Spello uno dei borghi più belli d'Italia Spello, best small towns in Italy
Called Hispellum by the Romans who made it a municipium, the name seems to derive from its legendary founder, Ispeo Pelisio, one of the companions of Aeneas, who got lost during their journey. Spello is as valuable a book composed of many pages of which to browse quietly. Starting from the south (the area of "Borgo") climbing up to Porta dell’Arce (the "Belvedere"); you can visually cover the history of a place where you can breathe in the ancient Umbrian, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance presence.

Spello Bandiera Arancione Touring Club Spello, certified with the 'Orange Flag'
Every year the best small towns in Italy certificated by Touring Club Italiano with the quality seal of the Orange flag.
The town is distinguished for the presence and the completeness of the tourist information services, of the indications for the town and tourist signs, for the numerous, varied and high level restaurants integrated in the architectonic context, for the value and good level of preservation and usability of historical-cultural resources, the variety, authenticity and high quality level of events and for the urban and architectonic quality of the historic centre.

Spello - Torri di Properzio

Spello | Torri di Properzio

Walking along Via delle Mura Vecchie you will get to the monumental Porta Venere, built during the age of Augustus, its elegant three-barrel vault structure is enhanced by the Torri di Properzio (Towers of Properzio) dedicated to the Latin poet.

Spello - Villa Fidelia

Spello | Villa Fidelia

The current complex of Villa Fidelia is built upon a sacred foundation dating to the classical period and was strongly influenced by its layout. In fact, despite the buildings and gardens added at later times, the impression of the ancient sanctuary influenced construction work and subsequent renovations to the point that the complex now appears as a single work, rather than appearing fragmented and disconnected.

Spello - The Church of S. Maria Maggiore

Spello | Cappella Baglioni

The Church of S. Maria Maggiore: the interior is a real art gallery, starting with the Baglioni Chapel frescoed in 1501 by Pintoricchio, an Umbrian painter famous for his decorative sense that is festive and friendly: the walls represent scenes of the Annunciation, the Nativity and of the Dispute of Jesus with the Scholar, while figures of the four Sibyls are painted in the cross-vault.