Villa of the Mosaics in Spello, an exceptional treasure in the heart of Umbria

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Apr 172018Villa of the Mosaics in Spello, an exceptional treasure in the heart of Umbria In 2005, while doing the excavations for a parking lot, some mosaics in perfect conditions came out. It turned to be a well preserved villa of the second century with incredible artistic mosaics.
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Spello, a small village famous for its narrow streets and for a wonderful chapel frescoed by Pinturicchio is the main character of a beautiful story with an happy ending. In 2005, while doing the excavations for a parking lot, some mosaics in perfect conditions came out. It turned to be a well preserved villa of the second century with incredible artistic mosaics.

500 square meters, 20 rooms brought to light, 10 mosaic floors of great beauty, with geometric and figurative motifs.
The mosaics in red, white, black, gray, are in the rooms around the courtyard that surrounded the inner garden: there are birds, stylized amphorae, a radiant sun, crescent-shaped shields.
The central theme is the one of the harvesting and wine: did the villa belong to a winemaker? This is absolutely possible, given the ancient tradition of the area. Today, the Sagrantino, which enriches the landscape around Spello, is one of the most celebrated wines of Umbria and of Italy as a whole.

 visit the website of Villa dei Mosaici di Spello


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