in ancient times became the protagonist of a to put it mildly unique
incident. In a text, the ''Riformanze
'' of the dukedom of Spoleto
from 1552, is described an incident with the
inhabitants of Scheggino and particularly the women as protagonists. In this
year happened a revolt of all the castles of the Valnerina
joined in an alliance against the dukedom of Spoleto, that had appointed a
call-up in order to get together about 1000 infantrymen. The revolt was guided
by Petrone da Vallo
and Picozzo Brancaleoni
The town Scheggino didn't join the quarrelsome, remaining faithful to the
obligation which bound it to Spoleto, and so it attracted the wrath of the
communes of the alliance. In 1552 the alliance,
taking advantage of the absence of the men who were in the fields for the usual
mowing, tried to assault the city walls.
The assault failed because the women and children managed to face up to the
army and defence their houses and their town.
The structure of Scheggino
one of a castle on the slant, it has a triangular form with the keep on the
high summit and the long side formed by the bank of the
The local products of Scheggino
The area of the commune of Scheggino
has many precious and tasty local products and the most famous of them is
without any doubt the truffle
. This king of cuisi...
Canoeing the Valnerina at Scheggino
In the spring and summer period it is
possible to make wonderful trips along the river Nera
and look from a most particular point of view at the valley where it...
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