The suburb of Polino and its 200
inhabitants, the '' highest '' ones of Umbria
is a small but attractive suburb of medieval origin. Castled to 835 meters high
is the one placed at the most higher altitude in the whole Umbria
Situated in a marvellous panoramic position, it leans out on the Valnerina
and on the lake of Piediluco
. It was for a long time historically a
territory of great importance, primarily for its position of zipper between Spoleto
and the Sabina
The healthy environment and the
uncontaminated nature are the main ingredients that contribute to create a
climate of enormous serenity and calm. Numerous are the hilly paths to explore,
as the paths equipped for the trekking and excursions of great charm.
Everything appears preserved, also thanks to the low density of population of a
commune that counts around 200 inhabitants. It's in fact the smallest Umbrian
town hall, a real jewel of the Appennino
The ancient part, surrounded by a double
entourage of boundaries, is gathered around of the characteristic elements of
Polino, like the Church of San Michele Arcangelo
and the Rocca
of the '500s.
The Church of San Michele has been built
in the XVI century, but various interventions have been effected since then.
The façade is in stone simple and elegant. Above to the beautiful portal there
is a fanlight containing a fresco depicting the '' Madonna with Child
The Rocca is a construction of
Renaissance epoch, composed from more cylindrical towers.
Other important element is the Fountain
of Piazza Marconi
, realised in 1625. The prospectus in marble is linear and
refined, in perfect mannerist style. It has in the superior part an element of
decorum containing the coat of arms of the family Castelli
, while to the
base the tank is adorned by statues inspired to the sea theme.
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