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Bettona is situated in the centre of Umbria, on a hill rich in woods, dominating the Umbrian valley, commanding a magnificent view of towns such as Perugia, Assisi, Spello, from which it is 16-20 km away. Its origins are Umbrian-Etruscan, as proved by several archeological finds. Its historic centre is at 353m above sea-level, whereas its flat side is at 180 m (medium altitude). The town and its hamlets are inhabited by an efficient community of about 4,000 people.Thanks to its location, Bettona has an excellent climate, with a mean annual temperature of about 13°C, minimum temperature of 1°C in January and maximum temperature of 24°C in July. The maximum rate of rainfall is in October-November; the predominant winds are the west and the north ones. Its typical productions include mainly olive oil, wine, salami and quality dairy products. There are also some production activities on an industrial scale in that area, mainly in the sectors of the building, plant design, mechanics, papermaking and nursery. Tourist accommodation facilities are constantly developing and can meet all different guests’ needs: from first-rate hotels, Bed and Breakfast, farm holidays to country houses accommodations. Sites to see: S. Maria Maggiore’s church, the small art collection in the Podestà’s Palace and the ruins of the Etruscan and medieval walls.