The Fersenone gorge has been inhabited since ancient times, as evidenced by the findings of tools and arrowheads.
During the twelfth century a castle was built by the Counts of Marsciano, from Tuscany, who kept the property until the seventeenth century; their descendant, Antonio di Ranuccio (1429-1484), married Todeschina, daughter of the leader Erasmo Narni, known as Gattamelata, who gave him thirteen heirs.Thanks to his father he became a skilled captain and fought for the Republic of Venice. While serving for Florence he died in battle of 1484 and was buried in Pisa.
On the border between the territories of Orvieto and Perugia, the village was finally submitted to the latter in 1440. In the following centuries, both for the amenity of the position and the presence of sulfur springs, the Counts used it often as a country-side residence.