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Montecastello di Vibio (Perugia province)

A town of W central Umbria: 42°50.1N, 12°21.8E. Altitude: 423 m. Population in 2003: 1600.

[image ALT: A very small theatre seen from the upper balcony, consisting of a stage with a wooden floor, and on either side two stories of three velvet-lined boxes each. It is a view of the theatre of Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria (central Italy).]

Montecastello di Vibio's pride and joy, the Teatro della Concordia.

Monte Castello di Vibio (both spellings are correct) is an atmospheric medieval hilltown in rich farmland overlooking the Tiber valley in western Umbria, roughly 10 km north of Todi by road and 10 km south of Marsciano.

It is famous thruout Italy for the Teatro della Concordia, a theater seating barely a hundred people and considered the smallest in the world; after decades of abandonment, it reopened in December 1994, and plays a regular seasonal bill . . . to a packed house, of course.

A proper website will eventually appear here, since I've been to Montecastello and walked the area several times, and I like the town.

As a first instalment on that formal site,


[image ALT: zzz. It is zzz in Montecastello_di_Vibio in Umbria (central Italy).]

[ 1/21/07: 4 churches, 3 pages, 10 photos ]

Churches of Montecastello: a small sampler for now.

And while the rest is still a-building, you may also find it useful to read the fairly detailed Nov. 1, 1994 entry of my diary, and Mar. 13, 2004 as well. For fuller and more systematic information, see the websites linked in the navigation bar below.

Frazioni

Most of the comuni in Umbria include in their territories some smaller towns and hamlets, usually of a few hundred inhabitants if that, with a certain administrative identity of their own. They are the frazioni of the comune (singular: frazione, literally a "fraction"). In the case of Montecastello di Vibio, there are only two. I've been to both very briefly.

Doglio (1 2) • Madonna del Piano


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