Monteluco is a frazione (borough) of the comune of Spoleto, in Umbria, central Italy. Having a population of just 27, it is located on a limestone mountain covered by woods, at 780 meters over the sea level.
The name derives from the Latin lucus, meaning a wood sacred to Jupiter. At the entrance of the wood was found a stone copy of the Lex luci spoletina, written in Old Latin and dating to the 3rd century BC. St. Francis of Assisi lived here for a short period in 1218.
Convent of St. Francis (13th century)
Romanesque church of St. Peter (5th century), in Romanesque style
Church of St. Julian (12th century), in Romanesque style, built over a pre-existing 6th century. The interior is on a nave and two aisles, with semicircular apses and a crypt
Grottoes of the Hermits
Historical informations (in Italian)