Hamlets

Spello

I colori di Pinturicchio e dell’infiorata

Bellissimo borgo medievale sulle pendici del Monte Subasio, vicinissimo ad Assisi

uilt with the local pink limestone taken from Subasio mountain, Spello was anciently called “Hispellum” by the Romans.

Walking through the medieval piazzas, the Roman arches, and the narrow streets overlooking the Umbrian Valley, it is possible to take in one of the most splendid Renaissance fresco cycles in Umbria, painted by Pinturicchio, kept in the Romanesque Collegiata of St. Mary the Major. The frescoes cycle was commissioned by the Baglioni family in the 16th century and was soon recognized as one of the most impressive works of art made by Pintoricchio.

  • Roman doors and Roman city walls
  • Collegiata of St. Mary Major (with frescoes made by Pintoricchio, a masterpiece of Renaissance times)
  • The Medieval communal building
  • Cruciali Palace
  • View points
  • The Door of Venus and the Properzio towers

A visit to the city museum (entrance fee) can also be included.

Pratical Informations

Meet the guide near the ancient Porta Urbica, where tourist buses can stop.