Village

Castel Giorgio


Tourist information and welcome office
Piazza Duomo 24 - 05018 Orvieto
info@iat.orvieto.tr.it
HISTORY
Castel Giorgio was inhabited by the Etruscans, as documented from findings in various necropoleis included in an excavation and development project, and also later in the Roman Age. In 1478 a fortified town rose around the castle that Giorgio Della Rovere, Bishop of Orvieto, chose as his summer residence and as a retreat to fortify body and spirit. The hamlet took its name from him. The history of the town revolves around the castle that was later destroyed during the battles between the Della Rovere family and the Valenti family, Lords of Castel Rubello. Later, in 1610 and 1734, the castle was restored and assigned as the Bishop's See.
ART, CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT
Apart from the Castello, also of interest is the Parish church from the 17th century, featuring later modifications; and the Palazzo Comunale, town hall, built in the latter half of the 19th century. In the vicinity worthy of a visit is the Castello di Montalfina from the 8th century, erected by order of the Longobard king, Desiderious, it was built in red stone and encircled by crenellated walls with imposing towers. Inside can be found a collection of arms, ancient coins, archaeological finds and other objects. The nature resources of the area are of interest: Castel Giorgio is a health resort situated on the Alfina plateau overlooking Lake Bolsena, on the border between Umbria, Lazio, and Tuscany, within the Territorial Nature Park of S.T.I.N.A (Sistema Territoriale di Interesse Naturalistico e Ambientale).