Magione

Magione is a municipality in the province of Perugia (Umbria) in Italy. Magione lies at the junction of the road to Perugia, Arezzo and Chiusi 15 km west of Perugia at an average altitude of 299 meters. The municipality of 14,865 inhabitants (December 31, 2015) on an area of ​​129 sq km (2004). The most famous son of the city (former name of the place: Pian del Carpine), the Franciscan Fra Giovanni da Pian del Carpine, who was sent in the 13th century as an ambassador of Innocent IV to Mongolia to Khan of the Tartars.. His travelogue of 1248 proves that he had come before Marco Polo to China. In Magione Castello dei Cavalieri di Malta is that around 1420 built castle of St. John. Privately owned, tour July / August. The neighboring municipalities are Magiones Castiglione del Lago, Corciano, Panicale, Magione, Perugia, Tuoro sul Trasimeno and Umbertide.

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