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Umbria, Italy · Member since March 2013

Monestevole was originally built in the 15th century as a watch-tower for nearby Monestevole castle. Over the coming centuries, additional parts were added to the tower to develop it into the current borgo (hamlet) structure. It was used as a farmer’s borgo until the 1950’s when it was abandoned. In 1997 Alessio Giottoli and Valeria Cancian purchased the ruin and restored it for the next three years, to launch Agriturismo Monestevole, equipped with a music recording studio. The property sits at 600 meters on top of a hill surrounded by 47 hectares of olive groves, oak forests and a vineyard. It is near the town of Umbertide, 40 minutes away from Perugia, and 2 hours from Florence and Rome. Tribewanted has partnered with Alessio and Valeria to re-launch Monestevole as a sustainable community in the green heart of Italia.

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