A picturesque walled medieval hill town that boasts a thousand-year-old history. The first Roman settlement, Spoletium, began in 241 BC and there are Roman remnants throughout the historic center. The town is built on a hillside with most of the sites in the compact upper town. Above the town is a medieval Rocca and spanning the deep gorge to one side of the Rocca is the most famous sight, Ponte delle Torri or Bridge of Towers.
Ponte delle Torri ( a 14th century bridge built over the foundation of a Roman aqueduct); Rocca Albornoziana (built on the foundation of the Roman acropolis in the 14th century); Piazza del Duomo and the Duomo are at the foot of a scenic stairway (The Teatro Caio Melisso, one of Italy`s first theaters, is on one side of the square); Piazza del Mercato (once the site of the Roman Forum); Casa Romana (believed to have been the house of Vespasia Polla, mother of Emperor Vespasian who was responsible for building the Roman Colosseum); The Roman Theater (built in the first century).