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Caves of Quadratini and Finestroni - Vallerano (VT)
The two caves are located just on the edge of the town of Vallerano.
Along the path that leads to the first cave there are some underground rooms, now used mostly as a storage room and, in the recent past as animal shelters and stables, the genesis and original use are unknown.
The Grotta dei Quadratini is characterized by internal walls pierced by more or less square niches, in fact it is a beautiful columbarium, a type of structure quite frequent in Tuscia.
Even the period of construction and the first destinations of use of this underground environment are ignored, it was almost certainly used for the breeding of pigeons, an activity that, in the Middle Ages, constituted an important resource, both as a source of precious animal proteins, and for guano, used as a fertilizer.
To learn more https://www.iluoghidelsilenzio.it/grotte-dei-quadratini.../

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19864 W: 130 N: 42008] (221493)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2020-01-10
  • Exposición: f/0.1, 30 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2022-03-17 2:25
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