Atina Val Di Comino Italy

The District of Il Colle in Atina

Outside of the old town, and a little downhill and below Atina’s cemetery, is the district known as Il Colle. In ancient times a Roman settlement was built on a the small hill  of Santa Croce (430 m). In later years the hill took on the name of Santa Croce, from the large cross that once stood there. In the early 1700’s a little octagonal church, of the same name, was built there and can still be seen today.

View of the Il Colle District of Atina Italy
Santa Croce in the district of Il Colle Atina Italy
Il Colle in the mist in the Val di Comino in Atina Italy
 © Brigida Varley
The Il Colle District of Atina Italy
The Il Colle District of Atina Italy
A View of Il Colle in Atina in Italy
Santa Croce in the district of Il Colle Atina Italy
Santa Croce in the district of Il Colle Atina Italy

The Houses and Narrow Alleys of Il Colle

Church of Santa CroceIl Colle Atina Italy
House in the Il Colle district of Atina Italy
House in the Il Colle district of Atina Italy
Alley in the Il Colle district of Atina Italy
Balcony in the Il Colle district of Atina Italy
Alley in the Il Colle district of Atina Italy
Old Door in the Il Colle District of Atina Italy
House in the Il Colle district of Atina Italy
House in the Il Colle district of Atina Italy
Old Doorway in Il Colle Atina Italy
Door in Il Colle Atina Italy
Door in Il Colle Atina Italy
Old House in the Il Colle district of Atina Italy
Shrine in the Il Colle district of Atina Italy
Old Street in Il Colle Atina Italy
Il Colle District of Atina Italy
House in the Il Colle district of Atina Italy

Via Sferracavalli Near Il Colle

Via Sferracavalli in the Il Colle District of Atina Italy
Via Sferracavalli in the Il Colle District of Atina Italy
Via Sferracavalli in the Il Colle District of Atina Italy

Close-by along the Via Sferracavalli is the church of San Pietro, an ancient tract of Roman road and the remains of some ancient polygonal walls.

Views From Il Colle

View of Atina From Il Colle Italy
A View of the old town of Atina in Italy from Il Colle
View of Ponte Melfa From Il Colle Atina Italy
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Photos have been accredited to the photographer / owner.

All other photos I have taken myself –  © Louise Shapcott