Comune di Castiglione in Teverina
Surrounded by vineyards in the hills of the Tevere Valley, Castiglione in Teverina charms everybody with its solemn beauty, without revealing all its secrets at first sight. What the Etruscans and Villanovians were thinking while being destroyed? How much were the survivors of Paterno relieved once they were safe again?
It’s not a surprise that many families have craved it, while putting their stamp on the village. It has been for long the object of fights and betrayals, creations and destructions until its own inhabitants put a stop on it, by freeing the village for 20 thousand golden coins. Even the Risorgimento couldn’t resist Castiglione, calling for its help in the fight for Italy’s Unity: less than a kilometer away from the Papal State, it became part of the newborn Italian Reign only two memorable days before Porta Pia was taken.
The biggest agribusiness in Europe is here, in the village called DiVine. Italian history, tasty food and moving views are mixed in a rarefied potion of poetry and magic.