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John and Paul

The small church is located near the ancient Vaita Filittèria, the Byzantine quarter in medieval Spoleto. It was consecrated in 1174 and became one of the parish churches of the city; stones and bare material from the Roman era were used for its construction.

The exterior, with very simple lines has on the left wall a large but ruined fresco dating back to the 13th -14th century depicting the Virgin and four saints, while the interior has a single nave with a raised presbytery and a crypt, which is no longer accessible today.

The pictorial decoration can be referred to a period of time between the 12th and 16th centuries. Particularly noteworthy is a fresco located on the left wall which represents the "Martyrdom of Thomas Becket from Canterbury", dating back to the first quarter of the 13th  entury.
It is one of the oldest examples depicting the scene of the assassination of the English bishop and refers to the dispute between the latter and the Chancellor of the kingdom of England Henry II.
The story, however, can be connected to a fact of local history: the struggle between the Papacy and the Empire for the possession of the Duchy of Spoleto.

The presbytery area, added in the 16th century, preserves frescoes from the same century by Pier Matteo Piergili, a local prelate and painter.


From 29 OCTOBER 2023 to 30 MARCH 2024
Saturday and Sunday
11:00-13:00 | 15:30-17:30
Special opening: Wednesday 1 November 15:30 - 17:30

From 31 March to 26 October 2024
From Friday to Sunday
11:00-13:00 | 16:00-19:00
Special opening: 1st April, 2nd April (16:00-19:00)

Times are subject to change


Full price ticket € 2,00
Reduced ticket € 1,00 from 18 to 25 years old
Ticket Free up to 17 years of age; schools of the Municipality of Spoleto

Info and Contacts
Via Filitteria | Spoleto (PG)
T. (+39) 0743 46434