Strada del Tartufo e della Castagna - Valle del Turano

Belmonte in Sabina

In the northernmost part of our route, at 756 m asl, this village has a proud long history, which is often parallel to, if not completely dependant on, that of its neighbour Rocca Sinibalda. In 1573 its territory included as many as 13 churches and officiated chapels. Today, with a population of about 660 inhabitants, you can still see most of its historical heritage. 01_tappe_scheda_belmonte.jpg


The Roman Bridge (1st c. B.C.), the Entry door to the fortified village (14th c.), the Cyclopic Walls (near Colle Corionaro and Collina, also known as Terze Ville di Belmonte – from the late Bronze age, 1300-75 B.C.); the Casale Toraniano, near S. Elena, of High Middle Ages period, a wide manor farm of Farfa property, of which we can see remains on the Colle dell’Emiato. The Church of San Salvatore, which guards important early sixteenth Century works; the Church of St Helen (8th c.), built on the foundation of a previous Roman building, small sized with a single-nave structure; the Little Church of St. Rufina, with an altar cloth depicting the Virgin with Child (beg. sixteenth c.).


Among the many places of faith that still bear witness to the presence of St. Francis in the Sabina region, the Convent of St. Nicholas (12th c.) has an almost millenary heritage of art and history that has significantly influenced religious and social happenings and traditions for the area. Immersed in a completely fascinating landscape, the convent is a tangible example of the people’s faith and devotion.

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