Category: 6. History, Art and Culture

Monteleone d’Orvieto

The first historical testimony of the communal territory of Monteleone d’Orvieto was found in 1878, when it was discovered, near the chief town, a chamber tomb containing some urns belonging to the Etruscan period;...

Tuoro sul Trasimeno

In its communal territory fought the famous battle of Lake Trasimeno between the Romans and the Carthaginians led by Hannibal. The present village was formed in medieval age: not before the XIII century according...

Castiglione del Lago

The town was founded by the Etruscans and enlarged by the Romans, but in the medieval period it reached its maximum splendour, under the guidance of the corgna family. Its name derives from the...

Donnino Church

  The monumental church was originally (1537) dedicated to the Madonna Assunta, until in 1779 or 1781 it was transferred the title of the parish church of San donnino. The plant is a Latin...

Farneta Abbey

The monastery dates back to the Lombard age founded around the 8th century by the monks of San colombano, who will welcome the Benedictine reform towards the 9th century, but it is known only...

Cortona

Between the 8th and 7th centuries BC, Cortona became an important Etruscan lucumonia. Very probably, Cortona became a very powerful city thanks to its strategic position, which allowed a wide control of the territories...

Castiglion Fiorentino

Inhabited since prehistory, the Castilian territory experienced a first period of flowering with the Villanovian era. The inhabited nucleus of Castiglione developed in Etruscan times, already starting from the VI century B.C. fundamental crossroads...