Sight seeing

Porta Materna is an ideal base for visiting some of Italy's finest unspoilt medieval towns & villages. From right on our doorstep to further afield:

The Bell Tower at Castglion FoscoOn our doorstep

Further afield

All within a maximum of 2 hours drive, these towns have plenty of significant historical, architectural, artistic interests, usually with some good local craft shopping opportunities: Arrezzo, Assissi, Citta della Pieve, Deruta (endless opportunities to buy ceramics), Foligno, Gubbio, Orvieto, Perugia, Spoleto and Todi. Florence (by train or car), and even Rome (by train) are feasible for a day trip.

The Lake Trasimeno site is excellent with lots of useful information about the area