Query: middle age
Rock Sanctuary of San Michele 10/07/2013
This holy place, much revered in the Middle Ages, was probaly dedicated in pre-Christian times to the cult of the mysterious goddess Vacuna. Vacuna was a divinity worshipped by the ancient Sabines as protectress of crops and forests. In the early Medieval period this pagan cult was replaced by Christianity. The cave was in fact consecrated to Saint Michael the Archangel, whose cult spread in south central Italy in the Longobard period.
The medieval village of Moricone 10/07/2013
Moricone, with its terraced houses and steep narrow streets, is in the park of Monti Lucretili. The entire village, dominated by the 12th century castle known as The Rock maintains a medieval aspect that survives to this day: narrow, winding streets, steep staircases, small stone houses, ancient courtyards