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Montefalco

Its origins are obscure and uncertain, but its antiquity is testified by the considerable amount of archaeological finds, Roman and early medieval. It probably stands where there was a pago, whose territory, with the Roman order, was divided between the municipalities of Spoleto and Bevagna. During the Roman period the hill was populated with patrician villas, of which the memory remains in the predial toponyms: Assegnano, Camiano, Colverano, Rignano, Satriano, Vecciano and in numerous epigraphic and sculptural remains, preserved in the Municipal Museum or enclosed in the Cloister of San Lucky.
According to tradition, Christianity was introduced there by San Fortunato, an evangelizer of the area, who lived in the fourth century. On his tomb the Spoleto bishop Spes consecrated a basilica, built by vote of the magister militum Severo in the early 5th century. This church became the parish of a vast territory, well documented from the 11th century onwards.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18147 W: 130 N: 38315] (207145)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-11-07
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-02-21 0:41
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