“The archetypal Italian hamlet among the hills”. In the 1970s, the famous American architect and photographer Norman F. Carver Jr. used these words to describe Castello di Postignano, a lovely medieval hamlet nestled in the heart of Valnerina. At the foot of a steep and verdant hill, Castello di Postignano, with its tower, dominates the entire valley of Vigi, the old route that many years ago connected Spoleto, Foligno, Norcia, and Assisi. The hamlet called Castello di Postignano is named after its majestic castle that, along with the parish church, represents its soul. It dates back to the 9th and 10th century, and was built by the inhabitants themselves, mainly artisans and farmers. The fortress has a triangular shape, with a sighting tower on the top, and walls surrounding the houses. [show more...]