Umbria - Places to visit - Lugnano in Teverina
Town Hall: V. Umberto I - Lugnano in T. (TR)
Tel. 0744/902321 Fax. 0744/902322
Altitude a.s.l.: 441m. Maximum Altitude: 756 m. (M. Pian di Nappa)
Population (Lugnanesi): 1600 ca
Lugnano in Teverina is located in a hilly area near the lower Tiber Valley which confines with the Lazio region.
It is mainly an agricultural centre, with few industrial and artisan activities (textile and building material sectors).
Tourism is expanding thanks to the vicinity of the motorway exit of the "Autostrada del Sole".
BRIEF HISTORY - Lugnano in Teverina is of Roman origin.
Its strategic position, along the border between the leading factions of the Medieval period, was cause of many battles (between Todi, Amelia and Orvieto) to gain control of this territory.
After the rule of Orvieto, Lugnano in Teverina became property of Rome (the Farnese Family was decorated with the title of Perpetual Governors of the town) and later of the Church, until the forming of the Italian State.
SIGHTS TO SEE - In the centre of town:
Collegiate Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (12th cent.)
Farnese-Ridolfi Palace or "Pennone" (16th cent.)
Bufalari Palace (19th cent.)
Convent of St. Francis (1229)
Capuchins Convent (16th cent.)
Sanctuary of S. Maria dei Ramici (18th cent.)
Ruins of a Roman villa at Gramignano
Ruins of a Roman villa at Popiliano
FOLKLORE AND EVENTS
Procession of the Dead Christ (Good Friday)
Festival of the patron saint Our Lady of the Assumption (August 15)
Re-enactment of the Christmas Story (December 24)
TYPICAL LOCAL PRODUCTS