Collepepe is the most populated town of Commune, with around 2 thousand people; crossed by higway E45, is easy attainable also from Foligno and Spoleto, running along the Puglia street, which join Collepepe with Bastardo.
In 1306, it was razed to the ground by the Guelphs of Todi with help from Perugia and Spoleto. In 1544 local farmers obtained a licence to hold a market every Wenesday, in open competition with Marsciano who had a market on the same day, but extending the Collazzone mrket, held on Tuesday.
It is said that the name Collepepe comes from "Colle Priapi", where Priapo was a venerated numen in the area, but as popular tradition would have it, "Colle Pepis" comes from the pepper tree, imported from the East at the time of the crusades.
To rediscover the past you should visit " the Prisons", remains of an old Roman staging post, and St Pancras Abbey: occupied since the XI century by a Cluniac monastic community, but passed over to Capuchins in 1530 AD; the portal, in Romanesque style, stands out in the facade made in white and pink stones. Collepepe is today the most important industrial and productive area, also thanks to the closeness with the highway E45.
Sites of Arts and Culture - Collepepe
Parish Church of "Santa Maria Assunta"
The Parish Church is placed inside the castle walls, on the main piazza.
Parish Church of "Madonna del Buon Consiglio"
The fresco could be dated around the final period of the XIII century, and it's placed on the right wall of the church.