Umbria hilltown guided tours / Bevagna




Bevagna, Roman and Medieval Wonders (half-day)

Medieval city hall with  the four Gaite banners

Medieval city hall with the four Gaite banners

You cannot imagine all the treasures we will explore in “hidden gem”, Bevagna. “Off the beaten path”, Bevagna boasts stunning Roman mosaics, a pair of fascinating Romanesque churches and the re-creation (in minute detail) of a medieval merchant’s house of the early 14th-century.

And not only: “locals” often enact medieval artisan works for visitors: silk-weaving, the minting of coins, paper-making. Con passione! A local butcher might offer you tastes of prized prosciutto, capolcollo, salami, sheep’s milk cheeses – con passione. The town baker turns out sweets of medieval origin, too – con passione.

A renowned local artist just might invite us into his frescoed 17th- c palazzo to see his stunning artworks. Bevagna – from butcher to baker to medieval crafts to her monuments – offers “full immersion” into medieval history.
Why not share in la passione?

A visitor tries out Signor Trabalza's heavy scissors

A visitor tries out Signor Trabalza’s heavy scissors

What’s missing?   Please just ask.   My aim in any medievalhill town guided visit:   to enrich your Italy stay with countless treasured memories and insights.   A promise.

Not to miss in Bevagna: Signor Trabalza
See – and feel! - la passione in Bevagna for the town’s June medieval festival
Click here to read more about Bevagna’s stunning medieval festival

Montefalco and Bevagna: “Off the Beaten Path” (full-day)



Happy visitors meet Suor Giovanna

Happy visitors meet Suor Giovanna

In the morning, we’ll uncover the many wonders of Montefalco. And then on to nearby Bevagna.
Lunchtime? If you wish to savor the best of simple Umbrian flavors, happy to recommend options. Afterwards, we’ll seek out stunning Roman mosaics, remnants of Roman temples, Roman theater remains, and 11th-century unrestored Romanesque church wonders.

With me in Bevagna, you’ll enter into medieval history in countless ways. Local citizens have re-created a medieval merchant’s home of the 13th century in minute detail – con passione. Other “locals” often enact medieval artisan works for visitors: silk-weaving, the minting of coins, paper-making. Con passione!

Not to miss in Montefalco: Suor Giovanna
Not to miss in Bevagna: Signor Trabalza

Bevagna and Spello: Two Umbrian Medieval Highlights (full-day)



Young Americans experience medieval silk production

Young Americans experience medieval silk production

Join me in Bevagna as we uncover stunning Roman mosaics, remnants of Roman temples, Roman theater remains, and 11th-century unrestored Romanesque church wonders.

With me in Bevagna, you’ll enter into medieval history in countless ways. Local citizens have re-created a medieval merchant’s home of the 13th century in minute detail – con passione. Other “locals” often enact medieval artisan works for visitors: silk-weaving, the minting of coins, paper-making. Con passione!

Hungry for a snack? A local butcher might offer us tastes of prized prosciutto, capolcollo, salami, sheep’s milk cheeses – con passione. The town baker turns out sweets of medieval origin, too – con passione.

If he’s home, we’ll visit a renowned local artist in his frescoed 17th- c palazzo to see his stunning artworks. Bevagna – from butcher to baker to medieval crafts to her monuments – offers “full immersion” into medieval history. Why not share in la passione?

…and then on to Spello!

Spello splendor (photo by Paulette Pidcock)

Spello splendor (photo by Paulette Pidcock)

Lunchtime? If you enjoy top wines, truffles, the best in olive oils, legumes and more, Spello will not disappoint. Afterwards, we’ll trace the Roman roots of Spello, take in medieval wonders (including a cloister not open to the public), see a couple Renaissance treasures – and (if he’s in) – meet an extraordinary Franciscan contemplative – who has lived on his own for over thirty years.

Anything missing?   Please just ask.
I have just a single objective: to enrich your Italy stay with countless treasured memories and insights.   A promise.

Not to miss in Bevagna: Signor Trabalza
See – and feel! - la passione in Bevagna for the town’s June medieval festival
Click here to read more about Bevagna’s stunning medieval festival

Agenzia Viaggi Stoppini in Assisi handles all technical support for my guided visits (bus transportation, organization of meals, etc)