RASIGLIA, THE LITTLE VENICE OF UMBRIA
Rasiglia, called the little Venice of Umbria, is a village set 600 meters high, about 20 km from Bevagna, which shines thanks to the beauty of its streams.
Visiting Rasiglia you will find an intertwining of alleys, pretty bridges and spring water ways, overlooked by stone buildings that were once mills, woolen mills, dyeing plants for the processing of fine fabrics.
Originally from the 12th century, Rasiglia is crossed by the Capovena spring which is located at the top of the town, not far from the remains of the castle built by the Trinci family.
In the first half of the seventeenth century, the village saw an important development of the shops and craft activities related to the processing of fabrics. A growth that stopped in the first half of the twentieth century, when the wool mills moved to nearby Foligno.
The 1997 earthquake further contributed to the depopulation of the village, which today has just over sixty inhabitants.
After a few decades of almost total abandonment, the small village is reborn and, thanks to tourism, Rasiglia is establishing itself as “the village of wonders”.
Two very important events are held every year:
– Penelope in Rasiglia (usually in June), dedicated to the ancient processing of fabrics
– the living nativity scene, on the occasion of the Christmas holidays