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.
- 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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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).