10 Things to Do in Montefalco That You Shouldn't Miss

August 14, 2017 Lean Nau

Montefalco is a town and comune in the central part of the Italian province of Perugia (Umbria), on an outcrop of the Colli Martani above the flood plain of the Clitunno river, 7 km (4 mi) SE of Bevagna, 11 km (7 mi) SW of Foligno, and 9 km (5.5 mi) NW of Trevi.
Restaurants in Montefalco

1. Wild Foods Italy

Via San Quirico, 15, Montefalco, Italy +39 333 498 5387
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Wild Foods Italy

Truffle hunting in the beautiful Umbrian hills, an unforgettable culinary experience, a day spent in the company of colorful locals, a stroll through some stunning countryside... The Wild Foods Gastronomical Adventure is a piece of Italy you will never forget. You spend a day immersed in authentic traditional Italian company, culture and cuisine. You hunt truffles, cook truffles, eat truffles, as well as get to experience an amazing part of Italy far away from the usual tourist trails. You also experience some traditional 'wild' cuisine, maybe wild boar stew, sauteed hare, or roast Guinea fowl. It's great for foodies and wine-lovers, or for anyone just wanting to immerse themselves in the landscape, people and culture of Umbria.

Reviewed By Steve M - Rapid City

This family and friends run there Black Truffle Lodge and Wild Foods Italy in the small mountain village of Montefalco. We visited as part of an Overseas Adventure Travel group's "Day in the Life". It included truffle hunting with the family of shepherds as well as a pasta making lesson, followed by a great meal, with wine and cheese and cured meats, all created by the local folks. One of the very best days of the trip.

2. Piazza Silvestri

Piazza Silvestri, Bevagna, Italy
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

Piazza Silvestri

Reviewed By preglad - New York

There are certain smaller and more slightly insider European bases or stops that cause many to say things like, "God,in Italy, I love Rome and Florence,.and Venice"., but it's the more selective and slightly less familiar places like Lezzeno, Levanto, San Gimignano, Cortona, Bevagna, San Marco Castallabate, Scilla and Taormina that reward us for our industry and deeper advance preparation or even none at all on a wonderful lark.
Turning specifically to Bevagna, it's a great base for touring the intimate treasure villages of Umbria which has a character all its own when thinking beyond neighboring Tuscany. Umbrians seem a little more pleased that we're here in spring or fall (save for hotspots like Assisi which I find altogether too touristy and mercenary beyond a few compelling sites and then moving beyond quickly as possible. (Many have commented on the unpleasant irony of impinging upon a spirit such as Saint Francis buried in that particular commercial mass of congestion).

We chose a little self cater agriturismo seven to eight kilometers out -on a dirt road- with our own olive grove and vineyards all about nestled in a cottage where the only sounds are of the wind and glorious songs of birds of every pitch, song and variety. Time means almost nothing in such a context.
So much about Bevagna is compelling and embracing on a relaxing scale. It's the kind of paese atmosphere that let's us forget our books, notes , lists and schedules. Just wandering about while tasting, drinking great wine and stopping here and there on our own with antenne up to whatever falls our way. Let locals put you on to what's just here or slightly down the road a bit for similarly intimate exploration.
Mmmm!

3. Palazzo Trinci

Piazza della Repubblica, 06034, Foligno, Italy +39 0742 330585
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4.5 based on 210 reviews

Palazzo Trinci

Reviewed By TJCGrandRapids - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This small museum is thoughtfully laid out in an interesting, historic palazzo/fortress. It contains some interesting art (particularly frescoes) and gives an overview of the history of this ancient city. The section devoted to jousting is a bonus. And, certainly in October, you will have the place almost all to yourself.

4. Bio Fattoria Giorgetti

Via Montepennino | Loc. Fosso di Mauro, 06036 Montepennino, Montefalco, Italy +39 349 433 9817
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Bio Fattoria Giorgetti

In a Breathtaking scenery with a marvellous view towards Assisi,Foligno,Spello.A pace of mind far from frenzy modern rhythms. Farm animals,orchards,natural environment and cultivated area harmonious built a small ecosystem. Winery and city tour with carriage, farm activities, and picnic zone. Organic farm

Reviewed By Reginald1978 - Thimister-Clermont, Belgium

Nous sommes arrivés sans réserver pour une visite avec toute la famille, dont de nombreux enfants.
La Fattoria se trouve à la sortie de Montefalco, sur la SP444, en direction de Montepennino, a droite dans la descente avant la pompe a essence.
Emmanuele nous a très bien accueilli et nous a expliqué son métier: cultivateur bio, viticulteur, et éleveur. Il nous a permis de voir tous les animaux, de les nourrir, et de goûter aux fruits mûrs directement sur les arbres.
Ensuite, il nous a conduit dans son petit refuge, pour une sympathique dégustation de son jambon et du Montefalco rosso, de son huile et de quelques autres produits originaux.
Il est possible de combiner avec une visite plus extensive d'un vignoble, d'une ballade en calèche et d'un repas chez une exploitation voisine, mais il faut alors réserver et prévoir plus de temps.
Nous avons tous passé un très bon moment, dans un endroit très naturel, grâce à la gentillesse et le sens de l'accueil d'Emmanuele.

5. Complesso Museale di San Francesco

Via Ringhiera Umbra 6, 06036, Montefalco, Italy +39 0742 379598
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4.5 based on 247 reviews

Complesso Museale di San Francesco

Reviewed By Susan G - Carlisle, United Kingdom

Well worth the entrance fee. Don't miss this in the town. The largest collection of frescoes we have seen in one place in Italy.

6. Chiesa di San Silvestro

Piazza Silvestri, Bevagna, Italy
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Chiesa di San Silvestro

Reviewed By Karrst - Pretoria

This church, was built by a pair of architects – Brunello and Ridolfo. We were on a walk to Montefalco so did not have time to go inside. The decorations on the portal and façade are worth studying. The elements are symbols which would have been important to a medieval audience. The frieze of the door shows a small mountain intended to symbolize Christ, while the four streams symbolize the four Evangelists and the growing vine represents the Church.

7. Romanelli Agricola

Case Sparse Colle San Clemente 129 A, 06036, Montefalco, Italy +39 0742 371245
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Romanelli Agricola

You are always welcome to visit us, even on holidays,but please contact us before coming, to ensure someone is available to meet you.You can meet us, get to know where and how we produce our wine and oil, and enjoy a tasting. Products are available to buy.The wine and oil that we produce bear witness to the excellent qualities of the unique soil, plants, and micro-climates that interact to make our very own ecosystem.Because of this, we use farming methods that respect the needs of the land and help maintain the equilibrium which characterizes our environment.Nella nostra azienda siete sempre i benvenuti, anche nei giorni festivi, contattandoci preventivamente ai nostri recapiti telefonici.Conoscerete chi siamo, dove e come produciamo i nostri oli e vini, che potrete acquistare e degustare.Lavoriamo perchè il vino e l’olio che produciamo testimonino l’eccellenza delle qualità uniche e irripetibili dei terreni, delle piante, dei microclimi che interagiscono nel nostroecosistema. Per questo pratichiamo un’agricoltura che sia attenta alle esigenze del territorio e al mantenimento degli equilibri che caratterizzano il nostro ambiente.

Reviewed By brlavoie20 - Stuart, Florida

Can't say enough about this family-run wine and olive oil producing grove. Set in the picturesque Umbrian countryside, the views from this farm are only matched by the quality of their wines. You will have a great appreciation for the work that goes into running this vineyard. The entire family pitches in to make it a successful operation. We were served a wonderful light lunch of meats and cheeses that complimented our wine tastings. Could not help ourselves from ordering several bottles of wine and olive oil to be shipped to the states. Their quality is outstanding and there was not one wine I didn't like (and I'm Italian) so that counts for something. Can't help but mention that we fell in love with Nero, their little puppy that followed us around the vineyard, tail wagging all the way. What a memorable day!

8. Arnaldo Caprai - Viticoltore in Montefalco

Localita' Torre, 06036, Montefalco, Italy +39 0742 378802
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4.5 based on 263 reviews

Arnaldo Caprai - Viticoltore in Montefalco

Experience tour and tasting! Our wine shop have a space entirely dedicated to those who wish to know our winery, discover the history of Sagrantino, understand the way we work, breathe the aroma of the cellar in which the wines come to life and age. Is the thought for the ones who love to loose themselves among the vineyards, fully immerse themselves with all their senses into our territory.

Reviewed By Jos G

Nice wine and nice outpost but if your staff is snobbish and not really interested in customers, I’m afraid you are not on the left lane. Try Antonelli, Dionigi, Perticaia, Custodia or the small Romanelli. They understand at least the word hospitality.

9. Centro Storico

Montefalco, Italy +39 0742 379598
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4.5 based on 115 reviews

Centro Storico

Reviewed By MadamJosephine - Melbourne, Australia

Montefalco is a town that you can easily spend a morning or afternoon visiting. Great views are afforded of the surrounding countryside, as there is a walking path around the perimeter walls which will be extened soon. There's a great cafe on Via Umberto 1, if you need a break and lovely restaurants in the piazza, especially L'Alchimistra. The San Francesco Museum open around 10.30, which should not be missed for its frescoes.

10. Cantina le Cimate

Via Cecapecore 41 | Sp 422, 06036, Montefalco, Italy +39 348 385 2165
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Cantina le Cimate

Our winery was realized only in 2011 after 60 years of wine growing expertise, the family has specialized in agriculture since 1800 and owns a total of 170 hectares of land. Three generations of the Bartoloni family have contributed to the construction of the winery; grandfather Paolo who has dedicated his life to agriculture and moreover has always specialised in vine growing; his son Giovanni who had the courage to believe in the investment necessary to realise one of the most modern wineries in the area; and grandson Paolo who with his degree in agricultural studies will dedicate the rest of his life to wine production.

Reviewed By fla2tex - Florida

We made a reservation for wine tasting with lunch. The views from the winery are beautiful and the cantina for the tastings is very pretty. They also have a lovely outside area. Each course was paired perfectly with the food. Even if you just came for the wine and cheese tasting it would be great, but the lunch was wonderful. It was the best risotto we have had in our 2 months in Italy. All the red wines were fantastic. You will want to take a bottle of all of them home! This region is not normally known for white wines, but their white wines were balanced and wonderful. It was a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. They really made you feel at home. Do not miss it if you are in the area!

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