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

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

It is the ancient Coccorone and the current toponym born in the XIII century. Emblem of change is the fourteenth-century convent of Saint Fancis, famous for the valuable frescoes that cover the central apse, a work-masterpiece by Benozzo Gozzoli and depicting scenes from the life of the saint. A symbol of the genius loci that has passed through the centuries, the convent, now called the San Francesco Montefalco Museum, divided into a church-museum of Saint Francis a picture gallery - with four exhibition rooms - and an archaeological collection.

St. Francis Museum Complex

All the findings come from the surrounding area and are attributable to Roman times, when the village was included among the administrative jurisdictions of Spoletium, Mevania, Tuder and Trebiae. In this art sanctuary and with a game of bank, you can go from the sacred to the profane and also to Bacchus, simply by going down into the cellars. In fact, the ancient cellars of the minor convent friars of Montefalco have been visited for some years, come to light during the last restoration works and set up with materials from the 18th and 19th centuries, all linked to the processing of the grapes and wine production.

An intoxicating and documented path that allows you to discover - perfectly preserved - the ancient tanks for the harvesting and crushing of the grapes: a centuries-old tradition, that of the production of wine by the friars, which is documented in the municipal statute of far 1692. document also includes indications relating to the sale of wine.

An opportunity to get to know, in one of the most intriguing villages of the region, an interweaving of history, culture, art and traditions in an atmosphere suspended in time. An evocative landscape that has also fascinated Hermann Hesse - Nobel Prize for literature in 1406 - who came to Montefalco in 1906 and who wrote about the village "It is one of the most peaceful places on earth, a quiet center of Franciscan art. Everything is ancient, medieval... ».

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Events in Montefalco

  • Dead Christ procession
    10-04-2020 | Montefalco (PG)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-04-10 2020-04-10 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",...

    Village of Montefalco

  • Risen Christ Glory
    11-04-2020 | Montefalco (PG)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-04-11 2020-04-11 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...

    Village of Montefalco

  • Patronal Feast of San Fortunato
    01-06-2020 | Montefalco (PG)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2020-06-01 2020-06-01 Europe/Rome Patronal Feast of San Fortunato Montefalco

    Village of Montefalco

  • Procession of the Lamps
    16-08-2020 | Montefalco (PG)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-08-16 2020-08-16 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.

    Village of Montefalco

  • Patronal feast of St Claire of the Cross
    17-08-2020 | Montefalco (PG)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2020-08-17 2020-08-17 Europe/Rome Patronal feast of St Claire of the Cross Montefalco

    Village of Montefalco

  • Feast of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Star
    08-09-2020 | Montefalco (PG)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2020-09-08 2020-09-08 Europe/Rome Feast of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Star Montefalco

    Village of Montefalco

  • Harvest Fair
    20-09-2020 | Montefalco (PG)
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2020-09-20 2020-09-20 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...

    Village of Montefalco


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