A Summer Tour of Spoleto – July 31st, 2021
On July 31st, 2021 my final summer virtual tour highlighted that sublime city of festivals, Spoleto. Since 1958, Giancarlo Menotti’s late June/early July Spoleto Festival has filled Spoleto’s piazzas and historic buildings with music and theatrical presentations.
We’ll visit Spoleto’s magnificent medieval Duomo (cathedral), often a stunning backdrop for concerts. Nearby, we’ll tour a 1st c.-A.D. Roman house with mosaic floors. The 14th-century frescoed Papal fortress towering over Spoleto now houses the fascinating Museo del Ducato, a stop on our tour.
Below the fortress, the 13th-century fortified bridge stretches out towards Monteluco, once a sacred wood for the Romans.
And one of the most stunning Romanesque splendors in all of Umbria rises on the slope below the woods: the 12th-century Church of San Pietro.
My gran finale summer presentation concluded on a sublime note.
And many blog notes on Spoleto enrich that talk.