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Castello di Eggi – Spoleto (PG)

Eggi rises two kilometers from the Flaminia, 5 from Spoleto in the direction of Foligno, almost straddling the Valle del Black and that Spoletan, framed by olive groves, that towards the top of the hills give way to the Mediterranean.
The origin of the name is unknown, may be connected to some of the Roman era family Eggi from Aegius. Of this period, at the time, known tracks. There are reports of some inscriptions, of villas and residential areas. One of these tombstones, discovered walled is visible in St. John Baptist altar base, where other Roman elements are used in the construction of the building.
Roman era tombs lined the street, called "La Fraschetta", combining Eggi and Bazzano, and at the end of last century and the beginning of this there were discovered several sarcophagi, all anepigrafi, part clay, part of local limestone. Other Roman era emergencies are in Colle Marozzo, and Sordini spotted unloading a furnace that time along the Fosso Cortaccione. In the same period was discovered a monumental presence, for which you thought of a villa, in San Beroto, the place where the ancient legendary spoletini place the monastery where he lived the abbot of the same name. "In the same locality, in more recent times , it has been identified and brought to light a large necropolis.
Other remains of clay materials, of a villa and a road have been found in the church of San Bartolomeo.
All these elements lead to the hypothesis that the original Roman settlement was made up of a series of rustic villas, arranged along the old route of the Via della Spina, more so in the current valley inhabited, roughly in the triangle between San Bartolomeo, Case San Filippo and San Beroide.
Eggi, far from remaining on the edge of the quiet yet dynamic communal reality, closed in the typicality of a small medieval village, is proposed as a modest but active spreading center of the picturesque Umbrian life, full of rituals and social and agricultural traditions of which they younger people often have forgotten the origin.

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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16543 W: 130 N: 34180] (190495)
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