Piegaro

Piegaro is a small medieval village surrounded by green hills that follow the course of the Nestore River.

In the historic centre, within the walls dating back to Roman times with a 12th century tower, it is possible to admire the Church of St, Sylvester, the Church of the Madonna of the Cross, with a wooden statue of the Ecce Homo, Misciatelli-Pallavicini Palace.

The Glass Museum is the most important testimony of the ancient art of glass processing. The Museum is located within the complex of the ancient glassworks, important example of industrial archeology of which it retains the original appearance.

In the small village of Pietrafitta one can visit the Paleontological Museum that houses one of the richest collections of vertebrate fossils in Italy. The museum also preserves the memory of the mining activity in the area, above all focusing attention on social events and the condition of local workers. 
 

Museum structures

Luigi Boldrini Paleontological Museo

Luigi Boldrini Paleontological Museo

The “Luigi Boldrini” Paleontological  Museum of Pietrafitta represents a unique reality in the national panorama. The collection of fossil vertebrates, ...

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Glass Museum

Glass Museum

The Glass Museum is the most important testimony of an age-old glass processing tradition, which has characterised Piegaro and its economy since the 13th cen...

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Points of interest

Pietrafitta

Pietrafitta

The town is located at 276 m asl, on the slope of a hill overlooking the vast area of ​​the Tavernelle plain in the municipality of Panicale.The name of the ...

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Keep and Church of Pope St. Sylvester

Keep and Church of Pope St. Sylvester

The parish church, dedicated to Pope St. Sylvester is on the highest part of the hill, it is extremely old, maybe prior to the year 1000, although the exact ...

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Church of Madonna of the Cross

Church of Madonna of the Cross

The small but precious Church of Madonna of the Cross is near one of the hairpin bends leading to Piegaro. It was presumably founded in the second half of th...

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Castle of Greppolischieto

Castle of Greppolischieto

Greppolischieto is the smallest and southernmost fraction of the municipality of Piegaro at 657 meters above sea level: a natural terrace overlooking the bea...

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Castle of Gaiche

Castle of Gaiche

Immersed in the greenery, isolated at 437 meters above sea level, Gaiche is famous for the statute of 1318, the oldest in Umbria, and for having given birth,...

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Castle of Cibottola

Castle of Cibottola

The Castle of Cibottola at 471 m asl, built around the 9th century, rises to the south-east of Pietrafitta on the top of a hill in the valley of the Nestore ...

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Castiglion Fosco

Castiglion Fosco

The town is located on the top of a small hill of 350 m asl, from which it is possible to see a hill, dominating the entire territory, called Montalvino, 666...

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 St. Donato de Ierna Monastery

St. Donato de Ierna Monastery

The ancient monastery of St. Donato is in the Municipality of Piegaro and takes its name from the Jerna creek that flows nearby. The foundation of the Abbey ...

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