Known as ‘the balcony of Umbria,’ Montefalco in Italy’s green heart overlooks the stunning valleys of the Topino and the flood plain of the Clitunno river. Laid out like a star, five gates at the entrance of town lead you up to the main piazza at the top. Strolling around the lanes and the Piazza del Commune, you’ll come across many wine shops. The celebrated wine here is Rosso di Montefalco, using some of the local Sagrantino grapes, but there are lovely whites on offer too. Sample the wines in the shops before you buy. As you would expect in Umbria, the historic buildings are plentiful. A visit to the Church of San Fransesco and museum is advised, as is the ancient 13th-century Town Hall, the Church of St Augustine and the Church of St Chiara, some with famous frescoes and wonderful paintings. Whilst there, look out for the amazing views over lush, green Umbrian countryside.