Rose as an emporium on the banks of the Tiber for commercial trade be tween Umbrians and Etruscans, the Romans called it "Pitulum". Destroyed by Totila, it was rebuild, at the end of the XIIIth century with the name Fratta, by the sons of Umberto from Toscana on the actual place. Subjected to Perugia for a long time, fortified with a castle in 1385, Biordo Michelotti had Braccio Fortebraccio shut up in this fortress (1393), ransomed with the ceding of the castle of Montone to Perugia.
Braccio himself, who in 1403 defeated near Fratta, Cesare from Capua, condottiere of Ladislao, King of Naples, devastated it in 1413, Contended several times between the Church and Perugia, every time it was heavily damaged and in the first half of the XVIth century it passed definitively to the Holy See, to which it stayed faithful. In 1799, with the fall of the Republics, Fratta follows the same events of Città di Castello until the annexation to the Italian Kingdom.
On the 25th january 1863 it decided to change the old name into Umbertide in honour to the sons of Umberto which rebuild it.
How to reach to
Nearest railway station is in citta'
S. Egidio airport is far from Umbertide km. 45
International Fiumicino (Rome) airport is far from Umbertide km. 240
Further information about Perugia Umbertide
Population n° 14330
Surface Kmq. 200
H. a.see level m. 247
Useful telephone numers
Hospital +39 75 9415944
Ambulance +39 75 9415944
Doctor +39 75 9413741
Pharmacy +39 75 9413228
Police +39 75 113
Taxi+39 75 9273800
A.P.T. phone:+39 75 8554922
Umbertidese September - Fratta prize of painting September
Patron Saint - Madonna della Reggia November 8
The fortress, build around the year 1374 P.zza Fortebraccio
The theatre of the reunited
The Civitella Ranieri castle (XVth century)
The Serra Partucci castle (XVIth century)
The San Salvatore abbey
The Monte Corona hermitage
The Santa Maria della Pietà and Santa Croce churches
The Romeggio, Polgeto and Montalto castles
Le rovine dell'antica città etrusca di Beliona
The locality of Santa Maria della Reggia and Preggio