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Abeto di Preci (prov. PG) is a very small center place on a cliff spur to 970 m of quota, to dominate it goes them, western distribution of widest Goes them Castoriana, than in its turn it is one goes them lateral, left of the High Valnerina. It is encircled from forests cedui of deciduous latifoglie, between which they prevail the cerro, the roverella, the carpino black, the frassino, the maple trees, the kernel To advanced quotas to 1.100 m the mixed forest is replaced from faggete ceduate; where the forest is absent extends wide praterie of mountain studded of junipers, than in spring they exhibit extraordinary closings of spontaneous garofani, poligale, thymus, orchidacee of tens and different tens of species that they create one exterminated mosaic of colors live to us. Abeto is fraction of the Common one of Preci. from which a ten of kilometers tos be distant Currently has a stable population of little tens of inhabitants and in the centuries Abeto born like the greater part of the Italian countries of mountain to incirca in X the century to continuation of the calamities the due to the raids of armed bands of varied origin passes you from there did not accommodate more than 300 - 400~ (Central European people Saraceni. etc), much frequent in those travagliati times. It was founded, for reasons of defense, on one limestone cliff spur raised regarding the flank of the digradante mountain from top Saino the Mount; the choice was determined, beyond that to the favorable position to the fortification, from the presence of a near source (currently Source of S. Antonio) On the cliff vegetava a small wood of Fir white man (Abies Miller dawn), probably property left at death of a population richer and remained isolated from the times preistoricI in which the climate was fresher of puts into effect them, to the inside of a faggio forest that was gone more withdrawing to elevated quotas for evolversi of the climate in sense warmer E' for this reason that the rocca fortified that it rose on the cliff spur. Probably supplied of a bridge levatoio, "Castel di Abete" was called, and assumed in just the coat of arms the emblema of this tree. Unfortunately this splendid tree (than catching up also the 40 meters of height is highest of the Italian flora) and that it is typical of the flora of conifers delI' Appennino Centers them (as the red fir I is of the Alps) not and more present in the zone: the attivitá human, adding itself to evolversi of the climate towards medium temperatures higher, it has extinguished it from centuries. Currently the spontaneous exemplary more neighbors are those that vegetano in the faggete of the depositor orient them of Mounts of the Laga Improving extended the historical conditions the lived one around the primitiva rocca (that it occupied the position on which today the Parochial Church of S. Martino is risen). The progressive demographic increment carried above all to the edificazione of rooms under the ancient one rocca, also beyond, and more low, of it puts into effect them constructions of via S. Maria; after the rovinosi earthquakes, some rooms of the lower part were not more reconstructed and remained only some ruderi: here the conviction, radicata still today, than Abeto "it was constructed more low". The main activities always have been those that today are defined, with a debatable neologism, "agrosiIvopastorali": the inhabitants lived mostly of agriculture and pastorizia. The forests were take advantage of you for the local requirements above all. An important aspect of the economy of the Abetani, common also to the inhabitants of the near countries, was the practical one of the migration ages them: in the winter months the men left the families and they oed in the great cities of the Lazio and above all of the Tuscany in order to exercise mostly the art to you of the working of the meats suine, in which, to the par of the Norcini neighbors, they were masters. This activity, practiced through the centuries, beyond to to have had a considerable weight in the economy of the country has left one deep print in the culture of the inhabitants of Abeto (like also of the near countries): print that is observed in the works of art that they embellish the churches, in the customs, in the dialetto, than also fundamentalally remaining a language umbro, it has become rich of numerous toscanismi. But the territory of Abeto is rich of historical and archaeological testimonies very more ancient. In close center of Fiano di Abeto, in the place where hour rises the Church of S. Michele Archangel, rose a temple, probably of roman age, dedicated to Giove; to little distance an alignment of coves exists crafts them, dug in roman age and used for interments; in the near Pass of Ancarano, that it falls back in the Common one of Norcia, there are the rests of one important necropoli of IV - the IlI century a.C.; in the paleoetnologica literature the preistorich place of Abeto (erroneously name "Abeto di Norcia" is very famous), constituted from an outcrop of selce used more resumptions in the preistorici times like "litica workshop". that it has given back beyond 400 exemplary of instruments in stone currently exposed to the Museum Preistorico "G. Bellucci" of Perugia.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9259 W: 132 N: 17807] (115815)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-03-08
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-12 10:25
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