SPELLO

Spello rises on the road between Assisi and Foligno, on a spur of Monte Subasio.

It is fundamental stage of any passionate history traveller for its treasures: the town-walls of Roman age, the rests of the theatre and the amphitheater, the thermal baths, the splendid Porta Venere, built during Augusto's reignand perfectly conserved and the Augusto's Arch. Of the later period to the fall of Rome it remains the Church of San Severino, built in VI century a.D.. The Middle Ages pass leaving to testify it the Church of Saint Maria Maggiore (XII-XIV sec.), embellished with frescoes by Pinturicchio in the Baglioni Chapel and by Perugino on the columns. While the age of Comuni is revealed in the duecentesco Palazzo Comunale Vecchio in the Piazza della Repubblica which keeps also a collection of archaeological materials.
Spello offers to its visitor also a rich collection of modern art exposed to Fidelia Villa: works by Guttuso, Manzù and Ligabue.
Spello is then famous for the event of the Infiorata that happens every year in june. The roads and the public squares are covered of compositions made with flowers and vegetables that release pleasant scents in the city.

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