|Comune di Bevagna|
|Frazioni||Cantalupo di Bevagna,
Torre del Colle,
Campofondo, Castelbuono, Madonna della Pia
|• Mayor||Enrico Bastioli|
|• Total||56 km2 (22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||210 m (690 ft)|
|• Density||90/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Vincent|
|Saint day||June 6|
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It has a population of c. 5,000, with the town of Bevagna proper accounting for about half of that.
The city was originally an Etruscan-Oscan settlement. Around 80-90 BC it became a Roman municipium, called Mevania. In the 3rd-4th centuries AD it was probably an episcopal see and, after the Lombard conquest, the seat of a gastald in the Duchy of Spoleto.
After the year 1000 Bevagna was a free commune. In 1152 Frederick Barbarossa set it on fire. In 1249 it was again destroyed by the Count of Aquino. In 1371-1439 it was ruled by the Trinci family. Later it was part of the Papal States until the unification of Italy.
The painter Andrea Camassei (1602–1649) was born in Bevagna.
- Palazzo dei Consoli, known from 1187, with Teatro F. Torti (1886)
- Romanesque church of S. Michele Arcangelo (12th-13th centuries)
- Romanesque church of S. Silvestro (1195).
- Church of Sant'Agostino (1316).
- Church of San Nicolò.
- Church of Santa Maria in Laurenzia, built in the 13th century and later enlarged.
- Church of San Vincenzo (known from the 12th century).
- The medieval walls.
- Ruins of a Roman Temple.
- Ruins of a Roman Theater.
- Roman Therme with mosaics of marine life.
- Castle of Cantalupo.
- Castle of Castelbuono.
- Church of Limigiano.
- Castle of Torre del Colle.
Main events held in Bevagna include:
- Primavera medievale (April): exposition of local culinaric and artistical products held by the Associazione Mercato delle Gaitte.
- Arte in Tavola (end of April): Spring festival with exhibitions by local artists, concerts, exhibitions of local products and dishes with degustation.
- Mercato delle Gaite (June): big summer festival with medieval banquettes, processions, challenges between the four gaite (quarters) and taverns.
The four Gaite of Bevagna are San Giorgio, San Giovanni, San Pietro and Santa Maria.
- Official website
- Pro Loco Bevagna
- Mercato del Gaite - all about the festivals (in Italian)
- Mercato del Gaite English Video