Monteluco

Località Monteluco 30 (Spoleto)


Monteluco is a frazione (borough) of the comune of Spoleto, in Umbria, central Italy. Having a population of just 27, it is located on a limestone mountain covered by woods, at 780 meters over the sea level.
The name derives from the Latin lucus, meaning a wood sacred to Jupiter. At the entrance of the wood was found a stone copy of the Lex luci spoletina, written in Old Latin and dating to the 3rd century BC. St. Francis of Assisi lived here for a short period in 1218.
Sights include:
Convent of St. Francis (13th century)
Romanesque church of St. Peter (5th century), in Romanesque style
Church of St. Julian (12th century), in Romanesque style, built over a pre-existing 6th century. The interior is on a nave and two aisles, with semicircular apses and a crypt
Grottoes of the Hermits

External links

Historical informations (in Italian)
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Wikipedia



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