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Porano Turismo

Porano’s Origins

Porano is a beautiful town situated on a hill 444 m above sea level, bordering the territory of Orvieto and Lazio, and its location is so strategic that it has been a popular destination since ancient times.
The term Poranum – as can be inferred from the suffix – is of latin origin, and should derive from the Latin “porro”, which means “outpost”, and that is why the area was often the scene of fierce clashes. The first historical records that indicate it as Villa dates back to the twelfth century, the first document appointing it instead as castrum is from the fourteenth century.
It was a feud of Avveduti, a family from Orvieto in the fourteenth century, which already had many possessions in the territory of Porano.
By the early fifteenth century, after the passage of Ladislao d’Angiò, King of Naples, it was under the jurisdiction of Orvieto, along with the nearby fortress of Castel Rubello and later became part of the Papal States.

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