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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Establishment
“il palazzo signorile della città. ospita la pinacoteca comunale e presenta bellissimi affreschi di Gentile da Fabriano ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Il Cavaliere offers a typical Umbrian menu in an environment furnished with stone arches, wooden beams and big shelves with bottles of red and white wine. Highly recommended for the excellent quality food and service. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Train Station
“ After the Ancient Umbrii who, according to many historians, founded Spello, the Romans arrived. They called the colony Julia Hispellum (circa 41 BC) and gave impetus to the town's most important historical period. After the fall of the Roman Empire the town was destroyed by the Ostrogoths led by Totila and became part of the Longobard Duchy of Spoleto. After the turbulent years of the Early Middle Ages, it became an independent commune in the 12th century. Towards the end of the 14th century Spello was under the rule of the Baglioni family from Perugia who held it until 1583. During this time the town enjoyed an intense period of artistic activity and was enriched with Renaissance masterpieces by Pintoricchio, Perugino and Alunno. Spello then came under the dominion of the Papal States, except for the brief Napoleonic period, until 1860. ART, CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT Spello combines its medieval features, such as winding alleys and ancient stone houses, with several testimonies of the Roman era, such as the town walls and the still well preserved doors, the remains of the theatre, the amphitheatre and of the therms opened along this route. The village is still surrounded by walls, erected in 1360 by incorporating part of the Roman city walls and three splendid gates: the Consular gate (first c. BC), the Urbica gate (or St. Ventura gate) and the Venus gate of Augustan age, built as a triumphal arch, flanked by two dodecagonal plant towers, so called of Properzio. The church of St. Mary Maggiore (12th - 13th century), with great art treasures inside it, stands out among the religious buildings: on the left side of its nave is the splendid Baglioni chapel decorated with frescoes by Pinturicchio and enriched with a floor in majolica from Deruta (1566) as well as Perugino's paintings. The big painting Madonna and Saints (1508) was also executed by Pinturicchio (with a big help of Eusebio da San Giorgio) and is stored in the 1200 church of St. Andrew, that also preserves a Crucifix of the Giotto school, and here the body of the Blessed Andrea Caccioli, companion of St. Francis, is exhibited. Beyond the Town Hall, home of the Library (ancient collection), of the historical archive and of the Academy of Constantinian Studies, don't miss a visit to Baglioni Palace (1358), Canonical Palace, seat of the Picture Gallery, and the church of St. Lawrence (12th century), preserving a precious marble tabernacle, monumental work of the sculptor Flaminio Vacca (1587). In the surroundings there is the interesting church of St. Claudio, beautiful example of Romanesque architecture, the church of St. Jerome with the adjacent convent, complex built in 1472 with the financing of Braccio II Baglioni, Master of Spello, Villa Fidelia dating to the 1500 and then considerably transformed and expanded in the 1700 and 1800, built on the place of a majestic Hellenistic sanctuary devoted to different divinities, including of course Venus. The villa hosts a rich collection of paintings, sculptures and antiques. The complex of St. Jerome is located in the most attractive part of the territory: the area, in the shelter of the Subasio mountain, is characterized by a vegetation that followed naturally the mountain morphology over the years, by developing in accordance with the environmental and natural prerogatives of the place. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“semplicemente unico, ottimo cibo, tartufo e simpatia... da collegare ad una visita della bellissima spello”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“High quality dance club with great guests (djs and bands) every saturday. Check out the calendar on www.serendpt.it”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“5 km (3 mi) to the east, with cloisters of 1229 with pairs of small columns supporting arches, and Cosmatesque decorations.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Tutta la via posta nel cuore della città è piena di locali tipici, birrerie,bar,ristoranti ecc”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Un ristorante fantastico che si trova nel centro della "movida" cittadina, una cucina che fa un buon mix fra sapori nostrani e alcuni piatti più ricercati, consigliatissime d'estate le tartare di tonno e salmone!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Per gli amanti delle birre, in questo locale ne troverete più di 100 provenienti da microbirrifici italiani e non. I ragazzi che vi lavorano sono preparatissimi e sapranno indirizzarvi nella miglior birra per il vostro palato”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Stupendo locale in centro adatto ad aperitivi o come proseguimento del dopocena.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Bar di livello con sfiziosa' a tutte le ore. Dalla prima colazione alla cena.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“Foligno was founded by the ancient Umbrians, followed by the Romans, who made it a municipium and an important post on the Flaminian Way. Later destroyed by barbarian invasions and subsequently rebuilt, it became an independent commune in the 11th century, but in about 1310 it came under the seigniory of the powerful Trinci family (vicars of the Church after 1336), under whose rule the town developed considerably. With the Trinci it extended its dominion over many neighboring towns (Assisi, Spello, Montefalco). In the 15th century it became part of the Papal States, remaining under its rule (except for the brief Napoleonic period) until 1860, when it became part of Italy with the birth of the Italian State. ART, CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT Foligno's historic center has a number of beautiful religious buildings and noble palaces. Starting from Piazza della Repubblica, focal point of the town's civic and social life, worthy of a visit are the Cathedral, with its secondary façade, an architectural gem, by the masters Rodolfo and Binello (1201), the Town Hall, and Palazzo Trinci (1389-1407), seat of the Archeological Museum and of the Picture Gallery. Nearby is the new Municipal Library, which has over 600 drawings by the Imperial Regio Architect Giuseppe Piermarini. Other must-sees are: the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria Infraportas, with frescoes by Nelli, Ugolino di Gisberto, Alunno and Mezzastris; the Church of San Salvatore, with an 18th-century interior by the architect Luigi Vanvitelli; and the former church of San Domenico, today a splendid Auditorium. There are also the Oratory of the Nunziatella, a fine example of Renaissance architecture with two frescoes by Perugino, and the Church of San Francesco, which holds the remains of Blessed Angela of Foligno, a famous mystic and teacher of theology who was born near the present-day Porta Romana. Another important religious building is the Cathedral of San Feliciano, which according to tradition stands on the spot where the first bishop of Foligno is buried, a Christian martyr under the emperor Decius. The noble palaces include Palazzo Orfini, where Evangelista Mei of Foligno and Johann Numeister from Germany printed the first edition of Dante's Divine Comedy in 1472, Palazzo Cantagalli, Palazzo Deli, Palazzo Alleori Ubaldi, Palazzo Bartocci and Palazzo Candiotti. Nearby are the very interesting Sassovivo Abbey (11th century), with its stupendous Romanesque cloister and unique mystical Benedictine atmosphere, the Church of Santa Maria in Campis, an early Christian basilica restored in the 19th century, and the Rocca dei Trinci fortress (15th century) in Sant'Eraclio. In Pale, an old village famous for the paper mills built there in the 13th century, there is a castle, as well as the churches of San Biagio and Santa Maria Giacobbe. Not far away is the Hermitage, a church dug out of the rock and decorated with frescoes. Worthy of a visit in Colfiorito are the archeological findings and the Church of Santa Maria di Plestia (10th century). The Colfiorito Regional Park is a vast tableland of great natural and environmental interest and worth: it comprises a marsh, home to rare species of plants, flowers and water birds, a mountain, and the archeological site of the ancient Roman town of Plestia.”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Il Cavaliere offers a typical Umbrian menu in an environment furnished with stone arches, wooden beams and big shelves with bottles of red and white wine. Highly recommended for the excellent quality food and service. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“semplicemente unico, ottimo cibo, tartufo e simpatia... da collegare ad una visita della bellissima spello”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Per gli amanti delle birre, in questo locale ne troverete più di 100 provenienti da microbirrifici italiani e non. I ragazzi che vi lavorano sono preparatissimi e sapranno indirizzarvi nella miglior birra per il vostro palato”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Stupendo locale in centro adatto ad aperitivi o come proseguimento del dopocena.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Un ristorante fantastico che si trova nel centro della "movida" cittadina, una cucina che fa un buon mix fra sapori nostrani e alcuni piatti più ricercati, consigliatissime d'estate le tartare di tonno e salmone!”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Italian Restaurant
“the food is excellent. the service is friendly and the chefs use very fresh local ingredients and offer Umbria regional cuisine. Best time to go is for dinner around 8p.m”
  • 3 locals recommend

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