What to Do

Neighbouring towns and cities:
Sterlinghe is situated in the middle of a region packed with both famous and undiscovered Italian cultural treasures. The classic cities of Florence, Sienna, Assisi, Cortona, Gubbio and Arrezzo are all within easy reach. Lesser known destinations such as Citta di Castello, Anghiari, Monterchi and San Sepulcro have equally magnificent treasures, but don’t suffer from the same high season tourist traffic.

The area is surrounded by some truly fantastic walking country. In Italy there is no law of trespass, so you are free to roam wherever you please. As Italians prefer not to walk you will find you have the countryside largely to yourself. For a more structured walk or trek, there are guide books in the house, or a guide can be arranged to take you out for the day.

Tennis courts about 10 minutes away

Fonteccio spa

Within 30 minutes’ drive there is a golf course and an equestrian centre. Windsurfing and sailing can be enjoyed on Lake Trasimeno, central Italy’s largest lake, which is a short drive away. Scroll through the above map and you’ll see all of the activities we would ecommend in the area.

This is Italy after all. In every single town there will be a fantastic restaurant which boasts a specialty of some description. There is a comprehensive set of guides available at the villa, and past visitors have built up an impressive list of recommended destinations. In the above map we have highlighted some of our favourite restaurants and given their exact locations. This can be accessed from a laptop or portable device via the wi-fi in the house.

Throughout the summer, most towns have some form of fiesta which will include a week long schedule of free concerts of all description. These are not to be missed. Staged in the open air, free to all, they embrace all the romance of the region. Within the map there are a number of links which provide calendars detailing the major cultural events.


You can arrange for off road bikes to be delivered to the Villa then ride some of the most stunning green lanes in Europe. Your guide will gauge your ability and design the perfect day, stopping for coffee and pre-booked restaurants. A very special day.

Pizza Chef:

Planning on entertaining, or just don’t want to cook, we can arrange for a private chef to provide an outstanding three course meal, or why not make the most of the pizza oven and book the Matteo Pizza chef and all the theatre he brings with him.