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Castello di San Giacomo – Spoleto (PG)

San Giacomo di Spoleto, formerly San Giacomo di Poreta, is an ancient villa on the Spoleto plain, which in the past was located in the old territory of Poreta.
The inhabited center arose and expanded as an open villa, without walls, along the road that from Spoleto winded north towards the Fonti del Clitunno, a road that took on a completely primary interest with the abandonment of the ancient Roman diverticulum which it ran, still in the plain, but further west.
The villa soon became a fundamentally important road junction where roads from the many castles of the plains and surrounding hills also converged.
It is indeed probable that the first inhabited nucleus of San Giacomo arose as a consequence of the traffic that was possible on that site.
The first certain information dates back to the end of the thirteenth century, it is probable that the first houses were built around the Church of San Giacomo, already attested by the Pelosius Code, and to the hospital that had sprung up next to it to give help and aid to the numerous travelers, pilgrims and traders who passed through it, creating a small nucleus, which in 1279 had just 14 fires and depended on the nearby Poreta castle.

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