Torgiano

Infobox CityIT
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official_name = Comune di Torgiano
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name = Torgiano
region = Umbria
province = Perugia (PG)
elevation_m = 219
area_total_km2 = 37.9
population_as_of = Dec. 2004All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.]
population_total = 5700
population_density_km2 = 150
timezone = CET, UTC+1
coordinates = coord|43|2|N|12|26|E|type:city(5,700)_region:IT
frazioni = Brufa, Ferriera, Fornaci, Miralduolo, Pontenuovo di Torgiano, Signoria.
telephone = 075
postalcode = 06089
gentilic = Torgianesi
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mayor =
website = [http://www.comune.torgiano.pg.it www.comune.torgiano.pg.it]
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Torgiano is a "comune" (municipality) in the Province of Perugia in the Italian region Umbria, located about 10 km southeast of Perugia.

Torgiano borders the following municipalities: Bastia Umbra, Bettona, Deruta, Perugia.

History

Probably founded by the Etruscans, Torgiano is situated on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Chiascio and Tiber rivers. In Roman times it was called "Turris Amnium".

Main sights

The ancient part of town is still partly surrounded by medieval walls. The "Torre di Guardia", a defensive tower dating back to the 13th century, is situated outside the walls.

Other sights include:

* "San Bartolomeo "church.
* Oratory of St. Anthony (16th century) with frescos of the Domenico Alfani school.
* Wine Museum
* Olive Oil Museum, Via Garibaldi, 10.
* La Strada del Vino e dell’Arte – the Wine and Art Itinarary to Brufa.
* Brufa with its sculptures.

Culture

Torgiano was the first winemaking area in Umbria to obtain the DOC mark (Denomination of Origin) in 1968. In 1990 the Vino Torgiano was also certified as DOCG (Guaranteed Denomination of Origin). The town is a member of the Strada dei Vini del Cantico.

Also well known products from Torgiano are olive oil, terracotta, lace and embroidery.

One of the most inventive and progressive winemakers of Torgiano, Giorgio Lungarotti, together with his wife Maria Grazia, set up a foundation and conceived and created the Wine Museum, which opened in 1974 for the first time. The Olive Oil Museum in Torgiano is also part of the Lugarotti foundation.

There is a town soccer team in Torgiano named AC Torgiano, the soccer team is made up of the children who are recidence of the town its self. The boys who play on the team are great friends and include teamwork in their everyday practice.

Events

* Gustando il borgo - springfestival (Easter)
* Infiorata del Corpus Domini
* Calici di Stelle - Food and wine review Torgiano, tastings of wine and typical products. - (August, 10th)
* Agosto Torgianese - (August)
* Brufa in festa - festival in Brufa (August and September)
* Sculture a Brufa (September)
* Banco d'Assaggio dei Vini d'Italia - national winetasting congress (November - December)
* Mostra d'arte “Vaselle d'autore per il vino novello” – festival of the new wine (November)
* Festa dell’Olio Nuovo – festival of the new oliveoil (December)

Demographic evolution

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References

External links

* [http://www.comune.torgiano.pg.it www.comune.torgiano.pg.it]
* [http://www.stradadeivinidelcantico.it/ Strada dei Vini del Cantico]
* [http://www.vinarelli.it/inglese/inglese.html Vinarelli] , art initative
* [http://www.olio.lungarotti.biz/ Olive Oil Museum]
* [http://www.vino.lungarotti.biz/ Wine Museum]
* [http://www.bavi.it/ Banco d’Assaggio dei Vini d’Italia] , national wine congress
* [http://www.brufa.net/ Pro Loco Brufa] in Italian


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