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Spello

Spello

Why visit SPELLO?

Because it is one of the best preserved villages in Umbria to the point of being included in the club "The most beautiful villages in Italy".
Because inside the most important church, Santa Maria Maggiore, worked the two major Umbrian artists of the XVth century, Pietro Vannucci, known as the Perugino and especially Bernardino di Betto, called the Pinturicchio, who between 1497 and 1501 painted his " artistic masterpiece ", the Baglioni Chapel, beautifully preserved and depicting the Annunciation, the Adoration of the Shepherds and the Dispute in the Temple of Jesus.
Because visiting Spello, in the month of June, means to attend the feast of Corpus Domini that gives life to the most famous "infiorate" of the region in which the entire population participates with a long preparation in the previous months, during which harvesting and sorting takes place the petals of the flowers that then go to fill the sacred drawings, along the main city streets in view of the solemn procession.
Because you can taste the olive oil, according to many people, the best one of the region, so much, to be defined, “the gold of Spello” and even on the top of the tower of Porta Consolare, there is an olive tree, from the far 16th century.