The hamlet of Fighille rests right where Umbria meets Tuscany. In fact, you could walk across the border from here! Administratively part of the town of Citerna, Fighille is near Anghiari and Sansepolcro in Tuscany and Citta di Castello in Umbria.
While there are only about 400 inhabitants, the village has a supermarket, some shops, and a couple of coffee bars. It has been a center for ceramics for centuries, thanks to its abundant, high quality clay deposits. In fact, even during ancient times it was known for the terra cotta vases produced here.
Archeologists found remains of a prehistoric hut and elephant bones in the area. It was occupied during the Roman age, but enjoyed some prosperity during the Middle Ages when it fell under the Papal States. Its position along the border was strategic and gave it importance. There was even a customs house built in the town. The building that housed it is now a Museum of Contemporary Art.
The quaint stone chapel of San Michele Arcangelo is worth a look. Just outside town are the pastures and hills of both Umbria and Tuscany. There is a lot of nature to explore, with hilltop towns and country villas scattered about.
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