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Temple of Clitumnus
Tempietto del Clitunno
Pliny the Younger
Via Flamina
Grand Tour
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Pissignano - Tempietto del Clitunno

Pissignano - Tempietto del Clitunno
The "Tempietto del Clitunno" (= "Temple of Clitumnus") is a small church that sits along the banks of the Clitunno, just about 1km north of the source of the river.

In Roman times this was a shrine dedicated to the river god Clitumnus, built along the Via Flaminia. It was described by Pliny the Younger and Virgil.

It was converted into a paleochristian church, later dedicated to San Salvatore, altered and rebuilt many times with spolia from the many nearby Roman ruins.

To see the Tempietto del Clitunno was part of the "Grand Tour" in the 18th century, even Johann Wolfgang Goethe has been here.

Since 2011, the Tempietto del Clitunno is listed as a "Lombards in Italy: placesof power" which makes a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, just as Saint Salvatore in Spoleto.

I was here on a monday, when the Tempietto del Clitunno is closed.

Jordi Bort has particularly liked this photo

Jordi Bort
Jordi Bort
Beautiful capture! Thanks for sharing.
2 years ago.