Fort in Spoleto

Rocca Albornoziana

Rising highon a hilltop above Spoleto, the Rocca, a glowering 14th-century former papal fortress, is now a fast, scenic escalator ride from Via della Ponzianina. The fortress contains the Museo Nazionale del Ducato,…
Bridge in Spoleto

Ponte delle Torri

Many people gasp the first time they glimpse the medieval Ponte delle Torri, a 10-arch bridge that leaps spectacularly across a steeply wooded gorge – a scene beautifully captured by Turner in his 1840 oil painting.…
Church in Spoleto

Basilica di San Salvatore

Spoleto's Romanesque basilica, listed as a Unesco World Heritage site (as part of the 'Longobards in Italy, Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.) group), dates to the 4th or 5th century but was closed indefinitely at t…
Museum in Spoleto

Palazzo Collicola Arte Visive

Spoleto's premier collection of modern art is named after its late former director and noted art critic, Giovanni Carandente, and has been significantly revamped. The collection includes works of late-20th-century I…
Cathedral in Spoleto

Duomo di Spoleto

A flight of steps sweeps down to Spoleto's pretty pale-stone cathedral, originally built in the 11th century using huge blocks of salvaged stones from Roman buildings for its slender bell tower. A 17th-century remod…
Museum in Spoleto

Museo Archeologico

Down in the centre of town, Spoleto's pride and joy is its archaeological museum, located on the western edge of Piazza della Libertà. It showcases a well-curated collection of Roman and Etruscan bits and bobs from …
Historic Site in Spoleto

Teatro Romano

This mostly intact 1st-century Roman amphitheatre, accessed via the Museo Archeologico, often hosts live performances during the summer; check with the museum or the tourist office.
Historic Building in Spoleto

Casa Romana

This excavated Roman house isn't exactly Pompeii, but it gives visitors a peek into what a typical home of the area would have looked like in the 1st century BC.
Church in Spoleto

Chiesa di San Pietro

An 1.4km stroll can be made along the Via del Ponte to the Ponte delle Torri. Cross this bridge and follow the lower path, Strada di Monteluco, to reach Chiesa di San Pietro, whose 13th-century facade is liberally b…
Museum in Spoleto

Museo del Tessile e del Costume

Housed in the Palazzo Rosari-Spada, this museum holds a collection of antique noble finery from the 15th to the 20th century donated from the wardrobes of some of the area's leading families.