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18km (11 miles) NW of Spoleto; 149km (93 miles) SE of Florence; 112km (70 miles) N of Rome.

Looming some 475m (1558 ft.) over the Vale over Spoleto, the enticing hill town of Montefalco surveys a 360° scene of wine trellises and olive groves. It's a handsome place, and usually attracts far les tourists than larger towns in the region, though the real highlight here is wine: the town's Sagrantino di Montefalco, made from an indigenous grape and qualifying as a DOCG. Truly great years, such as 2003, can improve in the bottle for a further 15 years, leaving a rich, velvety wine quite unlike neighboring Tuscany's robust reds.