|Comune di Umbertide|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Perugia (PG)|
|Frazioni||Badia, Calzolaro, Castelvecchio, Comunaglia, Leoncini, Mita, Molino Vitelli, Montecastelli, Niccone, Pierantonio, Polgeto, Preggio, Spedalicchio|
|• Mayor||Marco Locchi (PD Democratic Party)|
|• Total||200 km2 (80 sq mi)|
|Elevation||247 m (810 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||84/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Madonna della Reggia|
|Saint day||september 8|
Umbertide (Ummbirthyday) is a town and comune (township) of Italy, in the province of Perugia in northwestern Umbria, at the confluence of the Reggia river and the Tiber. It is 30 km (19 mi) North of Perugia and 20 km (12 mi) South of Città di Castello. With 16,890 inhabitants according to the 2011 census, Umbertide is one of the larger towns of Umbria; and basically flat, which is relatively unusual for the region. It is an important regional industrial center producing machine tools, farm machinery, textiles, packaging material, and ceramics.
Umbertide or the surrounding area was inhabited in pre-Roman and Roman times. At the top of Monte Acuto has been discovered an umbrian fortification ("castelliere"). The nineteenth‑century archaeologist Mariano Guardabassi even attributed a small building at Lame, about 1 km from the center of the modern town, to the Etruscans, although this is by no means certain The Roman town of Pitulum, destroyed by Totila in the mid-6th century, may account for Roman remains in S. Maria delle Sette. In its present incarnation, Umbertide was founded in the 8th or 10th century, depending on the scholar; its original name was Fratta, and it received its present name in 1863 in honor of then Crown Prince Umberto and Uberto or Umberto Ranieri.
Although there are remains of the medieval walls, a few medieval houses, and part of the Rocca di Umbertide, or citadel, many of Umbertide's best monuments are of later periods.
- Santa Maria della Reggia is the main church in town, a collegiate church often referred to simply as the Collegiata: it is an octagonal 16th century brick building topped by an elegant cupola, housing a few paintings by Niccolò Circignani.
- Santa Maria della Pietà with the attractive funerary chapel of the counts of Sorbello, is late medieval and Renaissance church.
- Santa Croce is a 17th‑century church, now housing a painting gallery, including a Deposition by Luca Signorelli.
- San Francesco is the largest church, built in Gothic architecture: in the early 21st century it was undergoing a major restoration that promised to be protracted.
- Cristo Risorto twentieth‑century church.
Beyond the city limits, the township's principal monuments are:
- Castle of Civitella Ranieri, 5 km (3 mi) NE, one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in Umbria.
- Abbey of S. Salvatore di Montecorona 4 km (2.5 mi) S, which has a beautiful eleventh‑century crypt with early Romanesque capitals and naïve 18th century painted ceilings.
- Castle of Polgeto, a medieval structure
- Abbey church of S. Bartolomeo de' Fossi, sited on a sharp ridge with distant views on either side
- Borgo Santa Giuliana: a walled medieval village of
(Incorporates text from Bill Thayer's site, by permission.)