Benevento [beneˈvɛnto] listen (help·info) (Neapolitan: Beneviento) is a city and comune of Campania, Italy, capital of the province of Benevento, 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Naples. It is situated on a hill 130 metres (427 feet) above sea level at the confluence of the Calore Irpino (or Beneventano) and the Sabato. It is also the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop. Around Benevento there is an urban area with 110,000 inhabitants.
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The arch was built just after the first century AD and is in remarkable condition. Every surface of the arch is carved/sculpted in great detail! Beautiful!
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I always visit Santa Sofia when I go to Benevento ... it oozes pure early Christian spirit. Indeed it was founded by Arechis II of Benevento, a Lombard, around 760 and has managed to conserve a strange purity of spirit (I don't know how else to describe it) inpite of the various restorations through the ages. A tiny jewel left by the northern Lombards in this southern fastness
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Benevento is one of the oldest, ongoing towns in Italy and Europe. An important city in antiquity it flourished due to its fortunate position on the Appian way connecting it to Rome. It has been honoured by several emperors and was an important and independent principality in the middle ages, before succumbing to the authority of the Papal states and then Italy. So a place with such a rich history has some important things to offers for lovers of history.
The old town boats the best preserved triumphal arch (The Arch of Trajan) and houses important churches (Saint Sophia stans out) and monasteries. The walk around town will take you no more than an hour. You can also visit the Amphitheatre and the larger archaeological sites if that is of interest. Not a very long visit. The city is 50 minutes drive for Naples. Highly recommend it as a visit destination, en route to somewhere else.
4.5 based on 133 reviews
Lovely walking paths-a pond with swans-playground for young children - wonderful old shade trees and beautiful vegetation-a gazebo that offers music in the summer months
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The Cathedral, built in the 7th-8th century, was badly damaged by bombing during the Second World War and has been completely restructured. The facade still contains remnants of the original church and is worth a visit in itself; the interior is very modern and austere, which may be a disappointment given the exterior, but there is still the possibility of visiting the original crypt.
4.5 based on 137 reviews
Do not trust at all trip advisor's directions. I tried looking for this place a couple of time with by using the direction's option on the Trip Advisor's app, because, for some reason the site doesn't appear in google maps..and it took me nowhere. Plus it's not the first time.
4.5 based on 84 reviews
This museum is an important place for understanding a complex city like Benevento: the region of the ancient Samnites, a major city of Italy at Roman times, the capital city of a Lombard duchy in the Middle Ages (this quality earned her recent insertion into the UNESCO World Heritage "The Lombards in Italy - The places of power").
The exhibits of the museum are important and valuable, and presentation criteria are updated and nice; but I wasn’t really much impressed. My opinion is of course subjective and can not be shared by others; but if you compare this museum with the outstanding splendor of the Trajan’s Arch (and with the admirable didactic equipment about it, now present into the nearby “Sant’Ilario” church), or with the sublime simplicity of St. Sophia itself, or even with the exotic Egyptian section of the museum (which is in a separate location ), the comparison is to disadvantage of this museum.
The exception is the cloister of St. Sophia, which is accessed not from the nearby church but just from this museum: it is a historical relic of great beauty.
4 based on 199 reviews
The Teatro is not a have to see However Benevento has generous public parking areas near downtown. You can see more than the Teatro. Benevento is a very pleasant town to walk around in. The Teatro is about 50% a ruin but is still in use. You can see it without a crowd which makes it more enjoyable than the popular amphitheaters .
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The Duomo is a beautiful very large cathedral-It has a pair of bronze front doors that are quite beautiful.Worth a visit
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The church of Sant'Ilario isn't in itself an attraction of the highest importance, but it deserves a very positive judgment because inside it was set up a very effective and striking visual device for education, on the Triumphal Arch (called "Port'Aurea" in the Middle Ages) of the Roman Emperor Trajan; arch which is located a few meters away.
Firstly, the guardian, motivated and informed (unlike what often happens to the keepers of the monuments in Italy) tells you about the characters and the story of the discovery of this ancient church, of which the sources were talking, but that was hidden under the appearances of a peasant's house. Then a device is operated, which illustrates in one by one - by showing them through a motion picture - the reliefs of the Arch of Trajan: the voices of tales are in sequence the writer Pliny the Younger, Trajan's contemporary; Crito, Trajan's surgeon; the same emperor Trajan. After this visit - highly recommended - you'll know a lot more about Trajan, the ancient Romans, the route "Via Appia", the city of Benevento....
Last but not least: the video - we were informed - is available on request also in English.
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