The ancient town of Spoleto is about 30 miles from Todi, in the south-east part of Umbria: the old town is perched on top of a hill overlooking the Roman Via Flaminia.
Rich in art and history, Spoleto is well known among art & music lovers due to the renowned Festival of the Two Worlds, opened in 1958 by Giancarlo Menotti (Italian composer and writer, naturalized American); his aim was the joining of European art and music with American. Mr. Menotti died in Monte Carlo in 2007.
CLASSIC TOUR (about 2 hours and 30 minutes)*
- Meet the guide at one of the pay lots in town
MAIN MONUMENTS to visit:
- Piazza Duomo and Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta: the unique shape of the ancient square crowned by the elegant Duomo will leave you breathless.
- Admire the exterior of the Church of Santa Maria della Manna D’oro and Church of Santa Eufemia: built in two different periods and rich in details and history.
- Take a 15-minute walk along the Passeggiata dei Condotti , a green corner in the very center of the old town.
- Get to the famous Towers Bridge, once a Roman aqueduct, still joining the hill of Spoleto to the Monte Luco
- From the panoramic spot close to the Towers Bridge you can also enjoy the exterior of the Albornoziana Fortess, once a papal castle, later turned into a prison, and now housing a museum.
- Walk across the small Market Square, once the Roman Forum, a great location for people-watching.
- Pass under the old Roman Arch of “Druso and Germanico”, the original entrance to the Roman Forum
- From an iron grate located in Piazza della Repubblica you can also take a look at the remains of the Roman Theater, now preserved within the Archeological Museum.
* The duration of the tour is indicative: depending on your schedule, we can tailor the tour to your needs
OUR RATES: €130 up to 10 people
Other points of interests to be visited:
- -Chiesa di Sant’Eufemia e Museo Diocesano
- -Roman House
- -Archeological Museum
- -Chiesa di San Nicolò
- -Piazza Garibaldi e Chiesa di San Gregorio Maggiore
- -Chiesa di San Ponziano
- -Chiesa di San Salvatore
- -Chiesa di San Pietro fuori le mura