In seventeenth century, because of many problems about boundaries with its neighbours , Assisi was in a high tension status. To make and example, we may think about the long quarrel against Fiumi family, lords of Sterpeto, and others against marquis Lante, lord of Torre d'Andrea, who pretended to rule the sites of Costano and Castelnuovo. To pacify about this last problem, in February, 20, 1613, the General Council of Assisi sent Marcantonio Aluigi to Torre d'Andrea. After a while (March, 27) painter Vincenzo Giorgetti was instructed with the task of drawing the map of Torre d'Andrea, basing its work upon Aluigi's direction. Maybe the population was not happy at that time. They were nostalgic about Baglioni's rule. And so, in April, 27, 1613, in presence of Assisi's governor and many other important public people (among them Roberto and Giovanni Maria Nuti, Raniero Tullio and Giovan Battista Bini), the Council of Fifteen wrote to Marcantonio Aluigi, who was in Rome at that time, to ask him to obtain from the Pope the sale of Torre d'Andrea to Assisi; keeping in mind that the whole expenses had not to exceed the limit of 18.000 scudos. On June, 4, 1613, in presence of Assisi's governor and of the Council of Fifteen, the governor divulged a letter from Rome to Assisi's priors signed by Marcatonio Aluigi. On December, 16, 1613, Assisi's community sent cardinal Borghese another letter to close the affair, riminding that "the exaggerate and damaging expense is to be done to make the quarrels cease, and to enhance the faith for Rome". It was the confirm that the purchase of Torre d'Andrea by Assisi was made to eliminate troubles. But the cost of the operation was quite high. To remove this problem, the governor of Assisi Francesco Giardino di Macerata, on March, 11, 1614, ordered that all the incomes from the lands of Paludi were designated to pay the due concluded by the acquisition of Torre. Hereinafter, the activity goes wild. The proposal of Marcantonio Aluigi was disliked by the general council of Assisi, that orders Aluigi to correct the already made agreement. A letter from cardinal Borghese arrives to the governor (April, 3, 1614) which states that: "the negotiate for the buying of Torre d'Andrea must be considered closed". But now other troubles come out: count Montino Rossi from Assisi informs general council that "documents prove that the buying of Torre made by Annibale Veglia was made only by lord Braccio Baglioni, and never confirmed by his brother Carlo". After this obstacle, on May, 8, 1614, Council of Torre gathered, "in presence of Assisi's governor and many other illustrious and excellent people" of Assisi and Torre. Finally, on June, 28, 1614 Felice Toti, public notary of Apostolic Chamber, was able to write down in Rome the act of sold of the castle to Assisi municipality that Pope Paolo V signed on April, 25, 1615. By mean of this act, Paolo V was able to impose his authority to quarrelling Lante and Baglioni families. The proposal of general council of Assisi on August, 12, 1614 was about taking possess of Torre on 16, and to draw new ensigns "of the Pope and the community" to put them above the door of the castle. As estabilished, on August, 18, 1614, Marcantonio Aluigi went to Torre d'Andrea as attorney of Apostolic Chamber, to officially take the castle and its lands, by means of the official act written in Rome on June, 28, 1614 by Felice Toti. For this act, marquis Lante gave to Assisi municipality and to Marcantonio Aluigi, for 22.000 scudos, all the rights and all the goods about the castle and the lands of Torre d'Andrea; the citizens of Torre had to recognize the authority of the Apostolic Chamber and Assisi municipality, and obey them.


Edict of Assisi Municipality of 1617 in which is established the sale of the castle and the lands of Torre d'Andrea