The ancient castle of Capitone, residence of the homonymous family, because of its strategic position on the border was always contested by Narni and Amelia.

The ancient castle of the Capitone family.

The town, located on a hill, still shows its medieval defensive system with walls, towers that tell the pride and the will for independence that made it a municipality until 1875.

Ingresso al castello di Capitone con la torre di difesa

The history of the castle.

We don’t have reliable info on the origins of Capitone.

A first historical document tells about a “Capitone found” between the goods given in 1036 to the abbot Pietro of Sant’Angelo in Massa into the Farfa Abbey. 

The existence of the Church of Sant’Andrea Apostolo – patron of the village still celebrated in late July – has been certified since 1192.

Among the most important historical documents is the act of submission to Narni of February 3, 1277. 

It is dating in the same period even the Church of Madonna delle Sbarre outside the walls.

What to see in Capitone and around.

The 13th century double-arched entrance door is one of the oldest structures of the first castle. Inside the city walls there are 14th and 15th century buildings.

In the heart of the old town stands the Church of Sant’Adrea Apostolo with its high bell tower.

Outside the city walls, near the cemetery, there is the small Church of Sant’Angelo with a portal dated 1484. Inside a beautiful Madonna and Child of the fourteenth century that some attribute to Pier Matteo d’Amelia.

Just outside the historic center there is a watchtower now inserted in the structures of a farm, then the Church of Madonna delle Sbarre.

The road that continues towards Narni offers a beautiful view of the city and the whole valley.

Capitone

Address

Capitone – 05035, Narni

The village of Capitone can be visited by foot

Where to park

It is advisable to park near the main entrance of the castle.

 

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Discover with us the places of interest near Capitone.

Or discover the points of interest of Narni and of its territory:

Fontana di Piazza Garibaldi di Narni, sullo sfondo la torre civica con l'orologio e l'entrata laterale della Cattedrale di San Giovenale
City of Narni

Piazza Garibaldi

Piazza Garibaldi (Garibaldi Square) was once called Lake Square or Lacus square because of a large cistern used during the Middle Ages to provide water

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Comune di Narni

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