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Fonti del Clitumno
A true natural jewel of Umbria, the sources of Clitumnus, for suggestions that evoke, are the ideal place to understand the interplay between religion and the environment. Here, pools of water with intense colors and lush vegetation create an environment of incomparabel beauty.
Dedicated to the God Clutumno, personifications of the river where he uttered his oracles, already famous in Roman times and celebrated by Propertius, Pliny and Virgil in their writings, these waters have more recently inspired poets like Byron and Carducci, painters such as Corot and still gush from the rock fractures and are collected in a lovely lake.
A stretch of water with a little foot long perimeter of 400 meters over an area of nearly ten thousand square meters. In this small pond many plant species contribute to give the characteristic for which the Clitunno sources are known. The moss, the seagrass, water the ponytail, the Mestolaccia the brosca creased, the greater Settignano, the forget-me-mire water cress, also known as watercress are just some of the plants found within the pond. Around the shore are trees to characterize the environment, primarily cypress, poplar, which in summer is of a dense foliage. Then, the willows disclosure of which is traced back to the fashion spread in Paris in the 40s of the nineteenth century this plant, it is said, gave shade to the tomb of Napoleon at St. Helena.
Further downstream, about a mile, is the Temple of Clitunno or Clitumno, probably of Roman origin, then turned into early Christian chapel, of uncertain date (IV-V century AD), which preserves the most ancient sacred frescoes Umbria, including a "Pantokrator" the eighth century.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9597 W: 132 N: 18676] (120686)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-07-05
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-06 9:45
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