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Avigliano Umbro (Terni province)

A town of SW Umbria: 42°39.3N, 12°25.7E. Altitude: 441 m. Population in 2003: 2400.

[image ALT: A photograph of a small town with two larger buildings visible, one of which is certainly a church, with a tall pointed belfry. The town is seen thru a screen of trees, some deciduous, some conifers: one of them is a large orange tree bearing fruit. In the background, a range of tall hills or low mountains, and in the far distance behind that, a range of mountains, many miles away and barely visible. It is the town of Avigliano Umbro, in Terni province, Umbria (central Italy).]

Avigliano is a small agricultural and commercial center 18 km north of Amelia and 18 km south of Todi. The town itself is of no outstanding interest, but its territory includes several attractive Romanesque churches: S. Angelo, S. Egidio and S. Vittorina; as well as a number of medieval castles that seem disproportionately large for the villages they're in, but less so in the context of centuries of war between Todi and Amelia: S. Restituta, Sismano and Toscolano, and the atmospheric fortified village of Dunarobba, locally famous mostly for the remains of a small petrified forest.

A proper website will eventually appear here, since I've been to Avigliano, walked some of the countryside around it, and seen some of the smaller frazioni. In the meanwhile, you may find it useful to read the Oct. 22, 1994 entry of my diary; for fuller and more systematic information, see the sites in the navigation bar below.


Like most of the comuni in Italy, Avigliano 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. Dunarobba and Sismano are the only ones I've only been to, with links to my diary; any other links will be offsite.

Dunarobba • S. Restituta • Sismano • Toscolano

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