Located in the heart of Umbria, between Perugia and Assisi, Bastia owes its origins to Roman times, but lived heyday in vivo in the course of the eleventh century, when it became an important castle. His name, Bastia, It derives from the historical city walls and numerous bastions of which was equipped with its castle.
One of the most evocative of the town is without doubt the Rocca Baglionesca, a fortified building built during the fifteenth century to be used as a residence by the family Baglioni, who ruled the city. During the seventeenth century, when Baglioni had lost power, the monument was used as a Benedictine convent. Inside the fortress you can admire the Church of St. Anne of the eighteenth century, produced with the assistance of Artemisia Baldeschi, Countess of Perugia.
One of the most important places of worship is the fourteenth-century Church of Santa Croce, overlooking Piazza Mazzini, characterized by the facade of white and pink limestone typical of Subasio, with a nave in Gothic style that it houses many frescoes and works of art. The Church of Sant'Angelo is the city's oldest. Severely damaged by the earthquake 1997 and, upon completion of the recovery operations, It will be used as a municipal auditorium. Sights include the church of San Rocco and San Paolo delle Abbadesse, where in 1212 St. Clare took refuge to escape the parents.