Piazza Grande, Arezzo
A flower-filled terrace in Anghiari
Sunflowers in our valley

Where we are

Belvedere di Prato is in northern Umbria, the beautiful 'green heart' of Italy, in the district of Monte Santa Maria Tiberina.  The border with Tuscany and the village of Monterchi are just a few minutes' drive away.

Please find a Google map of the location here

Nearest airports, with approximate travelling times:

  • Perugia - 50 minutes (Saturday flights usually only available in high summer)
  • Florence - 1½ hours
  • Ancona - 2 hours
  • Rimini - 2 hours
  • Bologna - 2½ hours
  • Pisa - 2½ hours
  • Rome - 3½ hours

Access by road:
Belvedere is easily accessible from either the main north/south A1/E35 motorway, or from the E45 Ravenna/Rome superstrada.

The nearest mainline station is at Arezzo, 35 minutes away, on the principal route between Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome and beyond.  There is also a small private line, the Ferrovia Centrale Umbra, which runs along the Tiber Valley between Sansepolcro, Perugia and Terni.  N.B 2019: There is a replacement bus service on much of this line at present while maintenance is carried out - it seems uncertain whether it will ever re-open fully?

Car Hire:
We consider that car hire or use of your own transport is essential to make the most of your stay.

Travelling times by car to main destinations:
(approximate - just a tiny number of the options for sightseeing trips)

  • Monterchi, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina - 10 minutes
  • Città di Castello - 15 minutes
  • Anghiari - 20 minutes
  • Sansepolcro - 25 minutes
  • Arezzo - 35 minutes
  • Within an hour - Lake Trasimeno, Perugia, Assisi, Cortona, Gubbio
  • Within 1½ hours - Florence, Siena, Urbino, Orvieto, Montepulciano
"We had a magical time in a stunning villa, in a truly beautiful corner of the world." Jim, USA
"Another super holiday with the family at Belvedere. The girls say it feels like home after a third visit - I wish!" Linda, Cumbria, UK