Città di Castello and the surrounding area
Città di Castello is the main town in the “Upper Tiber Valley” in the north of Umbria and borders with Marche and Tuscany.
Walking through the suggestive streets of the City Centre you can visit the Cathedral which is dedicated to Saint Florido and Saint Amanzio. You can visit the characteristic “Round Bell Tower” which dates back to the eleventh and twelfth century and the Cathedral Museum where you can find artworks of Pinturicchio and Rosso Fiorentino.
You must see the Town Art Gallery (Pinacoteca Comunale). One of the most important in Umbria, it’s located in “Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera”, an amazing Renaissance building from the sixteenth century. The main facade is decorated with “graffiti” by Cristofano Gherardi. There are numerous artworks by magnificent artists, to name a few Raffaello, Luca Signorelli, Pomarancio and Lorenzo Ghiberti.
Città di Castello is also famous for the artist Alberto Burri who was born here on the 12th March 1915. You’ll have the possibility to admire the main artworks of this contemporary artist in the two city museums at “Palazzo Albizzini” and at the “Ex Tobacco Warehouse”.
If you want to find out more about upper Umbria we recommend a visit to the old Medieval villages of Citerna, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina and Montone. Furthermore, not far from Città di Castello is the city of Gubbio. Gubbio is home to the traditional “Ceri Race” dedicated to “Saint Ubaldo”, the patron Saint of the City, held every year on the 15th of May.
The nearby Tuscan cities of Sansepolcro and Anghiari are easy to get to. The former is a beautiful city where the painter Piero della Francesca was born, the latter is an amazing medieval village famous for “the battle” which occurred in 1440 at the foot of the village.