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San Gemini
It rises along the route of the ancient Via Flaminia, about seven miles (km 14.700) from the bridge of Augustus on the Nera near Narni, perched on a hill (390 meters).
Its very uncertain origins have made a lot of fantasies in the past of local scholars, who, for the truth very ingeniously, wanted to re-link to a relocatable place remembered by very vague and inaccurate sources: Casventum.
It is easier to imagine the rise of a fortified village, around a sumptuous Roman villa, whose traces have recently been rediscovered, consequently the abandonment and destruction of Carsulae. Already Frontinus in the first century tells us of villas undergoing considerable development: "Of the private citizens have in the large estates not small population and even of the villages around the villa, so that there is concentrated defense of the latifundium, similar to the municipalities". And it is to be believed that it was the origin of Sangemini.

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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14190 W: 131 N: 28966] (168607)
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