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Basilica of Sant’Elia - Castel Sant’Elia (VT)


The Basilica of Sant'Elia in Castel Sant'Elia rises in the center of the Suppentonia valley, which from the first centuries of the Christian era distinguished itself as an anchorite and then Benedictine center where, according to tradition, there was a temple dedicated to the goddess Diana, built by the emperor Nero and that even before that, in the Etruscan period, there always stood a Delubro dedicated to Pico Marzio.
It is part of a complex known as the Papal Shrine of Santa Maria "ad rupes".

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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16146 W: 130 N: 33398] (187191)
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