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It 'a town of 425 inhabitants 6 km away and is the most important village of the town of Acquasparta because in the' sphere of relations with the administrative capital is the 'only forum for municipal delegation, with the post office and conduct medical .
The country lies on the coast of Mounts Martani dominating the picturesque valley of the Naia offers a picturesque medieval village of the XII century.
L 'old name PORCARIA evidenced by the existence in this area, rich in forests suitable for grazing of pigs, a primitive pastoral setting and appears for the first time in 1093 when the descendants of Count Arnulf gave the Abbey of Monte Cassino monastery with two their appendages "in curte de Porcaria."
The center holds a strong system of fortifications became one of the main destinations of land Arnolfo. Portaria in 1495 was forced to submit to the town of Spoleto because of the raids of Terni and Spoleto Tudertina and defend dell''aiuto availed himself of the famous captain Bartolomeo d'Alviano which sent several infantry and later a commissioner because he resided permanently in Portaria.
In 1540, Gian Giacomo Cesi husband of Isabella daughter of Bartolomeo d'Alviano, gave way to Pier Luigi Farnese castle Alviano received as dowry from his wife in exchange for Acquasparta and Portaria, acquired since 1550 by the Apostolic Chamber for 6000 crowns.
Arnulf of this ancient castle are still substantial remains of the fortress, having virtually intact city walls and castles.
Interior of the country in the medieval city complex fit Renaissance works of the late sixteenth century due to the illustrious family Cesi.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17142 W: 130 N: 35479] (195822)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-01-02
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-01-04 5:46
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