Solofra is located at the foot of the eastern slope of the Vellizzano and Faito Mountains. The first historical record of the hamlet dates back to 1015, its lord was a certain Maione. In 1417, the fief passed to Francesco Zurlo, Count of Montoro and then to the Filangieri Family who besieged the Castle with a large army. In 1528 the fortress passed to the family Orsini, to whom dynasty the fief belonged until the abolition of feudalism in 1806.The ruins of the Castle consist chiefly of two angle-towers and some crumbling curtain walls.References:
La Hougue Bie is a Neolithic ritual site which was in use around 3500 BC. Hougue is a Jèrriais/Norman language word meaning a \'mound\' and comes from the Old Norse word haugr. The site consists of 18.6m long passage chamber covered by a 12.2m high mound. The site was first excavated in 1925 by the Société Jersiaise. Fragments of twenty vase supports were found along with the scattered remains of at least eight individuals. Gravegoods, mostly pottery, were also present. At some time in the past, the site had evidently been entered and ransacked.
In Western Europe, it is one of the largest and best preserved passage graves and the most impressive and best preserved monument of Armorican Passage Grave group. Although they are termed \'passage graves\', they were ceremonial sites, whose function was more similar to churches or cathedrals, where burials were incidental.