The town dates back to the Roman Empire before the village when some oriental families, converted to Christianity by the Farfa monk Rainiero, settled in this area.
Between the eleventh and twelfth centuries a castle was founded as an outpost of the Abbey of Farfa, which seems to have had nine different towers. Since the fifteenth century the castle belonged to several noble families although nominally remained in the Abbey Foundation. The pretty old town is particularly well cared for with an important public fountain of sixteen hundred.
The parish church is dedicated to St. Nicholas of Bari and has within it a valuable painting of the seventeenth century that depicts him.