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Castel di Ieri

Castel di Ieri: The mysterious Fata Minuccia.

With Valentina Di Cesare

Valentina Di Cesare

Of the strange case that connects  Tempio Italico to Fata Minuccia.

On may 1987  out in the country along the road that goes from Castel di Ieri to Goriano Sicoli a few men where excavating in order to build a craft shed. All of the sudden they found a treasure. They found remains of a sanctuary  probably devoted to Angizia: the godness adored by the Marsi, the Peligni and other Osco-Umbrian peoples and associated with the cult of snakes. No one knew about it. Not even an ancient memory about possible remains.

People from Castel di Ieri and the whole Valle Subequana where really excited about it.

But not so much the old ladies of the villages. They knew something about Fata Minuccia and her powers.

My Great GranMa told me everything. And I'll be glad to tell you about it. I'll tell you all the stories about Castel di Ieri an important town during both Italic and Roman period,  and the Middle Ages.

We'll walk up and down the village, visit Elsa Morante's house, chat with local people and then reach the Tempio Italico to discover more about Angizia Godness and the Fata Minuccia. And we won't forget to visit the country church of Madonna del Soccorso and of Madonna di Pietrabona. All of them maybe linked to Fata Minuccia.

And finally we'll have a rest and a nice lunch at the little restaurant of the village. Lisa, the owner, will prepare for us dishes  based on typical products among which there are truffles. And may be she will share her own story about Fata Minuccia.

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  • What's Included

    Storytelling along the village and the Tempio Italico.
  • What's not Included

    Everything is not explicitly mentioned in what's included. Lunch (about 20, 00euros per person) is not included in the price.
  • Good to know

    The story will lead us to walk around the village and along the field close to the Tempio Italico.

    So I suggest you to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Moreover don't forget water, hat, and camera to take unforgettable pictures.

    Kids below 10 don't pay!


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  • Meeting Point

    Castel di Ieri (AQ) - Piazza della Chiesa.
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€15.00 per person

up to 10 people for 0004.00 Hour/s

Child age is 08 years


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€150.00 flat rate

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