carunchioCarunchio is a breathtaking village perched on a hill, and noted in history as far back as 1000 AD. It is now listed among the "100 Most Beautiful Villages in Italy" because of the beauty of its spectacular location and its architectural quaintness. The 17th century church of San Giovanni Battista houses one of the most famous baroque pipe organs in Italy, dating back to the late 1600's; if you're here in the summer you just might be able to catch an organ concert! The church being the most important structure in the life of most Italians, it shares the summit of the hill with both Palazzo Castelli and Palazzo Tour D'Eau, the latter of which was built by a prestigious French noble family in the early 1700's.