Acquedotto Romano di Spello

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Acquedotto Romano di Spello

Acquedotto Romano di Spello
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AlbaMarieRainbolt
Lyon, France8 contributions
Lovely walk from Spello
Sep 2020
Very nice walk! We walked from Spello to Collepino, around the village, and then back (along the road on the way down from Collepino to the first fountain then back on the trail) and back to our house in the centre of town. Turned out to be 12-14 km and took us the afternoon. There's a lovely wee bar in Collepino village, perfect for a cold beer! Stunning views and well indicated. Terrain isn't very difficult except for the last 20ish mins when it's quite steep with loose gravel. Wander through olive groves, under old bridges, past the remains of a small aquaduct, with stunning panoramas spreading out to one side. It's a perfect afternoon outing from Spello! Beware that it can be quite hot as much of the walk is somewhat exposed. There are several fountains along the way for cold water.
Written 14 September 2020
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TandemSpirits
Foligno, Italy482 contributions
A Wonderful hike with Stunning Views
Jul 2020
We have hiked the trail that goes along the remains of the Roman aqueduct many times. If you're an average hiker, you can do this trail quite easily. If you're going to walk from the trailhead above Spello to Collepino (highly recommended) it's about 4km one way. There are some mild climbs and one steep (15min) ascent up a rocky section of the route. Once you arrive in Collepino, you will be rewarded by visiting a very charming mini-village much beloved by the locals. Have a beer and piadina at the bar!!!
Written 31 July 2020
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Paul S
Ontario, Canada23 contributions
A fantastic place to hike!!
Oct 2019
A wonderful hike along the Acquedotto - clearly the Roman engineers understood how to build a aqueduct - great views of the valley and an easy hike.
Written 1 November 2019
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RHilaryW
Market Harborough, UK24 contributions
Beautiful walk through Umbrian countryside
Apr 2019 • Couples
We walked the full length of the path, following the aqueduct and then returned back to Spello. It is a truly lovely walk at this time of year (Spring) as there are carpets of wildflowers everywhere. It is a most interesting walk passing through pretty woodland and over bridges with constantly changing views which are stunning. There are very few gradients making it ideal for those of us with bad knees! Every so often there are philosophical quotes in the wall to make you pause and ponder.
To walk the full length and back starting at Spello took us about two and a half hours at a steady pace.
Highly recommended especially during the week. We didn’t meet a soul the whole time but probably a different experience at weekends and in the summer months.
Written 29 April 2019
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bigvicSydney
Sydney, Australia3,551 contributions
Amazing Romans
Sep 2018 • Couples
The more we travel in the countries and cities the Romans colonised the more we appreciate their legacy even today. Of course Spello is not that far from Rome itself but the aqueduct is so typical of Roman engineering and their advanced standards of toilet and body hygiene. Don’t miss it
Written 25 September 2018
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia11,928 contributions
Hiking along Sentiero 52 beside a Roman aqueduct.
Apr 2018 • Couples
One fabulous Umbrian hike which I highly recommend is walking along Sentiero 52 (or the new identification number of 352) from Spello to Collepino which follows beside an old Roman aqueduct. The route (5 kms) is well signed and begins just outside Spello near Fonte della Bulgarella, an old water fountain, from here the path passes through olive groves and bushland. The aqueduct is a mighty structure and one can get a good idea of how the aqueduct functioned even though it is rundown. The path was well kept and the grass had been cut on our recent hike, there is a large water fountain/trough (Donkey's trough) which was great to drink from and fill up our water bottles. From the path there are fabulous views of the Umbrian countryside and back to Spello, it was with some relief to finally arrive at Collepino, a tiny hilltop village. The hike took us 1.5 hours from Spello to Collepino but only one hour to return. Bring snacks, water and sunscreen, a hat and good walking shoes for a fun half day out.
Written 16 June 2018
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Ralph H
Milton Keynes, UK34 contributions
Great views from a remarkable piece of Roman engineering.
May 2018 • Couples
You can walk ANY distance from the start of this track, a few hundred metres or the whole length of 4400m, then, if you have any energy left, the last 15 minutes up a zig-zag road to the little settlement of Collepino. So it's a walk for almost everyone, affording great views of the Umbrian Plain and, after a while, of farms and woods up a valley. The track is well-formed, though footwear more than sandals would be advisable, and slopes upwards only gently. The whole walk takes about 3-4 hours return and there isn't much shade. So start early in the morning or after the sun has left this side of Mt Subasio. There's a drinks fountain at the end of the track itself.
Written 12 June 2018
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Ray B
Saint Helens, OR589 contributions
A very nice walk
Jun 2017 • Couples
What a pleasant walk! We started mid-morning on what would be a very warm day. There's not a great amount of shade along the trail, but the view was fantastic. The trail starts at the top of the village a short ways from the town gate. There is good signage directing you to the start of the trail. It's well maintained. If you want a very nice photo of the village, this is your vantage point. The trail fairly flat and follows a Roman/medieval small acqueduct on one side and beautiful vistas on the other amid olive orchards. The one disadvantage to the trail is that it isn't a loop.
Written 19 July 2017
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Alyssa N
Perth, Australia9 contributions
Great walk to Collepino and back
Jul 2017 • Couples
We did the Roman Aqueduct walk last week. I would highly recommend it as a great way to see some of the surrounding countryside and get away from it all. We saw about 6 people on the track.
As others have said the walk is pretty straightforward. The tourist office off the main piazza in Spello has a map for 0.50 Euro.The hardest part is the section up to the village of Collepino after you have finished the Roman Aqueduct trail. We took the dirt trail off to the left, the bitumen road (which I assume goes up to the village) goes off to the right. On the route to Collepino we took there was an amazing mulberry tree on the path.... if you are heading up there in July you are in for a treat.

Word of warning - we did the walk at 11am in + 30 degree heat and it took about 2 hours there and 2 hours back. Bring a hat and plenty of water as there isn't heaps of shade on the walk. There is a water fountain in the village. We also met a mountain bike rider on the path so just be aware at blind corners.
There is also a tavern in the town, we didn't visit it but it was open for lunch on the Tuesday we were there. Might be worth calling ahead if you are planning to have lunch there.
Written 11 July 2017
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47Willow47
Newton, MA6 contributions
Beautiful, easy walk along ancient aquaduct
Sep 2016 • Couples
The Roman aqueduct runs from the north end of Spello to the hill town of Collepino and beyond. It is easy to find, well marked, with beautiful views. One can walk as far as one wants. Note that it is largely in the sun, so it can be very hot. A map is available from the tourist office in Spello, but it is really not needed.
Written 17 October 2016
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