25 Sights in Spoleto, Italy (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Spoleto, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 25 sights are available in Spoleto, Italy.

Sightseeing Tours in Spoleto

1. Galleria d'arte moderna Giovanni Carandente

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Palazzo Collicola is a museum dedicated to the memory of Giovanni Carandente located inside Palazzo Collicola, an eighteenth-century building that occupies the entire western side of the square of the same name in the historic center of Spoleto. Inaugurated in 2000, it was then refitted in 2019. Together with the Burri Collection in Città di Castello, it is the most important contemporary art museum in Umbria. Before 2009 it was called the Civic Gallery of Modern Art. After Gianluca Marziani (2010-2018), the direction passed into the hands of the critic and art historian Marco Tonelli (2019-2023), who was Carandente's collaborator. In May 2023, after a special selection, the position was given to the new director Saverio Verini, curator and Umbrian art historian.

Wikipedia: Museo Carandente, Palazzo Collicola - Arti visive (IT), Website

2. Chiesa di San Nicolò

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The monumental complex of San Nicolò is located in Spoleto, downstream of the city's cathedral, in an area of late-medieval urban expansion. It includes a former church, a former convent, and two cloisters. Between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries, the church was considered one of the most important sacred buildings in the city and the adjoining convent was home to an active cultural center. After the restoration of the entire architectural complex, which took place in the 60s of the twentieth century, the building serves as a theater, exhibition center and conference center.

Wikipedia: Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò (IT)

3. Anfiteatro Romano

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The monumental complex of the Amphitheatre is located in a large area north of Spoleto, outside the first city walls, on the left bank of the Tessino stream. It occupies an area of about 17,000 m², a city within a city, which includes the remains of a Roman amphitheater, three large cloisters, gardens, courtyards and two former monasteries with their respective churches: the church of St. Stephen and Thomas and the church of St. Gregory the Minor or de griptis.

Wikipedia: Complesso monumentale dell'Anfiteatro (IT)

4. Municipio di Spoleto

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The Town Hall of Spoleto is located halfway between the forum, now Piazza del Mercato, and Piazza del Duomo, in an area where since ancient times there were noble houses, private or representative residences. Its foundations rest in part on the area of the Roman house discovered by Giuseppe Sordini in 1885. After a long renovation completed in 2007, the building houses the institutional and political bodies of the city.

Wikipedia: Palazzo Comunale (Spoleto) (IT), Website

5. Madonna della Piaggia

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The church of Santa Maria della Concezione is located in Spoleto, in an area once occupied by the gardens of the Augustinian convent of San Nicolò. Locally it is also known as Santa Maria della Piaggia. After the unification of Italy it was reduced for military use and used as a warehouse by the Military District Umberto I and later by the Municipality. Only in 2005 was he returned to the cult.

Wikipedia: Chiesa_di_Santa_Maria_della_Concezione_(Spoleto) (IT)

6. National archaeological museum

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The monumental complex of Sant'Agata is located within the archaeological area of Spoleto in the area between Via di Sant'Agata and Via delle Terme; it consists of the former monastery of Sant'Agata, the adjacent former church of the same name and the Roman Theatre. It belonged to the vaita San Benedetto. They are exhibition venues, venues for temporary exhibitions, events and shows.

Wikipedia: Complesso monumentale di Sant'Agata (IT), Website

7. Spoletosfera

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Spoletosfera is a technical structure called a "geodesic dome", donated to the city of Spoleto in 1967 by the author/inventor the architect Richard Buckminster Fuller on the occasion of the X Festival of Two Worlds. At the same time, Giovanni Carandente set up a solo exhibition of Fuller's work entitled: "Fuller's structures: 40 years of architectural research, 1927-1967".

Wikipedia: Spoletosfera (IT)

8. Gian Carlo Menotti theatre

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Gian Carlo Menotti theatre

The Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti is an Italian-style theatre located in Spoleto; since 1947 it has been one of the venues of the Experimental Opera House. Inaugurated in 1864 to a design by Ireneo Aleandri, it has undergone successive renovations over the decades and its actual capacity is about 800 seats, making it the largest Italian-style theater in Umbria.

Wikipedia: Teatro Nuovo "Gian Carlo Menotti" (IT)

9. Torre dell’Olio

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The Torre dell'olio is an ancient tower of thirteenth-century origin located in the historic center of Spoleto; it is incorporated into Palazzo Vigili, near the Porta Fuga. It belonged to the Grifonesca vaita. With a height of 45.50 meters, it is the tallest tower in the city. It is entirely privately owned, divided between 5-6 owners. It cannot be visited.

Wikipedia: Torre dell'olio (IT)

10. Museo del Tessile e del Costume

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The Museum of Textiles and Costumes in Spoleto is a museum site included in the Umbrian-Marche interregional network called Museum System. It was born as a result of the donation of Lucia Portoghesi, in favor of the municipality of Spoleto, of her personal collection consisting of textile finds ranging from the fourteenth to the twentieth century.

Wikipedia: Museo del tessile e del costume (IT)

11. Octetra

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Octetra Los Angeles Times / CC BY 4.0

Isamu Noguchi was an American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward. Known for his sculpture and public artworks, Noguchi also designed stage sets for various Martha Graham productions, and several mass-produced lamps and furniture pieces, some of which are still manufactured and sold.

Wikipedia: Isamu Noguchi (EN)

12. Ponte Sanguinario

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The Sanguinario Bridge is a bridge, historical monument, located underground in the eastern area of Piazza della Vittoria in Spoleto, a few meters from the Porta Leonina and the Basilica of San Gregorio Maggiore. Access is made possible by a short staircase, bordered by an iron balustrade, which is buried below the street level.

Wikipedia: Ponte Sanguinario (IT)

13. Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo

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The church of Saints John and Paul is located in the historic center of Spoleto, annexed to Palazzo Travaglini, in the ancient Vaita Filittèria, which in late medieval times was the Byzantine quarter of the city. It is a modest building of the Romanesque age that after its consecration in 1174, carried out parish functions.

Wikipedia: Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (Spoleto) (IT)

14. Lex spoletina

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The Lex spoletina or Lex luci spoletina is an epigraphic document dating back to the last decades of the third century BC and the beginning of the second century, engraved in archaic Latin on limestone. It consists of two inscriptions in which it is possible to read regulations imposed on the use of woods considered sacred.

Wikipedia: Lex spoletina (IT)

15. Casa romana

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The Roman house of Spoleto, dated at the beginning of the first century AD, is an elegant home discovered by the archaeologist Spoletino Giuseppe Sordini in the years 1885-1886 and excavated several times until 1914. It is partly under the town hall square e in part under the municipal building whose foundations occupies.

Wikipedia: Casa romana (Spoleto) (IT)

16. Colonna del viaggiatore

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Colonna del viaggiatore

Sculptures in the City was an open-air exhibition/installation that saw the city of Spoleto transformed into a "Museum City" in the summer of 1962, as part of the fifth edition of the Festival of Two Worlds. It is one of the most salient episodes of international sculpture in the twentieth century.

Wikipedia: Sculture nella città (IT)

17. Arco di Druso e Germanico

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The Arch of Drusus and Germanicus is a Roman arch of the early first century located in Spoleto, close to the Roman temple and the church of Sant'Ansano. It was the monumental gateway to the city's forum from the Via Flaminia, bypassing the maximum hinge. It belonged to the vaita Frasanti.

Wikipedia: Arco di Druso e Germanico (IT)

18. Casina dell'ippocastano

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The Casina degli ippocastani, or Casina dell'ippocastano, is a small Alpine-style building erected around 1880; it is located in the public gardens of the historic center of Spoleto, at the crossroads between Via Martiri della Resistenza and Viale Matteotti, in front of the Spoletosphere.

Wikipedia: Casina degli ippocastani (IT)

19. Cappella della Santissima Icone

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Spoleto Cathedral is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Spoleto-Norcia created in 1821, previously that of the diocese of Spoleto, and the principal church of the Umbrian city of Spoleto, in Italy. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Wikipedia: Spoleto Cathedral (EN)

20. Fonte di piazza

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The Fountain of Piazza del Mercato, also known as Fonte di Piazza, is located in Spoleto, in the square of the same name once called Piazza del Foro, a center of trade and commerce in Roman times, and today the heart of the historic center.

Wikipedia: Fontana di piazza del Mercato (IT)

21. Teatro Romano

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The Roman Theatre is a theatre building in Spoleto (Spoletium), dating back to the first century BC. It has a diameter of 114.40 meters, while the cavea measures about 70 meters. It is located within the Monumental Complex of Sant'Agata.

Wikipedia: Teatro romano di Spoleto (IT)

22. 6 o'clock theatre Luca Ronconi

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The Teatrino delle sei is located in the historic center of Spoleto. It owes its name to the time when the shows hosted in the first editions of the Festival of Two Worlds began. For a time it was also called the Teatrino delle sette.

Wikipedia: Teatrino delle sei (IT)

23. San Pietro extra moenia

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San Pietro extra moenia

San Pietro extra moenia is an ancient Roman Catholic church in Spoleto, Umbria, Italy. Remarkable examples of Romanesque sculpture adorn the facade. The term extra moenia refers to its location outside the city walls.

Wikipedia: San Pietro extra moenia, Spoleto (EN)

24. Chiesa di San Domenico

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The church of Santi Domenico and Francesco, best known as the church of San Domenico, is located in Spoleto, on the square of the same name, near Palazzo Collicola. It used to be part of the Salamonesca vaita.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Domenico (Spoleto) (IT)

25. San Ponziano

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San Ponziano is a romanesque-style, Former-Benedictine monastery and church located in Spoleto, Province of Perugia, region of Umbria, Italy. The site is dedicated to St. Ponziano, the patron saint of Spoleto.

Wikipedia: San Ponziano, Spoleto (EN), Website


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