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A LOOK FROM ABOVE

March 03, 2024

A LOOK FROM ABOVE

Guided tour of the Rocca Albornoz
curated by Sistema Museo
Rocca Albornoz - National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto | 12:00

The Rocca Albornoz is an imposing fortress that rises on Colle Sant'Elia, the highest point of the city of Spoleto.
Built from 1359, it is part of a series of fortresses built by Pope Innocent VI to re-establish the authority of the Pontiff, then resident in Avignon, in the territories of central Italy that are part of the Church State.
The recent restoration allows today to visit the castle, rectangular in shape and defended by six imposing towers, which consists of two courtyards, one originally home to the armed militia (Courtyard of Arms), the other reserved for administrators and governors (Courtyard of Honour). Connecting element of the two courtyards is a fornix decorated at the end of the '500 with frescoes depicting six cities belonging to the Church State.
Remarkable are also the rooms that overlook the area of representation, among which the Hall of Honor, the largest environment of the Rocca intended to host ceremonies and banquets, and the Pinta Room, which preserves two beautiful fresco cycles of profane genre dating from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
All this can be visited thanks to a guided tour.

Visits are FREE for holders of the Spoleto Card, for all others there is a € 5.00 fee to participate in the guided tours, upon purchase of the entrance ticket to the museum.

Info and reservations:
Soc.coop.Sistema Museo - Spoleto - tel. 0743.46434
info@spoletocard.it

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