Paciano

Despite its Etruscan-Roman origins, testified by the archeological finds in the area, Paciano preserves intact the appearance of a medieval village, enclosed within 14th century walls with towers and three access gates (Porta Fiorentina, Porta Perugina, and Porta Rastrella).

Of the oldest castle there remains a single ruin of a tower, called Orlando Tower, while among the architectonical works the Buitoni Fortress, Cennini Palace and Baldeschi Palace stand out, the latter seat of the Memory Bank of Trasimeno Museum, virtual archive of collective memories and cultural heritage.

In the inhabited centre there are numerous churches dating back to different eras: the Dentro Church (or San Giuseppe), now home to the Don Aldo Rossi Museum, the Church of St. Carlo Borromeo, with a beautiful 17th century portal and the Church of Madonna of the Star.
 

Museum structures

TrasiMemo – Trasimeno Memory Bank

TrasiMemo – Trasimeno Memory Bank

TrasiMemo – Trasimeno Memory Bank is a project addressed at the “activation” of memories, for the recognition and protection of community cultural heritage, ...

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Don Aldo Rossi Parochial Museum

Don Aldo Rossi Parochial Museum

Inaugurated in December 2010, the Don Aldo Rossi Parochial Museum was created with the collaboration of the Umbrian Superintendence of Historical and Artisti...

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Points of interest

D'Orlando Tower

D'Orlando Tower

The Tower of Paciano is the only thing that remains of the ancient Castle of Paciano Vecchio, one of the most important in the south-western area of Lake Tra...

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Church of St. Salvatore in Ceraseto

Church of St. Salvatore in Ceraseto

It is one of the oldest churches in Paciano, probably built on the remains of a pagan temple near the centre of ancient Paciano. Located a few hundred meters...

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Church of St. Carlo Borromeo

Church of St. Carlo Borromeo

The Church of St. Carlo Borromeo was commissioned by the Apostolic Nuncio at Madrid Cardinal Cennini. The church was consecrated in 1629 and is dedicated to ...

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Church of Madonna of the Star

Church of Madonna of the Star

The Madonna of the Star Sanctuary lies just outside the centre. The cult object is a 15th century fresco depicting the “Madonna holding  Baby Jesus” pla...

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