at the end of the IX century a Roman nobleman named Arrone settled in Valnerina, in Umbria, and s'impossessò one of rocky promontories that there they raised
 
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The castle on river Nera
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Village of Arrone
Municipality of Arrone

Province of Terni
Umbria Region

Population: 2.747
Altitude centre: 243 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città dell'olio

Protected natural areas:
River Nera Park

Municipality of Arrone
Via della Resistenza 2 - Arrone (TR)
Tel. +39 0744 387611

the first nucleus of the village of Arrone corresponds exactly to the Castle was built by a Roman nobleman who wore the same name, at the end of the IX century. The fief of the noble family of the Arroni came later to extend from Papigno to S. Pietro in Valle, from Miranda to Labbro from Piediluco to Melaci and Polino. The Arrone were linked to the Dukes of Spoleto, whose domination ended in 1198.

At the beginning of the thirteenth century the Arroni progressively lost lands, autonomy and prestige in favor of the new town of Spoleto, you assoggettarono in 1229. The men of Arrone, then, in 1315, riscattarono all the communal territory by the ancient lords and in 1347 it became in common. In 1542 the inhabitants you gave a statute and became leaders of the revolt of the low Valnerina against the feudal system of Spoleto (XVII-XVIII century). Arrone was sacked by the Lanzichenecchi in 1527 and by the French in 1799.

Of great interest is the castle of Arrone, the highest part of the town which preserves the medieval urban systems, with the walls and the picturesque alleyways. Certainly deserve a visit the Civic Tower, the Tower 'dhe Olivi', the fourteenth-century church of San Giovanni Battista with frescoes of the Umbrian school, the sixteenth-century collegiate church of Santa Maria and the former convent of San Francesco. In the nearby hamlet of Casteldilago are significant to the Church of San Nicola, with frescoes by Giovanni di Pietro, said 'The Spain', or a pupil of his, and the Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Round Rock.

The closeness of the country to the river Nera has allowed the occurrence of numerous manifestations attached to it which races of descent in canoe, watercrafts homebuilt etc., which are held throughout the summer. Not to be missed in Arrone even the festivities in honor of the Patron Saint Giovanni Battista (24 June) during which there is the "Sagra dell'acqua cotta" at the center of the canoistico and during the Christmas period, the representation of a living nativity scene at the ancient castle.

Video by Massimiliano Proietti

Other destinations nearby

Labro
Labro
The village of Labro is located in Lazio and dominates from another Piediluco Lake.
Rieti - 6.98 KM from Arrone
Greccio
Greccio
In 1223 San Francesco chose the village of Greccio, in Lazio Region, to relive the birth of Jesus.
Rieti - 15.51 KM from Arrone
Vallo di Nera
Vallo di Nera
The pastors of Vallo di Nera are the ancient and famous, depositaries of the oral tradition of the Valnerina.
Perugia - 20.59 KM from Arrone
Narni
Narni
The village of Narni is located in Umbria on the last offshoots of the Mounts Sabini.
Terni - 21.79 KM from Arrone
Cascia
Cascia
The village of Cascia, where St. Rita was born, is located in Umbria, at the border with the Lazio Region.
Perugia - 25.09 KM from Arrone
Massa Martana
Massa Martana
Massa Martana is an ancient medieval village, which returned to its ancient splendour thanks to the restoration work carried out after the earthquake in 1997.
Perugia - 29.28 KM from Arrone

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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