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Between Assisi and Spoleto, in the center of the Umbrian Valley, the village is a precious treasure chest where time slows down. Typical medieval village, Bevagna offers suggestions and atmospheres in which you can feel the protagonist and not just the spectator, between art and history. Here you are in a relaxing atmosphere where you can taste traditional Umbrian dishes and Sagrantino di Montefalco with all its fragrant notes.
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A look at Bevagna
A look at Bevagna
Bevagna..the beautiful Piazza Silvestri  | Luca Gallerini - e-borghi Community
Bevagna..the beautiful Piazza Silvestri
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Video by Sergio Taloni

Events

wednesday
6
january, 2021

Concert for the new year

sunday
6
june, 2021

San Vincenzo

About the village

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.

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
City of flavors
City of bio
City honey
City of wine
City of Oil 

Acknowledgments
Orange Flag - Italian Touring Club

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

BY CAR

  • From the North: A1 motorway; Valdichiana exit; highway to Perugia, Assisi and Foligno; exit Foligno Nord; Bevagna
  • From the south: A1 motorway; Orte exit; highway to Terni, Spoleto and Foligno; exit Foligno Nord; Bevagna

BY PLANE

  • "Sant'Egidio" Umbrian Regional Airport Perugia
  • "Leonardo da Vinci" International Airport Fiumicino - Rome

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Bevagna is present in issue 10 of our digital magazine e-borghi travel.
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From the blog

Among the Umbrian tables, on Easter morning, there is a traditional cheese cake. A savory panettone which, depending on the area, may undergo variations while maintaining its constants: cheese, pecorino cheese, salt and pepper. As per tradition, this soft rustic is accompanied by the flavors of the capocollo, boiled eggs and wine and in ancient times it was customary to prepare it during Holy Week and then take it to church, to be blessed, on Easter day.Let's see how it is prepared.
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Who would have said that "the abyss" was so close to us?But basically, what is an abyss?A song I do not remember title or artist sang of the sweetness to sink into an abyss but here, of sweet, there's very little. I'm talking about a lake of the abyss (or hell) and more precisely of Lake Aiso a few miles from Bevagna, a village in the province of Perugia. Lake Aiso is a place of mysteries and, apparently, sometimes new and increasingly mysterious misteries comes up.MYSTERY? ... or legend?
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That Bevagna was beautiful it was known. Now comes an important recognition for the town near Perugia. Let's see what it is. But not before talking about these magnificent and small walls. THE CHARM OF A SQUAREBordering with Foligno and Montefalco, to the south of the province of Perugia, in the area that begins to look at Spoleto, Bevagna is a treasure chest. Famouse is Piazza Silvestri, which is accessed by going through ...
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