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Scheggino (Perugia province)

A town of East Central Umbria: 42°42N, 12°50E. Altitude: 281 m. Population in 2003: 450.

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The springs of Valcasana are actually in the town itself.

Scheggino is one of the smaller comuni of Umbria, situated on the Nera river, on the road that follows the river from S. Anatolia di Narco (4 km N) to Ferentillo and Terni (13 km S, 32 km SW respectively).

The town has 12c walls and its church of S. Nicolò dates to the 13c and 16c, but the star of the town is its water: both the Nera and the Fonti di Valcasana are crystal pure and give Scheggino a character quite unique for Umbria.

The cemetery, about 2 km away, is the site of the small but handsome Romanesque church of S. Felicità.

A proper website will eventually appear here, since I've been to Scheggino, if briefly. For now, this little start:

[image ALT: A painting of a crowned woman looking to the sky. It is a depiction of St. Catherine, a detail of a fresco in Scheggino, Umbria (central Italy).]

[ 3/2/08: 3 churches, 2 pages, 4 photos ]

There's more to the churches of Scheggino than I can give you here — I had some bad luck during my visit of the town — but we get some help from a 19c scholar who had better access.

And then there's the curious sundial that caught my eye on the outskirts of town. . . . More generally, though, you might find it useful to take a look at the Sept. 6, 2000 entry of my diary, with another photo; for further (and more complete) information, see the websites linked in the navigation bar at the bottom of this page.


Like most of the comuni in Italy, Scheggino includes in its territory some smaller towns and hamlets, of a few hundred inhabitants if that, with a certain administrative identity of their own: as elsewhere in Italy, these are referred to as the frazioni of the comune (singular: frazione, literally a "fraction"): a complete list of them follows. I haven't been to any of them yet, so any links will be offsite.

Ceselli • Civitella • Collefabbri • Nevi • Monte S. Vito • Pontuglia • S. Valentino • Schioppo

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