|Place of Departure||PACIANO|
|Place of Arrival||CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE|
Length – KM
|Nation of the route||Italy|
|CAI (Diff. Escurs.)||E|
|File (.KMZ) to follow the way||File .kmz|
|Open Street Map on Outdooractive||Open Map|
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.
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 end Download File PDF
How to arrive
|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|
Where to eat
Where to sleep
|Ostello San Donato||Pieve S.Donato – 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE – PG||0578-294084 / firstname.lastname@example.org||www.ostellosandonato.it|
|Agriturismo Valdilucciole||Valducciole 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE – PG||347-4977390 / email@example.com|
|B&B La Casa del Sarto||via Case Basse 27, 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE PGfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|B&B La Vecchia Tenenza||piazza Matteotti 3A, 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE PGemail@example.com|
|COMUNE CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE||P.zza XIX Giugno,1 – 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE – PG||0578/291111||www.cittadellapieve.org|