Sigeric the Serious: Via Francigena, Furcari, Circa 990 AD

Submansio V – Furcari

In his travel diary, Sigeric mentions Furcari, a station on the way to and from Rome to Canterbury, as referred to as Forum Cassii in the Tabula Peutingeriana. In 990, the Hospice Santa Maria de Forcassi had been built on the ruins of the roman station, and was heavily used by travelers and pilgrims. It is the opinion of author Gianluca Di Prospero (Viterbo Secret Keeper, 2011), that Santa Maria di Forcassi was at some point managed by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, and was part of a Templar churches circuit that dotted the territory around Viterbo.

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