The origin of Castrum Flastrae dates back to the eleventh century: it had an area of 21,000 square meters, solid walls with towers and inside them the tower. The inhabitants of the valley took refuge here during the barbarian invasions. In 1259 the castle was bought by the family Magalotti, Earls of the castles scattered throughout the territory. Later it was ruled by the Da Varano, then by the Sforza and then back to the Da Varano until 1447 when it came to the Church. The river Fiastra was later called Fiastrone to the impetuosity of its waters in spring and winter. Today it is a spread municipality, based in Trebbio (732 mt above sea level), which includes various castles of great landscape value between mountains and forests on the banks of the lake. Fiastra is located inside the National Park of Monti Sibillini. The Park Visitor Center houses the Museum of Suede and throughout the year it is in charge of environmental education for schools and adult groups. Near Fiastra and the lake there are many possible excursions to discover the natural beauty of the place, like the one to the Gorges of Fiastrone.
The visitThe Parish Church of St. Paul the Apostle was built in the XI century in Romanesque style. Inside you will find, among other things, a painting of the Conversion of St. Paul by Bacicccia, an artist from Genoa, one of the major painters of Baroque, and a wooden statue of Madonna with Child in the Abruzzo region art style. The bell of the church was rebuilt in 1914 on the rests of the tower of the ancient Castrum. In the Town Hall you can see an archaeological collection of prehistoric artifacts (from the Paleolithic to the Eneolithic) found along the shores of Fiastra Lake in periods of fluctuations of the waters. In Fiegni place there is the Sanctuary of St. Ugolino. It has a great artistic value especially for the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries paintings in the central nave through which it is possible to trace the history of the local church and the life of the Blessed Ugolino, Franciscan hermit.
Do not missLake Fistra (640 m above sea level) is a artificial basin built in the 50's following the damming of the river Fiastrone and the construction of the 85 meters high dam. Today it is popular for waterskiing and fishing, especially trouts and for summer bathing season. On the south-east bank it has grown the modern town of St. Lorenzo to the Lake around the Church of St. Lorenzo dating back to the XI-XII in which you can find frescos of the thirteenth-century as well as ones of the school of Camerino. From the little beach of St. Lorenzo to Lake starts an easy path where you can enjoy great views and reach quiet coves near the lake.
Municipality of Fiastra
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