Great authors of the past such as Herman Hesse, Goethe and Stendhal dedicated parts of their works to Spoleto or mentioned it in private letters they wrote during their travels in Italy, pleasantly impressed by the beauty of this city. Before you even enter the walls, you will be fascinated by the sight of the magnificent Ponte delle Torri (Towers Bridge) which so impressed the German philosopher. The grandeur of Renaissance architecture blends harmoniously and magical-evocatively with the thick foliage of the trees that populate the dense forests of the surrounding valley. The ancient Roman vestiges, witnesses of a period of prosperity, still stand out among the medieval and modern monuments. The Rocca Albornoziana and Mount Luco are sceneries with a landscape that almost always looks like a life-size creche. Walking through the city streets, discovering the famous sculptures that have marked the artistic history of the twentieth century since 1962, enjoying the fragrance of tradition and genuine cuisine, surrounding yourself with the elaborate architecture of the countless churches that occupy all corners of the city, you will have the impression of having found one of the strongest and most important cities in all of central Italy. In fact, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Duchy of Spoleto assumed great strategic importance in the new Italian political scenario and managed to keep the vast surrounding area under its control for several centuries. If you happen to visit the city during its most important event, the renowned Festival of Two Worlds, you will have the clear perception that despite the passage of time Spoleto has never lost its greatness!