Montefalco is anchored by the fine hexagonal Piazza del Comune, whose 13th-century palazzo is tastefully embellished with a simple loggia. Other than visiting the superb Museo San Francesco, there's little to do but wander the enchanting streets and sample the wines.
On the Sagrantino Wine Trail
Montefalco is surrounded by ravishing vineyards producing the region's famed Sagrantino wine -- almost all of them have on-site stores where you can taste the wines before you buy. One of the most respected producers is Antonelli in the village of San Marco, a few kilometers west of the town (tel. 0742-379-158; www.antonellisanmarco.it). For a more intimate tasting experience, visit family-owned Colle del Saraceno in Pietrauta (tel. 0742-379-500; www.cantinabotti.com), where the Bettoni family will provide a comprehensive introduction to their Sagrantino, white Grechetto, and the highly-prized sweet Passito. For full tours of any of the vineyards, you'll have to call ahead. Plenty of stores in Montefalco also sell the local vino -- most places double as wine bars. Enoteca L'Alchimista at Piazza del Comune 14 (tel. 0742-378-558; www.montefalcowines.com) is a convenient and friendly choice with a wide selection and excellent food. Another place for good wine is Enoteca di Benozzo, at Piazza del Comune 10 though we don't recommend dining here, just drinking.
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