THE ORIGINS OF ASSISI
The origins of Assisi, as for other cities in Umbria, are uncertain. It was originally inhabited by a population, the Umbrians, settled in central Italy. Subsequently it was affected by the Etruscan and Roman influence.
After the fall of the Roman Empire the city became a settlement of the Goths, around 545. Later it fell into the hands of the Lombards.
Around the year 1000, it became an independent municipality. During this period he experienced an extraordinary development especially thanks to the monastic movements (especially the Benedictines).
Around 1180 St. Francis was born, the most famous of its citizens. In 1202, during a war with neighboring Perugia, Francesco was taken prisoner and held in prison for over a year.
From 1206, he dedicated himself to the service of God, in following Christ, through the service of the poor, living as a poor man himself.
Famous is his public renunciation, in the square of Assisi, to all the wealth of the rich parent. Francis was proclaimed a saint in 1228, just two years after his death, by Pope Gregory IX.
In modern times, among the most traditional, widespread and active economic activities, there are artisan activities, such as the processing of ceramics, wrought iron and wood. Goldsmith, inlay, carving, cabinetmaking, and religious chisel sculptures are renowned, as well as the art of restoration, ranging from furniture to musical instruments and glass.
In the nearby village of Rivotorto, where our company is based, agriculture has been, in the past, the hub of commercial activities, in particular related to the vegetable garden-nursery. Subsequently, there was also an industrial development in which there are a number of companies operating in the wood, cement and, starting from the 40s, also and above all knitwear, thanks to the initiative of Giuseppa Turrioni and Lorenzo Filippucci.
Thanks to them, the family business has progressively expanded and developed to the present day, reaching very high levels of quality and production. Finally, our territory offers a peaceful and pleasant environment in which to work pleasantly.