Comune di Magione

Coat of arms

Location of Magione in Italy

Coordinates: 43°9′N 12°12′E / 43.150°N 12.200°E / 43.150; 12.200
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Province / Metropolitan city Perugia (PG)
Frazioni Agello, Antria, Borgogiglione, Caligiana, Collesanto, Montecolognola, Monte del Lago, Montemelino, Montesperello, San Feliciano, San Savino, Sant’Arcangelo, Soccorso, Torricella, Villa
  Mayor Massimo Alunni Proietti (Centre-Left)
Elevation 299 m (981 ft)
Population (31 March 2011)[1]
  Total 14,819
Demonym(s) Magionesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 06063
Dialing code 075
Website Official website

Magione is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Perugia in the Italian region Umbria, located about 15 km west of Perugia.

Magione borders the following municipalities: Castiglione del Lago, Corciano, Panicale, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Perugia, Tuoro sul Trasimeno, and Umbertide. It is located on the eastern shore of Lake Trasimeno.


The town was home to a magione (pilgrim house) built in the Middle Ages by the Knights Templar, whence the current name. It was later owned by the Knights Hospitaller, who turned it into an abbey, which was fortified in the 14th century.

In 1502 it was the place where several Umbrian and Marche lords set a plot against Cesare Borgia. In the following centuries the castle housed some historical figures such as Pope Benedict XIV and Pope Pius VII.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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