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.
|Comune di Castel Giorgio|
|Frazioni||Casa Perazza, Contrada Poderetto|
|• Mayor||Andrea Garbini|
|• Total||42.3 km2 (16.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||559 m (1,834 ft)|
|• Density||51/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Pancratius|
|Saint day||May 12|
The municipality of Castel Giorgio is also known as "European Capital of American Football" because within the territory of the town there is the "Vince Lombardi stadium", the first field in Italy designed for this sport.
In the area of Castel Giorgio remains from prehistoric settlements, belonging to the 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.
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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