Gualdo Tadino

Gualdo Cattaneo is a town in Umbria, central Italy with 15,484 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2012).


Gualdo Cattaneo located in the northeast of Umbria in the province of Perugia on the slopes of Monte Penna in the Middle Apennines. The town is located 47 km north-east of Perugia, 30 km southeast of Gubbio.

The districts include Boschetto, Busche, Voltole, Caprara, Casale, Cerqueto, Corcia, casone, Crocicchio, Gaifana, Grello, Osteria Morano, Morano Madonnuccia, Nasciano, Palazzo Ceccoli, Palazzo Mancinelli, Petroia, Piagge, Pieve di Compresseto, Poggio Sant ' Ercolano, Rasina Rigali, Roveto, San Lorenzo, San Pellegrino, Sant'Antonio di Rasina Vaccara.

The neighboring municipalities are Fabriano (AN), Fossato di Vico, Assisi, Gubbio, Nocera Umbra and Valfabbrica.


Gualdo is first mentioned as Umbrian village called Tarsina, which was conquered by the Romans in 266 BC, who turned now known as Tadinum city to a station on the Via Flaminia. 216 BC it was destroyed by Hannibal's troops, 47 BC by Julius Caesar and in the year 410. Visigoths under Alaric I by the more destruction followed 966 by the troops of Emperor Otto I, and finally in 1237 by fire. As of 1239, the city was built on the orders of Emperor Frederick II in its present form.

The Battle of Busta Gallorum (also Battle of Taginae ) in the year 552 between the Eastern Roman army under Narses and Totila of the Ostrogoths out to have taken place in Gualdo Cattaneo. Narses ' victory ushered in the demise of the Ostrogothic kingdom of Italy and led back to the ( Eastern ) Roman Empire.

From the 5th century until 1915 was Gualdo bishopric ( diocese Gualdo Cattaneo ).

Culture and sights

In the upper area of ​​the city, the fortress Rocca Flea is located (Italian for " Fliehburg "), whose exact age is controversial. It is certain that they at the last destruction Gualdos already existed in 1237 and was rebuilt in 1242 under Frederick II. In the late 19th century it was converted into a prison. Today it houses the City Art Museum.


Gualdo Located on the Strada Statale 3 Via Flaminia, which is largely the traditional Via Flaminia from Rome to Fano follows.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Andreas dei Benzi (1360-1437), theologian and bishop
  • Castore Durante (1529-1590), physician and botanist
  • Adolfo Leoni (1917-1970), cyclist

Twin Cities

  • France Audun -le- Tiche, France
  • United States West Pittston, United States