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Il Lampone

Behind a 350-year-old facade in a nondescript parking lot on the town outskirts is where you'll find Spoleto's best meal, a rustic-chic, whimsical and contemporary culinary retreat overseen by a husband-wife culinar…
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.…
Performing Arts in Spoleto

Spoleto Festival

The Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti conceived the Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two Worlds) in 1958. Now simply known as the Spoleto Festival, it has given the town a worldwide reputation. Events …
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…
Italian in Spoleto

Sabatini

Forget studying the menu – just go for one of the tasting menus (€25 to €30) and loosen a belt notch for dish after delectable dish. This is home cooking at its best with a pinch of seasonality – as simple as 24-mon…
Italian in Spoleto

Il Tempio del Gusto

Intimate, inventive and unmissable, Tempio del Gusto is fine dining without the Michelin-starred price tag. The food here speaks volumes about a chef who believes in sourcing, cooking and presenting with real pride …
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 …