Spello owes everything to ancient Rome: the ten gates, the Augustan walls, the arches and the amphitheatre are still there to bear witness to the splendour of the colony which was known as Julia Hispellum and which today offers the tourist numerous canvasses and extraordinary frescoes to admire. The entrance into the town is through the splendid gate known as Porta Consolare. A little further on, up to the right is the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore which guards, inside the Baglioni Chapel, a 16th century majolica floor and three of the most beautiful frescoes by Pinturricchio: “The Annunciation”, “The Nativity” and “The Dispute at the Temple”. Continuing up the hill, the 13th century Church of Sant’Andrea appears along with the Piazza della Repubblica (Republic Square) lined with numerous restaurants, painters’ workshops and the old Palazzo Comunale (town hall) built in 1270. Once you reach the highest point of the town, known as la Posterula, you begin the descent towards the panoramic viewpoint where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the valley below. Descending further, you will arrive at the second monumental Roman gate, Porta Venere, which takes it name from its location facing the Temple of Venus (Venere), in the Villa Fidelia area.