Pretty and Proud – Spello

by Stefania Bufano

Travelling with Lyn

I have been to many dozens of small towns and villages in Italy. When it seems like it is just not possible for the next Italian town to be prettier than the last, I arrived in Spello.

This Roman town is entirely surrounded by walls

Spello is a pleasure for those who love walking,  although the steep streets are somewhat tiring. Three well-preserved Roman stone arches form the entry points to the town; Porta Venere, with its towers, Porta Urbica and Porta Consolare. The Roman gateways into Spello are most beautiful and well worth visiting.

Once inside, the cobblestone streets meander in and out of mysterious alleyways that lead to simple, yet elegant stone houses.  I strolled up and down various paths and found that around every corner there were historic sites, mainly Roman.

Most of the houses had a multitude of plants along the lane-ways and streets with lots of small lane-ways…

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