Ficulle

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Ficulle
Comune
Comune di Ficulle
Ficulle View.jpg
Ficulle is located in Italy
Ficulle
Ficulle
Location of Ficulle in Italy
Coordinates: 42°50′N 12°4′E / 42.833°N 12.067°E / 42.833; 12.067Coordinates: 42°50′N 12°4′E / 42.833°N 12.067°E / 42.833; 12.067
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Province Terni (TR)
Government
 • Mayor Gianluigi Maravalle
Area
 • Total 64.62 km2 (24.95 sq mi)
Elevation 437 m (1,434 ft)
Population (31 July 2017)[1]
 • Total 1,654
 • Density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ficullesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 05016
Dialing code 0763
Website Official website

Ficulle is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Terni in the Italian region Umbria, located about 40 km southwest of Perugia and about 60 km northwest of Terni.

Ficulle borders the following municipalities: Allerona, Fabro, Montegabbione, Orvieto, Parrano, San Venanzo.

History[edit]

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, in the Middle Ages Ficulle was contended by two noble families: Monaldeschi and Filippeschi, both from Orvieto. It suffered their struggles until 1416 AD, when the town passed under control of the Papal States.

Main sights[edit]

  • Walls and Rocca (fortress)
  • Castello della Sala, founded in 1350
  • Medieval borough
  • Church of Santa Maria Vecchia (early 13th century)
  • Abbey of S. Niccolò al Monte Orvietano
  • Sanctuary of Madonna della Maestà

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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