Spello, Italy … a small, quaint hilltop village with really amazing food, local wines and spectacular hikes!

Italy is an amazing foodie place, but this town of Spello in Umbria, is also a sight to behold, as well as a fantastic place to hike or run! There is a hiking/running trail that runs right along the ancient Roman aqueduct from Spello all the way to the next village of Collepino, which is an uphill battle by the time you get within a half mile of the village. But, the views and vistas from the trail, not to mention the charismatic red Tuscan poppies adorning the hillside, are incredibly beautiful! The round trip is approximately 6 miles. There are also miles of hiking trails to be found on nearby Mt. Subasio, which has trails leading all the way to the town of Assisi.

For more on the Roman aqueduct trail

The hillside village of Spello in Umbria, Italy, boasts amazing vistas and delightful local restaurants. The local Montefalco wine is easy drinking and delicious!

The hillside village of Spello in Umbria, Italy, boasts amazing vistas and delightful local restaurants. The local Montefalco wine is easy drinking and delicious, no matter whether in carafe or bottle!

 

 

Tuscan poppies in full bloom are incredibly beautiful!

Tuscan poppies in full bloom are incredibly beautiful!

 

 

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View from the patio just off our room at La Bastiglia!

We stayed at a charming inn, La Bastiglia, in a room with a fireplace and a hot tub inside! The views from the windows and the patio were spectacular! The inn has a restaurant, which was good, but our favorite restaurant in the village was La Cantina di Spello.

 

La Cantina di Spello was our favorite restaurant. The owner greeted us at our table and explained the entire menu in English for us!

La Cantina di Spello was our favorite restaurant. The owner greeted us at our table and explained the entire menu in English!

 

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