An important commercial centre for the north Tiber valley, Citta di Castello is our nearest major town.
Because it sits low in the Tiber valley, it's not as photogenic as some of the nearby hill towns.
Nevertheless, there are some notable Renaissance buildings, interesting shops and good restaurants.
It's a pleasant place to visit for a morning outing, especially on market days.
If you are interested in seeing just how good the local craftsmanship can be, or are considering
commissioning something substantial to be made here (we can arrange to ship anything back home for
you), there is a sprawling industrial estate on the North side of the city that can be surprisingly
rewarding to visit if you are interested in antiques, high-quality furniture and ceramics in traditional
Umbrian styles and materials. Chestnut "castagna" features prominently. And if you feel you really must
have something made-up in ferro battuto (wrought iron) - as a souvenir of your visit to Italy - you'll
find plenty of options as it's another local speciality.
|Cassa Di Risparmio bank now occupies
this palazzo flanking Piazza Matteotti, the
main square in the centre of the city.
Time from Mazzaforte: 15 minutes
Market day: Thursday, Saturday
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