Photo of the Week: Spello from the Roman Aqueduct

We’ve spent the last few weeks in the medieval Umbrian hill town Spello. One of the best views of the town can be found on a wonderful hike through the olive trees on a path along the old Roman aqueduct.

It’s a lovely tranquil walk, which you are likely to have to yourself except for a few locals foraging for herbs and wild asparagus. Apart from the initial steep section to get to the start of the trail it’s fairly flat so isn’t a difficult walk, although decent walking shoes are recommended as it’s stony. If you are feeling particularly energetic you can walk all the way to the village of Collepino in about 1 hour 40 minutes each way.

To get to the start of the hike walk to the top of Spello, past Piazza Vallegloria and out through the Porta Montanara. Follow signs for Collepino and look for the sign to the Aquedotto Romano on the right.

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