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Spigno Saturnia

 

 

The town of Spigno takes its name from two types of thorny trees which thrive on its terrain - the hawthorn and the wild plum. Their spiky branches, spignesi, were traditionally used to reinforce fences or pens.  

 

Following the Unification of Italy the town had “Saturnia”, an ancient poetic name of Italy, attached to its name, so as to distinguish it from other towns which bore the same name. The town’s Patron Saint is San Giovanni Battista.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The hilly mountainous, limestone terrain forms a part of the Aurunci Natural Park.  

 

It includes the tall mountain peaks of Monte Petrella  (1533 metres), Monte San Angelo (1404 metres), Monte Forte (1321 metres) and Mount Strampaduro.  There are many paths through the park which is popular with hikers and mountain bikers.   

 

There are several underground rivers and reservoirs in the area, particularly at  Capodacqua.

 

 

 

 

 

The ingenious Romans tapped into these water supplies and built an impressive aqueduct was built, during the reign of Emperor Vespasiano, which served the town of Minturnae.

 

Local shepherds formed some early settlements at Campovivo, Campola, St. John Aracoeli, Casarini, Colle di Teti. Near Campovivo are the remains of an ancient polygonal wall.
 

Spigno is made up of two main districts, Spigno Saturnia Superiore and Spigno Saturnia Inferiore.

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Minturno

SS Cosma e Damiano

Castelforte

Suio Terme

Fondi

Monte San Biagio

Lenola

Pastena

Pico

Campodimele

Terracina

San Felice Circeo

Sabaudia

Sonnino

Priverno

Fossanova

Sermoneta

Sezze

Ninfa

Norma

Anzio & Nettuno

Pontine Islands

Cassino & Montecassino

Caserta

Atina, & Val di Comino

 

 

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