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It is a delightful village that stands on a small hill in the Umbrian valley, adapting to the territory and forming a sort of "snail" with an urban plant with concentric circles. The town has been included in the list of the "Most beautiful villages in Italy" and has also been named "Oil City" and "Slow City".
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About the village

The origin of the country is very ancient and at first the Umbrians settled there, while subsequently it was inhabited by the Romans. The first mention of the village dates back to the era of Pliny talking about the "Trebiates" (the inhabitants of "Trebiae"), who had settled near the Via Flaminia, strategic junction of the time, near the river Clitunno. The medieval walls still present on the village were grafted onto the Romanesque ones, dating back to the first century B.C. just to demonstrate the very ancient origins of Trevi.

You can visit the village of Trevi in one day, starting from the historic center from which you can create other interesting itineraries such as the trip to Clitunno or include a tour to other small and lovely villages in Umbria such as Montefalco or Spello.
You will surely find also suggestive the road that leads to the village because in addition to the wonderful panoramic view of the valley will take you inside an almost magical landscape, made of boundless olive groves and lots of greenery.
Just the olive trees represent one of the main riches of Trevi that makes olive oil the typical product par excellence. But the village has always had a strategic role in economic terms as demonstrated by the "Museum of Civilization of Olive Oil", where you can see several testimonies over time of how the economy of oil has always been central to the town.

Walking through the historical center you will notice many oil mills that, during the event "Frantoi Aperti" will be available to let you discover curiosities, notions and to let you taste the extra-virgin olive oil produced in the territory. Another event dedicated to green gold is the "Festivol" which takes place in autumn when the pressing takes place and welcomes the arrival of the new oil.

Following the path that goes towards the heart of the village you will find the "Santuario della Madonna delle Lacrime". Tradition attributes this name to the miracles that occurred after the tearing of a painting of the Madonna present in the structure. The church has an irregular cross plan and a single nave that rises upwards.
The wide vaults clearly represent the Renaissance influence of the Umbira. In the church are present some chapels frescoed with works of the Perugino ("Adoration of the Magi") and of Spain ("Deposition"). The construction of the church for Trevi has represented the beginning of a period of transformation to urban level with the building of the noble palaces that conferred to the town the medieval aspect that still today characterizes it.

Piazza Mazzini is the center of the village and is closed at the corner by the Town Hall with its civic tower. The "Tealtro Clitunno" dating back to the nineteenth century was built by the architect Domenico Mollaioli and inside houses a beautiful curtain painted by the artist Domenico Bruschi. The structure was restored in the nineties and every year it hosts several shows.

A few steps from the square you can visit the church dedicated to San Giovanni Decollato. You can let yourself be inebriated by the typical Neoclassical style and enjoy the beautiful Renaissance facade of "Casa Petrucci" an ancient noble palace.
After the preaching of St. Francis in 1213 in Trevi was built a church dedicated to him, easily recognizable by its Gothic style. The facade is enriched by a fresco of the fourteenth century, while inside is buried Giacomo Valenti, in addition to housing several works of art of the fourteenth and fifteenth century and a beautiful organ of 1509. Attached to the church stands the former convent where today is housed both the "Oil Museum" and the one dedicated to St. Francis. You can admire numerous paintings inspired by him made between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries.

After visiting the main religious buildings you can dedicate yourself to the historical buildings in the village. Palazzo Lucarini is perhaps the most prestigious structure of the city. Inside you can let yourself be enchanted by the contemporary exhibitions that take place periodically at the "Trevi Flash Art Museum".
Palazzo Natalucci will certainly impress you thanks to the Arabic doors that characterize the facade, while visiting Palazzo Valenti you can take a dip in the past admiring one of the oldest collections of archaeology in the whole Umbria region.

After walking and visiting the historic center of the village you can make many other outdoor activities. From here, in fact, you can participate in interesting guided tours to discover the use of wild herbs in everyday life, relax enjoying a tasty picnic, rent a mountain bike and follow the paths that wind around the hill or ride on horseback.
If you visit Trevi you can't miss a visit to the oil mills to witness in person the processes that transform the olives into oil until the bottling of the same as well as having the opportunity to buy it for you and your family.

The culinary tradition of Umbria and, consequently, of Trevi is deeply linked to the territory. In Trevi you must absolutely participate in a tasting of extra-virgin olive oil, available both in open mills and in typical trattorias. Another characteristic product is black celery which is used for excellent sauces and fillings or served in pinzimonio with the town's olive oil.
During your visit do not forget to taste the delicious pork sausages and pecorino cheese accompanied by honey, enjoying an excellent aperitif accompanied by a glass of Trebbiano wine. If you love rustic cuisine, make your palate happy with soups based on spelt and local legumes.

Village di Trevi
Municipality of Trevi
Province of Perugia
Region Umbria

Inhabitants: 8 371
Center altitude: 412 m.s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città Slow
Città dell'Olio
Paesi Bandiera Arancione

Piazza Mazzini- tel: 07423321


  • From Florence: Highway A1 direction Rome; exit Valdichiana; follow signs to Perugia; Foligno; Trevi
  • From Rome: Highway A1 direction Firenze; exit Orte; follow signs for Terni; Spoleto; Trevi
  • From Milan: Highway A1 for Bologna, Cesena; exit Cesena; E45 for Perugia, Foligno, Trevi
  • From Bari: Highway A14 direction Ancona; exit San Benedetto del Tronto; follow signs for Ascoli Piceno; Norcia; Spoleto; Trevi


  • Trevi Station


  • Airport of Perugia
  • Rome Fiumicino Airport
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