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A Frazione of Acquasparta

A town of S central Umbria, a frazione of Acquasparta: 42°41.9N, 12°31.9E. Altitude: 380 m. Population in 2003: 89.

[image ALT: A small castle consisting of a windowless 2‑story section on the right (a cubical part and a small square tower, both with pitched roofs), and a much larger tower, also with a pitched roof but with machicolations and one small window. It is the castello of Configni, near Acquasparta, Umbria (central Italy).]

Configni is a very small village, not much more than three bits of street and some medieval walls; the castle you see above, some 500 meters N, is not much smaller.

[image ALT: missingALT. It is the castello of Configni, near Acquasparta, Umbria (central Italy).]

Here we've gone past the castle and are almost in the village. What was a defensive outpost is now a prosperous farm.

[image ALT: The inside of a one-room church: we see about a third of it, including the altar. Behind the altar, three narrow lancet windows filled with modern stained glass. It is the church of S. Maria Assunta in Configni, near Acquasparta, Umbria (central Italy).]
The church of S. Maria Assunta. The interior, at least, is 20c.

A bit more informal local information can be gleaned from the Oct. 16, 1994 entry of my diary, with a third photo of the castle, my best. Film was expensive back then, but now with digital cameras is essentially free: I hope to go back and photograph what I missed.

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