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Guardea, Province of Terni, Umbria

The small town rises in a privileged position overlooking the valley of the Tiber river and the Alviano Lake. The name is of German origin, and refers to a garrison with "guarding" functions. The economy is based on agricultural and small crafts shops, as well as more recent tourist developments.

Info

  • Population: about 1800 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 05025
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0744
  • Patron Saint: Blessed Pascuccio, celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June
  • Demonym: guardeesi
  • Frazioni & Localities: Cocciano, Frattuccia, Madonna del Porto, Poggio.
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History

The present settlement rose in the late Middle Ages as a fiefdom of the Marsciano counts, and later came under the Church State (16th century), until its inclusion in the Italian Kingdom.

What to see

  • The church of Saints Pietro and Cesareo (18th century)
  • The church of Sant'Egidio (since the 13th century)
  • The church of Santa Lucia (19th century).

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