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Montefalco, ancient village in the heart of Umbria, famous for art, history an for its excellent production of doc and docg wine, is called "Banisters of Umbria" for the enchanting view on its hillocks.
From Montefalco the most beautiful towns and the most characteristic place
of the region become easy destinations of pleasant daily excursions.
Montefalco is reachable by car on the motorway A1, Orte or Valdichiana turn-off
o, and on A14, Civitanova Marche turn-off.
By train it is reachable on the lines from Rome, Ancona and Florence to Foligno and from here by bus.
MONTEFALCO some curiosities
Montefalco is called "the railing of the Umbria" for its splendid panoramic position from which it dominates the wide plain of the Topino and the Clitunno.
E' one city silent, far from the great ways of communication, of medieval aspect, rinomata for frescoes it of its churches beyond that for ottio the wine that is drawn from the near necks.
It was an important center sin from the roman age.
In the Middle Ages Corcorione or common free Coccurione and divenne in XII the century was called.
It was center of the curia of the Ducato di Spoleto and in that period it came encircled of new walls and equipped of one Rocca.
It came submitted to the dominion of Foligno in XV the century and returned after a century under the dominion of the church.
Montefalco occupies the most important place in the history of the painting umbra and is one of the centers more interesting than all the region.
The presence of the papal chancellors in XIV the century anticipated the splendor of the signorili courts that in other cities had only a lot after.
The numerous ones fresco of that period characterize the manifestations of a truly typical art umbra.
Null unfortunately it remains of the papal palaces that were constructed from Lorenzo Maitani.
Of the ancient medieval structure it remains the beautiful town-walls of walls urbiche of the century and the four doors, piu majestic di.le which are Sant' Door Augustin with a colorful merlata tower and I fresco of the ' 300 in the lunetta.
Nearest, on Mameli Course, it is the church of Sant' Augustin, gotica, with the facade adorns of a delicious pointed portale with makes us of colonnine.
The inner conserve numerous frescoes of painters of the umbro-senese school: Nelli, Lorenzetti, Mezzastris, Corporals, Pupil. Along Mameli Course to notice Palazzo Langeli, Palazzo Panbufetti and Palazzo Tampestivi with the remarkable bugnato portale to.
In bottom to the Course the splendid Public square of the Common one is opened.

Porta  Sant' Agostino

Piazza del Comune, sullo sfondo il Palazzo Comunale

On the Public square the Palace Communal, of 1270 and rimaneggiato stands out later on.
E' preceded from a beautiful quattrocentesco porch to octagonal pillars and has, on the skillful flank, one double lancet window with tortile colonnina, probable rest of the ancient construction.
To the Association of Bologna one finds the civic Library and the communal archives, containing remarkable antichi documents, codes and incunaboli.
To the inside It knows it it Smaller of the Council introduces I fresco of the ' 400.
Addressing to a costade it will be possible to go up on the civic Tower from which it is possible to enjoy exceptional panorama: Spoleto, Assisi, Perugia are looked at, Spello, Trevi, Foligno, villages and Castles until the summits of the umbro-abruzzese Appennino.
In the same public square one finds Palazzo Senili and elegant Palazzo Camillli.
Leaving the Public square for the Alley of the Laborers Dante Public square is caught up where the ancient church of Saint rises Maria Maddalena whom it guards to the inside interesting frescoes.
Continuing along it walls to them is reached of forehead the church of Chiara Saint who conserve a beautiful the ' 600 ciborio of and a silver urn with the body of Chiara Saint.
It accompanies to you from the nuns can be visited the Nail head of Croce Saint, adorned from frescoes of the ' 300.
To the inside of the Monastero (accessible upon request and not always with facility) beautifulst collection of furnitures and pictures of the ' 700 is found one.
He is not visitabile, unfortunately, an attic adorned from I fresco of Benozzo Gozzoli.

Il porticato del Palazzo Comunale

Benozzo Gozzoli: S. Francesco benedice Montefalco e rifiuta la dignità episcopale

In Via of the Umbra Railing hour transformed in Museum is found the former church of Saint Francisco.
The most remarkable collection is disposed in the spans of the navate ones.
In the median apse, of particular interest, scenes of the life of Saint Francisco, its glorificazione between Knows you of the Order, its first companions, of Benozzo Gozzoli; moreover, works of Nicolò Aunno, Tiberio d' Assisi, Mezzastris and a Manger of the Perugino.
Continuing to come down for Via of the Umbra Railing, a point is caught up much rinomato for the splendid sight that it offers around.
To a kilometer from the country, exiting from Spoleto Door, it is reached the church of Saint Fortunato, than laughed them to V the century and was rifared in 1446.
The church is preceded from a beautiful courtyard to porch of the ' 400, with ancient columns.
In the left part of the porch the Nail head of Saint Francisco frescoed from Tiberio d' Assisi is found.
In lunetta beautiful ones I fresco of Benozzo Gozzoli.
The inside, much simple, to one navata, conserve numerous frescoes (some a lot deteriotates to you) of Benozzo Gozzoli

Corso Mameli e Porta San Pellegrino

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