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Valle San Martino - Spoleto (PG)

The small mountain village, located in the town of Spoleto can be reached from Flaminia in the direction of Terni just beyond Strettura. In the Valle San Martino settlement, remains of the tower, keep and medieval castrum remain, but the site does not appear in any list of the castles subject to Spoleto.
Inside the town, on the walls of private houses, there are two kiosks, the first depicting the Madonna del Buon Consiglio, a fresco of the seventeenth century. The second is a naive representation of the Presentation of Jesus at the temple, also of the seventeenth century.
With the exception of the two churches and the remains of the fortifications, the small town does not present significant architectural elements, but offers a series of delightful glimpses and spontaneous building solutions, a testimony that is still alive in the simple life of a mountain village in Spoleto.

Curiosity
The village is famous for its magnificent chestnut groves and for the feast, the Feast of the Madonna della Rosa, which is celebrated from 2 to 4 May.
According to tradition, around the middle of the seventeenth century Queen Christina of Sweden, on one of her many trips, arrived near Valle San Martino, came across a group of brigands who wanted to rob her. The Queen managed to come out unscathed from the ambush thanks to the protection of the Virgin, according to another version the brigands were put to flight by the hunters of Valle San Martino. Since then the inhabitants have organized a procession in honor of the Virgin, the procession is preceded by the Sparatori, a collection of collectible weapons of the nineteenth century to commemorate the royal passage.

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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17835 W: 130 N: 37520] (204058)
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