Umbrian cities and villages from A to Z

Traveling through valleys, peaks, woods, rivers and lakes in the Green Heart of Italy, a treasure trove of art cities and small historical centers that continue to surprise.

Let’s discover them together ... in strict alphabetical order!

Collazzone
The village maintains the typical Lombard military architecture with still intact walls, embankments, buttresses and towers. The church of S. Lorenzo with the eighteenth-century bell tower built on one of the towers of the castle, preserves a polychrome wooden Madonna of the thirteenth century and a 1615 canvas by Pietro Paolo Sensini. Also of interest are the church of S. Michele Arcangelo and the town hall. Just outside the walls is the Convent of S. Lorenzo, believed to be of Romanesque origin, where they say Jacopone da Todi would have died in 1306. From the castle walls, look towards the Tiber valley, from Perugia to Todi, and the hilly landscape of woods and cultivated land.
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Corciano
Inside the walls, the ancient medieval castle of Corciano presents a never-ending succession of alleys, stairways, palaces, towers, gardens, churches and bell towers. Do not miss the tower of Porta S. Maria, Piazza Coragino with the ‘500 well, the Town Hall, residence of the Della Corgna Dukes, the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo and the Palazzo dei Priori. The church of S. Maria Assunta preserves the panel of the Assunta by Perugino (1513). Historical records of the ancient past of this area are collected in the Antiquarium. In the surrounding area, they also deserve a visit to the Castle of Pieve del Vescovo and the one of Solomeo
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Costacciaro
Built close to Monte Cucco along the Via Flaminia, it preserves the 14th century church of S. Francesco, with its local limestone facade. The walk in the village allows you to discover the four urban gates that were the access to the walls - Porta dell'Orologio, Porta del Trióne or Rivellino, the so called Guerrino Gambucci door and the door of the Monument or S. Lorenzo - as well as the remains of the Rocca del Càssero and the Civic Tower of the thirteenth century. Do not miss the opportunity to discover the Monte Cucco Park, with its centuries-old beech woods, the endless system of caves, gorges and high altitude springs: a paradise for those who love hiking, speleology and hang gliding. Also visit the Educational village and the Speleological naturalistic excursion center.
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Deruta
City of ancient origins, devastated by destruction and plagues, it was rebuilt under the dominion of the Baglioni family from Perugia. From the mid-16th century the production of majolica that made Deruta famous in the world, had its maximum growth. Next to the church of S. Francesco, in Gothic style, the former convent founded in 1008 by the Benedictines houses the Regional Museum of Ceramics that collects magnificent works made from the archaic period to nowadays. They also worth a visit the church of S. Michele Arcangelo with a Romanesque Gothic facade and Piazza dei Consoli with the Town Hall, home of the Art gallery with a relevant collection of paintings, including works by Perugino and Alunno. In the surroundings, the Sanctuary of the Madonna dei Bagni (17th century) houses an extraordinary collection of ex-voto painted on ceramic tiles.
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