Spello, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. History, art, culture and traditions of a small Italian town, the ideal destination for the most curious tourism.
The territory of Spello is distinguished by a succession of terraced hills covered by olive groves. Not surprisingly, that of Spello is not only one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, but is also part of the National Association of Oil Town as a producer of a renowned extra virgin olive oil. The path to discover Spello can start from the Roman walls, where you can admire the ancient doors, dating back to the first century. to. Christ: Porta Venere, Porta Urbica, on the Via Roma, and Porta Consolare, on the Market Square.
The Palazzo Comunale di Spello is known for the rescript of Constantine (333-337 AD) which is preserved here. Inside, the Palace houses the Constantinian Academy, the Notary Archives, the Historical Archive, the Sala degli Zuccari, the Sala Emilio Greco and the Fondo Antico Library, furnished with furniture by Venetian master craftsmen. One of Spello’s best known and awaited events is the Infiorata di Spello or Infiorata of Corpus Domini.
The event takes place every year in conjunction with the Procession of Corpus Domini. The streets of the center are adorned with flowers and paintings of sacred art, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments, composed of flower petals that form carpets of flowers up to 1500 meters long. They also cover the whole path traveled by the religious procession.
From December 5 to 8 every year, the appointment is with traditional shows and tastings that see the participation of 9 different brands of producers at the Taste Counter of Oro di Spello at Palazzo Del Gusto.
There are many other initiatives linked to this event: in the most typical taverns of the village there is a competition organized by the Italian Academy of Cuisine, while 10 folklore wagons set up with farm wagons or “frasche” evoke the Benfinita Festival. In the historical center an olive tree is reconstructed to which typical products of the territory are hung, from cold cuts to cheeses and fruit.