and the territory of Spoleto
Just 7 km from the city of Spoleto, a place to rediscover yourself.
The name derives from the Latin term lucus, meaning Wood sacred to Jupiter, testifying to the religious importance of this place since ancient times. A walk in the Sacred Wood, surrounded by centenary oaks, will take you away from the modern world and a visit to the Franciscan Monastery will immerse you in the history of this place.
Monteluco has always been a special place and the people of Spoleto (but not only them) have paid particular attention in every century to this limestone promontory thickly covered with large evergreen trees.
Phisically separated from the town by the big incision of the Torrent Tessino, but reconnected to it by that extraordinary manu fact that is the Bridge of the Towers, during the centuries, the mount has had a history closely correlative to the history of men.
We know that in antiquity the inhabitants of Spoleto had populated it with their divinities (the lucus was the sacred wood) and it’s probable that particular prescriptions for the access and the conservation of the wood where already in current use.