Spello

Spello, called the splendid Colonia Julia in Roman times, an enchanting village considered among the most beautiful in Italy. Spello is known above all for the magnificent Infiorate, floral compositions created every year on the occasion of Corpus Domini. Between alleys and unique views, you immediately immerse yourself in this floral and fragrant atmosphere to experience its beauties.

Destination of numerous pilgrimages Spello is home to many Christian monuments, including:

  • Church of Santa Maria Maggiore , with the famous Baglioni Chapel with the majolica floor of Deruta and the frescoes by Pinturicchio. Click here to find out more;
  • Church of Sant’Andrea, built in 1258 and seat of a community of Friars Minor founded by Andrea Caccioli, a follower of San Francesco;
  • Church of San Lorenzo with a truly suggestive facade, a loggia of the XII century, rose windows of the XVI and decorative elements of the VIII.

Furthermore, the historical and cultural monuments not to be missed are:

  • Roman house, dating back to the 1st century AD. C. It is possible to admire the original black and white mosaic pavement and the impluvium decorated with a wave mosaic.
  • Civic Museum which preserves important works of art. In fact, there are the Madonna enthroned with the Child and the large triptych of the Master of the Assumption of Amelia, Madonna with Child and Saints by Marcantonio Grecchi.
  • Villa Costanzi , which every year hosts cultural events and quality concerts. Inside, it encloses a splendid park with ancient trees and an eighteenth-century building where an exhibition dedicated to contemporary artists such as Tamburi, Guttuso, Mangù and Ligabue is set up and a another dedicated to classical artists such as Tiziano, Carracci and Fattori.

Infiorata of Corpus Domini

Moreover, the most representative event of the city is the Infiorata of Corpus Domini which takes place between May and June. Every year the streets of the medieval village are transformed into a wonderful, spectacular, immense carpet of flowers that exceeds 1.5 km. The streets of the center are decorated with sacred art paintings composed with flower petals, a unique event for religious tourism that has transformed Spello into the “capital of flowers” . Spello’s “night of flowers” is very suggestive, the night before Corpus Domini Sunday, in which it is possible to admire and participate in the frenetic and spectacular work of the infioratori , as well as attend the numerous music shows and visit the market exhibitions. Click here to discover the marvelous expanses of flowers.

An engaging village capable to conquer all our sensations with its colorful flowers, its perfumes, its melodies, its landscapes. Moreover, you can try all typical dishes: the red potato gnocchi of Colfiorito with meat sauce goose, rapunzoli salad (radishes), and legumes undisputed protagonists of Umbrian cuisine.

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