Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Contigliano: Towering Majestically Upon a Hill - Dating back as far as Roman times, it is cited for the first time in 1021. It became part of the territory ruled by the city of Rieti in the 13th century. In 1501 it was attacked by the mercenary leader Vitellozzo Vitelli who led his troops in a violent siege of the castle that ended in the sacking and slaughter of its inhabitants.
The profile of the imposing apse of the baroque Church of San Michele Arcangelo dominates the Sacred Valley. Inside the church we find an extraordinary collection of paintings, church ornaments and stuccoes. Mass is still accompanied by the priceless 18th century organ.
Narrow alleyways and hidden passages lead to this historic centre rich in 16th and 17th century Noble “palazzi”.


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Sacred Destinations - Turismo Verde

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