Discover with us what to see in Città della Pieve
The enchanting village of Città della Pieve offers breath-taking vistas and numerous historic monuments and works of art.
One of these is the Cattedrale di S. Gervasio e S. Protasio, which is situated in the village’s main piazza and contains some relics of the two martyred brothers, along with works by Il Perugino and other artists. You can also admire the Chiesa di S. Augustino, with its many valuable works by Umbrian and Tuscan artists, such as Brunelli, Vanni, Savini, Circignani and others, but also the Chiesa di S. Francesco, now also known as the Santuario della Madonna of Fatima.
The Oratory of San Bartolomeo, seat of the Confraternita della Misericordia and located next to the Chiesa di S. Francesco, is also noteworthy for its fresco by Jacopo di Mino del Pellicciaio “La Crocefissione”, better known as “Il Pianto degli Angeli”, an enchanting painting in the elegant Sienese Gothic style .
Heading from the historic centre to the upper part of the city, you’ll see the lovely little Chiesa di S. Pietro, near the ancient Porta del Castello. From this superb position you’ll get a fantastic, breath-taking view over the entire valley. Inside the church you can admire a fresco by Perugino dated 1508, depicting “Sant’Antonio Abate tra i Santi Paolo Eremita e Marcello”, while inside the Oratorio Di Santa Maria Dei Bianchi, you’ll have the chance to see another magnificent work of art, considered one of Perugino’s greatest and most important masterpieces, the beautiful fresco “L’Adorazione dei Magi” (The Adoration of the Magi).
In the historic centre another of the symbols of Città della Pieve, the Palazzo della Corgna, residence of the Marquis Ascanio della Corgna, is considered the most significant noble residence in the village. The Rocca Perugina is also a fascinating building, with its grandeur and its towers, once used to ensure the village was safe from attacks.