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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Montefalco: – Montefalcois perched on a hill, surrounded by ancient walls and overlooking a stunning panorama of rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, and historic cities. It is known as “the railing of Umbria” for its breathtaking views that span from Perugia to Spoleto. Montefalco has a rich and varied history, dating back to the pre-Roman times. It was ruled by different dynasties and kingdoms, such as the Lombards, the Trinci, and the Papal States. It was also a centre of art and culture, attracting famous artists like Benozzo Gozzoli, who painted a magnificent fresco cycle on the life of St. Francis in the church of San Francesco. The church is now a museum, where you can admire other masterpieces by Perugino, Melanzio, and Antoniazzo Romano. Montefalco is also renowned for its wine and gastronomy, especially for its sagrantino, a native grape variety that produces a full-bodied and aromatic red wine. You can visit some of the local wineries and taste their products, accompanied by delicious local specialties, such as salami, cheese, truffles, and bruschetta. You can also learn about the traditional methods of olive oil production and sample some of the finest extra virgin olive oil in Italy. Montefalco is a perfect destination for those who love nature, history, art, and food. It is a place where you can enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the Umbrian countryside, while discovering its fascinating heritage and culture. It is a place where you can experience the authentic Italian lifestyle, with its warmth, hospitality, and charm. It is a place that will make you feel at home.

Corso Goffredo Mameli is a street in Montefalco which runs from Borgo Garibaldi to Piazza del Comune. (Photos 1-2-3-4-5-18-19) – Via Ringhiera Umbra is a street in Montefalco which runs from Piazza del Comune to Porta della Rocca. (Photos 8-9-10) – Piazza del Comune is the main square of Montefalco. It is surrounded by historical buildings, such as the Palazzo Comunale, and the Church of San Francesco. The square is also home to the Enoteca L’Alchimista, a restaurant that serves traditional Umbrian cuisine and local wines. The square is a popular destination for tourists who want to enjoy the medieval atmosphere and the panoramic views of the countryside. (Photos 6-11-12-13-14) – Vicolo degli Operai is a street in Montefalco which runs from Piazza del Comune to Vicolo del Castellano. (Photo 15) – Via Porta Camiano is a street in Montefalco which runs from Piazza del Comune to Via dei Vasari. (Photos 16-17)

Montefalco Cuisine: – Montefalco is known for its wine production, especially the Sagrantino, a red wine made from a native grape variety. Montefalco also has some special dishes that reflect its local culture and history. Here are some examples of Montefalco’s special cuisine: – Strangozzi al Sagrantino: A type of pasta made with flour, water, and salt, cut into long and thin strips. The sauce is made with Sagrantino wine, onion, garlic, tomato, and pecorino cheese. – Torta al Testo: A flatbread cooked on a hot stone (testo), usually stuffed with cheese, ham, or vegetables. It can be eaten as a snack or a main course. – Crostini con Fegatini: Toasted bread slices topped with a spread made from chicken livers, onion, capers, anchovies, and white wine. – Porchetta: A roasted pork loin stuffed with herbs, garlic, and fennel seeds, seasoned with salt and pepper. It is usually sliced and served cold or warm, with bread or salad. – Ciaramicola: A traditional Easter cake made with eggs, sugar, flour, butter, lemon, and alchermes (a red liqueur). It is decorated with meringue and sprinkles.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk – Corso Goffredo Mameli to Piazza del Comune – Corso Goffredo Mameli 
Approximately 0.65 km – 0.40 miles

The walk starts in Corso Goffredo Mameli – Piazza del Comune – Centro Storico – Via Ringhiera Umbra – Piazza del Comune – Vicolo degli Operai – Piazza del Comune – Via Porta Camiano – Piazza del Comune – Corso Goffredo Mameli