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Castel Viscardo is situated at an altitude of 507 m in the Paglia Valley and it lies 13 Km from Orvieto. Castel Viscardo has origins going back to the 13th Century, when Guiscardo from Pietrasanta, grandson of Urbano IV, began the construction of the castle. A suggestive legend is associated right on the castle: the legend of the "dama bianca", a noblewoman to whom the castle belonged, who still wanders around in the rooms during the nights of a full moon. Of note, the parish Church, within which one can admire an ivory crucifix, which was donated, by the King of the Sun, Luigi XIV, to an Apostolic Delegate of the Spada family, and a flag of a Turkish ship, which was a war prize of an expedition of another member of the Spada family.
Of particular interest are the old kilns right outside the Castel Viscardo, one of the few places where hand-made bricks and tiles are still produced. By its very nature this production is limited and the products are in great demand. Of the four hamlets which belong to the commune, Monterubiaglio and Viceno both grew up around medieval fortresses. The other hamlets are Le Prese and Pianolungo.
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