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Main artistic and cultural attractions


1 Casperia


400 m above sea level, country of issue miedioevale, still surrounded by walls and towers, posizioine extraordinarily picturesque on top of a steep hill. It was Roman city that some believe the oldest of Sabina, (perhaps it was this city sabina mentioned Virgil), in the Middle Ages became Farfa and possession of the century. XIII is erected a free commune. Feudo, in the following century, the Perugian Nic. Ask for Ranieri, then passed to the municipality and the Roman Church to go then alternately feud in the Savelli and Orsini, in 1592 incorporated into the Church. In many points of its territory remains are Romany. Follow the ring that contorna the walls up to a large square dominated, in front, high baroque fašade of the church, built in 1609 by G. Saracens; inside, the high altar, there is a beautiful canvas (Annunciation) of Sassoferrato. Sottopassata a door salt, with stairs, at the top of the country, where there is the parish of St. John the Baptist, enlarged and restructured in'500, but which still retains the primitive dugentesca tower (rebuilt on top) with two sets of double windows and a balcony terminal. Inside the 3 ░ altar right, we see a wooden statue of St. Sebastian school Abruzzo of'500; apse, Baptism of Jesus (in predella Christ and the Apostles), Table of James Sicilian (signed and dated 1524).
A 15-minute pidi south on the road to Cantalupo, we arrive at Mount FioLo, m 404 walking between elci secular, on top of M. Fiolo there is the church of St. Francis with a large adjoining convent. A broad view from here you can admire.
From Casperia in 3 hours, along mule tracks, we can get to Mount Pizzuto, 1287 m, passing through Source Cognolo to 1054 m where there is a source of fresh water, (destination for frequent trips).
A long retrospective view remains in the picturesque Casperia along the streets on the outskirts of feature elevatura.
Nearby, a 2 km to the north arrives in S. Maria in Legarano built on the ruins visible of a Roman villa and preceded by a porch where the remains are placed sculptures Romany; lunette in the portal access, Annuciazione, fresco by Bartholomew Torresani. The interior of a Latin cross, with a nave roof trusses, a chapel to the left of the entrance portal Last Judgment fresco of B. Torresani; in a niche on the wall left Marriage of Maria, fresco attributed to Alessandro Torresani, the head of the left transept, Virgin and St. Joseph, two polychrome terracotta statues of artists Abruzzo, 500; the high altar, Madonna and Child, polychrome wooden statue of Charles Aquilano (1489); head to the right, wooden crucifix of'400.

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