Spoleto, an enchanting ancient city, located in the province of Perugia, in Umbria, is a place full of history. The first historical mention of the city is the notice of the foundation of a colony there in 241 B.C. 24 years later, after the Battle of Lake Trasimene, in 217 B.C., Spoleto was attacked by Hannibal, who was rejected by the inhabitants of the city.
As you can imagine, Spoleto has a lot to offer and is full of incredible places to see
. One of them is the Roman theatre
. The stage of the theatre is occupied by the curch of St.Agatha
, which is currently the National Archaeological Museum
, another place you shouldn't miss.
The Rocca Albornoziana
fortress, another must-see, was built in 1370 by the architect Matteo Gattapone of Gubbio. This majectic fortress counts with a room known as the Camera Pinta
which is filled with 15th Century frescoes. After being renovated, the fortress became a museum in 2007.
Apart from that, there are countless events
organised every year. If you visit Spoleto in June or July, you will be able to assist the Festival dei Due Mondi
, an annual summer music and opera festival
filled with concerts, dance, drama and visual arts.
One of the best things about Spoleto is that, apart from being full of great places to visit, it's also an extremely peaceful city surrounded by nature. If you want your holidays to be relaxing, the best thing you could do would be staying at the Agriturismo San Vito.
It consists of eleven recently refurbished rooms and it offers its clients everything they could possibly need. They have a playground for children as well as a gorgeous swimming pool surrounded by nature.
Everybody knows that Italian cuisine
is one of the best in the World, and you will be able to enjoy it at the Agriturismo San Vito restaurant
. All of their traditional dishes
are prepared with their home-grown products
and accompanied by the best wines
Also, the Agriturismo San Vito has its own cheese factory
, which means you will be able to see the process of making cheese
as well as taste it.
One thing is for sure, when you stay at the Agriturismo San Vito you will wish holidays could last forever!