Montefalco Travel Guide

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Montefalco Things to Do

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    View from Montefalco looking forward Assisi

    by karenincalifornia Updated Mar 4, 2005

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    When you reach Montefalco, you'll be rewarded with fabulous views of the countryside, with its olive groves and vineyards. Because of the stunning views, Montefalco is also known as the "balcony of Umbria."

    Before we got to Montefalco, we naively thought this wine-growing region would be much like Napa or Sonoma counties in California, where you drive along the country roads looking for signs showing the wine tasting hours. Not so in Umbria. If the wineries offered tasting in their tasting rooms, how to find them was a complete mystery to us.

    Instead, the place to taste samples (and pay for those samples) of wine is an enoteca.

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    Montefalco, Italy

    by karenincalifornia Updated Mar 4, 2005

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    Rather than tasting wines at the wineries, in Umbria, one usually stops by an enoteca and buys a glass of wine (or more). On the edge of the main piazza at the top of Montefalco are a couple of charming enotecas, with their umbrella-covered tables.

    The Sagrantino wine produced in the Montefalco region is excellent. It's a full-bodied red wine, which I enjoyed very much with the Italian cheeses and olives.

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Montefalco Shopping

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    Montefalco, Italy

    by karenincalifornia Written Mar 1, 2005

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    L'Enoteca di Benozzo is a wine bar located at the edge of the main piazza in Montefalco. The enoteca had a good selection of local Umbrian wines - mostly reds from the immediate region, and a few whites from Orvieto.

    The shop also carried an interesting selection of sweets, olive oils and other gourmet items.

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Montefalco Off The Beaten Path

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    Antonelli vineyard

    by ncoutroulis Written Aug 28, 2003

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    After having an amazing bottle of wine with our dinner one night in Spoleto, my wife and I decided to try to find the vineyard from which it came. It was't that hard to find the charming village of Montefalco, where the coveted Sagrantino grape comes from. Once there, seek out the Antonelli family vineyard, and pay them a visit. It's a very small vineyard, but the wine is incredible. if you're luck, like we were, Mr. Antonelli himself will be playing with his grandchildren in the garden. A scene right out of The Godfather.

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