient medieval crafts and products are offered to the public.
  • Montefalco with its elegant square and palaces.
  • Spello is famous for olive oil.

The area also offers a religious itinerary for those who are attracted by it: Assisi, Norcia, Cascia, Gubbio, Cortona all offer sights of spiritual significance. Trasimeno lake is very close to Perugia and can easily be reached by motorway in 50 minutes. It offers the possibility of boat trips to the charming Isola Maggiore and Minore, windsurfing and several restaurants where you can sample fresh fish from the lake.
The same distance is between Collazzone and the very charming Bolsena lake. It offers more possibilities of sailing and windsurfing as well the possibility of tasting local food cooked according to the tradition of Lazio. Umbria produces some of the best food and wine that Italy has to offer. The region boasts salami of Norcia, lentils of Castelluccio, local olive and a variety of wines among which the most famous is Sagrantino of Montefalco.


Florence Rome Siena Trasimeno Lake Perugia Pitigliano Bolsena Lake
176 km 146 km 133 km 75 km 31 km 96 km 66 km
2 hrs drive 1 hr 46′ 1 hr  37′ 57 ‘ 30′ 1 hr  42′ 1 hr  9′
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