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Patrico
On the heights around the town it is common to see scenes like this, with grazing cows. Below the Spoleto Valley is covered in fog.
Patrico is a transit villa built along the ancient road that led from Spoleto to Ancaiano, in the Nera valley. With the decline of the importance of the communication route, the town was reduced to a mountain settlement with a poor forestry-pastoral subsistence economy, integrated by the trade of ice which, stored in holes and pressed, was then cut and transported to Spoleto, reaching in some cases up to Rome. Until a few years ago, the ancient part of the town retained the characteristics of a dignified fifteenth-sixteenth century building, with stone houses, sometimes with curved perimeter walls. In recent years, questionable renovations have been carried out which have partially altered the structure.
To the south of the town, on a hill overlooking the small valley called "campo di Lalle", you can see the ruins of the "Torraccia". Remains of masonry on the ground suggest that it is the surviving traces of a small 13th-14th century fortress or a watchtower.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19325 W: 130 N: 40870] (216893)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2021-12-03
  • Exposure:f/0.8, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-12-08 3:04
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