SPELLO

Spello is a small hill town in in the hills of Umbria - known as "the green heart of Italy". Tucked away near the gentle slopes of Mount Subasio, this charming 12th century village has been nicknamed "The Jewel of Umbria" because of its rich history, uniquely preserved Roman and medieval architecture and its breathtaking views. This Umbrian hidden gem, offers culinary delights of the Umbrian regional cuisine bring sophisticated tourists to its wonderful local restaurants, local grown porcini and truffle mushrooms, olive oil and wine.

Spello's narrow alleyways and winding cobblestone streets brimming with colorful plants, lure the visitor to explore its hidden courtyards, alleyways and stone architecture. This charming historic village with quintessential views is surrounded by rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards and sunflower fields. Because of its central location and its train station, it is a great jump off point to visit nearby beautiful historic villages like the wine producing Montefalco.

Spello's most famous festival is the "Infiorata", where locals decorate the piazzas and the streets with "flower carpet designs". This artistic and fragrant display is the pride of the village, drawing thousands from all over the world.

Rome

Driving time from Spello is about two hours. Regular trains depart from Spello every day to Rome Central Termini station. Approximate time is 1 hour and 50 minutes. Distance is 100 miles (170 km).

Florence

Driving time from Spello is approximately 2 hours. The Spello local train station has trains which go to Florence directly -- time is about a little more than 2 hours. Distance is 100 miles (170 km).