Spoleto is a historic city symbolized by the 12th-century cathedral decorated with Renaissance frescoes. Every year, the city hosts one of the most important Italian art and music festivals, Festival dei Due Mondi.
The city was founded by the Romans on the site of an earlier Etruscan settlement. Many interesting monuments have been preserved from their reign, including the ruins of the theater, the remains of the walls and the Porta della Fuga gate, the Triumphal Arch of Druzus and Germanicus, and the late Roman basilica of S. Salvatore rebuilt in the 9th century in Romanesque style. One of the greatest attractions of Spoleto was erected on the ruins of the Roman aqueduct, the Bridge of Towers over the deep gorge.
From the 12th century, Spoleto was under the authority of the popes. At that time, min. monumental cathedral in Spoleto. Its Romanesque body is decorated with a mosaic on the facade, and inside you can see Renaissance frescoes created by Pinturicchio and Fra Filippo Lippi.
Spoleto's old town is full of historic stone houses and palaces. Among the buildings, you can find numerous churches from different eras. Most of them were funded by the city's leaders, the popes. Rocca Albornoziana di Spoleto fortress, which is open to the public, towers over the town's buildings.