Città della Pieve, the red brick Umbrian city and birthplace of Perugino

Città della Pieve

Città della Pieve

Città della Pieve

The red brick city of Città della Pieve, birthplace of Perugino

Città della Pieve Umbria
Città della Pieve, Umbria

Città della Pieve in Umbria overlooks the Val di Chiana towards the western frontier of Umbria, about 20 km south of Lake Trasimeno and 8 km from Chiusi in Tuscany. Città della Pieve is more a town than a city and is an attractive, compact locality. Its churches and the houses of its nobility were built of brick within a fairly short time span, from the late mediaeval period into the Renaissance, thus giving the town a happy unity of style. Pietro Vannucci, known as “Perugino“, was born in Città della Pieve and some of his works may be seen here. Città della Pieve is reputed to have the narrowest street of Italy (via Baciadonne), so named because it’s possible to lean out a window on one side and kiss the woman leaning out opposite. The Palio dei Terzieri is the major festival of Città della Pieve and one of the best festivals of Tuscany.

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Anna Maria Baldini

About Anna Maria Baldini

Anna Maria is a frequent contributor to web content on life in Tuscany. She researches all aspects of Tuscan life, with emphasis on history, art, architecture and the culture of the people of this beautiful region of Italy.