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Acqualacastagna
The small medieval hilltop village was built under two ancient lookout towers, located at about 725 meters above sea level, on the south-western slope of Monte Forcella, in a position dominating the ancient route between Terni and Spoleto. It is mentioned in the list of villas of the Municipality of Spoleto in 1279, with 9 fires and an income of 508 pounds; in the Municipal Statute of 1296 it is one of the centers responsible for controlling the Via Flaminia and protecting the safety of travelers, in the section between Strettura and the Somma pass. The houses are placed in staggered rows joined together by overpasses, to allow the transit of the road, the houses are mainly two-storied, the ground floor generally used as a stable and storage.

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