Presided over by a formidable medieval fortress and backed by the broad-shouldered Apennines, their summits iced with snow in winter, Spoleto is visually stunning. The hill town is also something of a historical picnic: the Romans left their mark in the form of grand arches and an amphitheatre; the Lombards made it the capital of their duchy in 570, building it high and mighty and leaving it with a parting gift of a Romanesque cathedral in the early 13th century.
Today, the town has winged its way into the limelight with its mammoth Festival dei Due Mondi, a 17-day summer feast of opera, dance, music and art.
Spoleto destination guides
Naples Shore Excursion: Naples City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Naples. Discover this seaside city in an open-top double-decker bus. Hop-on and hop-off at 32 different stops whenever you wish, all day long. Tickets are valid for 24 hours and include sights such as Piazza Municipio, Via S. Lucia, Piazza Vittoria, Mergellina and much, much more.
Florence to Rome by Bike
Cycle from Florence to Rome and explore the stunning countryside of Umbria