84 – (ITA STAGE 36) – Paciano – Citta’ della Pieve



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The Stage

PACIANO is the chief town of a municipality of 988 inhabitants in the Province of Perugia, in Umbria. It has been declared one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. It is situated on top of Mount Petravella where, in ancient times, there was a temple dedicated to the God Janus.

The present town was founded around the 16th century on a buttress of Mount Petravella and it preserves its original city walls with towers and four gates, and Orlando’s Tower, what is left of an older town not far from the present. From the Porta Fiorentina gate we reach Piazza della Repubblica with the Municipal palace, and walking along the narrow streets laid out on a square grid we encounter its four churches: S.Giuseppe, S. Borromeo, S. Maria, Madonna della Stella. The church of S. Carlo, with its elegant 17th century portal, among the local artists it has works by Francesco from Castel della Pieve, believed to be Perugino’s master.

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We enter Paciano from the north, then Piazza Matteotti and leave from the South gate, Porta Rastrella. We take Via Madonna della Stella which we leave after 250 m, at the third crossing, turning left. We follow this road which has different bames for about 1,5 Km where we turn left to start a route in the open countryside, with woodland, olive groves, villas and agriturismo, with many ups and downs, 2 Km of graveled road, to arrive at San Donato, where we find the sign for Città delle Pieve on the left. Our walk continues through woodlands and olive groves for 2 Km, first uphill, then slightly downhill up to a locality called Popoltaio Schiacciato. We pass through more localities then we enter Ph309; we turn left and after 2 km we leave the SP-road, we cross the river on the right and we start walking uphill on a gravelled track before in the middle of fields and then in the forest. After 2.5 km we get to a villa; we continue on the same road for another 2 km to get to the first houses of Città della Pieve.

For the description of the route see the Guide of Simone Frignani
From airport (ROMA CIAMPINO, ROMA FIUMICINO) to Roma/Termini FS Railway Station; from PERUGIA to Perugia FS Railway Station TRAIN – (www.trenitalia.com) Roma FS Railway Station- Castiglione del Lago FS Railway Station BUS/LOCAL TRAIN – bus route (www.umbriamobilita.it/public/resources/linee//E020.pdf) from Perugia to Paciano
TYPICAL DISHES = Inorvieto TYPICAL DISHES = Tipicamenteumbria TYPICAL DISHES = Umbriaonline
Conad Viale Roma,14 – 06060 PACIANO
Agriturismo Valdilucciole Valducciole 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE PG 347-4977390 / 333-3854208 [email protected]
Ostello San Donato Pieve S.Donato – 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE – PG 0578-294084 / 339-2831258 [email protected] www.ostellosandonato.it
Istituto “Figlie di N.S. al M.Calvario”  (closed) Via Vannucci, 42 – 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE – PG 0578-298045 [email protected] www.suorealmontecalvario.it
Agriturismo Valdilucciole Valducciole 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE – PG 347-4977390 / 333-3854208 [email protected]
B&B La Casa del Sarto via Case Basse 27, 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE PG 338-2417768 [email protected]
B&B La Vecchia Tenenza piazza Matteotti 3A, 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE PG 340-8491076 [email protected]
COMUNE CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE P.zza XIX Giugno,1 – 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE – PG 0578/291111 www.cittadellapieve.org

Bold type for structures we already used
Red type for structures we have an arrangement (with Credential*)
(*) Prices might change for special situations: please book early and ask for confirmation
In some places it is difficult to find accommodation only for one night: we suggest you to take accommodation for more nights, using, for your movements, the comfortable and cheap local trains, route Brenner-Trento-Bassano del Grappa.


Città della Pieve