Top 10 Things To Do In Spoleto, Italy

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If you love the history of art, music, and dance, a trip to Spoleto, Italy should be in your near future. Dating back to the Bronze Age, Spoleto is a city rich in culture and appreciation for the arts. Many of its main sights are centuries old and offer much insight into the lives of ancient people. However, the city also has a plethora of modern attractions and festivals to enjoy.

Planning a trip to Spoleto just got a little bit easier. Just take a look at this list of the top 10 things to do while you’re there.

1. Festival dei Due Mondi

Festival dei Due Mondi 60! Please, sit down and see the magnificence....

Posted by Il Molino Antico - Agriturismo on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The Festival dei Due Mondi, also known as Festival of the Two Worlds, is a celebration of music and opera that lasts from June to July each year. Those in attendance will get to watch opera and dance performances. You might even get to talk science while you’re there!

Festival dei Due Mondi

Address: Fondazione Festival dei Due Mondi, Piazza del Comune, 1 - 06049 Spoleto

Website: Festival dei Due Mondi

2. Museo Archeologico

Posted by Museo Archeologico Naz.le e Teatro Romano di Spoleto - Pagina Istituzionale on Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Built on a Roman theater, the National Archaeology Museum tells the story of how Spoleto became a recognized urban center. With exhibitions that include artifacts and artwork from the Bronze age, the museum provides workshops that tell about the restoration process that many of these pieces go through before they can be put on display.

Museo Archeologico

Address: Via S. Agata, 18 / A - 06049 Spoleto

Website: Museo Archeologico (in Italian)

3. Spoleto Cathedral

Spoleto Cathedral by Stefano Landenna on 500px ♠

Posted by WeVillas on Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Constructed during the 12th-century, Spoleto Cathedral is one of the most important religious monuments in the city. Over the years, it has undergone a series of remodeling and improvements, the most recent one being in the 17th-century. The interior of the cathedral features beautiful Byzantine mosaics and other incredible works of art.

Spoleto Cathedral

Address: Piazza del Duomo, 2, 06049 Spoleto, Italy

Website: Spoleto Cathedral

4. Teatro Romano

Teatro romano Spoleto

Posted by Umbria Expo on Friday, 30 June 2017

Teatro Romano is a theater in Spoleto that was first built in the 1st-century BC. It has overcome much damage throughout the years, but was excavated between 1954 and 1960. Today, it is still a working theater that plays a big role in the yearly Festival of the Two Worlds.

Teatro Romano

Address: Via delle Terme, 2, 06049 Spoleto, Italy

Website: Teatro Romano (in Italian)

5. Ponte delle Torri

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Posted by Umbriagram on Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Ponte delle Torri, or Bridge of Towers, is a Roman aqueduct bridge that was most likely completed in the 13th or 14th-century. With its exquisite design and massive length, it takes about one hour to walk across. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the view from up above.

Ponte delle Torri

Address: Via del Ponte, 06049 Spoleto

Website: Ponte delle Torri

6. Basilica of San Salvatore

The basilica of San Salvatore, Spoleto, Interior

Posted by ALL Across the Lombards' Lands on Friday, 11 November 2016

As one of the first Christian churches in Italy, the Basilica of San Salvatore is a sight you should not miss. Although the church dates back to the 4th-century, it is extremely well preserved. In 2011, It was even declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visiting the Basilica of San Salvatore is easy and can be done by car or on foot. If you do decide to walk there, be aware that the roads leading up to the church are hilly.

Basilica of San Salvatore

Address: Via della Basilica-di-San-Salvatore, 06049, Spoleto

Website: Basilica of San Salvatore

7. Basilica of Sant'Eufemia

BASILICA DI SANT'EUFEMIA

Posted by Milano Segreta on Friday, 2 December 2016

The Basilica of Sant'Eufemia, which was dedicated to Saint Euphemia of Chalcedon, actually became the Archbishop’s palace and is now a museum. The Diocesan Museum features many works from the 13th to the 19th-century. Before visiting, make sure to check the website for their opening hours that vary during the winter and summer.

Basilica of Sant'Eufemia

Address: Via Aurelio Saffi, 13 - Spoleto

Website: Basilica of Sant'Eufemia

8. Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive

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Posted by Progetto Arcadia on Friday, 3 October 2014

Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive is a unique visual art collection project that features the works of painters and sculptors from the 12th-century until modern times. The themes of the exhibitions stem from the origins and history of present-day art forms. Visitors to the collection are welcome to join a special activity every Friday that occurs after closing. During the activity, you will get to explore the different themes further.

Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive

Address: Piazza Collicola, 1, 06049 Spoleto PG, Italy

Website: Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive (in Italian)

9. Palazzo Bufalini

Posted by Palazzo Bufalini on Saturday, 29 September 2012

Palazzo Bufalini is a famous piece of architecture built by Marquis Giulio Bufalini and Francesca Turina in the 1500s. The building lay unfinished until Tommaso Catrani finally completed it in 1767. In the 1800s, the building was commonly used for cultural events. Today, it is still utilized as an exhibition space as well as a tourist information center.

Palazzo Bufalini

Address: Palazzo Bufalini, Piazza del Duomo, 8, 06049 Spoleto PG, Italy

Website: Palazzo Bufalini (in Italian)

10. Rocca Albornoziana

Rocca Albornoziana (Spoleto) ©ARPhoto

Posted by The colors of photography on Monday, 3 April 2017

Rocca Albornoziana, built by Pope Innocent VI, was an important fortress that was used by the military in the 12th-century. The fortress consists of four towers connected by two courtyards. Rocca Albornoziana, which had once been of great importance to Spoleto, slowly lost its popularity in the 16th-century. From 1817 to 1982, it was actually used as a prison. In 2007, renovations on the fortress began, transforming it into a museum and cultural center.

Rocca Albornoziana

Address: Piazza Bernardino Campello, 1, 06049 Spoleto, Italy

Website: Rocca Albornoziana (in Italian)

Experience the history and culture of Spoleto

Spoleto, Province of Perugia, Umbria, Italy - panoramio
Source: Photo by user trolvag used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Spoleto is a city that is just brimming with art, music, and history. With notable historic sites, educational exhibitions, and fun activities, this ancient city has many intriguing stories to tell. If you want to explore the birthplace of some of the greatest art and music in the world, don’t hesitate to book your trip to Spoleto!

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