The village of Giomici
The Medieval village
The village of Giomici consists of a few houses and the Church of San Michele Arcangelo, dating back to 1154 and which houses some ancient frescoes. Over the centuries, the village has slowly developed around the castle. Near the village there is an old primary school, as well as a local riding school.
The typical medieval village atmosphere, the dominant position at the top of the hill, the purity of the air and the surrounding nature all contribute in creating a magical atmosphere that promotes inner peace. The village lends itself as an ideal background for photography enthusiasts and as a magnificent subject for those who love to paint. Guided tours are also available upon request.
Church of San Michele Arcangelo
Adjacent to the castle is the parish Church of San Michele Arcangelo, which was built around 1154. On two of the church’s walls you can find interesting fragments of frescoes, at least three of which are attributed to the well-known painter Matteo da Gualdo (ca. 1480); the Annunciation, St. Michael the Archangel and St. Sebastian. Also worth noting is the majolica frame in polychrome ceramic placed above the altar by Gualdo Tadino, which is attributed to the famous ceramist Antonio Biagioli. The solemn seventeenth-century artifact, unique in its size (maximum size 280 × 450 cm), is an authentic symbol of the fertility of the earth and the fecundity of life. The church regularly holds services and mass is celebrated during holidays and other special occasions.
A gem of Umbria
The village of Giomici was inhabited by local peasant families until the last century. At the time there was a tobacco and salt seller, a grocery store, a public telephone, a carpenter’s shop and a public bakery, which have now fallen into disuse.
Olive groves, vineyards and forests full of wildlife are an incredible corollary to this hidden gem, all perfectly located away from the stress of city life. Giomici, a lovely place for your relaxing break away.