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Montecchio (Terni province)

A town of SW Umbria: 42°39.5N, 12°17E. Altitude: 377 m. Population in 2003: 1800.

[image ALT: A clump of about 100 houses, three and four stories tall, with a square stone church belfry sticking up about two stories higher; in the background, a high wooded ridge. It is a view of the comune of Montecchio, in Terni province, Umbria (central Italy).]

The town as seen from 1 km to the south.

Montecchio is a medieval village 17 km southeast of Orvieto and 30 km southwest of Todi: no particular monuments or churches, but an attractive labyrinth of streets, some old walls and a couple of gates.

You should not confuse Montecchio, a comune in the province of Terni, with the small frazioni by the same name in the comuni of Giano dell' Umbria and of Nocera Umbra , nor with the tiny locality in the comune of Tuoro sul Trasimeno (all in the province of Perugia).

A proper website will eventually appear here, since I've been to Montecchio. In the meanwhile, you may find it useful to read the July 22, 2000 entry of my diary; for further information, see the websites linked in the navigation bar at the bottom of this page.


Like most of the comuni in Italy, Montecchio includes in its territory some smaller towns and hamlets, of a few hundred inhabitants if that, with a certain administrative identity of their own: as elsewhere in Italy, these are referred to as the frazioni of the comune (singular: frazione, literally a "fraction"): a complete list of them follows. I haven't really been to either of them — merely walking thru Tenaglie one afternoon — so any links will be offsite.

Melezzole • Tenaglie

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