Set in a unique landscape at the foot of Monteluco, Spoleto owes its popularity to its extraordinary architectural heritage spanning over 2,500 years. It was instead in the Renaissance period that the city took much of the character that distinguishes it today.
The Ponte delle Torri (bridge of the towers) aqueduct, with its ten 80 m-high arches, perhaps the most daring work of the 14th century, it is almost a symbol, as well as its Rocca (fortress), restored to its former splendour which in its rooms witnessed Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia.
The Duomo (cathedral), with frescoes by Filippo Lippi, conserves a handwritten letter by St. Francis of Assisi.
On the slopes of Monteluco, a sacred forest since Roman times, stands the Church of St. Peter with its beautifully decorated façade, and on the mountain top, the Franciscan sanctuary with seven tiny bare cell where Saint Francis briefly stayed with his first companions.