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Leaving Moschiano and going east towards Avellino, where the mountains that form the valley where Moschiano stands seem to close, at around 700 meters above sea level, just before the mountain reaches its highest point and the descent towards Forino and Avellino begin, the settlement of Santa Cristina rises. Once famous in the Lauro valley and beyond for its water that flows from a very fresh spring, it has always been a summer destination for family trips in search of a quiet place away from the heat. As reported by Prof Pasquale Moschiano, based on documents relating to the "Holy visits of Filippo Spinola 1568-1585", it is assumed that the place owes its name to a rural chapel dedicated precisely to Santa Cristina. It is unknown where it stood and we only know that it was annexed to the Collegiate Church of S. Maria Maddalena in Lauro, which is not unusual because the surrounding mountains are located in the municipality of Moschiano but have been for years (and some still are) owned (at least in part) by the municipality of Lauro. In a book by Marcello Moscini edited by the Municipal Administration of Bolsena (Cristinia di Bolsena cult and iconography – Agnesotti typolithographic establishment – Viterbo – July 1986) mention is made of the cult of the Saint in Moschiano precisely in the locality of Santa Cristina and is cited as in the “Chiana” area there were ruins of an ancient abandoned settlement and of the church dedicated to Santa Cristina. It also alludes to the fact that said church owned a territory of 101 bushels. It is also mentioned how said cult from Moschiano passed "in an unidentified era" to Formicola (CE) where in the church of Santa Cristina this cult is remembered in an epigraph in which the ancient name of Moschiano appears. “MOSCANO”.

Whatever the origin, the place surrounded by coppice woods and vast chestnut groves is particularly healthy and has been a place of pastoral and agricultural activities since ancient times. It also allows an easy access point to other locations surrounding the Moschiano mountains: Vallefredda, Chianolo and further away Campo Somma on one side and Quaranta Moie, Pizzone, Cerreto, Pezze and Carita' on the other.

Already at the beginning of the 1900s, the cult of the Saint was cultivated by the shepherd Generoso Mazzocca who kept his flock in this very place and who on July 24th of every year, on the occasion of the liturgical feast of the Saint, ensured that a mass was celebrated in those woods which was often attended by other local shepherds and/or farmers and people who came from Moschiano and Bracigliano (sometimes also the Bishop of Nola and/or the monks of Bracigliano and to whom Generoso offered food and wine. (See Marcello Moscini Cristina da Bolsena op. cit. and P. Moschiano – The Sacred Mountains of Vallo di Lauro – Op cit).

Towards the end of the 1950s, 3 Moschianesi, Antonio Moschiano, Michele Buonaiuto and Fiore Siniscalchi decided to give life to Santa Cristana, right next to the fountain that supplied water from the spring, A chalet with wooden huts fully equipped and completed with acetylene lamps for the evening. Over time and for various reasons Michele Buonaiuto and Fiore Siniscalchi left the company to Antonio Moschiano alone who transferred the original chalet from the space under the chestnut trees on the right side of the fountain to the space on the left side. Over the years it evolved. The huts were replaced by masonry buildings with a well-equipped kitchen and a large hall for ceremonies. Above the ballroom on the second floor there were also rooms to accommodate tourists. Until the 1980s, many people from Moschiano and other people from the valley and beyond celebrated festive events (baptisms, weddings, first communions, etc.) in these places. Next to the lounge there was also an oven where fragrant pizzas were prepared especially on the warm summer evenings that up here  they were more tolerable. A little further on, a small aedicule was also built with the image of Santa Cristina. The parish priest of San Bartolomeo e Corpo di Cristo came there in the summer to celebrate an evening mass for tourists. In the 1970s, some homes also flourished around the restaurant and in the adjacent chestnut groves, destined to be "second homes" for the inhabitants of the valley and were used as holiday homes in the summer months. In the space to the right of the road coming from Moschiano, right in front of the restaurant there was also a clay pigeon shooting range.

Even in those years, it should be remembered that there was also another entrepreneur from Moschiano, Gerardo Manfredi, who attempted to launch carbonated drinks (the famous "gazzosa" and orange sodas) also with the name "Santa Cristina Beverages". ". Unfortunately the adventure stopped after a few years.

Starting from the end of the 60s with the decline of sheep farming and the rebirth of agriculture, the cultivation and production of chestnuts experienced a rebirth and many woods surrounding the fountain were reconverted/grafted into chestnut groves with excellent success, giving life again to an excellence of Moschiano and the Vallo, the famous "Marrone di Santa Cristina" which is still today produced and processed in Moschiano and exported all over the world.

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