Umbria - Places to visit - Fabro
Town Hall: P. Carlo Alberto, 15 - Fabro (TR) Tel. 0763/831020
Altitude a.s.l.: 364 m. Mximum Altitude: 439 m. (Poggio Cava)
Population (Fabresi): 2700 ca N. of Hamlets: 2
Fabro, one of the westernmost Umbrian centres, is situated on a hill near the Chiani stream.
The economy of Fabro is traditionally tied to agriculture, while on the other hand the fact that it is near the "Sole" motorway, half way between Florence and Rome, has accelerated its growth and development in the handicraft and tourism sectors.
Fabro is a fortified village founded in Medieval times and its history coincides with that of Orvieto.
No historical documents exist prior to 1810 because Napoleons troops destroyed the communal archives when passing through this area. The only document remaining is the Statute of Castello di Fabro drawn up in 1548
SIGHTS TO SEE
In the centre of town
Church of St. Martin (19th cent.)
Castle at Carnaiola
Ecological Park, at Villalba
FOLKLORE AND EVENTS
Festival of the "Befana Fabrese" (January), (kindly old witch who brings gifts on Epiphany)
Fabrese Carnival (February)
Festival of the Sacred Heart (June 16)
Festival of the Madonna of the Graces (August)
Festival of the patron saint - St. Martin (November 11)
National Truffle Fair and Market (November)
TYPICAL LOCAL PRODUCTS