The Towers of Spello
The magnificent city of Spello and its
monumental doors, a fairy landscape to the strata of the Subasio
Umbria is rich in medieval landscapes, and even if each introduces peculiar features,
Spello is surely one of its more precious jewels and admired. Seen by the
outside it appears to the visitor a city from the unreal beauty, as its
grandiose monuments seem to postpone to a medieval imaginary, more than the
result of a precise urban conception. Exactly like that appear the mighty Torri
di Properzio to the sides of Porta Venere, a defensive complex to
protection of the main entry. It's so splendid to belong more to the world of
the imagination than to the solid reality. Solid they are instead the two
dodechaedral plant towers, a real hymn to the medieval imagination, under which
the three forensic of Porta Venere open.
There is then the Porta Consolare,
drier and austere, of Augustan age, endowed with three entries surmounted by
three statues of Roman origin.
The suggestions of which Spello becomes
wealthy don't exhaust however in its monuments. In the evening its buildings
become flushed of rosy tones, a gift of the sunset reflected by the bricks and
by the stones of the Subasio of which they are constituted. The panorama
becomes wealthy of further charm, the buildings and the shades of the city
become animated increasing the fairy poetry that gives the atmosphere of
The ''beautiful chapel'' of Spello
In spite of the impression given by its proudly medieval aspect, Spello
also been influenced by the Renaissance period. In 1500 it treated itself to
the luxury ...
Spello: The Villa Fidelia
It is a sightseeing place which dates back
to the 16th
century when the ground on the rests of an antique Roman
sanctuary was terraced and planted with olive tr...
The ''Infiorate'' of Spello
Every year in June the streets of Spello
shimmer with all colours of the rainbow, a spectacle due to the work of artists
who have made over the time a real art of the ...
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