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The Spoleto Festival, known as Festival of the two Worlds, is organized every year between the end of June and mid-July in the heart of Umbria. It is very famous and it gives a lot of prestige to this small county city.

Some history

An important Umbrian centre, in the 3th century it began to come in the Roman orbit, until it became a colony, called Spoletium.
The town remained always loyal to Rome, especially during the war between Hannibal and the Romans, when it repelled the enemy.
Then the town followed the vicissitudes of the Roman Empire: it was converted to Christianity, and was invaded by barbarian tribes.
Spoleto passed through centuries of history in the ultra-conservatism of the Papal State, alternating periods of greater or lesser splendour, without any shocks until the French occupation.
After the Restoration Spoleto was a seat of the Papal Delegation: the papal rule lasted until 17 September 1860, when the town was incorporated in the Kingdom of Italy.

Spoleto is a splendid town: characteristic corners and historical suggestions; a place where one can understand the importance of the relation between man and nature, and between history and landscape; a magic, harmonious place, perfect scenery to represent the marvels and the enchantments of the Festival of Two Worlds.

  • Last visit to Spoleto: Apr 1990
  • Intro Updated Sep 1, 2004
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  • baronedivandastad's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2005 at 1:49 PM

    Good pics, the captions are evidently pasted from the web. Are you sure the roman bridge is only 8 meters high??? mac

  • rozehill's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2004 at 9:37 PM

    Magnificent page Paola, very informative and enjoyable reading

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2004 at 3:36 AM

    I'll have to stop visiting pages on places in Italy. I already have so many places I want to see it's going to take me a year of travelling to see! Another series of well written & helpful tips, so once again Grazie mille mi amica, Paola.


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