History of Appiano
Appiano is a place that is steeped in history, not only for its rich variety in castles.
Once upon a time, Appiano was ruled by the Roman people. For a period of 500 years, this people provided for a peaceful time. The presence of the Romans is reflected by a villa of those times, laid open in 2010 in the village of S. Paolo and opened for the public. This construction was dated with the 4th century AD.
“Appianum” was mentioned for the first time in 590 AD, the second time around 845 in a document about a certain Fritari di Appiano. A particular characteristic regarding architecture are the elements of the Oltradige construction style. Round arches, sandstone frames of the Renaissance period and the particular inner architecture provide a particular atmosphere to the alleys.
To be highlighted are the more than 180 residences, castles and ruins in the village, that are by the way perfectly integrated into the landscapes with its hills and forests.