Castello di Postignano is an historic medieval fortified hamlet that had languished abandoned for decades. A passionate and dedicated team has given it a new lease of life, seeing this remarkable restoration project through while paying meticulous attention to detail. The Castello di Postignano is a hamlet founded between the 9th and 10th century A.D. on the slopes of a hill along the road connecting Spoleto, Foligno, Norcia and Assisi. The hamlet was of triangular shape, topped with a watchtower and was built by its dwellers, farmers and craftsmen. Foligno and Spoleto contended for its possession over centuries. Between the 14th and 15th century A.D. the hamlet thrived on a flourishing economy based on agriculture, forestry, textile and metal crafts. Starting from the 18th century its population began dwindling and the beginning of the 19th century a large number of inhabitants emigrated, mainly to the US.