As a stop on the busy Via Flaminia and an important supplier of wine, Spoletium was fairly prosperous in the Roman world. Enough of this patrician’s home remains, including frescoes and mosaics, to give an idea of what the good life was like for a Roman occupant in the 1st century a.d. The resident was obviously well to do, though there’s no proof for the claim that it was Vespasia Polla, the mother of the Emperor Vespasian.