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Monte S. Maria Tiberina (Perugia province)

A town of northern Umbria: 43°26.4N, 12°10E. Altitude: 688 m. Population in 2003: 1240.

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Castle and church dominate the town.

Monte S. Maria Tiberina is a very small hilltown over­looking the Aggia, a creek flowing into the upper reaches of the Tiber, at a road distance of about 11 km west of Città di Castello.

It is a one-street town with a twist, literally: completely built along a street of stairs that winds its way up the hill in a spiral. On the very top of the hill, visible from miles away, an old castle and the parish church of S. Maria that gave its name to the town and is said to have a pre-Romanesque altar frontal of some interest.

A proper website will eventually appear here, since I've been to Monte S. Maria, if briefly, and walked some of the area. As a first step toward that site — a very small one:

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[ 1/20/07: 2 churches, 1 page, 3 photos ]

I've barely seen the churches in the comune; my orientation page to the churches of Monte S. Maria Tiberina, is just a placeholder then: a sort of checklist for my next trip to Umbria.

I may spin out a few more pages on the town; but in the meanwhile, you might find it useful to take a look at the Mar. 13, 2004 entry of my diary, with another photo; for further (and much more complete) information, see the websites linked in the navigation bar at the bottom of this page.


Like most of the comuni in Italy, Monte S. Maria Tiberina includes in its territory some smaller towns and hamlets, usually 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.

Gioiello •  Lippiano • Marcignano

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