Discover Corciano


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.

  • Chiesa ed ex Convento di Sant'Agostino (detour on the right, before the historic centre, via Sant'Agostino) - the monastery was founded in 1334 and the church was modifyed during 18th century;
  • Porta Santa Maria - gate preceded by stairs with a circular tower on its left side (southern part of town);
  • Chiesa di San Francesco - just outside the town walls (near the parking areas), the church is built in Gothic style and preserves mediaeval and Renaissance works of art. The church is seat of exhibitions during recurring or special events.

Entering the "Borgo" through Corso Cardinale Rotelli you can visit the following monuments:

  • Palazzo Comunale, (Town Hall), old residence of the dukes Della Corgna (16th century), whose rooms were decorated by mannerism artists;
  • Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo o del Contado(15th century);
  • Palazzo dei Priori e della Mercanzia(15th century);
  • Piazza Coragino with a 16th century well;
  • Church of Santa Maria Assunta,, edificata nel 13º secolo e rinnovata nell'Ottocento, che conserva all'interno un gonfalone di Benedetto Bonfigli raffigurante la Madonna della Mercede (1472) e l'Assunta (1513), una tavola di Pietro Vannucci, il Perugino;



  • 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;

  • Antiquarium, with collections of prehistoric, paleontological and archeological finds.



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.

  1. Paleontology

    • the section shows fossils like Mesozoic ammonites and Quaternary mammal animals.

  2. 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.

  3. Archeology

    • 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.

Walks and excursion

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).

Tourist office

The office is in Corso Cardinale Rotelli (historic centre).

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