Located in the very heart of Umbria Region (central Italy), Bevagna is on the western edge of the plain of Foligno, at the foot of the hills where Montefalco rises, near a bend in the Timia River.
An ancient Umbrian centre, the first documentation of it coincides with the Roman conquest of Umbria, when the Romans took over the area and built the western Via Flaminia(220 BCE) and other roads connecting to it. In the year 90 BCE, the town became an important Roman municipality by the name of Mevania. When the Empire fell, it became the object of various battles and was alternately dominated by Spoleto, Foligno, the Germanic Empire, Perugia and the Papal States.
The town, whose medieval(XII-XIII century) urban layout remains intact, is surrounded by walls with towersand gates. The most conspicuous Roman remains are those of a temple, which was then transformed into what was once the Church of the Madonna della Neve, a thermal springs building, which still boasts a II century BCE mosaic floor of white and black tiles depicting marine motifs, and, in the upper part of the town, an area where houses set in a semicircle trace the old theatre (two grooved marble columns now reside in the post office).
Outside of town, on the surrounding hilltops, are the Sanctuary of Madonna delle Grazie(late XVI century), the Sanctuary of Madonna della Valle and the Convent of the Annunziata (XI century), once a castle constructed to defend the area.
Palazzo dei Consoli and the fountain in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
Piazza Silvestri and fountain in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
Piazza Silvestri and fountain in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
Piazza Silvestri and fountain in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
Palazzo dei Consoli and the fountain in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy.
Piazza Silvestri and fountain in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
Palazzo dei Consoli and the fountain in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy.
Church of San Silvestro and Palazzo dei Consoli in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy.
Piazza Silvestri in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
Ex Church of San Vincenzo in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
The Church of San Francesco in Bevagna medieval town. Umbria Region, Italy
Entrance gate in the medieval village of Bevagna. Umbria Region, Italy.
View of the historic medieval center of Bevagna. Umbria Region, Italy
View of the historic medieval center of Bevagna. Umbria Region, Italy
View of the medieval town of Bevagna in the Umbria region. central Italy
View of the medieval town of Bevagna in the Umbria region. central Italy
View of the medieval town of Bevagna in the Umbria region. central Italy
View of the medieval town of Bevagna in the Umbria region. central Italy
View of the medieval town of Bevagna in the Umbria region. central Italy
view of the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie. Umbria region, central Italy
view of the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie. Umbria region, central Italy
view of the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie. Umbria region, central Italy
view of the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie. Umbria region, central Italy
view of the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie. Umbria region, central Italy
view of a typical grocery store in the medieval town of Bevagna. Umbria region, central Italy. This shop mainly sells hams and cheeses typical of the area
pasta, spaghetti and wines in a grocery store in the medieval town of Bevagna. Umbria region, central Italy
Typical Christmas sweets and cookies in a Pastry shop in the medieval town of Bevagna, central Italy
Typical Christmas sweets and cookies in a Pastry shop in the medieval town of Bevagna, central Italy

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