Comune

Poggio Bustone

Poggio Bustone, (Rieti)
Poggio Bustone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Latium, located about 70 kilometres (43 miles) northeast of Rome and about 11 kilometres (7 mi) north of Rieti.Poggio Bustone borders the following municipalities: Cantalice, Leonessa, Rieti, Rivodutri.St. FrancisSt Francis of Assisi went to Poggio Bustone in 1208 and reputedly greeted the villagers by saying "buon giorno buona gente" (good morning good people) . A gothic arch named "buon giorno" can be found in the village commemorating this event.In the oldest section of the Franciscan monastery of Poggio Bustone, a room can be found where St. Francis stayed. On the mountainside above the village are seven small chapels containing, by tradition, impressions of objects relating to St. Francis, such as his knee. This path culminates with the small church Sacro Speco where St. Francis received forgiveness for his sins from the Archangel Gabriel.PeopleAttilio Piccioni (1892–1976), Italian politicianLucio Battisti (1943–1998), Italian singer and songwriterTwin towns San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy, since 2009References

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