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The Cathedral of Spoleto: Santa Maria dell'Assunta

The Spoleto Cathedral is one of the beautiful church of the umbria region. The cathedral was built to replace a church razed by Frederick Barbarossa in 1155, when the emperor destroyed Spoleto for refusing to pay him tribute.The Duomo's interior was fully baroqued in the 17th century for Pope Urban VII, who's commemorated with a Gian Lorenzo Bernini bust high above the central door inside. Only the pavement and frescoes survived this renovation.The paintings of the latter were finished in 1467... continue reading

My region Umbria: Assisi and Spoleto

Today I want speak of my beautiful region who I live. Umbria is the green heart of Italy and it is composed of History, culture, gastronomy and folklore, uncontaminated nature and art towns. The playbill is extremely rich and combines the greatest and consolidated manifestations of the national panorama with surprises, inventions and novelties in a hymn to fantasy and creativity. Towns, boroughs, villages and museums boast a striking artistic, monumental, archaeological patrimony in a natural scenario... continue reading

Spoleto in umbria, Italy

Spoleto is an ancient city in the Italian province of Perugia in east central Umbria on a foothill of the Apennines. It is 20 km (12 mi) S. of Trevi, 29 km (18 mi) N. of Terni, 63 km (39 miles) SE of Perugia; 212 km (131 miles) SE of Florence; and 126 km (78 miles) N of Rome. Its population according to the 2003 census was 38,000.Located at the head of a large, broad valley, surrounded by mountains, Spoleto has long occupied a strategic geographical position. It appears to have been an important... continue reading

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