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Castello di San Giorgio - Cascia

San Giorgio rises 900 meters above sea level, overlooking the Valle del Fiume Corno, in the municipality of Cascia. The San Giorgio plateau has been affected by an ancient colonization (on a par with the territorially neighboring ones of Fogliano and Colforcella, Ospedaletto, Ocricchio and Avendita including the Agriano and Aliena centers); these centers, in groups or in isolation, have lived for centuries in clearing and in the cultivation of large strips of oak trees that had spread a mantle of precious and fertile land on the ground. In the Middle Ages the town of San Giorgio developed as a castle that descended in the shape of a trapezoid from the high lookout tower with spider-web casarenes on the steep slope of the mountain. Earthquakes and raids left only the plan and the square tower (intact, 25 m high, 10 m per side) with corbels and the high pusterla, which overlooks the underlying Valle del Fiume Corno; this served as a signal for movements in the valley and communicated visually with that of Ocosce, Sant`Anatolia, Onde, Serravalle and Argentigli.

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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16362 W: 130 N: 33832] (189027)
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