• Salvatore Fuda

Montone one of the most beautiful Italian villages in Italy

Montone is a city not to be missed for those who want to start discovering the true essence of Umbria and above all, of the most characteristic villages of this territory. The history of Montone, which began in the 9th century, is profoundly linked to the events of the Fortebraccio family, who had the lordship of the territory. Montone is a town of just over 1500 inhabitants located in the province of Perugia. It rises in the upper Tiber Valley 40 km from Perugia and is very close to both Umbertide and Città di Castello. The history of this territory is really very characteristic. Of medieval origin, the city was a feud of the Marquis of Colle and then of those of Monte. Even today it is possible to discover all the religious, artistic, tourist and cultural riches of this incredible region of Umbria.

The best places and monuments of Montone

Among the most beautiful monuments and places of interest in Montone are the Castles, or the Rocca di Arm Ruins, the convent of Santa Caterina which today has become a municipal historical archive. Then we find the Rocca d'Aries. Also worth seeing is the religious architecture of the city of Montone, or the church of San Francesco, built in the early years of the fourteenth century, which follows what are the mendicant orders. The Pieve di San Gregorio Magno, a collegiate church of the canons first named after San Giovanni Battista who then, over time, was named after other saints. Among the other churches there is the Collegiata di Santa Maria, the church of the Madonna delle Grazie, the church of San Fedele, the church of San Paolo in Carpini, the church of the Madonna dei Confini and the former church of San Lorenzo from the fourteenth century on. Cristo, in the Carpini area.

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