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
Province Perugia (PG)
Comune Giano dell'Umbria
Elevation 290 m (950 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 2,018
Demonym(s) Bastardesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 06030
Dialing code 0742

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, it 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]



External links[edit]

Media related to Bastardo at Wikimedia Commons

  • Bastardo (Thayer's Gazetteer of Umbria)