The ancient town known for majolica, Deruta has for centuries been linked to the production of ceramic arts. Its industrial district can be seen already from the highway, while the ancient town itself lies behind its walls.
Through the three original doors of the ancient defensive system, you enter Piazza dei Consoli, the heart of the old town, dominated by the town’s Torri (towers).
The former convent of San Francesco, annexed to the church of the same name, now houses the Regional Museum of Ceramics.
Among the works on display are the Pecchioli and Milziade Magnin collections.
After leaving Deruta, a worthwhile stop is at the sanctuary of the Madonna dei Bagni, in the valley.