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Alviano Castle Stroncone

Alviano Castle
The castle, which belonged to the Alviano family before and to the Doria Pamphili family after still dominates the village and can be visited.Dating to the same time, the parish church is the most beautiful example of religious archiecture in the village. However, what really makes unique Alviano is its naturalistic oasis. The latter was created on 1990 due to a barrer on river Tevere done by Enel (fomer national industry of electricity production), and today it is more than 9 square Km wide,under the protection of WWF Italy. The museum of peasant life is also worth visiting. della civiltà contadina.

Stroncone
Placed at 450 metres above sea level, Stroncone is placed in an enchanting position, and is therefore considered an eccellent climactic resort, where one can spend a tranquil and healthy summer stay. The first certain document mentioning Stroncone goes back to the year 1012. Nearly completely razed to the ground by troups from Narni after a long siege, the town was rebuilt in 1215 by the same ravagers on the orders of Pope Innocent III.

 
San Gemini Ferentillo
 

San Gemini
The original pre-roman town called Casventum in Roman times took on the present name in the 9th century, when a monk called Gemine from Syria began to preach there, instructing and doing so much good that the town became known as the city of "St. Gemine". Enjoying the favour of the Papal State, it became a township, and representing a road junction of vital importance for comunication with Rome to the north, San Gemini became a primary center of culture, art and religion. The abbeys of St. Nicholas and St. Gemine, now a cathedral, the churches of St. John with its antique baptistery of the 8th century and of St. Francis (13th century), as well as the Palace of the Citizen's Captain and the mighty city walls, which largely still exist, testify to this fact.

Ferentillo
Ferentillo, placed at 252 metres above sea level, is situated along the Valnerina valley at 17 kilometres' distance from the city of Terni. The castle of Precetto on the left- hand side and the castle of Matterella on the right with their bastions still seem to protect the town which is to be found behind them, below the mountains of Sant'Angelo and Gabbio from which the castles rise up. The name of Ferentillo is due to the expression: "those of Ferento" (Ferentum illi). In fact, in 742, King Liutprando, at that time battling with the Duke of Spoleto, took with him the the settlers and the warriors of the city of Ferentillo, therefore "Ferentumilli".

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