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Umbertide is located in a green valley (very fertile thanks to the presence of the Tiber river) dominated by Mount Acuto. The oldest part of the town is still surrounded by medieval walls: here it is possible to admire the Rocca, a superb medieval military fortress which has always been a symbol of the city. Following the impressive restoration works that took place in the Eighties, this fortress now houses the Centre for Contemporary Art: over the years very important exhibitions have been set up here, featuring the most talented and appreciated national and international artists. Other sightworthy buildings are the octagonal church of Santa Maria della Reggia, said Collegiata (XVI century), and the church of Santa Croce (1610), beautifully restored and converted into a museum (which preserves works by Luca Signorelli). Not far from Umbertide there is the Ranieri Pinewood, an oasis of refreshment for the inhabitants (23 hectares of greenery at disposal of citizens and tourists). From the pinewood it is possible to admire in all its majesty the Castle of Civitella Ranieri, a splendid example of medieval fortress. On another hill near Umbertide there is the Castle of Romeggio: this building as well dates back to medieval times, when these territories were crossed by the “Romei”, the pilgrims who came to Italy to visit the holy places of Christianity. The Castle of Polgeto (built in 1399) is not far from Umbertide too. Umbertide boasts of gastronomic products of high quality: this is the reason why this town is a step in the Strada del Vino (which means Wine Route) “Colli del Trasimeno”.

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