The town associated with the house is actually Ficulle, but the home is located in Zona Le Crete up in the hillside and far removed from the little town itself. Today we took the scenic drive to see and explore the little town. We traversed the windy road and eventually arrived at the medieval stone town nestled in le colli (the hills).
The origins of the town and the castle date back to the 11th century even though it is supposed to have been born in the beginning as a trading station of the Roman Empire. Because of the excellent territorial position, Ficulle was contended by two noble families: Monaldeschi and Filippeschi, both from Orvieto. It suffered their struggles until 1416 A.D., when the town passed under control of the Papal States.
We parked the car just outside the walls as is often the custom in Italy and climbed the steep stairs to the center of town.
These steps lead to the offices of the City of Ficulle
Walled and gated homes and gardens
Stone houses abound