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History
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Sismano or Sosmano was described, in the 1322 historic archive of Todi, as a castle of "twenty one fires" and was considered one of the many fortresses that guarded the city of Todi. In 1254 Sismano endured large damage due to the harsh battles between Guelfi and Ghibellini, and the feuds between Todi, Florence, Narni and Spoleto. Between 1281 and 1294, the Cardinal Benedetto Caetani spent long periods of time in Todi trying to pacify the disputes between the party of the guelfe cities of Todi, Perugia and Spello and that of the ghibellina city of Foligno.
The medieval village
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Entering the village through the inner arch, where the coats of arms of the Caetani and Armi families are still visible today, you will find St. Andrea's church, built in 1635 by the Corsini family and dedicated to their saint, Andrea Corsini (1301-1374), bishop of Fiesole and ancestor of the current owner of the Castle of Sismano. Just a few steps from the church, two buildings were recovered and restored: a late medieval building called Medievale, and a building called Canonica.