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Arrone (Terni province)

A town of SE Umbria: 42°35N, 12°46.6E. Altitude: 239 m. Population in 2003: 2700.

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The core of the old town: the belfries are those of S. Maria Assunta the parish church, and on the hill S. Giovanni Battista.

Arrone is a picturesque clump of houses surrounded by a medieval wall on a hill over­looking the Nera river, 15 km east of Terni on the SS209, the main road northwards thru the Valnerina to Ferentillo (5 km) and Cerreto di Spoleto (36 km). It is a good base for canoeing, horseback riding, and mountain walks.

In addition to the natural beauty of the area, the town has two good churches with particularly nice frescoes: S. Maria Assunta and S. Giovanni Battista.

A proper website is in the works, since I've been to Arrone and walked much of the surrounding area. Here is my first step in that direction:

[image ALT: A wall painting depicting a naked baby on a small heap of straw on the ground, with to our right, an old man, looking very tired, seated on a chest and leaning on a staff; to our left, a young woman, kneeling, in a long mantle, with behind her three shepherds, also kneeling. In the background, à straggling procession of half a dozen horses and people on foot, winding their way thru an idealized rural landscape; and above, four flying angels singing from sheet music. It is a fresco of the Nativity in the church of S. Maria Assunta, at Arrone in eastern Umbria (central Italy), and serves as the icon for my subsite on the churches of Arrone.]

[3/28/14: 6 churches, 2 pages, 7 photos ]

My churches of Arrone page is a quick visual sampler of them, with a first glimpse of some of those frescoes. As usual, stay tuned.

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You may also find it useful to read these entries of my diary, which also include another photo: Sept. 2 and Sept. 3, 2000 and May 4, 2004. For further information, see the websites linked in the navigation bar at the bottom of this page.


Like most of the comuni in Italy, Arrone 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 Casteldilago, a place I liked a lot and hope to return to some day: you'll find my diary account and a good photo. Any other links will be offsite.

Bonacquisto • Casteldilago • Castiglioni • Colleluccio • Colle S. Angelo • Palombare • Rosciano • Tripozzo • Valleludra • Vallecupa

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