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Castel Ritaldi
There is news of Castel Ritaldi since the 11th century, a viscount resided there who exercised administrative powers over a territory called "Normandy" and which included other numerous castles, some of which are still inhabited, others partly ruined. In the XII century, the castle was destroyed and rebuilt, to then be donated to the Lords of the Duchy of Spoleto. The local populations, however, exploited the rivalries between Spoletini and Papato to escape both subjects. Between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries all the castles were involved in the events that saw the imperial power and that of the Church opposed, until they remained definitively subject to the latter.
In 1499 Castel Ritaldi saw the visit of Lucrezia Borgia, at the time governor of Spoleto who thus wanted to emphasize the loyalty of the castle. In connection with the visit, a dark crime occurs which leaves a void of power in the castle; the victim is in fact the Count Leonello de Ritaldi who is found lifeless, presumably poisoned. At the beginning of the 1600s, agricultural life came into force with the cultivation of the olive tree.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17289 W: 130 N: 35939] (197688)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-12-12
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-05-23 0:25
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