in the past, on the hill dominating the Tenna river and the basin of the
Ete Morto, where Rapagnano is located today, there was a temple dedicated
to the God Janus. The name Ripa di Giano stems from this temple,
and the numerous pre-Roman and Roman finds (amphorae, earthenware and
bronze vases, spears, shields and helmets) unearthed in the late 19th
century in San Triburzio confirm the quotations Pliny left
with reference to this area.