Cityof a Parish (m 508, 7748 from), like most of the villages of Umbrian medieval or pre-medieval, is placed on top of a hill, dominant Valdichiana and Trasimeno, close, then, Tuscany and not far from Lazio.
Due to its natural geo-morphological boundary between State of the Church and Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Città della Pieve presents a series of urban stretches, building, architectural features for your stay in Umbria result of different historical and cultural contributions – unique and original (starting from the use of recurring brick as a building material). Is this the city that gave birth, in 1450, Pietro Vannucci, better known as the Perugino, which in official documents are signed “Petrus de Castro plebis“.The Parish of Ss. Gervasio and Protasio was built on the highest point of the hill, in `era of Lombard domination, to avoid the pestilential stench of marshy Valdichiana, and the village took on its characteristic oval shape expanding from its original nucleus of this. The town became a prosperous town and, the mid-thirteenth century, was surrounded by the imposing walls and borrowed from nearby Siena (of which also shared the policy Ghibelline) structure urbanistica.Tra the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries “Castel della Pieve” was occupied and looted by soldiers of fortune, then passed into the hands of the Papal States, and Pope Julius III gave to the grandson of Ascanius Corgna; began a period of great change and innovation, also from a construction point of view (Building Bandini, Palace of Corgna, Bishop's Palace).Date of next (XVIII-XIX secolo) other important architectural works, as the Palace of Fargna and Theatre Avvaloranti.
Town of Città della Pieve. Piazza XIX June, 1, 06062 Città della Pieve (PG) – Such. +39 0578 291111 – Fax. 0578 291291
Piazza G. Matteotti
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