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Porta Fuga
Foto Spoleto: Porta Fuga
Porta Fuga is named after the fact it was part of the city walls and was the main gate to resist from outer sieges. It actually means "Runaways Gate". Today it is located in the very centre close to the Olive Oil Tower, where oil was stored during winter time, in the Middle Ages.
Spoleto Cathedral
Foto Spoleto: Spoleto Cathedral
The Spoleto Cathedral is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture. The front is decorated with eight finely traceried rose windows, loggias and three blind arches. Into the central niche is a Byzantine mosaic depicting Jesus among the Virgin Mary and Saint John. A great Renaissance portico precedes the entrance. The church is dedicated to the Assumption.
Rocca Albornoziana (Cardinal Albornoz Fortress)
Foto Spoleto: Rocca Albornoziana (Cardinal Albornoz Fortress)
The Fortess was erected for Cardinal Egidio Albornoz in 1359. It has two curtain walls around the keep and six massive watch-towers. The main hall is dedicated to the memory of Lucrezia Borgia, who dwelt here.
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