BOMINACO

Momenaco, was the ancient name that Benedictines monks of the abbey of Farfa in Sabina gave to this place building up the first religious building on the ruins of a pagan temple. Anciently Bominaco, was instead the scene of the martyrdom of Saint Pellegrino (III-IV) who came to Italy from Syria in order to preach the Christianity.
In 1093 abbey passed for donation to the diocese of Valva.
In 1254 Castle of Bominaco, with the castles of the valley, participated to the foundation of the new city of Aquila, wanted by king Federico II of Svevia. Subsequently it became part of the fights for the dominion between Angioini and Aragonesi ending to be destroyed by Braccio Fortebraccio da Montone (1423). Fortunately for the art, during this devastation were saved the pearls of Bominaco: the church of S. Maria Assunta (XI-XII sec.), rightly considered one of the maximum expressions of the Romanesque in the region, and the oratory of S.Pellegrino (reconstructed in 1263), that it keeps splendid frescoes representing episodes of the Old and New Testament, and a cycle of the Passion. This last church seems to be constructed in obedience of Carlo Magno's wishes, that here stopped around year 800 having in dream the apparition of the Saint, during its invasion of Italy.
The Abbey was closed in 1754 with a papal bull of abolition.
Worthy of visiting in Bominaco also the Castle (XIII sec.) with the tower of sight (XV sec.) constructed to defense the village by the Fioravanti, family that distinguished itself in the defense of Bominaco from besiege of Fortebraccio and that obtained for this by Pope Martino V the patronage on the abbey of Bominaco.

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