Ascoli State of Italy
In 1183, it became a free municipality which, faithful ally of the Ascoli State, neither shares much of the events and, as a second degree castle, is run by its Vicar and must annually pay the sum of 58 Ducats as a guarantee of defense. Throughout the '400 and' 500 he remained involved in the centuries-old war against Fermo and its allies in Offida and Acquaviva. Over the centuries, Castorano suffered assaults and destruction (the Fermani assault was disastrous in 1534, as a result of which the fortress was barely standing). In this same period a superintendent of the Castle, Astolfo Guiderocchi, headed his own militia, he set off his raids for the Valley. This period, however tormented, appears to be the most important in the history of Castorano, which boasted a large territory, a hospital, a prison and also constituted the obligatory crossroads for anyone wishing to reach the neighboring Kingdom of Naples. From the 16th century onwards, it passed under the nearby papal state, and consequently suffered the fate and oppressive methods of government until the unification of Italy.