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Abbey of San Nicol di Acquapremula - Sellano
The Convent of Acqua Premula is located in Valnerina, immersed in a picturesque natural setting between the hills of Sellano and the banks of the river Vigi. The villa takes its name from an ancient spring, Acqua Premula, used for centuries in calculosis, a disease called by the Premiti locals. Around the year 1000, in the villa stood the oratory of a monastic cell dedicated to San Nicola di Bari, a cult introduced in Valnerina by Syrian and Oriental monks. Since the early Middle Ages there has been an intense monastic life in this place, under the guidance of an abbot. From this derives not only a consistent development of economic activities and settlements, but also an inevitable increase in the ecclesiastical order, favoring the birth of new civic sites. Subsequently, in 1115, the bishop of Spoleto, Enrico Gualfredo, gave the oratories to the Benedictine abbot Leto; the oratory thus passed to the Benedictine monks of Sant'Eutizio di Valcastoriana. In Visit Lascaris of 10 September 1713, Monsignor Lascaris, then Bishop of Spoleto, remembering the origins of San Nicola di Acqua Premula, also reports that in that hermitage, at the end of the fifth century, San Severino had taken refuge, before assuming episcopal dignity. In the mid-sixteenth century, the Benedictines donated the Church to the Capuchin Friars. The earliest evidence dates back to 1568. The Capuchins, starting from 1624, built the Convent, next to the pre-existing church. After completion of the works, the place took the name of Convent of Acqua Premula, at the disposition of the provincial minister. Confirmation of the donation occurred in 1253 in a Bull of the Bishop Bartolomeo Accoramboni and in 1424 by Pope Martino. They date back to the Benedictine period, the Byzantine crypt and the Romanesque Church.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16647 W: 130 N: 34388] (191323)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2019-02-08
  • Categories: 建築
  • Exposure:30 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-02-09 4:08
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