Preggio is a small medieval village of Etruscan origin that is part of the municipality of Umbertide, although it is about a thirty-minute car ride from the town.
Located on a hilltop surrounded by woods, it is the perfect place for anyone who loves the peaceful, tranquil atmosphere that only the small, hidden villages of Umbria can offer.
With its quiet streets and brick homes it is truly a pleasure to spend half a day wandering through Preggio, especially with the numerous monuments that it offers, including the Church of San Francesco, the ruins of the Fortress and the Church of the Madonna delle Grazie, which has a fresco attributed to Pinturicchio.
There are three moments that are truly special for visiting Preggio:
- In the late spring or the beginning of summer, when the blue sky is met by the green immensity of the natural environment. It is a breathtaking landscape that inspires peace and tranquillity.
- During the Preggio Music Festival, a high-level, high-quality festival, held every year in mid-August, that offers Sacred and Chamber music as well as Opera and draws large numbers of music enthusiasts.
- During the Sagra della Castagna (Chestnut Festival), which is held the third weekend in October. The festival is the perfect opportunity to taste traditional local dishes offered by the restaurants throughout Preggio and by the taverns open for the occasion.