Spoleto's be-all and end-all annual event bridges the end of June and early July. The Spoleto Festival (www.festivaldispoleto.it) offers 3 weeks of world-class drama, music, and dance held in evocative spaces like an open-air restored Roman theater and the pretty piazza fronting the Duomo. The festival's cultural beacon keeps the arts alive here for part of the rest of the year. A secondary "Spoleto Estate" season of music, art, and theater runs from just after the festival ends through September. (Contact the tourist office for info.) The "A. Belli" opera and experimental musical theater season runs from late August to October (tel. 0743-221-645;  www.tls-belli.it). The weekly market is held Fridays on Piazza del Mercato and Piazza Garibaldi.

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