Umbertide

Umbertide

Umbertide, located in the upper Tiber valley, crossed by the Tiber itself and by the Reggia stream (or Regghia), has a characteristic historical center still surrounded by the medieval walls in the stretches that run along the waterways.An important center for metalworking, textiles, packaging and industrial ceramics, but also for tobacconists and organic farming. The oldest urban nucleus is located north of the confluence between the Tiber and the local stream, the Reggia or Reggia. The development of the city was therefore mainly projected towards the northern part, only in the twentieth century the building area extended to the south-west with the construction of the railway and the industrial area, as well as various residential districts. Starting at least from the fourteenth century, Umbertide was divided into three parts: the upper third part, which included the part of the castle from the current Piazza Matteotti in Via Alberti, towards the Rocca; the third party of Porta Nova, from the current Piazza Matteotti to Piazza XXV Aprile and the corresponding area near the Reggia or Regghia torrent; finally the one called of the Greppia. At the northern and southern ends of the castle from the fourteenth century, respectively, the upper village or the kilnmen (current area of ​​Via Cavour) and the lower village or the Fabbrecce (now Piazza San Francesco) have been developed. It is precisely in this part, outside the ancient walls, that the Franciscan friars settled. The historical center of the city has undergone a profound intervention of stylistic and historical redevelopment; the intervention, carried out in 2011, led to the definition of the new market square and the new Park along the Reggia, which partly restored the original conditions of the area. Today, starting from the Market Square, one can enter the Reggia Park which laps the homonymous torrent and along which a cycle and pedestrian path has been created that runs along the ancient city walls. A path to discover the ancient Fratta that reaches the Tiber where, either on the right passing under the bridge, or on the left crossing the bridge made recently, you can take the nature trails along the Tiber.