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Churches of Scheggia and Pascelupo

[image ALT: A complex of stone buildings, consisting of a low three-story farmhouse to the right, and a square tower about twice as tall on the left. They are approached by a single-lane gravel lane over what appears to be a bridge, with a metal fence-type railing. It is a detail of the stonework of the abbey of S. Emiliano in Congiuntoli, near Scheggia, Umbria (central Italy).]

About 10 km E of Scheggia in the frazione of Perticano, within a few yards of the border of the Marche, the abbey of S. Emiliano in Congiuntoli, now private property, is only partly ruined: if its conventual buildings are now a dilapidated set of farm outbuildings, the church itself is in rather good shape, an example of austere Cistercian stonework. In lieu of decorated capitals, here we have a plain series of moldings.

[image ALT: A bit of stone building with a gabled roof, with a projecting small belfry open with one arch, of the type called 'campanile a vela'. It is the top of the church of S. Antonio di Padova in Scheggia, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Antonio di Padova

[image ALT: A medium-sized stone church seen from a height, with a prominent rounded apse on the left, crowned by a small squat square belfry. It is a view of the church of S. Paterniano in Scheggia, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Paterniano

[image ALT: A largish and rather plain stuccoed building with a symmetrically sloping roof: in the center, a single monumental door with a stone border, and a meter or so above it, a small circular window with a similar border. Behind the façade, a tiled cupola; the symmetry of the whole is broken by a square open belfry, of brick, arising from the façade somewhat left of center. It is the church of The Santuario di Monte Calvario in Scheggia, Umbria (central Italy).]
Santuario di M. Calvario

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Outlying Churches

[image ALT: Against a backdrop of forests coming down from a tall rounded hill, with a high mountain in the distance, an almost windowless building about 15 meters high with a slightly higher square tower at one end. It is the partly ruined abbey of S. Emiliano in Congiuntoli, near Scheggia, Umbria (central Italy).]
S. Emiliano in Congiuntoli

I don't know Scheggia as well as I should. Signally missing from this page is the Romanesque/Gothic abbey of S. Maria di Sitria, which I've never seen: it is about 9 km NE of Scheggia, on the road from Isola Fossara to Pergola in the Marche. Unrepresented also are several other much less important churches in the territory of the township.

Finally, a few pretty pictures are hardly information, and don't make a website. By and by, you can expect further details — and photos — to show up here, especially of S. Emiliano; if you need the information before they do, I usually do answer my e‑mail.

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Site updated: 4 Nov 10