is not on most tourist circuits of Umbria, which is why it is on
ours. This is a delightful, small town that provides a
wonderful break from the crowds. If you have time, see
the church San Maria Maggiori for its frescos by Pinturicchio.
Spello, also is,
perhaps, the city in Umbria that best represents its Roman heritage.
Many of its wall and gates, though altered and disguised through
centuries of tinkering, are Roman
The Porta Venere
Gate in Spello, Italy is one of six gates that surround this delightful
hill town. It is also one of the three gates than dates back
to the Roman era.
Although walking through
Spello should not take a long time, due to the town's modest size, the delights
of the city are many and you will find some reason to wander its inviting and
narrow walkways. Spello is close to Assisi and short drive from many of
the most popular towns in Umbria. If you like smaller, quieter places to
stay, Spello may be a good place to establish your base in Umbria.
By the way, Spello is reckoned by many to offer some of the best restaurants in
Umbria. The food is great, but we suspect that the town's pleasant ambiance adds
to the equation.
The Roman aqueduct Ponte di Torri near Spello, Italy
Other towns in Umbria that you might enjoy include:
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