Cittą della Pieve

The red brick city of Cittą della Pieve, birthplace of Perugino

Cittą della Pieve

Cittą della Pieve in Umbria overlooks the Val di Chiana towards the western frontier of Umbria, about 20 km south of Lake Trasimeno and 8 km from Chiusi in Tuscany. Cittą della Pieve is more a town than a city and is an attractive, compact locality. Its churches and the houses of its nobility were built of brick within a fairly short time span, from the late mediaeval period into the Renaissance, thus giving the town a happy unity of style. Pietro Vannucci, known as "Perugino", was born in Cittą della Pieve and some of his works may be seen here. Cittą della Pieve is reputed to have the narrowest street of Italy (via Baciadonne), so named because it's possible to lean out a window on one side and kiss the woman leaning out opposite. The Palio dei Terzieri is the major festival of Cittą della Pieve and one of the best festivals of Tuscany.

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