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To discover the origins of Murlo, which has stood steadfast and majestic in the midst of Umbria’s dramatic and unspoiled countryside, you must go back more than two millennia to the so-called Murlo Cerchiaia, a mountain-top fortification within the Estate dating back to proto-historic times. Other documents bring to light the connection between the name “Murlo” and the Etruscan era, suggesting that the area in which the castle is now located was at one time inhabited by people from this ancient and fascinating culture. The oldest part of the Murlo castle is the imposing square tower dating back to the 11th century. Later, between the 14th and the 16th centuries, other buildings were added to the tower and eventually the boundary walls were also built.