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Umbria - Places to visit - Piegaro

Town Hall: P.zza Matteotti, 7 - Piegaro (PG)
Tel. 075/835891 Fax. 075/8358290
Altitude a.s.l.: 356 m. Maximum Altitude: 853 m. (M. Montarale) Population (Piegaresi): 3600 ca N. of Hamlets: 4
Twin Towns: Verneuil En Halette (F)

Piegaro is located on the east side of the Nestore River, along the road which goes from Perugia to Citt della Pieve, in an area rich in woods, grapevines and olive groves.

Piegaro in Umbria

The economy of Piegaro is characterised by its traditional agricultural activities (cereals, grapevines, tobacco and natural products gathered in the woods), and industrial activities which have developed around the electrical plant of Pietrafitta and a glass-making manufacturer

BRIEF HISTORY

Piegaro was founded by the Romans in 290 b.C., when the town was probably used in treating soldiers injured in the Chiusi war.

In the Middle Ages, it was part of the fiefs of the neighbouring towns (Montegabbione, Orvieto, Perugia, and Marsciano) until the 16th century when it became part of the Church State.

The Churchs domination ended in 1860 when the Kingdom of Italy was founded

SIGHTS TO SEE

In the centre of town

Church of St. Sylvester
Church of "Madonna della Crocetta" (16th cent.)
Misciatelli-Pallavicini Palace (18th cent.)
Conti Bulgarelli from Marsciano Castle

Surrounding Area

Montarale Park

At Greppolischieto:

The village of Greppolischieto

Castle

Small Church of St. Laurence

 in Umbria

At Pietrafitta:

Abbey of the Seven Monks (11th 12th cent.)

Interior of the Abbey of the Seven Monks

Church of the Madonna del Fosso (16th cent.)

Church of S. Maria Assunta

Ruins of the Castle

At Gaiche

>>Castle (13th cent.)
>>Church of St. Lorenzo (1391)
>>Oratory of St. Bernardino
>>At Castiglion Fosco
>>Medieval tower
>>Cylindrical medieval tower, at Castiglion Fosco

FOLKLORE AND EVENTS

>>Asparagus Festival (end of April beginning of May), at Pietrafitta
>>Festival of the Crucifix (May 11)
>>Chestnut Festival (October)
>>Festival of the patron saint St. Sylvester (December 31)

TYPICAL LOCAL PRODUCTS

>>Mushrooms
>>Chestnuts
>>Tobacco
>>Oil
>>Honey

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