Suburbs and Castles
The area of Umbertide is full of
castles and suburbs, each of which would deserve a special section, entirely
devoted to them, being each of them of great artistic value. We furnish a brief
The magnificent Castello di Civitella
Ranieri, proud of Umbertide, initiated to build above an ancient military
garrison in 1078 from Raniero of the family of the dukes of Monteferrato.
Today it entertains the Ranieri Civitella Center, meeting point of
everyone interested in the art, financed by the Ranieri Civitella Foundation centred in New York.
The suburb of Montemigiano is found
on the soils of the river Niccone, of which we have news from the
beginning of the XIII century. In the modern times has suffered a slow decline
and depopulation, but it is now completely restored and ready to be discovered
Among the rivers Palazzo and Assino rises the Castello di Serra Partucci and its tower, built in the XII
century, destroyed by Giacomo Baglioni in the XV and rebuilt. Currently
is not possible to visit the inside.
Other ancient military garrison is the
suburb of Preggio, already existing in 917. Important to visit is also
its church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, inside which there's a fresco
attributed to the Pinturicchio.
Numerous others would remain to mention,
and for aspiration to the completeness we mention some of them, among which
deserve a visit as the Castello di Ascagnano, the Castello di
Romeggio, the Castello di Montalto, that of Polgeto and the
suburbs of Bastia Creti and Santa Giuliana.
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