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Marsciano - Land of castles and art (ENG)

Marsciano - Land of castles and art (ENG)

Marsciano is located in the province of Perugia in Umbria. Its origins certainly very ancient are testified by the findings made in the municipal area. Unofficially mentioned for the first time in 1004 but a crossroads for the Etruscans, who had houses along the Fersinone, whose waters were believed to be highly regenerating for circulation. Marsciano, around the year 1000 was a fief of the Lombard family of Bulgarelli. Towards the end of 1200 it was ceded by these to Perugia in order to seek protection from the threatening nearby Todi. At that time it was considered the advanced sentinel of the Perugians both to protect against Orvieto and Todi. Marsciano has three medieval towers: the Torre Bolli (1217), the Torre Boccali (1228) and the Torre di Porta Vecchia (1271), completely renovated. In the heart of Marsciano vecchia is the parish church of San Giovanni Battista, mentioned as early as 1136.Directed by Gigi Oliviero