Spoleto – Sangemini – Acquasparta
Spoleto - Sangemini - Acquasparta Full day
Noted for its annual “Festival of TwoWorlds”, Spoleto reached its peak under Roman rule. San Gemini is a charming village belonging to the association Borghi più belli d’Italia. Acquasparta is a small town situated on a hill overlooking the valley of the Naja
IN THIS TOUR YOU WILL SEE: The Tower’s Bridge, il Duomo, Piazza del Mercato and Piazza della Libertà. San Gemini’s historic centre, Carsuale – Portaria – Acquasparta archeological area..
Spoleto reached its peak under Roman rule
Noted for its annual “Festival of TwoWorlds”, Spoleto reached its peak under Roman rule. Later, it became the capital of a Lombard Duchy. During the Middle Ages, Spoleto was embellished with Romanesque churches, a splendid cathedral and a breathtaking aqueduct.
A charming village belonging to the association Borghi più belli
San Gemini is a charming village belonging to the association Borghi più belli d’Italia – The most charming Italian villages and to the club known as Città Slow – Slow cities.
Mostly known in Italy for the springs of mineral water, named after the village and located in its immediate surroundings, San Gemini offers to visitors the enchanted scenery of the old town, where time seems to have stood still. Browsing around the two districts Rione Piazza and Rione Rocca will admire beautiful palaces with imposing facades and side alleys with cosy small houses leading to terraces allowing beautiful views over the surrounding valleys and mountains.
A small town situated on a hill overlooking the valley of the Naja
During the guided tour it will also be possible to admire palaces, courtyards, secret corners, unexpected views over hidden treasures of this small town of Southern Umbria.
Acquasparta is a small town situated on a hill overlooking the valley of the Naja, a tributary of the Tiber, rich in vegetation and water sources.
Its name derives precisely from Acquas Partas to indicate its position between the sources and dell’Amerino Furapane. And ‘a country that has preserved its medieval origins with impressive walls and a feature Old Gate that once allowed access to the country. Within the country, the most important monument is undoubtedly Cesi Palace, Renaissance, which was home to the prestigious Accademia dei Lincei; Today it is home to exhibitions and conferences.
Aquasparta is an ideal place to stay
Also worth seeing are some churches that are characterized by their architecture including the church of Santa Cecilia and the Church of SS. Sacramento. Just below the village, however, are the remains of an ancient Roman bridge on which rests the Church of San Giovanni in Butris, property of the Knights of Malta. Around the town there are villages with notable attractions such as the Castle of Casigliano, Selvarelle, Rosaro, Macerino and the beautiful feudal castle of Portaria. But the element that contributes to the wealth and importance of the country is undoubtedly the source dell’Amerino, known since ancient times for its healing waters against the affections of kidney stones, uric acid, gout; which together with the climate, the beauty of the landscape and its monuments are Aquasparta an ideal place to stay.