Situated on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, Città della Pieve stands out for its medieval buildings dominated by the deep red of the ancient bricks and, above all, for its enviable panoramic position overlooking the Valdichiana (Chiana Valley). From the walkway on the walls, near the Torre del Vescovo (Bishop’s Tower), you can see Lake Trasimeno. This view evokes the famous landscapes painted by Pietro Perugino - the Divine Painter - who was born here in 1448; the Oratorio dei Bianchi (Oratory of the Bianchi) and the Cathedral preserve some of his masterpieces. Strolling through the narrow streets of the little town, you may come across one of the most evocative but narrowest alleys in Italy, 80 cm wide: the Baciadonne (suitable for kissing women) alley. Città della Pieve is also famous for the surrounding countryside, characterised by the cultivation of olives and saffron, as well as for the quality of its gastronomy, which finds its best known expression in the famous ‘Chianina’ meat and in the dishes cooked with ‘the golden spice’.