The town Marsciano
The history of Marsciano doesn't
resolve all in the hard-working workmanship of the tile. There are other
beauties that this territory has to offer to the numerous visitors attracted by
spellbound landscapes, works of art and refined oenogastronomic resources.
The hills of Marsciano are populated from
suggestive castles that constitute its dominant element, while the valleys,
ploughed by the river Tiber and from the river Fersenone offer
unforgettable landscapes. Just in the Valley of the Fersenone rises the Castello
di Sant'Apollinare, a marvellous medieval Byzantine building of the XI
century, from which it's possible to extend the look on the whole green
surrounding lowland. Another wedge of the medieval mosaic is constituted by the Castello Spina, a medieval suburb that preserves intact its urbanistic
and architectural structure. But indeed there are many castles, practically one
in each hill, one different from the other and each of them deserves to be
visited. We mention quickly only some other place, but the list could be
longer: Castiglione della Valle, Migliano, Montelagello, Papiano, Mercatello.
A real medieval circuit, among green hills and serene valleys ploughed by
rivers and brooks, an environmental and cultural heaven.
Cerqueto is another suburb that deserves a mention apart; a place where the most refined
Renaissance art curiously links to the culture and the popular traditions. In
the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta is guarded the first dated work
of the Perugino, the "San Sebastiano with San Rocco and San
Pietro", of 1478, very suggestive fresco and of great dramatic
intensity, which subject will be more times taken back by the "divin
painter". A few hundred meters of distance there's the grave of Father
Mariangelo da Cerqueto, known to the whole world as Frate Indovino,
famous hero of the popular wisdom.
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