Boasting a wealth of treasures, Spoleto still presents as a medieval suburb, but echoes of the Roman age also clearly persist. It is a very lively and fascinating town, home to an event of worldwide importance (the Festival of Two Worlds). The artistic heritage here is most impressive. With its fine monuments, it is one of most dearly cherished and visited locations in Umbria.
From the Romans to the Lombards, the glory is unending
In Roman times it bravely resisted Hannibal after his victory at Trasimeno in 217 BC. Much later, under the Lombards, a further moment of glory came when it was designated as a ducal capital.