Città della Pieve

Città della Pieve is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Perugia in the Italian region Umbria,[3] located in Valdichiana a few kilometres from the border between Umbria and Tuscany, and about 50 km (31 mi) southwest of Perugia and 11 km (7 mi) southeast of Chiusi in Tuscany.

Città della Pieve
Comune di Città della Pieve
Città della Pieve
Città della Pieve
Location of Città della Pieve
Città della Pieve is located in Italy
Città della Pieve
Città della Pieve
Location of Città della Pieve in Italy
Città della Pieve is located in Umbria
Città della Pieve
Città della Pieve
Città della Pieve (Umbria)
Coordinates: 42°57′11″N 12°00′12″E / 42.95306°N 12.00333°E / 42.95306; 12.00333
FrazioniMoiano, Pò Bandino, Ponticelli
 • MayorFausto Risini
 • Total111.5 km2 (43.1 sq mi)
508 m (1,667 ft)
 (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total7,686
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0578
Patron saintGervasius and Protasius
Saint dayJune 19
WebsiteOfficial website

Etruscan tombs have been found in the neighbourhood, but it is not certain that the present town stands on an ancient site. It was the birthplace of the painters Pietro Vannucci (Perugino), possessing several of his works,[3] and Niccolò Circignani.

Città della Pieve borders the following municipalities: Allerona, Castiglione del Lago, Fabro, Monteleone d'Orvieto, Paciano, Piegaro in Umbria, and Cetona, Chiusi and San Casciano dei Bagni in Tuscany.


The origins of Città della Pieve are still unknown today. Before becoming a Christian city it certainly had another name (as Guiducci says in his "Historical briefing of Città della Pieve of 1686): Monte di Apollo, Castelforte di Chiuscio, Salepio or Castrum Salepia. In the second century, religion became stronger and stronger. Christian, a plebe was created from which the name Pieve di San Gervasio (from one of the SS protectors). The name remained so until the whole town was enclosed by solid walls and towers. Documents dating back to immediately after the year 1000 indicate it was named Castrum Plebis S. Gervasi. From the fourteenth to the seventeenth century the name was shortened to Castrum Plebis and in about 1600, Pope Clement VIII elevated it to a city calling it City of Castel della Pieve (in lat. Comunitas Civitatis Castri Plebis) but , this name because it is too long and easily confused with Città di Castello, was almost immediately replaced with the current Città della Pieve.

Notable residentsEdit

Notable former and current village inhabitants include:


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ a b   One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Città della Pieve". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 398.

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