The Vitelli family also ruled in Montone until 1640 and brought the renaissance style to that town. Prior to that, the town’s most illustrious family was the Fortebracci, in particular Braccio, who was a famous soldier of fortune.
The gothic Church of St. Francis was enlarged in the 14th century and contains important works of renaissance art.
In the eastern Upper Tiber Valley, you can visit Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, a former stronghold of the Marquis del Monte. In the main square stands the Palazzo Boncompagni
Ludovisi that was a Bourbon family residence. Across from it is the lavish 15th-century Marquis palace with a 16th-century portal.
The town of Lisciano Niccone, in the valley of the Niccone River, also maintains many renaissance characteristics thanks to restorations carried out over the centuries.