The town lies on a hill (500 Mt. a.s.l.) and its unique charm is deeply connected with its geographical position: it is actually called “the railing of Umbria” because of its several belvederes, where you can get an overall view of the Umbrian countryside and its towns, like Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Trevi, Spoleto, Gualdo Catteneo, Bevagna.
Medieval city walls and towers characterize the town, and the different city gates along the walls are the main entrances to the centre: the city gates of Frederick II, St. Augustine, Camiano, of the Castle and St. Lorenzo.
Montefalco is in the middle of a very important wine area, where high quality wines are produced: among them the famous Sagrantino; for this reason it also plays an important role in the gastronomic tourism.