Marsciano is a city in Umbria between Perugia and Todi.
Marsciano is mainly an industrial town with not too much to detain visitors. As a brickmaking town it has an interesting little museum on the topic.
Local trains from Perugia Ponte San Giovanni station (not Perugia's central station) take about 25 minutes. Trains are not especially frequent so check the timetables. The fare is a mere €1.65.
The same local train line runs to Terni, which is connected to major train lines. You can get trains from Terni to Marsciano for €3.05. At Terni station, buy the ticket to Marsciano from the shop in the bar rather than at the ticket window. Also, the trains that run on the Terni-Perugia PSG line are not listed on the main timetables displayed in Terni station. However, there is a separate timetable showing these trains and they appear on the departures board. The Trenitalia website also lists trains.
It is easy to walk around Marsciano. The railway station is on the edge of town, about 15 minutes' walk from the centre.
- Piazza San Giovanni
- The Brick and Terracotta Museum is housed in Palazzo Pietromarchi. November to March 10.30-13.00 / 15.00–17.30; April to October 10.30-13.00 / 16.00-18.30. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- Modernist building, 37 Piazza Carlo Marx. This elegant Modernist building, painted salmon pink, provides counterpoint to the buildings of the historical centre. There is a war memorial outside with a pair of statues. It's not possible to go inside, but this is no loss because the exterior is the part that's worth seeing. Free. (42.908427253324604,12.336080074310303) edit
- Oasi Villagio, Voc. Marcurischio, 1, ☎ +39 075 87 43 532, . Some locals say this is the best restaurant in Marsciano. Good food and service. The restaurant seems to be the Oasi's main business rather than lodgings (see below). Has a large car park. Closed Mondays. Pizzas around €6. edit
- Be Happy, Via XX Settembre, ☎ 075 874 28 26. Very stylish "Dinner Cafe" in the historical centre of town. Has reasonably priced pizzas as well as posh gourmet dishes. Good service and English spoken. edit
- Oasi Villagio, Voc. Marcurischio, 1, ☎ +39 075 87 43 532, . Clean, simple, compact rooms. Free WiFi. Located a few minutes' walk from the town centre with views over the Umbrian countryside. €50-85. edit
- Castello di Sant' Apollinare
- Cerqueto, 7 km north of Marsciano, has a parish church notable for a 1478 fresco of St. Sebastian, the earliest known work signed by the local artist Perugino.
- Deruta. A major ceramics center.