Join this walking tour of Spoleto that will take you on an exploration of this fantastic old Roman city from its origins until modern day times. Spoleto is located along the old Flaminia Roman road opened by the Romans in the 3d Century B.C ... More info ›
Join this walking tour of Spoleto that will take you on an exploration of this fantastic old Roman city from its origins until modern day times. Spoleto is located along the old Flaminia Roman road opened by the Romans in the 3d Century B.C. Before becoming a Roman colony, Spoleto had been a pre-Roman settlement of Umbrian people.
During the tour you will see, among the remains dating back to Roman time, a fine stretch of a still-standing pre-Roman dry-stone fortification surviving of city walls. The Romans built temples, forum, arches and most of them are still visible as a strata in the city center. The focus of our tour will be the city Duomo (Cathedral) where even Filippo Lippi from Florence, one of the most significant Renaissance painters, did work in the 15th century.
In the Cathedral you will see his frescos about Mary’s life together with a splendid 12th-13th mosaic floor and even a chapel decorated by Pinturicchio, a later but not less important Renaissance painter from Perugia. The duomo’s square works also as a setting for some concerts of Festival dei Due Mondi which takes place every year between the end of June and the first half of July. During that time Spoleto becomes a fully artistic city with art exhibitions, theater plays, concerts, ballets and poetry readings taking place everywhere making the city as a large stage for artists coming from all over the world. For olive oil, wine and typical food lovers, this tour will match your desires by offering the possibility of completing the day with tastings of delicious local food.