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Welcome to Italy in Photos and an immersive visual journey through the enchanting town of Bevagna: – Bevagna is a small but fascinating town in the Umbria region of Italy, with a rich history and culture. It was once a Roman city called Mevania, and it still preserves some of the ancient monuments, such as a theatre, a temple, and a mosaic floor. Bevagna is also known for its medieval architecture, especially the Piazza Silvestri, where you can admire two Romanesque churches and a Gothic palace. Bevagna is a place where you can experience the authentic and diverse beauty of Italy, as well as enjoy its local traditions and gastronomy. Some of the attractions that you should not miss are: – The Church of San Michele Arcangelo, a 12th-century church that features a remarkable rose window and a crypt with frescoes. – The Church of San Silvestro, another 12th-century church that has a simple but elegant facade and a bell tower. – The Mercato delle Gaite, a historical reenactment that takes place every June. It recreates the life and activities of the four medieval districts of Bevagna, called gaite. You can see artisans, merchants, musicians, and actors in period costumes, as well as taste typical dishes and products.
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi is a square located in the historical center of Bevagna. The square is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, a famous Italian general and patriot who fought for the unification of Italy in the 19th century.Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi is situated near the Romanesque church of San Silvestro and the medieval Palazzo dei Consoli. It is a significant part of Bevagna’s historical center, which has preserved its medieval urban layout, including walls with towers and gates. (Photos 1-2-3) – Chiesa di San Francesco is a church located in Vicolo S. Francesco. It was built at the end of the 13th century on the site of an ancient church dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. The church stands on the highest point in the city, which was likely a Roman temple. The church’s facade features an elegant rounded polystyle portal with foliated capitals in marble. The interior consists of a single nave and was completely renovated in the 18th century. Notable paintings by Dono Doni and Ascensidonio Spacca can be admired inside. There is also an inner chapel with frescoes dating back to the 16th century, accessible through a small door on the right. Inside the church, you will find a stone next to the altar. According to local tradition, this stone is believed to be the one on which San Francesco placed his feet when he preached to the birds in Pian d’Arca. The second chapel on the right, possibly designed by Galeazzo Alessi, houses a beautiful 15th-century tabernacle. The small dome of this chapel is adorned with glazed earthenware attributed to Santi Buglioni1. (Photos 3-4) – Vicolo S. Francesco is a street in Bevagna which runs from Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi to Corso Giacomo Matteotti. (Photos 4-5)
Corso Giacomo Matteotti is a street in Bevagna which runs from Viale Properzio to Piazza Filippo Silvestr. (Photos 7-8-9) – Piazza Filippo Silvestr, in Bevagna, is a historically significant square that dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries. It served as the heart of the village and played a pivotal role in its development during the Middle Ages. The square is renowned for its remarkable architectural structures, which include valuable religious and civil monuments. The square features an ancient octagonal cistern, which was replaced by a fountain in 1896. Notably, there is a Roman column called San Rocco at the beginning of the square. Initially dedicated to Umberto I, it is now named after the world-famous entomologist Filippo Silvestri. (Photos 10-11-12-13-14) – Corso Amendola is a street in Bevagna which runs from Piazza Filippo Silvestr to Via S. Salvatore. (Photos 15-16-19-20)
Bevagna Cusine;- If you are looking for some special dishes to try in Bevagna, here are some suggestions: – Torta al testo:- This is a thin flatbread made with flour, water, salt, and baking soda. It is cooked on a hot stone called a testo, and then stuffed with various fillings such as cheese, ham, sausage, or vegetables. It is a typical street food of Umbria that you can find in many places in Bevagna. Strangozzi al tartufo:- This is a type of long and thick pasta that resembles shoelaces. It is usually served with a sauce made with black truffles, which are a prized delicacy in Umbria. The truffles add a rich and earthy flavor to the dish that is hard to resist. Porchetta:- This is a roasted pork loin that is stuffed with herbs, garlic, and fennel seeds. It is cooked slowly over a wood fire until the meat is tender and the skin is crispy. It is often sliced and served as a sandwich or as a main course with salad and bread.
Photo Gallery of Walk in Bevagna – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi to Corso Amendola
Approximately 0.72 km – 0.45 miles
The walk starts in Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi – Chiesa di San Francesco, Vicolo S. Francesco – Vicolo S. Francesco – Piazza S,Francesco – Corso Giacomo Matteotti – Piazza Filippo Silvestri – Corso Amendola – Piazza dell’Asilo – Via S. Maria – Corso Amendola