Photographer's Note

Moriano Castle - Giano dell’Umbria (PG)

The origins of Moriano are unknown and controversial, in the opinion of Fausti, shared by Ceccaroni, it can be identified with the ancient castle of Morice or Murice, the hypothesis is questionable but some documentary evidence and a circumstantial evidence exist to support it.
Muratori describes the castle of Murice located near Morcicchia and Clarignano, in the territory of the parish of Giano (in plebe de Luzano or Lucciano).
Sansi speaks of it as "a castle located not far from Giano and Morcicchia".
Continuing to quote Sansi “It can help to determine the site where this castle was, now ignored by all, to know that Morcicchia still exists, according to the indication of a donation deed from the time of Gregory VII, (Cod. Riccar. number 228 fol. 107.) was inter Muricem et Clarignanum and which Clarignano bordered with Morcicchia and with Colle del Marchese (Rifor. Com. Spol. An. 1511) ".
Other circumstantial evidence comes from the reading of the fourteenth-century code Pelosius, the churches “S. Pancratii de Collis Marchionis, S. Blasii de Morice, S. Sylvestri de Moricicula “.
Missing in this list Moriano, whose church was evidently existing at the time, it can therefore be assumed that S. Blasii de Morice can be identified with the current church of San Martino, which over time has changed its title.
It is also possible that the name is a predial, in memory of an ancient Roman settlement existing there, of which, however, no traces have been found.
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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20250 W: 130 N: 42685] (224247)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-11-14
  • Exposure: f/0.7, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-04-24 10:31
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