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San Valentino

Castle hill dominating the valley of the Nera (m.272), originally a manor house dependent on the abbey of St. Pietro in Valle. You can still find some traces of the fortifications built to 1453, after the grant received by the municipality of Spoleto, with walls to enclose the entire village, now thinned as a result of earthquakes and neglect.

The small town has never had self-government but depended on the castle Caselli, which he followed all the vicissitudes of history, from the point of view of religion belonged to the parish of Civitella.
On a small square on top on top of the country promises to the church of S. Valentino, linked to the cult of the holy bishop of Terni.

The Romanesque building, dating from the beginning of the thirteenth century, with smooth masonry curtain in front with two blocks and raining with a bell tower and houses the fresco decoration, executed between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, with inscriptions of the developers of votive images that cover almost all the walls. Eggi of the Master and his circle are assigned a Madonna and S. Ab Antonio., two enthroned Madonnas, Madonna della Misericordia, S. Bernard, S, Pontian, Madonna del Latte, S. Lucia. The portal that opens into the right side wall is an addition to the Renaissance.

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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19748 W: 130 N: 41842] (220775)
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