What To Do
What to do in Montefalco and surroundings
The village of Montefalco:
Montefalco is an enchanting medieval village located in the center of Umbria, between Assisi and Spoleto, in the province of Perugia. The town "City of Wine and City of Oil" is also known as the "railing of Umbria" because it is located on top of a hill where you can enjoy an extraordinary panorama. As well as for its beautiful natural paintings and the magnificent views of the Umbrian plain. Moreover, not to be missed, for art lovers, the prestigious Museum of San Francesco, one of the most beautiful in Italy, which houses the most important examples of Renaissance painting in Umbria
The Sagrantino di Montefalco:
The Sagrantino di Montefalco is an Umbrian excellence, famous all over the world. Its production, in the versions, dry or raisin, is allowed, entirely, only in Montefalco and a small part in Bevagna and neighboring municipalities. In fact, this is the area where the highest quality is obtained, thanks to the climate, the territory and the care of the Umbrian winemakers. In short, if you want to taste a glass of the best Sagrantino, come to Montefalco. Here you will find numerous wineries where you can sip this famous drink. Also worthy of note are the excellent extra virgin olive oil and honey.
The Giorgione restaurant:
Montefalco is also the ideal destination for lovers of food and wine tourism, who are looking for a simple, abundant cuisine, made of ingredients, products and flavors of the territory. In fact, just 5 minutes drive from the San Marco b&b, you can book a dinner in the restaurant "Alla via di mezzo". In the restaurant you will find Giorgione, the now famous Italian chef who is a popular supporter on TV. Always available with his friendly affability and kindness, not only to make you enjoy the delicacies of his kitchen, but also for photos and selfies. Without forgetting, the relationship between the quality of the food, the quantity and the price, which are unparalleled.
The Church of San Francesco:
The Church of San Francesco, built between 1335 and 1338, is the most important place of historical / touristic interest in Montefalco. Here Benozzo Gozzoli, in 1452, reached the "status" of master making his most important work. The frescoes of the chapel of San Girolamo, but above all, those of the apse. A true eulogy to beauty: twelve scenes depicting twenty stories from the life of Saint Francis. One of the most important sequences of the Italian Renaissance. The church is part of the Museum Complex of San Francesco. Not to be missed inside: the Pinacoteca, the Francescan cellars and the contemporary art gallery.