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Grutti Castle - Gualdo Catteneo (PG)rnrnThe castle stands on the so-called Petroniano Plateau, at 506 m a.s.l. on a large terrace, formed by travertine benches, which faces west with a long edge overhanging the Tiber valley.rnAt the foot of the cliff, under the current town and up to nearby San Terenziano, there are a series of small shelters and ravines, in two of them finds of prehistoric pottery have been found. The frequentation of the caves has continued until recent times with various uses, perhaps also frequented by the first Christians, then used as a shelter for animals and as an air-raid shelter during World War II.rnLittle is known of the Roman period, it was a colony in the Augustan period, together with the nearby San Terenziano, but documentary evidence is lacking; a kilometer and a half from Grutti were found the remains of a Roman villa, the Vedi, with fragments of travertine columns, pavements and a funerary temple.

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