Ferentillo: art, culture, sports and adventure
Over the years, the built-up area expanded in the valley, though the two initial boroughs are still recognisable. A favourite with sports tourism enthusiasts, the town is part of the Nera River Park.
Crossing the main road and river Nera, you will come to the second borough, Precetto. Do not miss the church of Santo Stefano in the higher part of the town, which was built on two different levels. The lower one dates back to the 13th -14th century and is now the crypt, whereas the upper one dates back to the 16th century. The crypt is now a Museum and houses some mummified corpses that made the town famous. They have been arranged in specific cases and traces of clothing are still visible on some.
The spur overlooking Precetto also has a Castle, although it is in ruins. The history of the two defensive settlements is strongly intertwined, as both were founded to protect the nearby abbey of San Pietro in Valle.