Saturday, November 7, 2020


Altitude 550 m (1,800 feet). 5,000 inhabitants

Agricultural town known for numerous beautiful portals with ornaments and of good wishes

It is mentioned in the sources for the first time in 1077

Here Pope Leo XIII Pecci (1878/1903) was born

S. Maria del Popolo

St. Mary of the People

End of the fifteenth century for Sixtus IV della Rovere (1471/84) as a votive offering against the plague

Inside there is a candle always lit up, fueled with local olive oil since 1657, the year of the last plague

S. Pietro Apostolo

St. Peter the Apostle

Built for Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini

Here used to be kept the painting "St. Francis of Assisi in Meditation" by Michelangelo Merisi aka Caravaggio (1571/1610), now in the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica at Palazzo Barberini in Rome

S. Agostino

St. Augustine

Twelfth century, with an attached convent

Restored at the behest of Pope Leo XIII to whom the organ with silver reeds was donated by the Swiss diocese of St. Gallen

Monte Semprevisa

Semprevisa Mountain

1,536 m (5,000 feet) high

It is the highest peak of the MONTI LEPINI (Lepini Mountains)

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