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Guided Tour of Montefalco

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Guided Tour of Montefalco

Among vineyards and olive groves around Montefalco, called the ‘Balcony of Umbria’ (Ringhiera d’Umbria). Enjoy magnificent landscapes and millenary traditions

Discover the village of Montefalco, the heartland of the precious Sagrantino (the name of the grape and the wine) and appreciate its wonders. Here you can enjoy breath-taking views over much of the Umbria region, thanks to the elevated position on which the village is perched. Our guides will accompany you during this journey to discover the village and all its historical, artistic and landscape attractions.

We will begin the guided tour of Montefalco by going through Porta di Sant’Agostino, the main entrance point to the village. You’ll feel a sort of fairy-tale enchantment as you take in the majestic crenelated tower, the clock on the tower wall and the remains of a 15th-century fresco under the archway of the door. We will then explore the Chiesa di Sant’Agostino, the remains of the frescoes and its ribbed vault. Pressing on into the centre of the village, we’ll get to Piazza del Comune, the hub of the Montefalco community’s life for centuries. The majestic Palazzo Comunale has an elegant portico with arcades. Take a close look at the Chiesa Museo di San Francesco and the stunning cycle of frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli inside; you’ll be fascinated to follow the twenty episodes of the Vita di San Francesco (Life of Saint Francis) painted and narrated with exquisite artistic skill in twelve scenes by the pupil of Beato Angelico.

You’ll also see Porta di San Bartolomeo also known as Porta di Federico II in honour of the Swabian emperor who stopped in Montefalco during one of his trips.

Just outside the walls of the village you can find the Chiesa di Santa Chiara di Montefalco, also known as the Santuario di Santa Chiara della Croce, where you can feel a strong spiritual atmosphere and admire the frescoes and remains of the church’s patron saint. We will round off our tour by visiting the Chiesa di Santa Illuminata: you will find it a simple, graceful building and inside, a single nave and niches decorated with beautiful frescoes.

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  1. 1
    Porta di Sant'Agostino
  2. 2
    Chiesa di Sant'Agostino
  3. 3
    Piazza del Comune
  4. 4
    Chiesa-Museo di San Francesco
  5. 5
    Porta Federico II
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    Chiesa di Santa Chiara di Montefalco
  7. 7
    Chiesa di Santa Illuminata

Recommended clothing

We will be moving mostly on foot so we recommend comfortable clothing, sun glasses or a hat for the sun in warmer times of year, and a anorak or a warm hat in the colder seasons.


Certified guide.

Not included

  • Entrance tickets to paid sites or museums are not included. Entry will never be obligatory and we will agree any visits involving entrance fees with you in advance.
  • Snacks or various accessories are not included (such as audio guides).


The activity will last about 2.5 – 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group and the availability of the guide.


  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian


You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.


This activity is also suitable for children.

Pet policy

You can enjoy this experience in the company of your four-legged friend.


Get ready to learn and have fun.

Impaired mobility

The activity is also suitable for people with motor or other disabilities. In any case, we invite you to discuss your needs with our staff. If you find out that the experience is not suited to you (or others in your group) we will be happy to offer you an alternative activity or a full refund.

Additional information

  • This activity lasts half a day, so lunch is not provided. In your itinerary you can still select the lunch option, above your timeline. We will be able to recommend one of the best places to eat when you return.
  • We strongly advise you to bring a camera to take photos of the spectacle of nature that will appear before you.


  • You can enjoy this experience in any kind of weather. Some points of interest, however, may be outdoors, so it might not be possible to visit them on bad weather days. The guide will evaluate the weather conditions 48 hours before your tour and, in the event that some monuments/attractions cannot be visited, we will notify you promptly. You can choosewhether to proceed with the tour, replace it with another activity or receive a full refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.
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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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