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Guided tour of Spoleto

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Guided tour of Spoleto

Discovering one of the most important Duchies in Italy, and retrace the centres of old Longobard power

Why not choose to see Spoleto with its hugely important historical and artistic heritage? During your guided tour of the city, accompanied by the interesting explanations provided by our expert guides, you’ll get to see, first of all, the Roman Theatre, attesting to the great power and prestige of the Roman civilisation and taking you back in time to the 1st century BC. Walking through the medieval lanes you will be able to admire many other characteristic places in Spoleto as well as numerous awe-inspiring panoramas. At the end of a wide stairway, stands the Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta, with its characteristic bell tower, one of the major symbols of Spoleto. Inside the church there are numerous unmissable masterpieces including works by great artists such as Pinturicchio and Filippo Lippi.

In the oldest part of the city you can stroll through Piazza del Mercato, an ancient Roman forum, and imagine the liveliness of city life in the past; here we’ll also see the lovely monumental fountain that adorns the square and is much loved by both inhabitants and tourists. Via Filippo Brignone also has its own fountain, Fontana del Mascherone, which you will find interesting as well disturbing in some respects. Walking along the nearby Via del Ponte, you will be able to admire a splendid panorama, rich in vegetation and then reach Ponte delle Torri, a monumental and imposing building that will leave you awestruck; its gigantic arches almost seem to be suspended in the void and connect Monteluco with the Colle Sant’Elia, where the fascinating Rocca Albornoziana is located.

Continuing with the itinerary planned for the full-day tour, we will visit the inside of Rocca Albornoziana. It also houses the Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto, which displays numerous works of art and artefacts related to the Duchy of Longobard origin. Another symbol of the city is the complex of the Museo Diocesano together with the Basilica di Sant’Eufemia, both included in the complex of the Palazzo Arcivescovile di Spoleto. Inside the museum you will find numerous works arranged in a chronological and thematic order and created by artists such as Filippino Lippi, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Domenico Beccafumi, Cavalier d’Arpino, Sebastiano Conca and Alessandro Algardi. From the Museum you will be able to access the small Basilica di Sant’Eufemia with its very sober Romanesque style, built of stone. Another important archaeological site in Spoleto is the Casa Romana, a typically aristocratic house dating back to the 1st century AD, which has some beautiful intact mosaics on the floors and a fresco on a wall.

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Plan

  1. 1
    Teatro Romano
  2. 2
    Piazza del Mercato
  3. 3
    Duomo and Fontana del Mascherone
  4. 4
    Ponte delle Torri
  5. 5
    Rocca dell'Albornoz
  6. 6
    Medieval streets and alleys

Recommended clothing

We will be moving mostly on foot so we recommend comfortable clothing, sun glasses or a hat for the sun in warmer times of year, and a anorak or a warm hat in the colder seasons.

Included

Certified guide.

Not included

  • Entrance tickets to paid sites or museums are not included. Entry will never be obligatory and we will agree any visits involving entrance fees with you in advance.
  • Snacks or various accessories are not included (such as audio guides).

Time

The activity will last about 2.5 – 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group and the availability of the guide. If you want to extend the duration of your tour you can do so by contacting us in advance or on the day of your visit. We will do our very best to satisfy your every request.

If you choose the whole day:
the afternoon visit will begin immediately after lunch, between 2.30 pm and 3.00 pm, and will last as long as the morning tour.

Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Russian

When

You can enjoy this experience throughout the year.

Children

This activity is also suitable for children.

Pet policy

You can enjoy this experience in the company of your four-legged friend.

Requirements

Get ready to learn and have fun.

Impaired mobility

The activity is also suitable for people with motor or other disabilities. In any case, we invite you to discuss your needs with our staff. If you find out that the experience is not suited to you (or others in your group) we will be happy to offer you an alternative activity or a full refund.

Additional information

  • This activity lasts half a day, so lunch is not provided. In your itinerary you can still select the lunch option, above your timeline. We will be able to recommend one of the best places to eat when you return.
  • We strongly advise you to bring a camera to take photos of the spectacle of nature that will appear before you.

Important

  • You can enjoy this experience in any kind of weather. Some points of interest, however, may be outdoors, so it might not be possible to visit them on bad weather days. The guide will evaluate the weather conditions 48 hours before your tour and, in the event that some monuments/attractions cannot be visited, we will notify you promptly. You can choosewhether to proceed with the tour, replace it with another activity or receive a full refund of the price paid.
  • This activity is subject to our operators’ availability. We have a large selection of collaborators capable of leading this activity, but if on the day you selected we do not have operators availabile, we will immediately, or in any case within 48 hours of booking, suggest an alternative activity you might wish to do or the choice of receiving a full refund of the price paid.
  • The times shown in the program are indicative and may vary according to your requests or those of the other participants in the group. These are always and in any case previously agreed with our staff or with the guide.

 

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Cancellation policy

If you cancel the reservation for this activity up to 24 hours before the event we will refund you 100% of the price.

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