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Spoleto Cathedral

The cathedral of the Archdiocese of Spoleto-Norcia, is full of art treasures. These sites have more details.

The cathedral at Spoleto.

Facade of cathedral.

This chapel houses art by Pinturicchio.

The Pinturicchio altar of the entombed Christ.

This and the next are from the 16th century Assumption Chapel.

Chapel of John Paul.

Entrance to chapel that houses an ancient icon of Mary.

Icon chapel.

Beautiful cosmatesque pavement.

Admiring the cathedral.

Apse.

Eucharistic chapel.

Remnant of medieval frescoes.

Looking back at cathedral.

Enchanting Spoleto

We began to enquire where we could find information on the Camino. We discovered that we could get a map from Gubbio to Assisi but no-one had a map from Reiti to Assisi. We were discouraged but decided we would go to Spoleto and see what we could find there. We were confident that we would get a map so we could continue. The side trip to Gubbio was a delight so all was not lost. On the bus ride to Spoleto we saw the beautiful countryside that made us even more eager to get back on the camino.

We had a beautiful evening in Spoleto.

The next day when we got up we headed for the tourist information office. There we hoped to find a map so it would put us back on our way. We had missed a good day of this Camino. We did obtain a good map. She was very knowledgeable about what we were trying to accomplish. Today we spent the entire day walking every inch of the city. These photos attempt to share the beauty of Spoleto. The city is charming and beautiful.


Saint Gregory the martyr church

When I walk into a Romanesque church like Saint Gregory I feel I am on a Catholic planet.

13th to 14th century mosaics that have been uncovered.

The chapel under the altar.


A little flavor of the urbanscape.


The portal is beautiful architecturally.


The tall medieval tower.


The remains from the Roman Arch of Drusus and Germanicus.


Fountain of the Mask.


These photos give you a good idea of the enchantment of Spoleto.


The urbanscape is lush with plants and the white jasmine is everywhere which gives the city a wonderful fragrance.


A city of fountains.


Beautiful portals.