Leave your car outside the well preserved village walls and stepping through the city gate you will immediately be under the spell of Vallo, as the people commonly call it.
The winding streets inside the walls spinning around the main core of this village offer you outstanding views over the landscape and around each corner a Medieval building with flowerpots at the sides of the door shows its ancient origin and architectural decorations.
The greatest surprice is anyway inside the church Santa Maria Assunta, the place totally decorated with votive frescoes from the 14th and 15th century is a joy for the eyes, a shrine of art that speaks about the devotion of this community along the centuries.
Other churches, archways, friendly people and excellent food make Vallo unforgettable and if you want to complete your day with beauties do not miss the nearby San Pietro in Valle Abbey. Take your car and in only 30 minute drive reach this fascinating sacral building amid a lush green countryside.
It was first founded by the Lombard king Faroaldo who ended his life as a benedectine monk, then almost totally rebuilt in the Xth and and XIIth cent. and is still consider one of the greatest examples of religious architecture of those years.
Its unique interior offers a cycle of frescoes which date back before Giotto’s activity in Assisi and are of the utmost value.