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Relive ‘ITA VRG 36 Paciano-Città della Pieve’

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Place of Departure PACIANO
Place of Arrival CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE
Length – KM
Nation of the route Italy
Region Umbria
Uphill Gap
Downhill Gap
CAI (Diff. Escurs.) E
Praticability FootBike
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

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How to arrive

From airport (ROMA CIAMPINO, ROMA FIUMICINO) to Roma/Termini FS Railway Station; from PERUGIA to Perugia FS Railway Station TRAIN – ( Roma FS Railway Station- Castiglione del Lago FS Railway Station BUS/LOCAL TRAIN – bus route ( from Perugia to Paciano

Where to eat

  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  

Where to sleep

Ostello San Donato Pieve S.Donato – 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE – PG 0578-294084 / 339-2831258
Istituto “Figlie di N.S. al M.Calvario”  (closed) Via Vannucci, 42 – 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE – PG 0578-298045
Agriturismo Valdilucciole Valducciole 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE – PG 347-4977390 / 333-3854208  
B&B La Casa del Sarto via Case Basse 27, 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE PG 338-2417768  
B&B La Vecchia Tenenza piazza Matteotti 3A, 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE PG 340-8491076  

Bike Service


Pilgrim Service

COMUNE CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE P.zza XIX Giugno,1 – 06062 CITTA’ DELLA PIEVE – PG 0578/291111

Photos from the Track

Città della Pieve