Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Montefalco is dominates from the top of a hill the plains of the Rivers Topino and the Clitunno. For this favorable panoramic position from 1568 has been awarded him the nickname of the railing of Umbria. From here on the clearest days, it is possible to admire a 360° panorama that sweeps from Perugia to Spoleto, from Subappennino ai Monti Martani.
Montefalco owes its name to Frederick II of Swabia. The Emperor, visiting the places in the XIII century, noting the large number of the hawks in the area, decided to change the name of the locality from Coccorone (Coronae Cors) than the current one. The presence of the animal in the territory has been waning, until you reach the historic low in the modern age. On 31 July 2007 was released in the skies of Montefalco a pair of kestrels, with the purpose of restocking the project has had a great success and the kestrels you are reproduced.
Around 1280 the city was conquered from Todi, as witnessed by the city emblem representing an eagle and placed on a building to the right of Porta Sant'Agostino, during the period of employment tuderte begins the cultivation of grapes for the Grechetto that should be added to the traction more ancient of red wine, in the same period occurs even the construction of the Palazzo Pubblico (today the seat of the municipality) and of the most important religious buildings. The city became the most important fortification of the territory of Todi against Foligno and Spoleto until 1383 when its ups and downs before it passes under the Trinci of Foligno to then become as other Umbrian centers of papal dominion.
Certainly deserve a visit the St. Francis Museum Pole, the Church of Santa Lucia, the Parish Church of San Fortunato and the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Stella.