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Fabbri di Montefalco (Perugia province)

A town of central Umbria: 42°52.5N, 12°41E. Altitude: 288 m. Population in 2003: 93.

[image ALT: Two rectangular towers, rather different. The one on the left is about 8 meters tall and maybe 20 meters long, appearing to be a vestige of a city wall; the one on the right is half again as tall, but not part of a wall system; it is also machicolated, in better repair, and pierced with at least 12 windows and a door. This is a view of the central area of Fabbri di Montefalco, Umbria (central Italy), a very small town.]

The castle, or Rocca, of Fabbri; on the far left, the Monument to the War Dead.

Fabbri is a very small village, part of the comune of Montefalco, 6 km W; it sits on a low ridge, the last eastern bump of the Colli Martani before the lowlands of Trevi, 5 km E. Fabbri is home to the Cantina Rocca di Fabbri, a producer of DOC Montefalco wine, that essentially is the town; but there are about a dozen competing vintners scattered about the countryside within a ten-kilometer radius.

I can hardly say I know the town well, as you'll see from the Apr. 24, 2004 entry of my diary: I walked thru Fabbri on my way from Montefalco to Cannaiola one afternoon, stopping here and there to take a few pictures. The day before, by the way, I walked thru another place named Fabbri, just 7 km apart; don't confuse this hamlet then with the other one, Fabbri di Giano.

[image ALT: A small 2‑story squarish stone and plaster building with a plain pediment. It is the church of Fabbri di Montefalco, Umbria (central Italy).]

The church, dated 1756.


[image ALT: A much deteriorated patch of fresco depicting the Madonna and Child, the latter barely visible, and a haloed male saint to her left. It is a detail of a street shrine in Fabbri di Montefalco, Umbria (central Italy).]

A wayside shrine to the Virgin — in Italian, a madonnina; late 14c?
The background in imitation of damask is a hallmark of the school of Foligno, just 10 km N.


[image ALT: An arched niche, raised slightly above street level, with a damaged wrought iron balustrade. It is a street shrine in Fabbri di Montefalco, Umbria (central Italy).]

[image ALT: Part of a massive 2‑story house, built mostly of long thin bricks, but with some patches of rough stone in mortar, and other patches of concrete. It is a house in Fabbri di Montefalco, Umbria (central Italy).]

The largest of the twenty or so houses in town.

Fabbri does not seem to be represented online anywhere, whence this little page, even if it's not that informative: who knows but that this bare minimum may not be useful to someone?

[image ALT: A rural scene with two large trees, several flowering bushes and a sward of grass concealing some low buildings. In the background, the upper three-quarters of a square medieval machicolated stone tower with eight tiny slit windows visible. It is a view of Fabbri di Montefalco, Umbria (central Italy).]


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Page updated: 20 Aug 10