Spello

Packed with historic sites from ruins to architectural gems, this medieval hilltop town is little-visited yet worth a try.

Spello is an ancient town and commune in the province of Perugia in east central Umbria, on the lower southern flank of Mt. Subasio. The old walled town lies on a sloping ridge that eventually meets the plain. From the top of the ridge, Spello commands a good view of the Umbrian plain towards Perugia; The densely inhabited town, built of stone, is of decidedly medieval aspect, and is enclosed in a circuit of medieval walls on Roman foundations, including three Roman Late Antique gates (Porta Consolare, Porta di Venere and the "Arch of Augustus") and traces of three more, remains of an amphitheater, as well several medieval gates. Spello boasts about two dozen small churches, most of them medieval.
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