Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Tempietto di Clitunnus and Fonti del Clitunno…

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Between Trevi and our farmhouse apartment were two historic sites worth visiting. The Tempietto was at first thought to be a Roman temple. Eventually it was found to be an 8th century Christian church. It was built with ancient Roman columns and other architectural parts from ancient buildings. The frescoes inside date to the 8th century which makes them some of the oldest in Umbria.

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The Fonti del Clitunno is a spring named after the river god and oracle Clitunnus who was thought to live in the waters. (The area is nice for picnics and has a fine restaurant and gelato bar.) It is said that the springs were used by Claudius and Caligula and have been considered sacred ever since. It is a small lake with lots of bird life. There is a movie! First the temple and then the springs and feathered friends!

Next will be Orvietto…

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2 thoughts on “Tempietto di Clitunnus and Fonti del Clitunno…

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