The town Montone
Of Byzantine Romanesque style, the Parish
of San Gregorio
was built around the year thousand, with three aisles and
an only apse. In the inside they are preserved frescos of Umbrian school.
was built in the
year 1310 and recently restored,
possesses numerous and precious frescos and paintings.
Recently restored, the Rocca di Braccio
together with the Rocca di Aries
, constitutes one of the symbol places
, linking to its name and history to the famous Captain of
Fortune Andrea Braccio Fortebraccio
, known as Braccio da Montone
Founder of a new school of weapons, defined for that "braccesca
based on the rapidity of the movements and on the speed of the manoeuvre, he
cultivated the ideal of his own one small state in the centre of Italy,
reaching to realise it when in 1416 he defeated Carlo Malatesta
near the Tiber
, called by the Saint Church
to defend the city of Perugia
Great strategist and military genius he succeeds to reply to the double attack
moved through him against the Church thanks to the troops of Guidantonio
and Muzio Attendolo Sforza
coming from the south.
After other numerous successes he dies the
June 1424, hurt by a stab on the neck, during a siege under Aquila's
In the Convent of St. Francis
the Town Museum of St. Francis
it's possible to visit valuable
masterpieces as the wooden group of the "Deposition
between 1260 and 1270, the 1482 gonfalone, work of Bartolomeo Caporali
and the "Annunciation
of Tommaso di Arcangelo
, besides the precious harvest of worked fabrics
that covers a period goes from the XV to the XIX century and the original
frescos of the Convent.
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