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Castelsantangelo sul Nera, Province of Macerata, Marche

Its name comes from the vicinity to the springs of the Nera river, a tributary of the Tiber, in a picturesque forested area, once dedicated to pastures and sheep raising, today offering fine skiing facilities at Monta Prata.

Info

  • Altitude: 780 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 300 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 62030
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0737
  • Patron Saint: Santo Stefano, celebrated on 26th December
  • Frazioni & Localities: Vallinfante, Gualdo, Spina di Gualdo, Nocria, Rapegna, Nocelleto, Macchie
  • GPS Coordinates: 42°54'0"N - 13°9'0"E

History

An ancient establishment of the pre-roman population of the Umbri, it was a domain of the Commune of Visso since the 13th century.

What to see

  • The fortified walls around the historical centre, with a gate called Porta Norcina still bearing the inscription MCCCLXX (year 1370).
  • The one-nave Romanesque church of San Martino, preserving frescoes of the 15th century and a 16th-century painting representing the Virgin Mary by Paolo Bontulli from Percanestro
  • The 14th-century church of Santo Stefano, with a fine stone carved baptistery;
  • The 14th-century Gothic Church of San Liberatore, all decorated with frescoes of the 15th and 16th century, as well as a crucifix painted on wood ascribed to Paolo da Visso.
  • excursions are possible in the surroundings, as to the springs of the Nera River, or the summits of Fonte del Lupo (m 1775) and Forca di Gualdo (1469 m.).

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