Corciano is an Italian municipality ( comune ) with 20,485 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2012) in the province of Perugia in Umbria. The village is located about 8 kilometers west of Perugia between Lake Trasimeno and the Tiber.
The place to have been founded by an ally of Odysseus, Coragino. In fact, the area was already inhabited in the Neolithic period. First fortified apartment blocks can be placed in the time between the 3rd century and 1st century BC. 1136 the Bishop of Perugia granted dominion over the Castrum de Corciano by Pope Innocent II in a document. Francis of Assisi is said to have visited the place. 1364 the site of the White Company ( Compania Bianca ) is the cardinal Albomoz ravaged and plundered. Finally, the place managed under the rule of Perugia. Until the union with the Kingdom of Italy Corciano remained as Perugia part of the Papal States. 2012 Corciano was awarded together with the Romanian town of Sighisoara with the European Prize for their outstanding efforts towards European integration.
Corciano Located on the Strada Statale 75 from Perugia to Autostrada A1 ( direction Tuscany).
Corciano maintains partnerships with the following cities and towns:
- Pentling, Bavaria
- Civrieux- d'Azergues, Rhone- Alpes
- Libiąż, Lesser Poland Voivodeship