The walled city of strategic Spoleto in Umbria, Italy is a mere 2 hour 20 minute train ride from the Termini train station in Rome. Traversing the old city streets brought my husband and I to unexpected panoramic views, a Roman aqueduct, a fortress, and an array of shops and family run restaurants. It is such an old city. Hannibal attacked back in 217 BC and was repulsed by its inhabitants. I loved being able to drink my caffe macchiato in an open air cafe while watching the locals walk or ride by on bicycles. The ups and downs of the city streets definitely gave us a work out. The history and charm of the place just oozed from every corner. At the bottom of the city we were delighted to find a series of outdoor escalators that rode us back to the top! We were there in September when it was breezy during the day and cooled right down in the evening. We saw flyers for an International Jazz Festival each July and exchange activities with their sister city in Charleston, SC.