From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Spoleto-Veduta notturna della Valle spoletana.JPG

Monteluco is a frazione (borough) of the comune of Spoleto, in Umbria, central Italy. Having a population of just 27[citation needed], it is located on a limestone mountain covered by woods, at 780 meters over the sea level.

The name derives from the Latin lucus, meaning a wood sacred to Jupiter. At the entrance of the wood was found a stone copy of the Lex luci spoletina, written in Old Latin and dating to the 3rd century BC. St. Francis of Assisi lived here for a short period in 1218.

Sights include:

  • Convent of St. Francis (13th century)
  • Romanesque church of St. Peter (5th century), in Romanesque style
  • Church of St. Julian (12th century), in Romanesque style, built over a pre-existing 6th century. The interior is on a nave and two aisles, with semicircular apses and a crypt
  • Grottoes of the Hermits

Coordinates: 42°43′22″N 12°45′11″E / 42.72278°N 12.75306°E / 42.72278; 12.75306