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Montone

Montone

Stroll brick-paved streets and admire balconies draped with colourful flowers; discover nature, medieval art and tradition. Welcome to Montone, where nearly 880 years of history would inspire anyone: families, romantics, nature lovers and tranquillity-seekers alike.

Montone is not very popular, but you'll be surprised of this anonymity because, once arrived, it's really hard not to fall in love with it. The village is situated on top of a hill, at 482 mt above the sea level and 40km from Perugia, overlooking the confluence of the rivers Tevere and Carpina... an authentic intact medieval jewel!

Experience the heritage of "uno dei 100 borghi più belli d'Italia" - one of the most beautiful 100 hamlets in Italy - walking through narrow corridors and tortuous enchanting alleys, alternated by large flights of steps to reach the old town centre.

The village is surrounded by imposing walls, holding the stately bell towers and the magnificent Rocca di Braccio, whose remains have been ably restored (after the destruction, in 1478 at the hand of Pope Sixtus IV) and suggest the idea of its real importance.

The history of Montone followed, step by step, the ups and downs of the noble family of Fortebracci, until the XV, when the town reached its maximum splendour thanks to Braccio da Montone.

Braccio da Montone was a great commander of a group of mercenaries, famous to be a cunning strategist and unscrupulous politician, that the 28th of August 1414, transformed Montone into a county and became his earldom. Braccio da Montone was the protagonist of one of the most audacious attempts to create, within the central Italy, an independent state from the Papal States. 

Luxuriant landscapes and pure fresh healthy air are the worthy frame of this unmissable hamlet: it's hard to suggest prearranged itineraries... better if you personally discover unpredictable sites, enjoy the stunning panoramic views and the vibrant, but quiet, everyday life of the local craftsman's studios and modest little houses secured within the ancient city walls.

Montone offers numerous opportunities to spend relaxing unforgettable moments in harness with pure nature. All over the year you can attend various cultural and folkloric events, like:

  • the popular "Donazione della Santa Spina": that saint thorns are the extreme symbols of the Passion of Christ, sign of authentic royalty, paradoxical compared to the human ones. In a burning atmosphere, under the hot sun of August, the hearts get excited and the three wards in Montone (Borgo, Monte and Verziere) start fighting, reproducing scenes of medieval life and competing in archery competitions, in order to win the palio and the Lady of the Castle, Margherita Malatesta di Rimini, wife of Count Charles, that governed the city of Montone in the absence of her husband.
  • the Ethnographic Museum "Tamburi battenti"
  • Rassegna dei Mastri Fabbri Forgiatori
  • Rassegna delle Bande Musicali
  • Umbria film festival
  • the Astronomical Observatory of Coloti as well as the many artistic sites of the neighbouring town of Castello, Gubbio and Umbertide.

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