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06043 Roccaporena, Province of Perugia, Italy

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About Roccaporena

Rita of Cascia, in the world Margherita Lotti, was a religious Italian monastery hermit of Santa Maria Maddalena. Beatified by Pope Urban VIII in 1628, she was proclaimed a saint by Pope Leo XIII in 1900.   At the end of the nineteenth century, Roccaporena became for a decade a meeting and excursion place for numerous Italian intellectuals, gathered around Luigi Galassi, rector of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", whose family was originally from Roccaporena.

Attractions near Roccaporena

Basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia4.1km from Roccaporena

The basilica of Santa Rita da Cascia is a minor basilica of Cascia, belonging to the homonymous sanctuary: inside the mortal remains of Santa Rita are venerated.  The church, located almost on the top of the Sant'Agostino hill and whose access to the churchyard is allowed by a short staircase, has a facade covered in white travertine from Tivoli set between two spiers , which end with two small bell cells, surmounted by crosses in iron.

Ferrovia Spoleto - Norcia16.58km from Roccaporena

The Spoleto-Norcia railway was a railway to narrow gauge to electric traction in the ' Umbrian Apennines, decommissioned in 1968.  the Spoleto-Norcia railway can be defined as an Alpine railway and represents a small jewel of railway engineering: in fact, 19 tunnels were built along the relatively short route of 51 kilometers, with the pass near Caprareccia di almost 2 kilometers, and 24 futuristic engineering bridges and viaducts of great architectural value.

Ponte delle torri18.01km from Roccaporena

The Ponte delle Torri is an arch bridge derived from a Roman aqueduct located in Spoleto.  The structure crosses the path of the Tessino stream and reconnects what tectonic activity and linear erosion of the stream have divided.  At the two ends of the bridge, there are two fortresses, the Rocca Albornoziana and the Fortilizio dei Mulini, built to watch over the bridge and active as a mill until the 19th century. The name Ponte Delle Torri could allude to the towers of the two fortresses or to t

Spoleto Cathedral18.35km from Roccaporena

The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is the main place of Catholic worship in the city of Spoleto, the mother church of the archdiocese of Spoleto-Norcia. The cathedral was built starting between 1151 and 1227 in place of a pre-existing building; inside, in the apse, there is the valuable cycle of frescoes by Filippo Lippi Stories of the Virgin, painted in the last years of the artist's life, between May 1467 and September 1469.

Association Rocca Albornoziana18.58km from Roccaporena

The Rocca Albornoziana is a fortress located on the top of the Sant'Elia hill overlooking the city of Spoleto . This is the main bulwark of the system of fortifications built by Pope Innocent VI , to militarily strengthen and make more evident the authority of the Church in the territories of central Italy , in view of the now imminent return of the papal see to Rome after the seventies. about years of stay in Avignon.

Clitunno20.57km from Roccaporena

The Clitunno is a river that flows in Umbria, a tributary of the Topino. In 2011 UNESCO included the small temple that stands on its banks among the World Heritage Sites.  It is born near the route of the Via Flaminia, in Campello sul Clitunno, between Spoleto and Foligno, and runs for 59.3 km passing through Pissignano, Cannaiola, Trevi, and Bevagna, to finally throw itself near Cannara in the Topino river, a tributary of the Chiascio. and therefore sub-tributary of the Tiber.

Where is Roccaporena

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The region of Umbria is in central Italy and is an attractive destination for a low-key, pleasant holiday.  It is one of the few Italian regions to have no coastline, and its countryside is green and fertile, much of it wooded and hilly. Umbria is often described as a walkers' paradise.