Let’s start this journey from Eggi, one of the many villages that you can find along more than 40 kilometers of olive groves of the “Fascia Olivata Spoleto – Assisi”
Born during the Roman Age, this fortified village begins to take on its current configuration from XIV century, by the construction of the homonymous Castle, that has got the characteristic triangular shape of many fortifications built on slopes. Thanks to its position among the Valnerina and the Umbrian Valley, since XV century this village had a long period of richness, which brought to a halt the expansion of the residential area beyond the walls and it has repercussions on an artistic level, in decorations of its places of worship.
The first one you’ll meet, to the front door of the Castle, it is the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel: despite the works that many times modified the building, inside it you can admire the frescoes by the anonymous “Master of Eggi”. Going away from the old town, you’ll find the Church of Our Lady of Grace, which behind the poverty of its structure it hides several rich frescoes, representing the Virgin and they were realized by the school of Giovanni di Pietro, called “Lo Spagna”. Among these ones a singular Virgin on horseback, by the Master in person. Finally, a few hundred meters, you’ll meet the Church of Saint John the Baptist, where it can be recognized the hand of the Spagna into the frescoes that embellish the apse.