Initially - far back in 1400 - the bulding was

erected as a Benedectine convent,

connected to nearby Archbishopric of Todi,

whose patron saint was San Fortunato.

Later, after being enlarged, it became

the manor-house of a country estate owned

by an old umbrian family. In 1900 it became

property of the Corneli family who recently

has effectuated a restoration of the building.

Close to the medieval garden there is a chapel

consecrated to San Fortunato.

Adjacent to the chapel the lemon-house

which also serves as shelter for numerous

other plants during the winter. The garden

includes rare and secular trees and plants.