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Castle of Loreto - Todi (PG)
The name probably derives from the presence of laurel woods. The place was inhabited since Roman times, as evidenced by two votive bronzes from the III and II centuries BC, found there. The position of the castle made it an important guard post, which was continually guarded by groups of sentries.
The chroniclers say that Loreto is a Santa Lorenza, to whom the bishop Terenziano appeared in order to entrust her with a relic of his glorified body, forty-two years earlier, from the palm of martyrdom.
The castle is equipped with a sturdy tower with mighty stone walls, inside which one can admire a large room with an ancient fireplace. The small settlement is today quite well preserved and well restored.
In addition to the Church of San Lorenzo there was one dedicated to St. John, already destroyed in the eighteenth century, perhaps stood in the farm that today bears the same name.

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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16634 W: 130 N: 34364] (191219)
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