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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
Comune di Ficulle
Ficulle View.jpg
Location of Ficulle
Ficulle is located in Italy
Ficulle
Ficulle
Location of Ficulle in Italy
Ficulle is located in Umbria
Ficulle
Ficulle
Ficulle (Umbria)
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
CountryItaly
RegionUmbria
Province Terni (TR)
Government
 • MayorGianluigi Maravalle
Area
 • Total64.62 km2 (24.95 sq mi)
Elevation
437 m (1,434 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,634
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ficullesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
05016
Dialing code0763
WebsiteOfficial website

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

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HistoryEdit

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 sightsEdit

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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