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Montegabbione is an Italian town of 1,216 inhabitants in the province of Terni.
Montegabbione is part of the Mountain Community Monte Peglia and Selva di Meana , is perched on a hill at 594 m . SLM is part of a mountain complex preappenninico bordered on one side by the Val di Chiana and the other from the valleys of Nestor and the Tiber . The encircle the foot of the hill on Torricella Montarale ( 883 m . Above sea level ), Mount Calvello , the hill of the Cross and in the distance the mountains of Cetona , Amiata , Peglia .
The most reliable source of the name of Montegabbione seems to derive from the Latin " Mons capionis " which can be translated as " Mountain of conquest."

In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries during the transition from Latin to Italian , the word " capionis " became " gabionis " translated definitively Montegabbione .
The municipality , which includes the capital over the small towns of Montegiove , Castel di Fiori and Faiolo , covers an area of ​​about 52 square kilometers.
The castle of Montegabbione of private property must be regarded as the first construction dates back to the year 1000 .

The tower of Montegabbione , which dates back to the fifteenth century , it is clear architectural building military , has the base of a truncated pyramid and is squared stone with narrow slits .

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9582 W: 132 N: 18638] (120522)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-12-27
  • Categories: Nature, Architecture
  • Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-30 10:29
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