Castel Giorgio

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Not to be confused with Castel San Giorgio.
Castel Giorgio
Comune
Comune di Castel Giorgio
Town Hall.
Town Hall.
Castel Giorgio is located in Italy
Castel Giorgio
Castel Giorgio
Location of Castel Giorgio in Italy
Coordinates: 42°42′N 11°59′E / 42.700°N 11.983°E / 42.700; 11.983Coordinates: 42°42′N 11°59′E / 42.700°N 11.983°E / 42.700; 11.983
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Province Terni (TR)
Frazioni Casa Perazza, Contrada Poderetto
Government
 • Mayor Pierluigi Peparello
Area
 • Total 42.3 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Elevation 559 m (1,834 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 2,177
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Castelgiorgesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 05013
Dialing code 0763
Patron saint St. Pancratius
Saint day May 12
Website Official website

Castel Giorgio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Terni in the Italian region Umbria, located about 60 km southwest of Perugia and about 60 km northwest of Terni on the Alfine Highland, facing the Lake Bolsena.

History[edit]

In the area of Castel Giorgio remains from prehistoric settlements, belonging to Villanovan civilization, were found in 1993. Also present are an Etruscan necropolis (3rd-2nd centuries BC) and remains of Roman villas and roads (Via Traiana Nova and Via Cassia)

The town was founded in 1477, as castle and residence for the bishop of Orvieto, Giorgio della Rovere. After several vicissitudes, the palace was restored by Cardinal Giacomo Sannesio in 1610-1620, turning it into a summer resort for the prelates of Orvieto.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]

Media related to Castel Giorgio at Wikimedia Commons