Configni

How to get

  • by public transportation, get of at Poggio Mirteto Scalo train station on the railway line FL 1 Fiumicino- Orte, and then by COTRAL Bus you can get to Configni. We strongly suggest you check the website www.cotralspa.it

  • by car, take highway A1 until Ponzano-Soratte exit, keep driving on the straight road leading to Stimigliano Scalo (around 3km). Then turn right and take SP Sabina for around 6,5 km and at the crossroads with Galantina turn left and for around 1,5 km drive on the road to Configni.

Useful numbers

Municipality: 0746.672208

Pharmacy: Via Allorta snc

Post code: Via della Passeggiata 6  tel:  0746.66225

Carabinieri: Via della Fontana 2  tel: 0746 672226

Historical overview

Several findings such as a prehistoric axe, ceramic pieces and many other tools are the clear proof of an ancient human presence in the territory. Configni’s Castle was built in IX century and, as its name shows, it is situated on the border between Sabina’s territory and Narni. The first document concerning it is dated back to 1027 when it was donated to Farfa. In the first years of XIII century its Castle was under the control of Narni’s Municipality. Pope Bonifacio IX divided Configni’s territory and named a monk Andrea Tomacelli its feudal Lord. Later the Papacy decided to concede the lands and the Castles of Configni and Lugnola passed to the Orsini family, then to the archbishop of Tarano and at the end to the Cesi family. Years later all the properties were returned to the Orsini family. In the first years of XVIII century Spoleto’s Government took it, and many years later in 1847 it fell under Magliano’s domination. The name Lugnola (Lungula) appears on a document for the first time in 1036, related to the name finis that made the researchers think about an enforced village on the area of the ancient Fundus Albaneta. In 1261 Lugnola’s inhabitants had conflicts with Calvi’s population about a territorial dispute. Narni’s Municipality strongly supported Lugnola. From that time on Lugnola’s events are interrelated with Configni.

Did you know?

Completely immersed in the forest you must visit the small grotto Rottaccia, full of history and tales still alive in the inhabitants’ memory.  An old legend tells this mysterious grotto was used to expiate sins, some say that it was a refuge for bandits or for evil presences.

In spite of the terror that everyone had on entering, it was used as protection by people from the 7th of April until the 13th of June 1944, day of liberation of Sabina’s territory by Allies.

Places of interest

The residential area is situated on the slope of the Cosce Mountain (at 692 above sea level) and it offers a stunning view of the Aia torrent. The area offers hiking paths for nature lovers and open air sport lovers.

The Assunta Church (XV-XVI century) hosts a wooden panel 8x9 mt decorated with pure gold. A large painting from the Sabin school with S.Candido and S. Gregorio stands out. 

Pass St. Sebastiano Church and begin the steep climb up the alley that leads to Falesia where sporty people can enjoy a climbing wall.

Walking North you will find karst caves Rottaccia, Camorco, Pozzo di Miesole and Casitti, old ruins of an ancient castle that dominate the view as far as Amiata Mountain.

On the top of the Cosce Mountain (1.114 m), you can enjoy an amazing view of Tiber Valley and go paragliding.

Out of the city center we also suggest visiting Madonna della Neve, St. Gregorio Magno Churche and the ancient Lugnola Church dedicated to St. Cassiano.

Nature tours

Associazione Rinascita:  email:proloco.rinascita@libero.it

Exscursion on Monte Cosce: CAI Sottosezione Valle Gemini di Poggio Mirteto (Ri) - tel: 3400703695  339 2213075

Speleological visits:  G. S. S. www.gruppospeleologicosabino.it - tel: 333 156 1371

Typical products

  • Extra Virgin Oil
  • Mushroom