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Torgiano (Perugia province)

A town of central Umbria: 43°1.4N, 12°26E. Altitude: 219 m. Population in 2003: 5500.

[image ALT: A few two-story houses, mostly stuccoed, at various levels down the side of a small ridge; on top of the ridge, a stone church of which only the square stone belfry can be seen, and, the dominant building, a tall battlemented and machicolated stone tower. It is a view of part of Torgiano, Umbria (central Italy).]

An oddly foreshortened yet representative view of this small Umbrian town.

Torgiano is only 14 km from Perugia, and its identity, rather tenuous for centuries, is at last slowly being absorbed into the regional capital's exurbia.

The town is locally famous for an interesting Wine Museum, closely associated with the Lungarotti family's vineyards: it includes Roman and medieval winemaking implements.


[image ALT: A wide semi-circular niche in a brick wall, containing a decaying fresco of the Madonna and Child. It is a detail of the exterior of the church of S. Maria in Torgiano, Umbria (central Italy).]

[ 1/20/07: 5 churches, 1 page, 6 photos ]

The churches of Torgiano are not extraordinary, pretty much what we can expect to see in a small Umbrian town: some medieval, some later; frescoes, paintings. I still haven't seen everything by any means, though, and the page is something of a placeholder for now.

I may spin out a few more pages on the town; but in the meanwhile, you will probably find it useful to read the Mar. 10, 2004 entry of my diary, with another photo; and for fuller information, the websites linked in the navigation bar at the bottom of the page.

Frazioni

Like most of the comuni in Italy, Torgiano includes in its territory some smaller towns and hamlets, of a few hundred inhabitants if that, with a certain administrative identity of their own: as elsewhere in Italy, these are referred to as the frazioni of the comune (singular: frazione, literally a "fraction"): a complete list of them follows. I don't know the area that well; some links will be offsite.

Brufa • Ferriera • Fornaci • Miralduolo • Pontenuovo di Torgiano • Signoria


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