SORIANO NEL CIMINO TOURIST PORTAL
SORIANO NEL CIMINO TOURIST PORTAL

SAINT EUTIZIO’S

SAINT EUTIZIO’S

The district of Saint Eutizio which was named after the christian martyr Eutizio from Ferento, beheaded during Diocletian’s persecution (285-305), is situated at about 5 km from the village. Surrounded by several archeological ruins tracing back to different ages, it keeps its core in the sanctuary dedicated to the Saint and the Passionist fathers’ convent. The district, besides the christian monuments – the catacombs and the sanctuary – keeps the trace of an ancient settlement, certainly already existing at the times of Saint’s evangelization of the district, who lived up to the Middle Ages. This settlement expanded into a vast area. Many caves, in fact, are scattered up north to Saint Eutizio’s sanctuary hill, reaching down south to the villages of Valle Santa, Pian di Vignale, Selva Spianata and Selva del Grosso. But the most interesting site is located north of Saint Eutizio’s district: here stand tenths of aligned hypogeal constructions, in overlapping rows, long the perimeter of three tuff hills of different size, cut out in the shape of degrading terraces. Few other wall and mosaic pavement remains belonging to Roman buildings, column fragments and similar, can ultimately be found scattered around the countryside surrounding the same district.