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Vallo di Nera (Perugia province)

A town of East Central Umbria: 42°45N, 12°52E. Altitude: 467 m. Population in 2003: 430.

[image ALT: A narrow tortuous valley, with a small village in the widest part of it, seen from high above, against a backdrop of clumpy mountains. It is a view of Piedipaterno, Umbria (central Italy).]
Piedipaterno from the road to Vallo di Nera, about 2 km SE.

Vallo di Nera is a small town perched on a hill over­looking the valley of the Nera river in Umbria, just off the road from Terni and S. Anatolia di Narco (39 km and 4 km southwest respectively) to Cerreto di Spoleto (about 8 km northeast).

The town itself has three medieval churches: S. Rocco, S. Giovanni, and S. Maria (13c), an inordinately large construction for the size of the place; and at a short distance away, on the road to Mucciafora, there is a votive chapel covered with frescoes.

Oddly, the seat of the comune is in the frazione of Piedipaterno, down in the valley about 4 km to the north.

A proper website will eventually appear here, since I've been to Vallo di Nera, if briefly, and walked some of the area. In the meanwhile, you may find it useful to read the Sep. 8, 2000 entry of my diary, with one more photo; for further information, see the websites linked in the navigation bar at the bottom of this page.


Like most of the comuni in Italy, Vallo di Nera 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've only been to Piedipaterno myself, so any other links will be offsite.

Borbonea • La Pieve • Le Campore • Meggiano • Monte Fiorello • Paterno • Piedilacosta • Piedipaterno • Roccagelli

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