municipality

Attigliano

Located along the border with Lazio, but typically from Umbria, Attigliano, in the province of Terni, preserves its ancient medieval charm with its old town which faces from a spur with the view of the valley of Tevere.

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The history of Attigliano

The river, which flowed slowly under the cliff, and navigable weather, had represented, from ancient times, an important natural street of transit of culture and cultures, and of commerce, for all of the settlements which are created closed by. 

So it was for Attigliano, who, like the necropolis in the Marziano Jana area and in the Malvicino area attest, from the ancient times there were those human settlements built from the meeting between the Estruscan people and Umbrian people. 

Important are the finds of the roman period, so much that a romantic tradition want that the same name of the village is connect to the walk towards the hills of lime trees “ad tilias” (to the lime trees) which some romans used to do to escape from the heat of the summer of the villas which were placed near to what must have been a fluvial port, today places in Portovecchio area, active during the medieval period. 

It is certain that, after the croll of the Roman Empire, the history of Attigliano is connects to the history of the neighboring lands.

since ancient times
The history of Attigliano

The river, which flowed slowly under the cliff, and navigable weather, had represented, from ancient times, an important natural street of transit of culture and cultures, and of commerce, for all of the settlements which are created closed by. 

So it was for Attigliano, who, like the necropolis in the Marziano Jana area and in the Malvicino area attest, from the ancient times there were those human settlements built from the meeting between the Estruscan people and Umbrian people. 

Important are the finds of the roman period, so much that a romantic tradition want that the same name of the village is connect to the walk towards the hills of lime trees “ad tilias” (to the lime trees) which some romans used to do to escape from the heat of the summer of the villas which were placed near to what must have been a fluvial port, today places in Portovecchio area, active during the medieval period. 

It is certain that, after the croll of the Roman Empire, the history of Attigliano is connects to the history of the neighboring lands.

Attigliano-vecchio
middle age
Attigliano and the Middle Age

At the end of the 1900, with the descent opin Italy of the Imperator Ottone III, with the following the Count Offredo, did build the Castle of Attigliano and, after that, his descendants created Artigliano like we know today. 

In 1130 Bonconte d’Alviano was to govern Alviano, Attigliano and Mevale.

In the following centuries, like for the close castles, Attigliano was involved in the wars between Orvieto, Todi and Amelia between guelphs and gibellins, passing now to one, now to the other.

For its strategic position was built a castle with five cilindric towers and one with a pentagonal shape of sighting, and also a moat with drawbridge, which finds are still there and you can see next to the entrance door of Old Attigliano.

Attigliano, the Renaissance and the Kingdom of Italy

With Bartolomeo of Alviano, in 1500, the five towers were raised, and the pentagonal. 

In 1540 Isabella of Alviano Cesi, wife of Giangiacomo Cesi, exchanged her rights on the Castle of Alviano and the feudos of Alviano, Guardea and Attigliano, with those of Acquasparta and Portaria owned by the Duke Pierluigi Farnese, son of the Pope Paolo III and in this period was built the Baronale Palace which unfortunately was shot down in the middle of 1900. 

After the castle and the feuduo went to the Monaldeschi, passing after to the Apostolic Chamber, to arrive, around the middle of the XVII century, to Donna Olimpia Pamphili. After the passage of the French at the beginning of 1800, that of Prince Borghesein the 1840, with the plebiscite of November 9, 1860, Attigliano was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.

What to see in Attigliano

The Old Town and the trails between history and nature

One of the things to see in Umbria is the Castle of Attigliano, with its towers. Characteristic are also the Baronale Palace, the Church of San Lorenzo and the particular Porta, the only one that gave access to the village. 

Architectures and nature give to the people who come to, the  opportunities to relive history and discover  the countryside through hiking trails around the village. 

Old Attigliano and the trail in the Castle

Who enter from that door, can enjoy a metaphysical view: with the solitar view of the Torre dell’Orologio, one of the few structures remaining today, embellished with murals.  

The square which between porphyry and flowerbeds remembers the space which occupied the Baronale Palace.

A beautiful cavea where there are realize events and near, six columns to represent the space of what was the Church of San Lorenzo, today rebuilt in another space, and also a magnificent viewpoint on the Tevere Valley. Just outside the walls, the building of the Municipality and the square with the characteristic Fountain of Dolphin.

What to see in Attigliano

The Old Town and the trails between history and nature

One of the things to see in Umbria is the Castle of Attigliano, with its towers. Characteristic are also the Baronale Palace, the Church of San Lorenzo and the particular Porta, the only one that gave access to the village. 

Architectures and nature give to the people who come to, the  opportunities to relive history and discover  the countryside through hiking trails around the village. 

Old Attigliano and the trail in the Castle

Who enter from that door, can enjoy a metaphysical view: with the solitar view of the Torre dell’Orologio, one of the few structures remaining today, embellished with murals.  

The square which between porphyry and flowerbeds remembers the space which occupied the Baronale Palace.

A beautiful cavea where there are realize events and near, six columns to represent the space of what was the Church of San Lorenzo, today rebuilt in another space, and also a magnificent viewpoint on the Tevere Valley. Just outside the walls, the building of the Municipality and the square with the characteristic Fountain of Dolphin.

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Trails into nature and history

The things that surprise are the trails into nature and into the history of the territory of Attigliano.

Ring of the Water

A Ring Trail long around 7,4 kilometres which start from Square Vittorio Emanuele II to arrived the Fountain of Sant’Eugenia, for arrives along the Tevere and come back to Attigliano.

Planting Ring

A Ring Trail long around 8 kilometres which start from the old town for arrived to the Church of Madonna of Grazie for arrived to an abandoned farmhouse with oven probably built on a roman structure, passing near to the old Papal Customs for come back downhill to the village.

discovering the territory
Trails into nature and history

The things that surprise are the trails into nature and into the history of the territory of Attigliano.

Ring of the Water

A Ring Trail long around 7,4 kilometres which start from Square Vittorio Emanuele II to arrived the Fountain of Sant’Eugenia, for arrives along the Tevere and come back to Attigliano.

Planting Ring

A Ring Trail long around 8 kilometres which start from the old town for arrived to the Church of Madonna of Grazie for arrived to an abandoned farmhouse with oven probably built on a roman structure, passing near to the old Papal Customs for come back downhill to the village.

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Attigliano: events and traditions

Events connected to the ancient traditions follow one another during the year in Attigliano; the patronal feast of San Lorenzo is the most important event. 

Festa of San Lorenzo

At the beginning of August , Attigliano is full of colours for the event that involves all village: the celebrations and the religious events connected to San Lorenzo Martire which are celebrated during August 10.