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In Montefalco, you can admire wonderful views from the "balcony of Umbria", an appellation the village has earned thanks to its location. Surrounded by walls from the 13th-14th century, Montefalco is formed by two medieval villages: Castellare and San Leonardo.
In the first, visit the church of Sant'Agostino and then, passing along Corso Mameli, a stop is a must in Piazza del Comune, the highest point of the town, the centre of its life in medieval times and now a lively meeting place with numerous typical restaurants and wine bars. Not to be missed is the former church of San Francesco, embellished with frescoes by Perugino and Benozzo Gozzoli, which now houses the Civic Museum and Art Gallery.
In the hamlet of San Leonardo, on the other hand, you'll find the Churches of Santa Chiara and Santa Illuminata, which are definitely worth a visit. Not far from the historic centre, there is also the church dedicated to San Fortunato, evangeliser of Montefalco, who died in 390.
The town's product of excellence is the red wine Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, which can be tasted in the wine shops, bars and restaurants scattered throughout the town and is the focus of various events, including the Settimana enologica and the Sagrantino Film Festival.