Allerona: Within the walls of an Umbrian hilltown
House of Marchese
Stop here for a moment.
You're facing the palace of a family of marchesi, or nobility. They still own and occupy the home, which is filled with ceiling frescoes, coffered ceilings and original details. The present palace, or palazzo, is likely from the 1700s. That was when the first member of this particular family bought up land and property in Allerona. The stone rings affixed to the wall outside the home were for tying up horses.
When you're ready to move on, turn right and continue walking. You'll come around to a little piazza with a sweeping view of the countryside.