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Roccalvecce

The origins of the Alchemic Village date, in all probability, to Etruscan times, given the quantity of finds from this era recovered in the area.
Some traces found in the foundations of the castle testify to the period when it became a Roman castrum.
In the late Middle Ages, like other castles in the area, it passed into the hands of various lords, the most famous of whom was Pontius, a condottiere under the orders of the noble Monaldeschi family of Bagnorea.
From the hands of the very powerful Gatti, in 1498, it ended up in those of the Colonna family, but not for its entirety: one-sixth was entrusted to Francesco Chigi, whose family that retained ownership for almost a hundred and fifty years. In 1642, in fact, ownership of the entire castle returned to concentrate in the hands of a single family, the Costaguti. From that time and to this day the family has provided care not only for the castle, but for the entire village, which has known an uninterrupted period of peace, except for the well-known world events.

Places to visit

Church of St. Michele Arcangelo

Church of St. Michele Arcangelo

The delightful little church of Sant'Angelo di Roccalvecce, also commissioned by the Marchesi Costaguti, creates a small oasis, of peace and spiritual contemplation, in the center of the phantasmagorical and wondrous Fairyland. Singular detail, the portico facing the...

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The village of fairy tales

The village of fairy tales

all those who question the existence of magic have never set foot in Sant'Angelo di Roccalvecce. A walk among the dozens of fairy tale-themed murals will bring even the most grumpy and recalcitrant adult back to the time of his childhood At the sight of Alice, Little...

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Costaguti Castle

Costaguti Castle

Roccalvecce Castle has been in the Costaguti family estate since they acquired it back in 1685 as a holiday residence. A family of bankers, originally from Genova, it obtained noble dignity thanks to Pope Innocent X, who awarded the head of the family the coveted and...

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Rocca del “vecio”

Rocca del “vecio”

in the heart of the Tevere valley, lying on a tuffaceous cliff, Roccalvecce seems as if set in amber. The overhangs and dense forests, which surround and protect it on three sides, have helped create a time bubble in which artistic and architectural treasures have...

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Sant’Angelo di Roccalvecce

Sant’Angelo di Roccalvecce

Sant'Angelo di Roccalvecce was a small agricultural village similar to many others in Italy, until in 2017 the Acas association decided not to resign itself to its progressive degradation and to do something revolutionary about it. A group of people in love with their...

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