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Cerreto di Spoleto, Province of Perugia, Umbria

The municipality is made up of ten hamlets in the Val Nerina, rising on the narrow valley of the river Nera, in a picturesque landscape of forests and mediebal boroughs.

Info

  • Altitude: 557 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 1,100 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 06040
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0743
  • Patron Saint: St. Nicola da Bari
  • Demonym: cerretani
  • Frazioni & Localities: Borgo Cerreto, Buggiano, Colle Soglio, Macchia, Nortosce, Ponte, Rocchetta, Triponzo.

What to see

  • Triponzo, at the confluence of the Corno and the Nera Rivers, whose name comes from Tripontium, meaning "three bridges", presumably one over each branch of the rivers, famous for a Roman inscription, carved in the live rock on the outer face of the modern SS 209 road tunnel a few hundred meters West of the town, which records the building of the Roman road from Spoletium to Nursia by order of the Roman Senate.
  • At Triponzo, the medieval church of Santa Caterina <
  • The Triponzo sulphureous springs which is considered to have therapeutic properties.
  • Ponte di Cerreto, a frazione of the comune, of about 200 inhabitants, lying about 1.5 km south of Cerreto, is the first place on the river Nera to be crossed by a bridge. It was once an important defensive outpost belonging to the counts of Celano who built a fortress here, which, however, has not survived.
  • The 12th-century Romanesque abbey of Santa Maria at Ponte di Cerreto, with a fine rose window in the facade, and in the interior the architect's sketch of that window, engraved on one of the walls of the nave; a very rare fresco representing the Trinity as a three-headed man.
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