CittÃ di Castello
Città di Castello is a city in the Italian region of Umbria with 40,016 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2012) and belongs to the province of Perugia.
Città di Castello is located in the Upper Tiber Valley, the Tiber Valley, in the northern tip of Umbria on the border with the neighboring regions of Tuscany and Marche.
The neighboring communities are Apecchio ( PU), Arezzo (AR), Citerna, Cortona (AR), Mercatello sul Metauro (PU), Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Monterchi (AR), Montone, Pietralunga, San Giustino, Sansepolcro (AR) and umbertide.
The districts are Antirata, Astucci, Badia di Petroia, Badiali, Barzotti, Baucca San Martino d' UPO, Belvedere, Bisacchi, Bonsciano, Caifirenze, Candeggio, Canoscio, Capitana, Celle, Cerbara, Cinque Miglia, Colcello, Coldipozzo, Cornetto, Croce di Castiglione, Fabbrecce, Fiume, Fraccano, Grumale, Lerchi, Lugnano, Madonna di Canoscio, Monte Maggiore, Morra, Muccignano, Palazzone Petrelle, Piosina, Promano, Rio Secco, Roccagnano, Ronti, Rovigliano, San Biagio del Cornetto, San Leo Bastia, San Lorenzo Bibbiana, San Maiano, San Martino di Castelvecchio, San Martin Pereto, San Pietro a Monte, San Secondo, Santa Lucia, Scalocchio, Terme di Fontecchio, Trestina, Uppiano, Userna, Userna Bassa, Valdipetrina, Vallurbana, Vingone and Volterrano.
Città di Castello is Umbrian or Etruscan origin; in the year 89 BC it was a Roman municipium under the name Tifernum Tiberinum ( Tifernum on the Tiber ). The city was devastated during the 6th century by the Ostrogoths under their king Totila. It was built as Castrum Felicitatis again, since the 10th century, the name Civitas Castelli occupied. Since the early modern period the city was under the Signoria of different families, one of which finally penetrated the Vitelli ( for Antonio da Sangallo the Younger a remarkable Renaissance palace was built ). Cesare Borgia verleibte the city for his father Pope Alexander VI. the Church State. On September 11, 1860 Città di Castello was conquered by Piedmontese troops for a united Italy.
Città di Castello is the seat of a Catholic diocese ( the Diocese of Città di Castello).
- Chisinau, Moldova
- Sighisoara, Romania ( friendship treaty )
- Palazzo Comunale and town tower: from the 14th century
- Dom Santi Florido e Manzio: from the 11th - 18th century
- Palazzo del Podestà: from the 15th century
- Palazzo Vitelli della Cannoniera: built by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger in the 16th century
- Dominican Church of San Domenico: built in the 15th century
- Church of San Francesco: Built in the 13th century, designed by Giorgio Vasari
- Alberto Burri Collection ( Collezione Burri )
- Cathedral Museum (Museo del Duomo)
- Civic Art Gallery ( Pinacoteca Comunale )
- Weaving Museum (Museo della Tessitura ): documented the linen industry of the city
- Letterpress Museum (Museo della Tipografia )
- Ethnographic Museum (Museo delle Popular Traditions )
- Festival of Nations (Festival delle Nazioni di Città di Castello ): Two -week chamber music festival in August / September with concerts, theater and dance performances.
- Teatro degli Illuminati: community theater without own ensemble
Sons and daughters
- Pope Celestine II († 1144 )
- Antonio Maria Abbatini (1595-1677 or 1679 ), Italian conductor and composer
- Alberto Burri (1915-1995), Italian painter
- Sergio Goretti (1929-2012), Bishop of Assisi - Nocera Umbra - Gualdo Cattaneo
- Monica Bellucci (born 1964 ), Italian film actress
People with relationship to the city
- Pliny the Younger (ca. 61/62 AD - around 113 or 115 AD), Roman senator and writer
- Salvatore Sciarrino (* 1944), contemporary Italian composer