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Rocca Albornoziana - Spoleto (PG)

The Rocca Albornoziana in Spoleto stands on top of Colle Sant’Elia, an area affected by settlements since the Bronze Age, as evidenced by the numerous finds found. In Roman times the top of the hill was probably occupied by the acropolis, and much later, between the 10th and 11th centuries, the two lost churches of Santa Maria and Sant'Elia were built on the area: from the latter took the name of the hill.
The Rocca is accessed from Piazza Campello.
The inscription on the attic of the entrance arch of the outer wall reads: CLEMENTE XI P O M FEL REG / YEAR PONT XI SAL MDCCXI / ARCIS VIAM / ANTEA RVDERIBVS ASPERAM / LENITO CLIVO / SVCCESSORVM AC CIVIVM COMODITATI / STERNI IVSSIT

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18380 W: 130 N: 38923] (209335)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-04-25
  • Exposure: f/0.7, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-04-28 0:44
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