The village of Bevagna, in Umbria, was known for its precious paintings, so to be called "bevagne".
 
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Bevagna

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Village of Bevagna
Municipality of Bevagna
Province of Perugia
Umbria Region

Inhabitants: 5.068
Center Altitude: 210 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Paesi Bandiera Arancione
City of flavors
City of bio
City honey
City of wine
City of Oil 

Municipality of Bevagna
Course Matteotti 58 - Bevagna (PG)
Tel. 0742-368111

The medieval village of Bevagna, ancient Mevania, rises at the foot of the vast Umbrian Valley to the extreme offshoots of the Martani Mountains and it was known for the valuable paintings that were produced there, so much to be called "bevagne".
 The first historical news on Bevagna coincides with the Roman conquest of Umbria with the famous Battle of the Sentinel of 295 BC Bevagna, in fact, was known as the Umbrian itinerary center and for its pastoral and cattle breeding. It became the Roman Town Hall in the 90's. under the name of Mevania. It became an important agricultural and strategic center, thanks to its favorable position at the center of the great viability set by the Romans via Via Flaminia (220 BC), and its river port on the Topino (whose waters, in the Chiascio river and then in the Tiber). Such flourishing will last until the 3rd century AD. During this time it had a remarkable building development, in fact Mevania was equipped with a wall, a spa and an amphitheater, of which the vestiges still remain. With the advent of Christianity there are numerous martyrs, including San Vincenzo, the first bishop and patron of the country. The diocese of Bevagna was founded, historically attested in the lateral council of 487. With the fall of the Roman Empire, Bevagna is devastated by the barbarian invasions of the Lombards in the 6th century. After the conquest  by the Francs, Bevagna is from the 1187 free right commune by Consoli, and is controversial among the alternate domination of Spoleto, Foligno, the Germanic Empire, Perugia and the Pontifical State. An important role for the history of the city and its territory is represented, as is the case with other municipalities in the Umbrian Valley, by the efforts and struggles for land reclamation and the regulation of numerous watercourses. Launched in 1456, the cleansing of the plain plain reaches concrete results in the second half of the fifteenth century, bringing benefits to the farmed agricultural economy, mainly focused on hemp cultivation and processing. It is with the '700 and, above all, during the 1800's, that the hydraulic system of this area starts to have a definite design. Leo XII in 1825 returned the title of the city.

Worth a visit to the fascinating Piazza Silvestri, where the main monuments of the city, including the Palazzo dei Consoli, the Church of San Michele and the church of San Silvestro.

Video by Sergio Taloni

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Montefalco
Montefalco
The Umbrian village of Montefalco is the reference point of the winery region in which are being produced the Sagrantino di Montefalco and Montefalco Rosso.
Perugia - 5.66 KM from Bevagna
Spello
Spello
The village of Spello is located at the foot of Mount Subasio, in Umbria.
Perugia - 8.21 KM from Bevagna
Deruta
Deruta
The village of Deruta in Umbria is known for the production of artistic ceramics.
Perugia - 16.27 KM from Bevagna
Massa Martana
Massa Martana
Massa Martana is an ancient medieval village, which returned to its ancient splendour thanks to the restoration work carried out after the earthquake in 1997.
Perugia - 18.69 KM from Bevagna
Sellano
Sellano
Il borgo di Sellano si trova in Valnerina, in Umbria.
Perugia - 26.09 KM from Bevagna
Vallo di Nera
Vallo di Nera
The pastors of Vallo di Nera are the ancient and famous, depositaries of the oral tradition of the Valnerina.
Perugia - 28.75 KM from Bevagna

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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