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The city of Spoleto and its surroundings present a layering of evidence of millennial evolution of nature, of human society and the relationship between this and the Environment, in a word of Culture.

If you infatuated “tourists” exceptional as Vasari wrote to Michelangelo Buonarroti “I had these dìgran pleasure in the mountains of Spoleto in visitar those hermits, so I'm back less than half in Rome, because I really do not find peace if not in the woods”.

Carducci, first, and Gabriele D'Annunzio, and then, they used their poetry to praise the beauty of the landscape spoletino.

English painters such as William Turner, Edward Peticolas the American or the Dane Johan Ludvig Lund flew in their notebooks valuable landscapes and views of the city.

The French novelist Stendhal expressed great admiration for “the walk”, the stretch of road, Today Viale Matteotti, that from the historical center creeps between the green of the surrounding hills.

Spoleto, especially, the Ponte delle Torri inspired the German writer Johann Wolfgang Goethe, in one of the most beautiful pages of his trip to Italy.

Spoleto, ancient city, located at the foot of the Monteluco, place of ancient hermitages. It was a flourishing Roman municipality whose signs are still evident in the Arch of Drusus and Germanicus (23 d.C.), in the Teatro Romano (I sec. d.C.) and the Casa Romana. From the fourth century became an episcopal developing a solid ecclesiastical organization. The city, held, and then, a fundamental political role, shortly after the arrival of the Lombards in Italy Faroaldo costituìil Lombard Duchy of Spoleto. The Duchy of central Italy with its capital in Spoleto remained largely independent until 729 d.C., when subjected to the Lombard King.

The Basilica of San Salvatore, placed at the edge of town, building exceptional and remarkably preserved, the latest studies would seem to be associated with the period of independence spoletina; however that manifests itself in an obvious fondness for the architecture of prestige to be found in all the other Ducati, e the North to the South, expression of the aspirations of 'élites longobarde. The “greatest monument of ancient Spoleto”, second Sordini, from 25 June 2011 is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with six other important Italian monumental evidence of the Lombard era.