Magione

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Magione
Comune
Comune di Magione
Magione.jpg
Coat of arms of Magione
Coat of arms
Magione is located in Italy
Magione
Magione
Location of Magione in Italy
Coordinates: 43°9′N 12°12′E / 43.150°N 12.200°E / 43.150; 12.200
CountryItaly
RegionUmbria
ProvincePerugia (PG)
FrazioniAgello, Antria, Borgogiglione, Caligiana, Collesanto, Montecolognola, Monte del Lago, Montemelino, Montesperello, San Feliciano, San Savino, Sant’Arcangelo, Soccorso, Torricella, Villa
Government
 • MayorMassimo Alunni Proietti (Centre-Left)
Elevation299 m (981 ft)
Population (31 March 2011)[1]
 • Total14,819
Demonym(s)Magionesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code06063
Dialing code075
WebsiteOfficial website

Magione is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Perugia in the Italian region Umbria, located about 15 km west of Perugia.

Magione borders the following municipalities: Castiglione del Lago, Corciano, Panicale, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Perugia, Tuoro sul Trasimeno, and Umbertide. It is located on the eastern shore of Lake Trasimeno.

To the east is the Autodromo dell'Umbria, an operating automobile and motorcycle circuit of the national level.

History

The town was home to a magione (pilgrim house) built in the Middle Ages by the Knights Templar, hence the current name. It was later owned by the Knights Hospitaller, who turned it into an abbey, which was fortified in the 14th century.

In 1502 it was the place where several Umbrian and Marche lords set a plot against Cesare Borgia. In the following centuries the castle housed some historical figures such as Pope Benedict XIV and Pope Pius VII.

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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