Valleluce was originally built in the 1st century A.D. as a “Pagus”, a rural territorial outposts of the Roman city of Casinum. The Pagus Valli Luci was composed of differents Vicus, or houses with farmland that flanked the villa of the Magister, a roman nobleman who held the job of local administrator. In addition to agriculture and farming, the Pagus was also a place where pagan rituals and festivals of pagan cult were held. A Roman aqueduct was built around 50 A.D. beginning at a location now called “Campo”. It was definitely a work commissioned by one of the noble families who lived in the Pagus of Vallis Luci.
During excavation in recent years, some archaeological remains of that era have been unearthed, including some trunks of granite columns, a Corinthian column top and some stones deemed part of a sacrificial altar. Also unearthed, a bronze coin depicting “Faustina Minor” dating back to the second century A.D. The same coin was used during the times of Emperor “Marcus Aurelius”. To this list we must also add the Corinthian columns that support the apse of Saint Michael statue (concave domed recessed area) near the altar of the local Church.