San Pietro in Valle: The charm of a benedictine abbey in pristine nature of Valnerina

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The road that leads to the abbey of San Pietro in Valle runs along the Nera Valley is a monument by itself, flanked by green wooded mountains dotted with the ruins of medieval towers built many years ago to control the valley. On one of these mountains, the Monte Solenne, lies the amazing abbey of San Pietro in Valle, a…

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The Sant’Emiliano in Congiuntoli abbey

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In an emerald sea, in the municipality of Scheggia-Pascelupo, at the junction (that’s why “Congiuntoli”) of the Sentino and Riofreddo rivers at the border between Umbria and Marche, stands the abbey of Sant’Emiliano in Congiuntoli. One of the oldest monasteries in Umbria, the abbey was founded at the end of the tenth century, like the coeval Santa Maria di Sitria…

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The medieval church of Santa Croce dei Conti in Sassoferrato

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Between east and west and sacred and profane symbols, the abbey of Santa Croce dei Conti Atti in Sassoferrato fascinates with its history and appearance. Probably a Templar garrison, the exact dating of the foundation of the church of Santa Croce is not known: a first thesis refers it to the Counts Atti, dating back to 1100, while a document…

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