Bastardo (Giano dell'Umbria)
Village church of Saint Barbara
|Elevation||290 m (950 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Located in central Umbria in the valley of River Puglia, a tributary of the Tiber, at the altitude of 290 m (951 ft) above sea-level, Bastardo is 7 km far (about 4 mi) from Giano, 6 from Gualdo Cattaneo and 20 from Foligno. It is an agricultural products processing center that counts several hotels and restaurants, due to its location in a scenic area of Umbria.
The town grew around an inn and stabling station in the 17th or 18th centuries, and was once known as Osteria del Bastardo (i.e. "Bastard's Inn"). In the 1920s the toponym was shortened to its current form and, from 1933, it a name change was suggested but it was never modified. Bastardo has been noted for its unusual place name.
- The Abbey of San Felice in Giano
- The little church of Madonna del Pianto
- The archaeological finds of a Roman villa in the locality of Toccioli
A fresco on Giano's town hall reporting the name of the hamlet
- (Italian) Source: Istat 2011
- (Italian) Some infos on Rione Blu Bastardo website
- Symons, Mitchell (8 November 2012). The Bumper Book For The Loo: Facts and figures, stats and stories – an unputdownable treat of trivia. Transworld. p. 273. ISBN 978-1-4481-5271-1.
- (Italian) Art and culture of Giano dell'Umbria (municipal website)
- (Italian) Article on tuttoggi.info
Media related to Bastardo at Wikimedia Commons
- Bastardo (Thayer's Gazetteer of Umbria)