You can see Spello on top of the hills as you're approaching it, and it is surrounded by an ancient wall. The thing that struck me the most about this place is how densely built it is. The streets are barely wide enough to accomodate a Fiat or Smartcar and when you hear an approaching car, you have to back up against the stone walls of a building or duck into the nearest alleyway to avoid getting hit. And everything is built on a hill. Walking the streets and pathways feels like you're navigating a labyrinth and there are so many twists and turns that you can only see a few yards in front of you at a time. It seriously felt like something out of a movie, I couldn't believe it existed in real life.
Yes, cars fly up and down roads like this.
The residents put out lots of potted plants everywhere and the whole place feels like a garden.
The view of Umbria
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore
Wood carving on the doors of the church
Interior of the church