Spoleto is among the most fascinating cities in Umbria.
Extraordinarily rich in medieval buildings, such as towers, bridges, and palaces, it is a marriage between art and nature.
Famous since ancient times, Spoleto has captivated the soul of famous creators such as Goethe, Michelangelo, Carducci, and Hesse.
You can plan a day or two to visit this wonderful town that certainly deserves to be experienced in every detail and scent, including its culinary treasures.
Don’t miss the historic center, the Roman amphitheater, the Duomo, the Rocca Albornoziana, the Ponte delle Torri, the National Archaeological Museum, and the G. Carandente Gallery of Modern Art inside of Palazzo Collicola.
The Spoleto surroundings also abound with things to do and see, from the Sibillini Mountains to Castelluccio.
We recommend taking time to enjoy the city’s food and wine tradition, its oil, truffles, and the unforgettable strangozzi.
The Festival of the Two Worlds “Due Mondi”, also known as the Spoleto Festival, is an international event of music, art, culture, and entertainment that has been held annually in the city of Spoleto since 1958.
It’s an event that pays homage to art in all its forms, dance, music, theater, and painting, in an exceptional location, the historic center of the city.
It is one of the most important and innovative cultural events in the world which over the years has seen big names take to its stages: Luchino Visconti, Eduardo De Filippo, Carla Fracci, Nino Rota, Roman Polanski, Ezra Pound, Vittorio Gassman, Luciano Pavarotti, Joaquin Cortes, Dario Fo, Franca Rame, Tim Robbins, Willem Dafoe, Gérard Depardieu, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riccardo Muti, Fernando Botero, Eleonora Abbagnato, Bernard-Henri Lévy.
An event conceived and wanted by the master composer Gian Carlo Menotti to be a “meeting ground between two cultures and two artistic worlds, the American and the European one”: hence the name of the festival defined, precisely, “of the two worlds”.