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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…
Church in Spoleto

Chiesa di San Pietro

An hour-long 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 liberal…
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 …
Fort in Spoleto

Rocca Albornoziana

Rising high and mighty on 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…
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. Just to the south, near the Piazza Fontana, stand the…
Museum in Spoleto

Museo Carandente

The town'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 is dominated by works of late-20th-c…
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 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.
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 …
Umbrian in Spoleto

Ristorante Apollinaire

Flair and creativity meets Umbrian tradition at Apollinaire, where the chef brings nous and an artistic eye for detail to winningly fresh produce. On the menu you might find seasonal showstoppers like homemade stran…