|Elevation||760 m (2,490 ft)|
|Population (2001) approx.|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
It is located on a plateau at 760 m over the sea level, on the road from Foligno to Macerata, which houses a total of c. 5,000 inhabitants (part of it is under the jurisdiction of Serravalle di Chienti, Marche).
In the plateau tombs from the 10th century BC and an Iron Age village (9th century BC) have been found. In 178 BC existed here the Roman city of Plestia, which had a forum, a temple and other edifices. In the 5th century AD it had a bishop of its own. The town was abandoned in the 10th century: the site is now marked by the church of Santa Maria in Plestia. The area was repopulated by the comune of Foligno, who built here the castle (1269) from which originated the modern village.
Colfiorito was heavily damaged by the earthquake which rocked Umbria and Marche on September 26, 1997.
- Church of Santa Maria in Plestia (5th century - see description here).
- Castle of Colfiorito.
- Castelliere of Monte Orve.
- Archaeological Museum of the Umbri Plestini
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