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Valnerina

  1. Cascia

    Cascia, Basilica di Santa Rita The town of Cascia is situated at 563 meters above sea level near the Corno river. Cascia was founded during Roman times, even if nothing remains which remembers those times, due to devastation by barbaric tribes and the earthquakes which have always disturbed the town and the neighbouring cities.As with the major part of the Umbria's towns, Cascia experienced its period of major splendour... Details
  2. Cerreto di Spoleto

    Cerreto di Spoleto Cerreto di Spoleto is a small town situated at 557 meters above sea level. It owes its name to the forests which are to be found in its vicinityThe very first storical records referring to the town go back to the beginning of the 13th century. It was during the Middle Ages that the town experienced its greatest moment of splendour. However, this was a period in which had to defend itself against... Details
  3. Monteleone di Spoleto

    Monteleone di Spoleto The characteristic Umbrian village of Monteleone di Spoletois situated on a hill at 978 meters above sea level above the Corno river. It is appreciated most of all during the summer period, when many tourists go there in search of refreshment.The town is of ancient origins, and used to be known as "Brufa". After having been destroyed in the 12th century, its fate almost always followed that of... Details
  4. Norcia

    Norcia Situated at 604 meters above sea level between  Sordo and Torbidone rivers, the town of Norcia,is the largest town of the Nera Valley.The city's origins go back to ancient times: already during the Punic wars between the Romans and the Phenicians, Norcia was very important as has been recorded by Roman historians. Later, during Roman times, the town gained political importance: first, as... Details
  5. Poggiodomo

    Poggiodomo Poggiodomo is situated close to the town of Monteleone on a natural peak at 974 meters above sea level which precipates on the valley below. This town is of the region's smallest, and its main industry is agriculture. The village has always been under the dominion of other neighbouring towns, and therefore its history is not different from these others: during various times, it was destroyed by... Details
  6. Preci

    Preci The medieval village of Preci is situated at 596 meters above sea level and can boast a dense tourist frequentation during the summer period. Having been proclaimed Comune under the Papal State in 1817 under Pius VII, it was founded and developed during the Middle Ages. Lacerated during the following centuries by earthquakes and barbarian invasions, present-day Preci still is able to show the... Details
  7. Sant'Anatolia di Narco

    sant_antolia_di_narco The small town of Sant'Anatolia di Narco is situated on the banks of the Nera river, at 328 meters above sea-level. This pleasant village, whose main industry is agriculture has become a summer tourist resort.The town's origins have not been well documented, but the presence of the Etruscans during pre-roman times is certain. Dating back to this period are pottery artifacts and funeral... Details
  8. Scheggino

    Scheggino Scheggino is a small town with less than 1000 habitants situated in the valley of the Nera river. Its history is very similar to that of other towns in the Valnerina region. An important historical event was the longest siege which this small town had to endure: under Picozzo Brancaleoni in 1522. It was however, not successful because of the castle and the mighty towers which at the time... Details
  9. Vallo di Nera

    vallo_di_nera Vallo di Nera and the neighbouring Piedipaterno are situated in a particularly fascinating part of the Valnerina valley, because here a narrowing of the valley has created small plains and valleys furrowed by the crystaline waters of the Nera river and of its tributary, the Vigi.As the town was nearly always under the rule of Cerreto of Spoleto, it is easy to deduct which periods were forunate... Details

Valnerina: to see

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    Museum of the Mummies in Borgo Cerreto
    Typology: Musei e Gallerie Arte 
    The museum of the mummies of Borgo Cerreto is situated within the Documentation Centre "Baronzio Vincenzi", a scientific and cultural point, birth on a first collection of archaeological finds...
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    Collezioni Comunali - Municipal Collections
    Typology: Musei e Gallerie Arte 
    This wood angel polychrome sculpture was realized by a disciple of Nino Pisano during the last quarter of the 14th century. The sculpture is 88 centimeters high and is kept in the Collezioni Comunali...
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    Guide Santa Rita da Cascia
    Typology: Arte e Cultura 
    The Association of Towns of Valnerina, in cooperation with the Augustinian community of Cascia, the Opera of Saint Rita Roccaporena and the Administration of Cascia, has developed a new editorial...

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