Marvel at the countless architectural gems that lie in this intriguing town perched high on a hill.

Find fascinating Roman and medieval ruins in the charming hillside town of Spoleto. This quaint commune, which sits in the shadows of the Apennines Mountains, has several traditional plazas that buzz with life. Imagine yourself in the old Roman town once found on this site as you discover 2,000-year-old columns, bridges and piazzas.

Visit the lively Piazza del Duomo, located just to the south of the town center, and watch local kids playing soccer. Descend the flight of steps found on the northeastern side of the square to reach the iconic Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, also known as Spoleto Cathedral. View its acclaimed frescos and see the tomb of one of its main artists, Filippo Lippi. The majestic Teatro Caio Melisso, an opera house with a rich heritage, is found in the same square.

Walk southwest of the square for 5 minutes to reach the Teatro Romano. In the summer, sit in one of its rows and watch live performances. Go to the impressive Rocca Albornoziana in the southeastern part of the town. Housed inside this fortress is the Museo Nazionale del Ducato, where you can learn about the history of the town. Rocca Albornoziana looms over the town’s finest feat, the Bridge of Towers (Ponte delle Torri), which stretches dramatically across a steep gorge.

Attend the town’s 3-week-long Festival dei Due Mondi in summer to enjoy a range of musical performances, as well as dance and visual art displays. Note that July and August are the hottest and driest months here. Winters are fairly mild at the town’s low altitudes, with icy peaks enhancing the bucolic scenery.

Spoleto is located 18 miles (30 kilometers) south of Trevi in the province of Perugia. Arrive at the Perugia San Francesco d’Assisi – Umbria International Airport and take a bus or taxi south for 40 miles (64 kilometers) to reach Spoleto. The commune’s innovative moving walkway runs from Spoleto Railway Station to the town center.

Enjoy Spoleto’s fascinating historical structures and spectacular hilly terrain.

Top hotels in Spoleto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Dei Duchi
Hotel Dei Duchi
4 out of 5
Viale G. Matteotti, 4, Spoleto, PG
£73
per night
19 Nov-20 Nov

Situated in Spoleto, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza della Liberta and Rocca Albornoziana. Ponte delle Torri and Spoleto Roman Amphitheater (Anfiteatro ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (91 reviews)

"good location for seeing the city .... many restaurants are close by and you can overlook the Romain theater from the back of hotel"…"

Reviewed on 31 Oct 2019

Hotel Dei Duchi
Albornoz Palace Hotel Spoleto
Albornoz Palace Hotel Spoleto
4 out of 5
Viale G. Matteotti 16, Spoleto, PG
£68
per night
18 Nov-19 Nov

Located in the heart of Spoleto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Teatro Romano, Rocca Albornoziana and Piazza del Duomo-Spoleto. Ponte delle Torri and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (147 reviews)

"Great location on the edge of old town, easy walking o village. We had a large car and they have perfect parking. Rooms were simple but clean and great price. The place is filled with interesting art inside and out. They helped us with directions to the restaurant we had chosen and were very good ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Albornoz Palace Hotel Spoleto
Hotel Arca
Hotel Arca
3 out of 5
S.S. 3 Flaminia km 127, Spoleto, PG
£59
per night
18 Nov-19 Nov

Situated in Spoleto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Palazzo Racani Anoni and Spoleto Roman Amphitheater (Anfiteatro Romano). Rocca Albornoziana and Ponte ...

4/5Very Good! (61 reviews)

"GPS does not take you to the property. Other wise it was a good location."…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2019

Hotel Arca

Popular things to do in Spoleto

Ponte delle Torri
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Ponte delle Torri

4.5/5(6 reviews)

Gaze up at the imposing columns of one of Spoleto’s most iconic landmarks that spans a deep gorge.

Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta
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Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta

5/5(3 reviews)

Admire the fresco masterpieces and elegant tomb housed in the Baroque interior of this historic cathedral.

Basilica of San Salvatore
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Basilica of San Salvatore

One of the country’s oldest and most interesting churches is a basilica that resembles a Roman temple.

Top activities in Spoleto

Full Day Discovery Truffle Hunting in Umbria
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Full Day Discovery Truffle Hunting in Umbria

£154

Your journey begins with fresh Apennine mountain air and the hunt of a lifetime for black truffles awaits! Learn the basics from an expert truffle hunter then set out on your search for black truffles before a delicious lunch comprising rustic Italian cuisine.

Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Spoleto
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Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in Spoleto

£73

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a Cesarina's home, enjoy an exclusive show cooking and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Market tour, lunch or dinner at a Cesarina's home in Spoleto
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Market tour, lunch or dinner at a Cesarina's home in Spoleto

£100

Tour the vibrant local market and immerse yourself in aprivate lunch or dinner in a local home with a certified home cook. Enjoy an exclusive cooking demo and taste local recipes with wines included. Le Cesarine is Italy's first and finest network of home cooks.

Private cooking class with lunch or dinner in Spoleto
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Private cooking class with lunch or dinner in Spoleto

£100

Private cooking class in a local home with a certified home cook. Learn local recipes and taste everything you've made with wines included. Le Cesarine is Italy's first and finest network of home cooks.

Market, Cook and dine at a Cesarina's home in Spoleto
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Market, Cook and dine at a Cesarina's home in Spoleto

£148

Tour the vibrant local market and immerse yourself in aprivate cooking class in a local home with a certified home cook. Learn local recipes and taste everything you've made with wines included. Le Cesarine is Italy's first and finest network of home cooks.

Private transfer from Assisi or Perugia area to Florence city or airport
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Private transfer from Assisi or Perugia area to Florence city or airport

£57

With this private transfer from Umbria (Assisi or Perugia area) directly from your accommodation, choose a transfer in a comfortable car. During the transfer, you relax and enjoy the view.