There are various theories about the origin of the name "Valleluce". The most accredited, attributes the name to the Latin "Vallis Luci" or Wooded Valley. Valleluce is a fascinating place and a place of great historical and environmental interest. It was in fact, home to noble Roman patricians who gave life to the construction of the famous Roman Aqueduct, the remains of which are still visible. It was also home to five Great Saints that while living here performed significant religious works and miracles.
The new Valleluce website aims to add value to our town, giving everyone the opportunity to discover it's historical-religious and scenic wonders, as well as the culinary, cultural and religious events that take place here every year (The Panemmollo Festival, Saint Michael fest and the famous nativity scenes built in ancient outdoor brick ovens).
Here’s how we divided the site.
Special thanks to Benedetto D’Agostino, owner and creator of the original website, who allowed us to continue and improve his work. Special thanks to Sabatino Di Cicco for giving us documents and various sources. We also thank the architect Giancarlo Di Mambro for giving us the projects, plans and sections of the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel.