Spoleto – Festival of The Two Worlds.
A name. A legend.
The city, known for the Festival of the Two Worlds, was already known in antiquity: the ruins of a Roman theatre, the Arch of Drusus, the Roman amphitheatre and the Bloody Bridge built in Augustan times in travertine on three arches remain from Roman times.
Dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries are the majestic Rocca and the city walls. Romanesque is the Church of Sant'Eufemia with an interior characterised by three naves on multi-styled pillars and women's galleries.
The Duomo also dates back to the 12th century: among the works are the frescoes of the Madonna and Saints by Pinturicchio, some fine wooden sculptures and the bronze of Urban XII by Bernini.
Also dating back to the 14th century is the Ponte delle Torri, an imposing construction that some scholars attribute to Gattapone: it is a 230-metre-long structure that connects the upper city with the nearby mountain through ten arches on 80-metre pillars.
The Archaeological Museum houses interesting archaeological finds dating back to Roman and pre-Roman times.
Il Museo Archeologico conserva interessanti reperti archeologici risalenti al periodo romano e pre-romano.