1. The Keep.
2. The eastern front.
Mignano is about 5 km. from the center of Pieve Santo
Stefano. Leaving the town to the north, you will find the sign for Mignano
on your left.
is one of the most suggestive hamlets, for position and
history, of the Valtiberina. The castle dates back to the 11th
century, when it was built on a hill, 589 meters above sea level,
of the Ancione Valley, dominating a great part of the
The most ancient part is occupied by the keep
with its tower; the fortification developed on the sides of the hill.
The eastern front is characterized by two buildings with sloping
roofs connected by a wall in which opens a gate with
pointed arch. Over the gate stands the bell tower
of the parish church of S.Andrea (named in a document
of 1085 as S. Donato di Mignano, and in another of 1231 with the name
of S. Andrea della Torre). Some parts of the town walls
are still visible on the southern front.
On the western front stands the Keep
with an angular tower. The tower, although today still
intact, is probably lower than then it was originally due to a landslide.
Another gate with a rounded arch, totally obstructed, is still recognizable.