Bevagna

This charming ancient little town lies on a fertile plain, close to the Via Flaminia.
 
HALF DAY TOUR

Piazza S. Silvestro: the main square is surrounded by two Romanesque style  jewels: the Church of San Michele and that of San Silvestro,  both facing the 13th-century  Palazzo dei Consoli. A  stern Gothic palace, this former civic building today houses the lovely 19th- century  “Francesco Torti” theatre

The Paper Factory*: situated in the remains of the underground curved  Roman theatre*. It offers the opportunity to discover the ancient craft of making paper out of rags.The  old Roman structure of this important  town theatre as well as the Medieval reproduced house built above it

 
IF YOU HAVE MORE TIME

The “Mevania” of Roman times can be traced back in the 2nd-century b. C. remains of aRoman Bath, still boasting a well preserved mosaic depicting  marine creatures in white and black tesserae. One single ticket allows the visit of the Roman mosaic, the picture gallery and the theatre

The Church of Sant’Agostino: founded in 1316 together with the annexed monastery, it  shows some significant votive frescoes of Umbrian school

 
SPECIAL DAYS IN BEVAGNA

The “ Mercato delle Gaite” in June re-enacts the traditional crafts of the Middle Ages. Wandering through the four  old town districts, one can visit the above-mentioned Paper Factory, the Candles Workshop, the Silk Maker, and so on. The  artefacts shown during  production are then sold in the streets, thus creating a special atmosphere of old times. The taverns serving traditional home food are open throughout the  weeklong event
 
Make a full-day tour, by  combining  either Montefalco , Bevagna or Spello, with Assisi, Foligno

*admission fee

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