Montone is a city in Umbria in central Italy.
Montone is a peaceful hill town in a beautiful panoramic position between two tributaries of the Tiber river. It was formerly controlled by the families which dominated the area, such as the Del Monte, the Fortebraccio and the Vitelli families. However, around the middle of the 16th century the town was ceded to the Papal State.
Today it is a lively, typical Italian hamlet and was elected one of Italy´s most beautiful villages. Situated high up on a ridge, it watches over the valley of the river Carpina, facing the Appenin peaks far in the back, a fully preserved surrounding wall, on top of it the small houses with colorful fronts, nestled around the piazza.
- Church of San Francesco. This is a 14th Century Gothic church. It has an attractive and unusual wooden door dating from 1514, and an important group of frescoes and other art of the early Renaissance, including interesting wood sculptures. The main painter represented is Bartolomeo Caporali.
Montone offers a variety of places to stay - from hotels in town to country houses in the vicinity.
- 1 L'Ariete, Corlo 38 (Exit from the E45: Montone/Pietralunga. Follow the road SP 201 towards Pietralunga for 3 km (Do not follow the road-signs for Montone, but continue towards Pietralunga). A sign on the left of the road reading), ☎ , fax: . A charming agriturismo run by two Austrians. Apartments: €60-€100/day; Suites: €70-€120/day; Grand Suites: €90-€180/day.