Montefalcione Castle

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Historical notes

Montefalcione rises on a hill (560 m. above sea level).

The fortress was built into the square-shaped rock at the top of the village during the Lombard domination. People settled around the Fortress, that was the first centre of the present town. The fortress was caught up in the internecine conflict between Giordano, count of Ariano and Rainulfo, count of Avellino. Giordano took shelter within the thick stone walls of the castle and escaped from his great enemy. In 1150 the Castle was in the ownership of lord Torgisio de Montefalcione, who was succeeded by his son Andrea and later by Torgisio II, last member of this family. Torgisio II dared to rebel against Manfred of Sicily and for this reason he was severely punished: Torgisio II was blinded and his wife Filippa obliged to marry Corrado de Bruhlein who inherited all of his possessions.

Over the years the Castle lost its role as a military fort, it passed into private hands and underwent massive structural changes. The Manor has been divided into apartments and is now inhabited. The walls are finished off with cement board which acts as the façade itself. The east side of the castle has a round Tower built in Norman times. Montefalcione is also known for a dramatic historical event during the Italian unification: the Piedmont troops occupied Montefalcione and brutally executed the defenceless population.

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Tourist Information
  • Attractions in Montefalcione
  • The Historic Centre
  • The Sanctuary of "Sant' Antonio"
  • The Monastery of "Santa Maria di Loreto" (the monastery, built in 1577, houses the offices of the current town Hall and the grave of "Lucrezia di Montefalcione")

 

  • Local products

    The well-known grapes of Avellino's Wines Fiano DOCG and Taurasi DOCG.

 

  • Local food & drink
  • Ristorante da Totonno - Via Santa Marina, contrada Guarini Santa Marina - tel.: +39.0825.977214
  • Ristorante Pizzeria United - Via Padre Accurso - tel.: +39.0825.973344

 

 

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