1996 / 108 PAGES.
Language: Three editions: Italian, French, English
Renowned today mainly for its majestic Romanesque monuments conceived almost to “compete” with those built in ancient times, Spoleto’s present-day grandeur is just as impressive as the monumentality of the past.
Spoleto is located at the edge of the Umbrian valley, atop a wooded foothill surrounded by the Rocca. In order to reconstruct the city’s centuries-old history, the most obvious (and almost “speaking”) choice is its monuments, the sign of several visible phases in its history. In addition to preserving a wealth of historical evidence, the city houses a priceless treasure: Filippo Lippi’s frescoes in the cathedral.
Surrounded by picturesque places such as the springs of Clitumnus, Spoleto gained worldwide renown thanks to the Festival dei Due Mondi, which began in 1957.