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Rock settlement of Ripatonna Cicognina in Chiusa del Vescovo - Ischia di Castro (VT)

The hermitage of Ripatonna Cicognina, in the locality of Chiusa del Vescovo, is dug high up on the tufa wall overlooking the valley of the Olpeta river, a few hundred meters from the point where it flows into the Fiora. It was certainly inhabited between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, referring above all to the dating of the Sienese school frescoes depicting a Saint Anthony the Abbot and another Bishop Saint who decorated the apse walls of the church and of which almost no trace remains. On a wall of the fifth room, proceeding from west to east, a date appears, 1614, which confirms the frequentation of the monastery until a late period. In 1630, Benedetto Zucchi in his report to the Duke of Castro says that: "... there is a hermitage called Ripatonna Cicognina, planted on the bank of the above Olpeta river and planted on the tuff of said bank and just over a mile away from Castro, a place with a beautiful view, with the convenience of a fountain and land to be used as a garden for this purpose, with the consecrated church inside; and you can say Mass there, there are other good comforts: which to be held in bad air is not too inhabited . SEE WS FOR A CLOSER VIEW

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17835 W: 130 N: 37520] (204058)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2020-10-09
  • Exposure:30 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-10-13 2:02
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