Bastardo (Giano dell'Umbria)

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Village church of Saint Barbara
Village church of Saint Barbara
Bastardo is located in Italy
Location of Bastardo in Italy
Coordinates: 42°52′15″N 12°33′35″E / 42.87083°N 12.55972°E / 42.87083; 12.55972Coordinates: 42°52′15″N 12°33′35″E / 42.87083°N 12.55972°E / 42.87083; 12.55972
Country Italy
Region Umbria
ProvincePerugia (PG)
ComuneGiano dell'Umbria
290 m (950 ft)
 • Total2,018
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0742

Bastardo is an Italian village and frazione (hamlet) of the municipality of Giano dell'Umbria, in the Province of Perugia, Umbria. As of 2011 its population was of 1,549.[1]


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").[2] In the 1920s the toponym was shortened to its current form and, from 1933, a name change was suggested but it was never modified. Bastardo has been noted for its unusual place name.[3]

Main sights[edit]

  • The Abbey of San Felice in Giano[4]
  • The little church of Madonna del Pianto
  • The archaeological finds of a Roman villa in the locality of Toccioli[5]



  1. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  2. ^ (in Italian) Some infos on Rione Blu Bastardo website[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ (in Italian) Art and culture of Giano dell'Umbria (municipal website)
  5. ^ (in Italian) Article on

External links[edit]

Media related to Bastardo at Wikimedia Commons