The city of Spoleto sits proudly on the top of one of the foothills of the Apennines in Umbria, Italy. Although the city is believed to have been first occupied in 5BC, much of the remaining building and influences are strongly medieval, scattered with Roman architectural gems like the famous amphitheatre and Spoleto villas, although there are artifacts, remains and treasures dating back from every era in the last 2,500 years. Spoleto holidays are a haven of peace and culture, where a warm welcome, laid back atmosphere and a natural way of life make taking a holiday rental in Spoleto such a treat.
The cathedral square is as beautiful and atmospheric as any found in Italy, boasting some beautifully preserved mosaics and frescos. Taking a short walk to the top of the hill from your Spoleto rental villa or apartment, you will discover the magnificent Ponte delle Torre, a gigantic bridge towering over a dramatic wooded gorge. The bridge was built on the old Roman aqueduct, soaring 262m above the ground.
Walking holidays have become exceeding popular reasons to take self catering holiday villas in Spoleto. The surrounding countryside makes a magnificent place to stroll and unwind, and trails start from all over the town, especially the Ponte delle Torre.
Towards the end of June and beginning of July, holiday accommodation in Spoleto is like gold dust. The huge, world famous Spoleto festival attracts visitors from every corner of the earth to take a Spoleto holiday. The Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi (festival of the two worlds) has been imitated in both the USA and Australia, and turns the usually peaceful streets of Spoleto into an explosion of colour, sound and aroma. Every street corner and large open area is turned into a venue for opera, classical music, modern music, ballet, visual arts, performing performances and cinema. There is no better time to take an apartment or villa in Spoleto, but book early!
Spoleto is blessed with very warm summers, with average temperatures reaching over 30°C during both July and August. From March through to October are the ideal times to take a Spoleto villa for walking in the countryside as the weather is warm, yet not scorching, with temperatures between 20 and 26°C. Even winters are mild, with temperatures remaining above 10°C all year renowned.
easyJet and Ryanair both provide great deals on cheap flights to Perugia Airport (PEG), from which there are regular trains to Spoleto, which take under 2 hours. It is a very painless way to reach any of the self catering accommodation in Spoleto.