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Temple of Clitumnus - River God and Romans

Temple of Clitumnus - River God and Romans

The Temple of Clitumnus near Trevi, Italy lies about 10 minutes from our home!

The Temple of Clitumnus near Trevi, Italy lies about 10 minutes from our home!

What better way to begin my blog about life here in Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy, than to show you the Temple of Clitumnus which lies a short distance from our home here in Foligno! Consider that this temple was a destination for Romans (emperors as well as commoners) who sought council from the oracles there and worshiped the river god. Inside on the rear apse walls of the temple are the faded traces of two eighth-century frescoes of Jesus and St. Peter and St. Paul. These are the oldest frescoes in Umbria.

Ancient fresco inside the temple.

Ancient fresco inside the temple.

In 2011 the temple became an official UNESCO World Heritage Site!

A Day of Spectacular Churches in Rome

A Day of Spectacular Churches in Rome