According to tradition the ancient Roman town of Lubacaria was destroyed by Alarico, king of the Goths. Subsequenty, a new town was rebuilt on the nearby hill above the Metaura where Piagge stands today. What remains of the ancient castle are the castle walls, the clock tower and the mysterious but fascinating “tomba ipogea” (underground tomb) hollowed out from tuff and which leads to an underground tomb-like structure which could have been a heremetic cave or place of refuge. The perfectly symmetrical structure, the geometric decorations in relief on the vaults and walls even suggest a place of chivalric initiation rites or occult rituals.

Some country houses remain in the bright countryside that have preserved the characteristic architectural features of the 19th and 20th century farmhouse.



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