Situated on the border between Tuscany and Umbria,
on a hill-top between the Valdichiana and Lake
Trasimeno, Città della Pieve is built with the local
red brick, that gives it a golden hue particularly
at sunset. The use of the brick goes back to the
beginning of the 13th century and shows
the bond with the town of Siena.
Città della Pieve is mainly famous as the birthplace
of the Renaissance painter Pietro Vannucci, called
Perugino, master of Raphael, who left some of his
major works in several buildings of town, such as
the amazing fresco of the Adoration of the Magi.
The elegant centre, the 16th century Della Corgna
Palace and the cathedral complete the visit.
• Half day itinerary
- St. Bartholomew Oratory
- Perugini Fortress
- Cathedral of Ss.
Gervasio and Protasio
- Della Corgna Palace*
- Oratorio dei Bianchi, inlcuding the
fresco, Adoration of the Magi
- Santa Maria dei Servi*
- Bishop Tower
- The narrow Baciadonne alley
* combined entrance ticket for all