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Piedipaterno sul Nera - Vallo di Nera - Umbria

Locality of the municipality of Vallo di Nera, in the province of Perugia, is the seat of the town hall. The toponym, attested for the first time in a cartographic document of 1589, derives from "Paterno", the castle that dominates it, and from "Pi" a word witnessed from the XIV century, form contracted by "foot", generally indicating "the part lower ".

It is located 3 km from Vallo di Nera, the center that gives its name to the municipality, and at an altitude of 333 m s.l.m ..
Transit villa developed after the decline of the above Paterno castle, following the armed revolt of the castles of Val di Narco against Spoleto.
Some archaeological finds attest to the Roman presence in this territory, in 1876 a late Republican epigraph of the gens Rufria was found and a similar one was visible in the bell tower of the church of San Sebastiano, in 1991 a Roman tomb and fragments came to light clay.

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