What to see in Bevagna, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including Piazza Silvestri, Palazzo dei Consoli, Chiesa San Michele and Chiesa San Silvestro.
Located on the Foligno plain, in the province of Perugia, Bevagna corresponds to ancient Mevania, which was a Roman municipality and medieval village.
Destroyed several times, it was disputed between several Lordships, before moving to the Church in the fifteenth century.
Important remains of the Roman period remain, including sections of walls, to which the subsequent medieval walls, with towers and gates, overlapped, remains of a construction with a mosaic floor, parts of a temple from the second century AD, a remarkable mosaic depicting marine subjects and ruins of a Roman amphitheater outside the walls.
Piazza Silvestri, which constitutes the center of the town, has maintained its typical medieval appearance, overlooking the thirteenth-century Palazzo dei Consoli, characterized by a portico on the ground floor, large staircase and two floors of mullioned windows.
The Church of San Michele, erected in the early 1200s in Romanesque style, shows a facade with a centrally located portal and an interior with three naves including an interesting crypt with apses.
The Romanesque Church of San Silvestro, dating back to 1195, has a remarkable portal and interior with three naves, similar in shape to that of the Church of San Michele.
The Town Hall, built at the end of the 1700s, houses Roman archaeological finds and the Municipal Art Gallery, where various paintings from the period between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries are exhibited, including a Madonna and Child made by Dono Doni.