Located in central-western Umbria, Piegaro is a typical medieval small village on the eastern bank of the Nestore river, on the road from Perugia to Cittą della Pieve in an area covered by woods, vineyards and olive trees.
THREE "must sees" in PIEGARO
> Church of Madonna della Crocetta
> Abbey of Sette Frati (Pietrafitta)
> Round Tower in Castiglion Fosco
Founded by the Romans in 290
BC, in the Middle Ages Piegaro was a fief of the nearby towns (Montegabbione, Orvieto, Perugia, Marsciano) until it became part of the Papal States in the 16th century. Papal rule ended in 1860 with the birth of the Kingdom of Italy.
ART, CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT
Sights in the village's historic center include the Church of San Silvestro, the Church of Madonna della Crocetta (16th century) with a wooden statue of Ecce Homo, Palazzo Misciatelli-Pallavicini (18th cent.) and the
Palace of the Bulgarelli counts of Marsciano.
Nearby, Piegaro offers interesting sightseeing opportunities: in the small medieval village of Castiglion Fosco there is a unique round tower and the Church of Santa Croce; another medieval village, Cibottola, has a castle, the Church of San Fortunato and the Convent of San Bartolomeo; Gaiche, with a castle (13th century), the Church of San Lorenzo (1391) and the Oratory of San Bernardino; in Greppolischieto, the small church of San Lorenzo
(14th century); and in Pietrafitta, the Abbey of Sette Frati (11th-12th century) and the churches of Madonna del Fosso and Santa Maria Assunta.
For nature lovers, there is Montarale Park: it covers the area of Mt. Arale, from which there is a beautiful view of the Nestore river valley all the way to Perugia and Lake Trasimeno.
Asparagus Festival - Pietrafitta (late April-early May)
Feast of the Crucifix (11 May)
Ascension Day - Cibottola (May)
Trasimeno Blues (July)
Chestnut Festival (October)
Feast of St. Sylvester, Patron Saint of Piegaro (31 December)
Wine: Piegaro is part of the Colli del Trasimeno Wine Route.
Olive oil: Piegaro is part of the PDO Extra Virgin Olive Oil Route.
Commune of Piegaro
How to get there
From Florence: A1 motorway / E35 Florence-Rome,
Chiusi-Chianciano exit, toward Perugia. At Moiano go toward Piegaro and Tavernelle and Perugia, Piegaro.
From Rome: A1 motorway / E35 Rome-Florence, Fabro exit, toward Montegabbione, continue toward Piegaro.
IAT - Lake Trasimeno District
Piazza Mazzini 10 - 06061 Castiglione del Lago
Tel. 075.9652484/738 - Fax 075.9652763