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Giove, Province of Terni, Umbria

The small town rises along the south western border of Umbria, on a plateau along the left bank of the Tiber, on a spot where according to the tradition was an ancient temple dedicated to Jupiter, from which its name comes.

Info

  • Population: about 1900 inhabitants in 2017
  • Zip/postal code: 05024
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0744
  • Patron Saint: St. Giovanni Battista, celebrated on 24 June
  • Demonym: giovesi.
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History

The castle of Giove was at the center of fiery disputes in the Middle Ages among the various Communes and families of the area, and was under the rule of many different lords: Anguillara (1328), Farnese (1463), Canonici Mattei (16th century), Ricciardi, general Di Robilant and finally the Acquarone family.

What to see

  • Palazzo Ducale (16th century)
  • The Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta
  • The church of San Rocco.

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