The castles of Ficulle
The beauties of a medieval suburb and
Ficulle maintains intact its medieval taste, to the eyes of the visitor assuming a
castled aspect and gathered around Castel Maggiore and to its tower, a
real city icon. The narrow streets, are untied along the set houses the one on
the others, in a game of compressed spaces of ancient taste. The constructions
are entirely built in tile, bricks and stone, realizing overall an urban
chromatism from the very personal character. The native city nucleus is
identified in the inclusive suburb within the two doors, like two are the main
churches: Santa Maria Nuova, of the XVI century and Santa Maria
Vecchia, that once was a parish, from the delicious Gothic structure and
from the beautiful thirteenth-century portal.
The whole territory of Ficulle appears
dominated from an alternation of valleys, hills and enchanting suburbs, memory
of a medieval past during which every centimetre of ground had to be
passionately defended. Among the many deserving places of a standstill we
remember the suburb of Badia, Monte nibbio, Versciano and Roteansalva, each of which possesses proper and suggestive peculiarity.
To who is interested to cross open spaces
in the purest and uncontaminated nature we suggest to penetrate in the Elmo
and Melonta Natural and Protected area, a vast environmental reserve where
practically there are no inhabited centres, but only healthy air and local
fauna. Luxuriant woods and clear waters, so clear to host the rare shrimps of
river, are the suitable contour for excursions and walks in places totally
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