A1 from Rome:
Exit A1 highway at ORTE and continue to PERUGIA on the E45; leave the E45 at PERUGIA and take the link road Perugia/Bettolle in the direction A1 FIRENZE. Exit at MANTIGNANA and follow the indications for the village and after 3km, turn left in the direction of MANTIGNANA. Passed Mantignana turn left in the direction of PREGGIO/CASTEL RIGONE. After about 2km, on the right, you will find us!
A1 from Florence:
Exit at Valdichiana and continue toward Perugia.
Exit at MAGIONE and follow the indications for CORCIANO, and after 2km, turn left in the direction of MANTIGNANA/PREGGIO/CASTEL RIGONE. Passed Mantignana turn left in the direction of PREGGIO/CASTEL RIGONE. After about 2km, on the right, you will find us!
E45 from Cesena:
Exit PIERANTONIO and continue in the direction of PANTANO/MANTIGNANA. After Hotel “Faina” turn on right in the direction PREGGIO/CASTEL RIGONE. After about 2km, on the right, you will find us!
The name’s origin is to be found in the Latin proper name Curtius (or Coricius, or Corisius), owner of a country estate. Popular tradition instead has it that Corciano comes from Cuore di Giano or Colle di Giano (heart of Janus or Hill of Janus). In Il Conto di Corciano e di Perugia, a 14th-century knightly legend, the name comes from Coragino, the legendary founder of the castle of Corciano and a companion of Ulysses.
• 6th cent. BC: the area is inhabited by the Etruscans and later by the Romans, who set up large farms there called villae.
• 1136: the castrum de Corciano is mentioned among the possessions that Pope Innocent II confirms with the bishop of Perugia.
• 1223: St. Francis stops in Corciano when returning from Maggiore island on Lake Trasimeno, where he had stayed during Lent. According to tradition, the construction of the Church of San Francesco is begun just outside the oldest circuit of walls in commemoration of his visit.
• 1282: Corciano is a flourishing community: 202 hearths are registered for the hearth-tax.
• 1334: a papal bull by John XXII authorizes the building of the monastery complex of Sant’Agostino.
• 1364: the castle is sacked by the “White Company” in the service of the papal legate Egidio Albornoz.
• 1416: the mercenary captain Braccio Fortebraccio of Montone conquers Corciano after a lengthy siege.
• 1482: construction on the Porta Santa Maria tower begins, to strengthen the castle’s fortifications.
"Minestra col battuto" is the classic dish of Corciano: a broth with greens, to which a hambone and a “battuto” (stuffing) of lard, marjoram and garlic are added. When simmering is completed, homemade "quadrucci" (small square noodles) are added.