Art, Culture, Nature
past and present of a territory
Spoleto has a rich and stratified downtown, harmonizing in an extraordinary continuum with the sorrounding landscape: a two-thousand-year old union between art and nature.
Going on along the streets, the alleys and squares, just glimpsing around, you may discover an unusual face of the city: precious basreliefs, graffiti and remains of frescoes; fountains and drinking fountains; romantic small arches joining the walls of the alleys; Roman stones that act as podium for medieval buildings.
Yet a more secret Spoleto does exist:
the remains of the Roman House underneath the Town Hall, the Bloody Bridge (1st century AD), the Roman Temple above which the church of Sant'Ansano rises, Silla's Substructures, the crypts and a part of the town, very rich with history, that includes the remains of the Roman Amphitheatre (2nd century AD), which only today is being brought back to light, through interventions that will link the city's past to its future.