On the edge of the Umbrian Valley, nestled on a 473-meter-high hill in the heart of Umbria, Montefalco shows itself to the visitor with its compact, orderly and engaging fourteenth-century historic center. The town has its fulcrum in the almost circular central square, from which the various streets radiate out, allowing you to discover every corner of the village. Montefalco is 49.4 km from Perugia and 12.3 km from Foligno.
According to tradition, the toponym “Montefalco” is due to Frederick II of Swabia who, noting the large number of hawks in the area, decided to change the name from “Cors Coronae” to the current one. Today the presence of these beautiful animals is not like it once was but the undoubted medieval charm of the village remains. In the 11th-12th centuries there was already a first fortified settlement, enclosed within city walls, with a castle and some religious buildings.
Words by Borghi storici
by Fabrizio Fiorenzano
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