Giove, Umbria

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Comune di Giove
Coat of arms of Giove
Coat of arms
Location of Giove
Giove is located in Italy
Location of Giove in Italy
Giove is located in Umbria
Giove (Umbria)
Coordinates: 42°31′N 12°20′E / 42.517°N 12.333°E / 42.517; 12.333
ProvinceTerni (TR)
FrazioniAmelia, Attigliano, Bassano in Teverina (VT), Bomarzo (VT), Orte (VT), Penna in Teverina
 • MayorAlvaro Parca
 • Total15.19 km2 (5.86 sq mi)
292 m (958 ft)
 • Total1,922
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0744
ISTAT code055014
Patron saintSt. John the Baptist
Saint day24 June
WebsiteOfficial website

Giove is a comune in the province of Terni (Umbria, central Italy).


The first reference in a historical document which mentions the Castel di Juvo, including its location overlooking the Tiber Valley, dates to 1191. The castle was part of lands fought over by the lords of Alviano and the Roman Catholic Church. In 1481 Pope Sixtus IV gave the fief of to Lucrezia Appiani of Aragon, widow of Pino III Ordelaffi. The castle and lands are purchased by the Farnese family in 1514. They sell the fief of Giove for 65,000 scudi to the Mattei brothers Ciriaco and Asdrubale; the transfer was confirmed by Pope Clement VIII.

In 1643 Pope Urban VIII issued a papal bull recognising Giove as a Duchy of the Mattei, thus making Girolamo Mattei, Duca di Giove. The arrival of Napoleon's troops in the territory in 1796, led to Giove becoming part of the Trasimeno department, directly dependent on the imperial government of France. After the fall of Napoleon, Giove returned to the Papal States and the House of Mattei. It was annexed to the newly formed Kingdom of Italy in 1860.


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics from the Italian statistical institute (Istat)