Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Spoleto, Italy


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 29 sights
Distance 5.7 km
Ascend 431 m
Descend 446 m

Experience Spoleto in Italy in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Spoleto

Sight 1: Ponte delle Torri

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The Ponte delle Torri is an arched bridge derived from a Roman aqueduct located in Spoleto.

Wikipedia: Ponte delle Torri (IT)

464 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 2: Fontana del mascherone

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The Mascherone Fountain, also known as the Fountain of San Simone, is a fountain in Spoleto, Italy. It leans against the wall near the thirteenth-century former church of Saints Simon and Jude.

Wikipedia: Fontana del Mascherone (Spoleto) (IT)

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Stranger III

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Stranger III

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)

43 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: Casa Menotti

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Casa Menotti is a sixteenth-century palace in Spoleto, located in Piazza del Duomo.

Wikipedia: Casa Menotti (IT), Website

51 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Teatro Caio Melisso

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The Teatro Caio Melisso is an opera house located in Spoleto, Italy and it serves as the main venue for opera performances during the annual summer Festival dei Due Mondi.

Wikipedia: Teatro Caio Melisso (EN), Website

39 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 6: Santa Maria della Manna d’Oro

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Santa Maria della Manna d'Oro is a renaissance-style, former sanctuary-church located in the center of Spoleto, Province of Perugia, region of Umbria, Italy. The church faces the piazza del Duomo.

Wikipedia: Santa Maria della Manna d'Oro, Spoleto (EN)

40 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

413 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Museo nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto

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The National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, inaugurated on 3 August 2007, is located inside the Rocca Albornoziana.

Wikipedia: Museo nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto (IT), Website

227 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

395 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

259 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: 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 to military use and used as a warehouse by the Umberto I military district and later by the Municipality. It was not until 2005 that it was returned to worship.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria della Concezione (Spoleto) (IT)

219 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

276 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: 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)

230 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: 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)

164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Gian Carlo Menotti theatre

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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)

180 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: Chiesa di San Domenico

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The church of Saints Dominic and Francis, better known as the church of San Domenico, is located in Spoleto, on the square of the same name, near Palazzo Collicola. It was once part of the Salamonesca vaita.

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

103 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: 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

264 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 18: Chiesa di San Filippo Neri

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San Filippo Neri is a baroque-style, Roman Catholic church located in the town of Spoleto, in the province of Perugia, region of Umbria, Italy.

Wikipedia: San Filippo Neri, Spoleto (EN)

167 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 19: Fontana di Largo Clementi

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There are about fifty fountains in Spoleto: some are located outside the city walls, others, in greater numbers, are concentrated in the historic center, in the streets, in the squares, inside some historic buildings.

Wikipedia: Fontane di Spoleto (IT)

134 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 20: Museo diocesano

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Museo diocesano

The Diocesan Museum of Spoleto is located inside the Archbishop's Palace, in the wing called "Cardinal apartment".

Wikipedia: Museo diocesano (Spoleto) (IT)

142 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 21: Palazzo comunale

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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)

131 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 22: Casa romana

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The Roman House of Spoleto, dated to the beginning of the first century A.D., is a stately home discovered by the Spoleto archaeologist Giuseppe Sordini in the years 1885-1886 and excavated several times until 1914. It is located partly under the Town Hall Square and partly under the Town Hall, of which it occupies the foundations.

Wikipedia: Casa romana (Spoleto) (IT)

56 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 23: 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)

142 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 24: Sant'Ansano

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Sant'Ansano is a neoclassical-style, Roman Catholic church located in the town of Spoleto, in the province of Perugia, region of Umbria, Italy.

Wikipedia: Sant'Ansano, Spoleto (EN)

8 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 25: 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)

238 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 26: 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)

145 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 27: 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)

89 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 28: 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

859 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 29: Madonna di Loreto

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The Church of the Madonna di Loreto is a renaissance-style, Roman Catholic church located in Spoleto, Province of Perugia, Umbria, Italy.

Wikipedia: Madonna di Loreto, Spoleto (EN)


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