Fighine

Città della Pieve

Città della Pieve sits on a hill overlooking the River Tiber. It is some 8 km from Chiusi. It is an attractive town with churches and palaces built of brick from the late Middle Ages through the Renaissance.

It is principally famous as the birthplace of two painters of that same period – Il Pomarancio and Il Perugino.

The cathedral is a late medieval building housing several paintings by each, as well as a number of other works from the Renaissance period.

An even more famous painting by Il Perugino, Adoration of the magi (1504), may be seen in the oratorium of S. Maria dei Bianchi.

Local Events

Easter Monday: Wine spouting fountain and The festival of Easter (In front of the fortess there are two fountains belonging to the town-waterworks that on this day only spout wine.

Easter Sunday and Monday: Jesus' Life in living pictures (Some of the most important events of Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ are represented against the impressive backdrop within the cellar of Palazzo Orca)

19/21 June: Festa di S. Luigi protector of Terziere Casalino

From 10 August to the Sunday after August 15th: Palio dei Terzieri (The three "Terzieri" [three medieval districts of the town] Borgo Dentro, Casalino and Castello challenge each other in an archery competition. They draw inspiration from the old rivalries that characterised the ancient history of the town.

Castello di Fighine