Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #3 in Spoleto, Italy


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 21 sights
Distance 5.3 km
Ascend 276 m
Descend 307 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)

380 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: 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

472 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

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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), Website

81 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: 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

161 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

67 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: 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 8: 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)

69 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

134 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

8 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

116 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: Fontana dei Maccabei

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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)

129 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: 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)

145 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 14: 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)

284 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: 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

220 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: 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

401 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 17: 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)

135 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: 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)

468 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 19: Il dono di Icaro

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Il dono di Icaro

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)

374 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 20: 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)

1182 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 21: San Paolo inter vineas

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San Paolo inter vineas is a Romanesque-style, Roman Catholic church in Spoleto, region of Umbria, Italy. The term inter vineas refers to its location outside town, among the vineyards.

Wikipedia: San Paolo inter vineas, Spoleto (EN)


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