Acquasparta, the '' source of wellness ''
A visit in the city of the mineral
waters, the health's source from the Middle Ages up to today
The first certain historical information
on the city of Acquasparta are dated around the X century, when the
emperor Ottone I of Saxony gave in feud the surrounding earths to the powerful
count Arnolfo, from who departed the impulse for the construction of the
two abbeys: S. Barbara and S. Niclolò, the nucleus around which
the first housing installations were developed.
But the fame of its name is linked since
the antiquity to the beneficent and curative features of the mineral waters
that abundantly spring from the sources of Amerino and Furapane.
The presence of thermal sources, organised in well equipped centres, makes of
Acquasparta the ideal place for a period of vacation in the name of serenity
The history of the city so connected to
its sources, since the origins, when illustrious characters chose to shelter
themselves to Acquasparta benefitting of its waters. The same made St.
Francis, in 1215, when he had the opportunity of drawing some relief for
his unsteady health, taking care of himself with the water of the thermal
baths. Structural interventions and improvements were brought then by Federico
Cesi the founder of the Lincei Academy.
Numerous studies have revealed that the
curative prorpieties of Acquasparta sources derive from its lightness, from the
elevated diuretic power and particularly suitable in the therapy of urinary
troubles, arthritis, gout and for urinary infections in general.
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