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Montecchio - Giano dell扷mbria (PG)
In a dominant position along the Via Flaminia Vetus, which reached Foligno from Massa Martana, it became an important castrum, incorporated into the so-called Normandy. It was fortified in the 10th century and in the 12th century it was subjected to the lords of Giano, then it became a rural municipality with the other two settlements of Castagnola and Morcicchia. It underwent various dominations, due to its strategic position: the city of Spoleto, the Lordship of the Atti di Todi and that of the Trinci di Foligno; in 1479 it passed under the jurisdiction of Bartolomeo della Rovere who had received it from his uncle, the famous Pope Sixtus IV. Being one of the centers along the Via Flaminia, in 1530 its walls hosted Pope Clement VII for a few days, on his way to Rome, while in 1553 he was unfortunately attacked by French troops bound for Naples, and the inhabitants were forced to take refuge in the surrounding mountains.
The castle still retains, almost unchanged, part of the walls, built in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 14th; the access door, which is still used today, is equipped with coats of arms, among which the Spoleto coat of arms stands out.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19881 W: 130 N: 42039] (221627)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2022-05-04
  • Exposure: f/0.9, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-05-06 0:29
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