Corciano rises on a hill at 408 metres above sea level. Etruscan finds come to light in the surroundings and a name of Roman origin set the birth of this town in ancient times. Today the "Borgo" looks like a typical settlement of the Middle Ages - the "castello" - with enclosing walls that keep inside important historical and artistic evidence.
Entering the "Borgo" through Corso Cardinale Rotelli you can visit the following monuments:
Church of San Cristoforo with the Museo di arte sacra o della Pievania;
Museo della Civiltà contadina, with a collection of objects bound up with the old country life;
The Antiquarium is a museum opened in 2009 that shows interesting finds of antiquity. In three sections, finds are collected according to a chronological criterion.
the section shows fossils like Mesozoic ammonites and Quaternary mammal animals.
Prehistory and Protohistory
the section collects finds coming from various places of Umbria that belong to Upper Paleolithic and Copper Age.
other finds coming from the territory of Corciano belong to Bronze Age and Iron Age.
interesting Etruscan finds come from the necropolis of Strozzacapponi, in the territory of Corciano. At the Antiquarium you may see reconstructions of tombs, the decorations of three chariots, a sarcophagus, cinerary urns, grave fittings.
It is possible to walk along the town walls enjoying excellent views of the surroundings: in the north-east you can see Mount Tezio and Mount Acuto, in the east the wooded Monte Malbe that rises above Corciano with its 652 metres, in the south and in the west valleys surrounded by hills and villages.
A road leads up to the Colle della Trinità, that is the top of Monte Malbe. The place offers attractive walks in the green and panoramic views of Perugia and Lake Trasimeno.
Near Corciano, in locality Strozzacapponi, there is the Etruscan necropolis, whose finds are now at the Antiquarium (informations at Tourist Office).
The office is in Corso Cardinale Rotelli (historic centre).