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Pupaggi Castle - Sellano (PG)
It rises on a plateau on the eastern side of the Via della Spina, in correspondence with the watershed between the territory of the Menotre and the Valle Umbra with the south-eastern one of the Valnerina, of which it is a morphologically and historically part. The Via della Spina was the trans-Apennine connection that had primary importance, before the construction of the Via Flaminia in the 2nd century BC. This street was a spectator, among other things, of the passage of Hannibal's troops during the Second Punic War.
The inhabited area of ​​Pupaggi developed during the fourteenth century as a villa built on the plateau of the same name around a pre-existing medieval nucleus, consisting of the church of San Sebastiano and a dovecote tower, probably dating back to the previous century.
In 1611 there were 125 inhabitants, reduced to 72 in 1713, today (2021) about 50 people live there permanently.
The houses expand around a large central clearing, which overlooks the public wash house, the Church of San Sebastiano and a building divided into several buildings, including the dovecote tower leaning against an arch. The tower has the particularity of being equipped, at the corners, with overturned terracotta vases with the function of preventing predatory animals from climbing up to the pigeon house.
The presence of some architectural elements suggests that the building, now used for hospitality activities, corresponds to the ancient fortified nucleus of the town.
Downstream from the built-up area are the remains of the Church of the Madonna della Ginestra.
The Pupaggi area, due to its natural beauty, is part of a Site of Community Interest.

Curiosity
According to legend, the name of Pupaggi was born in memory of the noble and beautiful Pupa, a young local girl. The woman was so beautiful that the noble feudal lords of the neighboring areas waged bloody struggles to conquer her. However, the Lady's true love was hidden from the inhabitants inside the highest tower, so as to protect their love story forever. The bloody clashes are still told between myth and legend, by the old shepherds of the place.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19331 W: 130 N: 40888] (216959)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2021-11-01
  • Exposure: f/0.7, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-11-01 5:01
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