Pietralunga, an ancient village overlooking the Carpinella Valley
The first urban settlements had Umbrian origins (II-I century BC), although the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Many of the artifacts found at this site are now preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Perugia.
It was an independent municipality from the eleventh to the fourteenth century until it became part of Città di Castello.
The town has typical medieval features with sixteenth-century urban interventions. The oldest urban centre extends around the Fortress and the church of Santa Maria, with the walls dating back to the eighth century. Of the three original city gates accessing the town, the only one which is well-preserved is the Cassero gate.
Just outside the walls is the Candeleto pine forest which houses the "Silvio Bambini" Ornithological Museum. Also interesting is the church just outside the town, currently the Sanctuary of Madonna dei Rimedi.