Couples choosing to get married in Umbria will discover hundreds of small villages and typical cities. One of the Umbrian beauty is Spoleto, a medieval city built on a sloping hill.
Spoleto is a splendid town with beautiful characteristic corners; a place where one can understand the importance of the relation between man and nature, and between history and landscape.
You can explore the city by walk on the narrow streets like in a old movie. You can visit the fabulous Duomo. The Duomo is one of Spoleto’s finest sights. Begun in the twelfth century, the delicate-looking cathedral is set against a backdrop of hills and valleys. The Duomo is an amalgam of styles, and boasts an apse frescoed by Fra Filippo Lippi, whose tomb lies in the church.
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Spoleto is know for his famous Festival dei Due Mondi. It is host to some of the world’s greatest artists in the field of music, theatre and dance. People come from all over the world to experience this festival; the final event is an open air concert in the main piazza with full orchestra.
Spoleto Festival lasts for a fortnight and takes place at the end of June and beginning of July. During this time the town is very busy and accommodation will be hard to find, so it’s worth booking well in advance.
The programme is very good quality, and the Festival attracts big names from the arts world. The Festival includes opera, classical and modern music, ballet and modern dance, visual arts and cinema. Venues include the scenic piazza in front of the Duomo, where the opening and closing concerts take place, the Roman Theatre and an assortment of churches, theatres and palazzi.
If you want to get married in Spoleto take a look Of Spoleto Palace Wedding Hall! It’s the perfect location for an intimate wedding. The ceremonies hall is inside Pinacoteca, where you can see amazing paintings. The mayor of Spoleto can perform your special ceremony.
High above the town is the Rocca, a Papal fortress which was used as a prison until the 1980s. The views are incredible, and the interiors are also interesting. There are some good surviving frescoes. As well as original and restored features, you can also see where the former cells were, if you fancy a twinge of horror (although, given the setting, the views and the local cuisine, this surely can’t have been the worst prison in which to be incarcerated).
By taking a left before you reach the Rocca, you find yourself on a panoramic walk which encircles the summit. The pastoral views are complemented by modern sculptures to make the stroll more varied. After a few minutes you reach a steep wooded gorge. A massive bridge spans the chasm, the Ponte delle Torri.
Built in the fourteenth century, and defended by towers (hence the name), this functioned as both a bridge and aquaduct; apparently a route led directly up to the Rocca to allow for quick escapes over the gorge in times of siege.
At the time of the ancient Romans, the city became a real “touristic “center where the nobles had the house for summer holidays, because of the cool climate of the forests and clean air.