Guide Paulo in Spoleto


Spoleto, in Roman times, held a strategic geographical position.  In 774, it became part of the Holy Roman Empire.  

The Roman ruins include a Roman theater, Roman arches and a part of the Roman road.  

Amphitheatre
Roman Arch
Original Roman Road shown by Paulo

The Duomo was begun in 1100s and has an unusual feature of eight Rosettes.  The mosaic floors were a delight.  You have to pay coins for lights for 20 seconds on the fresco paintings.  There were collection boxes throughout the church. 

View to Umbrian Mountains

“So he (Jesus) made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.” John 2:15 NIV

The Gothic Ponte delle Torri has towers that defend the bridge built in the fourteenth century.  It was both a bridge and an aquaduct which led to the Rocca, a Papal fortress. It was damaged severely in the 1916 earthquake.  

Paulo said, “It is closed now because we get more money to fix it if it is closed.”  Italian humor. 

Winding Road To Spoleto from Bartoli Farm

What funny things have you learned when you traveled? How do you think tourists view Americans?

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