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Churches of Monte­leone di Spoleto

[image ALT: A small unadorned cylindrical stone tower, ground floor and a story above it, with a prominent arched door and two small rectangular windows, and a gently pitched tiled roof. The building is partly ruined and occupies the right foreground of the photo. Far below it, a narrow road leading to a village of a few dozen scattered houses. In the midground, a large hill, and in the distant background, a range of tall mountains, some of them snow-capped. It is a view of Ruscio as seen from the church of S. Caterina in Monteleone di Spoleto in Umbria (central Italy).]

S. Caterina: a sentinel on the walls of the town, undergoing a major restoration in 2004. In the valley below, Ruscio: if you squint, you can see the church of the Madonna Addolorata.

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S. Francesco

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Madonna della Quercia

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S. Caterina

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S. Gilberto

[image ALT: A patch of decorative stucco relief work depicting a skull and crossbones and a banner reading 'SODALITIUM MORTIS'. It is a detail, commented on the webpage linked to here, of the interior of the church of S. Giovanni in Monteleone di Spoleto, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Giovanni

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[image ALT: The upper part of a small arched neoclassical stone door surmounted by horizontal oval window not more than 40 cm wide. It is a detail of the church of S. Nicola in Monteleone di Spoleto, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Nicola

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Outlying Churches

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S. Maria Addolorata

In addition to the churches above, which I've seen, at least in part, there are even more that I haven't seen: the important church of S. Antonio, sharing some walls with S. Francesco; the Chiesa della Croce, at some slight distance from the actual town; and, outlying, the Madonna delle Grazie on nearby Colle Faggio, the Madonna degli Angeli at Butino, the Madonna di Castelvecchio, the churches of S. Anna at Rescia, S. Erasmo at Trivio, S. Antonio at Ruscio, and S. Lucia near Ruscio at the foot of the hill of Monte­leone; finally, the oldest of them all, S. Maria de Equo in the midst of the countryside in the plain of Ruscio, with remnants of high-medieval and late Roman stone. I hope to travel back to Monte­leone soon, of course.

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