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Piedipaterno is part of the municipality of Vallo di Nera, in the province of Perugia, about 100 inhabitants, and is home to the town hall. It is situated 3 km from Vallo di Nera, the center that gives its name to the municipality, is at an altitude of 333 m above sea level.
The name of "Paterno" and "Footer" word witnessed by sec. XIV, contracted form of "foot", indicating generically "the bottom".
Some archaeological finds testify to the Roman presence in this area in 1876 was discovered an inscription of the late Republican gens Rufria and a similar one could be seen in the bell tower of the church of San Sebastiano, in 1991 have unearthed a tomb from the Roman period and fragments clay.
The current settlement that puts the old center in a rocky outcrop, was built originally as a villa transit then developed as commercial village overlooking the castle of Paterno, near one of the few places to cross the Black River. The village has developed and gained its own independence after the decline of the castle above Paterno following the armed uprising of the castles of the Val di Narco against Spoleto, 1522-1523.
Already an independent town, joined by a Meggiano 03.18.1861, from 10.08.1880 Piedipaterno called the Star was then merged, from 13.5.1881, in the municipality, keeping the seat of the municipality, there already transferred from 1872.
To properly read the structure of the place it should be noted that the viability of the valley was formerly non-existent and the village was accessible only by overlying castles Meggiano, Paterno and Geppa.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17815 W: 130 N: 37485] (203916)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-01-29
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/4, 1/60 segundos
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  • Date Submitted: 2015-06-18 10:09
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