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City view, Corridonia

Throughout history this town has been known under various names such as Pausula, Castello di Monte dell’Olmo, Montolmo and Castelvecchio, finally taking up the name of Corridonia, a tribute to Filippo Corridoni, a union leader active before World War I. Jews resided here since1436. Documents attest to a vibrant community engaged in money lending, as well as commerce in textiles, leather, food and arms. The Franciscans imposed anti-Judaic sanctions on trade as early as 1446. Today, what remains of the Ghetto imposed by Pope Paul IV in 1555, is the entry gate in Via Mollari.