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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.
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.
Built in the 1st century AD, with a diameter 70 metres long, the structure was long buried underground and not easily... more travel advice
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