CITTÀ DELLE PIEVE

To the border between Umbria and Tuscany, on a hill between val di Chiana and the Trasimeno lake, it stands an ancient village of sure fascination totally built with bricks: Città delle Pieve, place of birth of Pietro Vannucci better known with the name of “Perugino” who has left many testimonies of its art here.

The village surely deserves a visit for the splendid panorama that it offers and the particularitity of its alleys: one so is tightened to be called vicolo Baciadonne.
Città di Pieve has a medieval aspect, visible in the very well conserved town-walls and the architecture of the Duomo di SS.Gervasio and Protasio with a beautiful Romanesque bell tower. Internally it keeps works by Perugino, by Domenico Alfani and the Pomarancio, other illustrious citizen. Worthy of a visit also the Torre Civica with Lombardic Romanesque architecture, the Palazzo dei Priori, the Torre del Vescovo and the impressive Rocca Perugina, porjected in 1326 by the architects Lorenzo and Ambrogio Maitani.
A church with works by Pomarancio is dedicated to San Francesco while works by Perugino are kept inside the churches of S.Maria dei Servi and S.Antonio Abate.
The city hosts between the 10th and 15th of August the Palio dei Terzieri, during which the three factions of the city defy themselves with arc commemorating a far away past of fightings.

CITTÀ DELLE PIEVE

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