Spello

Spello is charmingly situated on the southernmost slope of Mount Subasio and opposite Assisi. The two towns share a similar pink coloured stone aspect, the same alleys privacy and unexpected glimpses.

HALF -DAY TOUR:

Church of Santa Maria Maggiore: Art casket for the simultaneous presence of some Perugino works, two frescoes flanking the high altar, and Pinturicchio’s cycle of frescoes within the Cappella Bella*

The three striking Roman gates: Consular, Venus and Urbica Gates.

In  this city tour  the church of St. Andrew with interesting paintings by Pinturicchio and some other artists will be part of the tour on request. The amazing itinerary  winding among  fourteenth century buildings decorated with flower pots will lead you, if you want to stretch your legs,to the upper Belvedere, which provides a fine view of the whole valley

 

IF YOU HAVE MORE TIME:

The “Infiorate” Museum to know the typical tradition bound to the feast of the Corpus Christi when the streets are carpeted with fresh flowers in numerous different designs

The Pinacoteca Comunale* (picture gallery) is a worthwhile visit to enjoy a rich Umbrian collection of art works

Villa Fidelia*: a Villa attributed to the famous architect Piermarini (La Scala opera house in Milano) can be  worth a visit. surrounded by a terraced Italian fashioned garden with fine cypresses. I Temporary  modern  and contemporary art  exhibits take place  within its walls

 

DURING YOUR FREE TIME:

Spello is a known centre for handcraft, antique, gastronomy and for ateliers showing renowned contemporary masters’ works. Not to miss the various wine tasting cellars or the oil mills of the area.

Make a full-day tour, by  combining  either Montefalco or Bevagna, with Assisi, Foligno!

 

*admission fee

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