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After Civita Castellana, Turner’s route to Rome left the Via Flaminia and led him south-west to Nepi, a town approximately twenty-three miles north of the Eternal City. Nepi’s main landmarks were the eighteenth-century aqueduct, the cathedral, and the subject of this sketch, the fifteenth-century castle, the Rocca dei Borgia. This drawing shows part of the ruined tower of the fortress. On the left-hand side of the page is the continuation of the view from the opposite sheet, see folio 81 verso (D14812).