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Rocchetta
A Frazione of Cerreto di Spoleto

A town of East Central Umbria: 42°46N, 12°56E. Altitude: 793 m.

[image ALT: A rather diffuse village, spread over a small hill to the left and along a road to the right. It is a view of the village of Rocchetta in the comune of Cerreto di Spoleto, Umbria (central Italy).]

Rocchetta is a small village, a frazione of the comune of Cerreto di Spoleto (7 km N), on a very quiet road from Poggiodomo (10 km S) to the frazione of Ponte (5 km N): in the photo above, you're looking at pretty much all of it. You mustn't imagine me some kind of expert on the town: I walked thru it one spring day, and not even thru the center of town, but along that road, which you see in my photograph; for context, see my diary entry of May 12, 2004. On the other hand, there's almost no other information online on Rocchetta, and that explains this little page: someone may find it useful.

[image ALT: A clump of plastered stone houses on a small hill, with a few others strung along a two-lane road in the foreground. It is a view of the village of Rocchetta in the comune of Cerreto di Spoleto, Umbria (central Italy).]

In this view from the north, we see the older core of town more clearly. Rocchetta is the diminutive of rocca, a fort; this is a little defensive outpost.

There are three old churches to see in town. The one I saw the least of, whose belfry caps the town in the photo above, is the best: S. Nicola has late medieval or Renaissance frescoes; on my next trip to Umbria, I hope to visit it and the two others below.

[image ALT: A small barnlike single-story single-room church on a road. It is a view of the church of S. Maria del Verde in Rocchetta, Umbria (central Italy).]

S. Maria del Verde, 16‑18c.


[image ALT: A small Gothic church surrounded by a modern rural cemetery. It is the cemetery of Rocchetta in the comune of Cerreto di Spoleto, Umbria (central Italy).]

The cemetery and its Gothic church, on the N edge of Rocchetta.


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