spoleto

fotoSet in a scenery of rare beauty, Spoleto owes its fame to the wealth of architectural vestiges which bear witness to 2500 years of history. But it was in the Renaissance that the town acquired the style it still has. The Ponte delle Torri, one of the most daring works of the 14th century with its ten 80-metre-high arches, is one of the symbols of the town along with the wonderfully restored Fortress where once scheming Valentino and beautiful Lucrezia lived. In the Cathedral, with exquisite frescoes by Filippo Lippi, you will see an autograph letter by St. Francis. At the foot of Monteluco, a holy wood from Roman times, the Church of St. Peter has a beautifully decorated façade and, on the mountain top, the Franciscan Shrine features seven bare tiny cells which gave shelter to St. Francis and his first followers.