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Ruscio is located in Italy
Location of Ruscio in Italy
Coordinates: 42°39′N 12°57′E / 42.650°N 12.950°E / 42.650; 12.950Coordinates: 42°39′N 12°57′E / 42.650°N 12.950°E / 42.650; 12.950
Country  Italy
Region Umbria
Province Perugia
Comune Monteleone di Spoleto
Elevation 786 m (2,579 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 126
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Ruscio is a village of east central Umbria, a small Frazione ('Fraction') of Monteleone di Spoleto, located at 42°38N 12°58E in the upper valley of the Corno River at about 900 metres (2953 ft) above sea-level. It is 2 km SE of Monteleone and 11 km (7 mi) N of Leonessa. Its population is estimated at about 200.

Monteleone di Spoleto is the village where a celebrated Etruscan chariot was found, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The village and its immediate vicinity also have several Romanesque churches, some Roman remains, and the Bronze Age site, apparently a religious sanctuary, of Forma Cavaliera.

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(Incorporates text from Bill Thayer's Gazetteer of Italy, by permission.)