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Montefalco

Montefalco

A look at Montefalco
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Montefalco

Montefalco

Montefalco
Stefano Preda

Montefalco

Montefalco

Montefalco
Pierluciodi

Montefalco
Pierluciodi

Montefalco
Cantalamessa

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.

Municipality of Montefalco
Province of Perugia
Umbria Region

Population: 5.626 (3.386 in the village)
Altitude centre: 472 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città dei sapori
Città del bio
Città del vino
Città dell'olio
Città slow
Strada del Sagrantino

Municipality of Montefalco
Piazza del Comune - Montefalco (PG)
Tel. +39 0742 378673

MontefalcoDoc
Piazza del Comune - Montefalco (PG)
Tel. +39 0742 616127

Montefalco: Sagrantino, Saint Francis and the cellars of the friars

It overlooks the Umbrian valley, designed by the vineyards where the most famous of its wines, the Sagrantino Docg, is born, among the symbols of Italian enology. A village with paths of Bacchus to be discovered, even in the cellars of the Museum of Saint Francis

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Next or present Events

  • Dead Christ procession
    19-04-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-04-19 2019-04-19 Europe/Rome Dead Christ procession In the light of torches, travel the roads of the village the ancient wooden statues of the Dead Christ and of Our Lady of Sorrows. The passage of the procession was announced by drums and of "battice", an ancient instrument used in place of the bells. Montefalco

    In the light of torches, travel the roads of the village the ancient wooden statues of the Dead Christ and of Our Lady of Sorrows. The passage of the procession was announced by drums and of "battice", an ancient instrument used in place of the bells.

  • Risen Christ Glory
    20-04-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-04-20 2019-04-20 Europe/Rome Risen Christ Glory In the church of San Bartolomeo, the glory of the Holy Mass of the Easter's Eve, you throw open the doors and the wooden statue eighteenth century the Risen Christ, brought to shoulder to race step, makes its entrance between rings of chiarine, sounds of bells and shots of mortaretti. Montefalco

    In the church of San Bartolomeo, the glory of the Holy Mass of the Easter's Eve, you throw open the doors and the wooden statue eighteenth century the Risen Christ, brought to shoulder to race step, makes its entrance between rings of chiarine, sounds of bells and shots of mortaretti.

  • Patronal Feast of San Fortunato
    01-06-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-06-01 2019-06-01 Europe/Rome Patronal Feast of San Fortunato Montefalco

  • Procession of the Lamps
    16-08-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-08-16 2019-08-16 Europe/Rome Procession of the Lamps Traditional procession with the relics of St Claire, which passes through the streets of the city illuminated by torchlight. Montefalco

    Traditional procession with the relics of St Claire, which passes through the streets of the city illuminated by torchlight.

  • Patronal feast of St Claire of the Cross
    17-08-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-17 2019-08-17 Europe/Rome Patronal feast of St Claire of the Cross Montefalco

  • Feast of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Star
    08-09-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-09-08 2019-09-08 Europe/Rome Feast of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Star Montefalco

  • Harvest Fair
    15-09-2019
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-09-15 2019-09-15 Europe/Rome Harvest Fair The enthusiasts of the inhabitants of the quarters of Montefalco participate and give their best to prepare various allegorical floats inspired by the traditional montefalchesi customs from the period of the grape harvest up to the successive cycles of vinification, recalling the style of life typical of the rural world of so many years ago. The parade takes place every year in the streets of Montefalco up to gather all the chariots pulled some even by animals or vintage tractors, in Piazza from the municipality where you eat and drink in joy among music and dances. Montefalco

    The enthusiasts of the inhabitants of the quarters of Montefalco participate and give their best to prepare various allegorical floats inspired by the traditional montefalchesi customs from the period of the grape harvest up to the successive cycles of vinification, recalling the style of life typical of the rural world of so many years ago. The parade takes place every year in the streets of Montefalco up to gather all the chariots pulled some even by animals or vintage tractors, in Piazza from the municipality where you eat and drink in joy among music and dances.

Past Events

  • The Romantic Night
    23-06-2018
    Festival

  • Oenological 2018
    From 14-09-2018
    To 16-09-2018
    Festival

Other Events

  • May - Open Cellars. Usually the last Sunday of the month, tasting of local wines in the places of production in association with typical products of the territory.

August Montefalchese. From the first week of August is proposed a broad program of musical entertainment or theatrical. The four districts of the village open taverns and, in Renaissance dress, compete for the assignment of the scope Falco d'Oro. The main evenings of the challenge are:

  • 12 August - Gare of tamburini and of flag-wavers.
  • 13 August - each district has a theatrical show, that all the years change of theme.
  • 14 August - the challenge between balestrieri and race in the relay.
  • 19 August - Escape of the Ox. Running of the bulls at the field of games. We compete in the commemoration of the popular game that since the Medieval period was held during the days of Christmas. The giostratori of each district accompany and guide of the stroke, a bull (weighing between 4 and 5 quintals) along a predetermined path in a race to direct encounters two by two. The final winner wins the Palio, that every year is commissioned to a different artist, painting inspired in Montefalco and to the nature of the event.

With the escape of the Ox it concludes the August Montelachese. In Piazza del Comune is assigned the Hawk d'Oro on the basis of the scores obtained by the rioni in all tests.


  • End August - Rock Doc Live.
  • September - Enologica Montefalco. Exhibition market of wines and the presentation of the new vintage of the Sagrantino di Montefalco, with guided tastings and conferences in enogastronomic theme.
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Where to eat

Agriturismo il Piano

Località il Piano, 1 - 06040, Vallo di Nera (PG)
21.50 Kilometers from Montefalco

Where to shop

Pucciotti Fabrizio farm

Via dei Casali, 06040, Vallo di Nera (PG)
23.16 Kilometers from Montefalco